Beginning November 15, Auberge Resorts Collection will manage Mukul resort in Nicaragua. The 37-room property was the first luxury resort to open in the country, according to the company, and it is located on a beachfront enclave surrounded by white sand and lush forest. The resort is the heart of Guacalito de la Isla, a $250-million private beach community on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast.
The luxury property has 12 beach villas, private one- and two-bedroom suites with 2,000 to 4,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space, panoramic ocean views, private swimming pools and gardens, wrap-around decks and outdoor showers. Interiors feature custom-designed furnishings showcasing Nicaraguan craftsmanship, floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious bathroom suites with freestanding soaking tub and monsoon shower.
For the ultimate luxury experience, book clients the Casona Don Carlos beach house. The 20,000- square-foot oceanfront space offers indoor-outdoor living area with 80-foot-high palapa ceilings. Six bedroom suites are divided into two buildings featuring a wrap-around stone terrace and a large private swimming pool.
Auberge will bring its signature culinary flair to Mukul’s four restaurants to showcase cuisine from the Americas and Nicaragua. Guests will have a variety of bar and dining options, including Latin-inspired La Mesa, La Terraza, for al fresco dining with views of the ocean, beachfront bar Palapa Lounge, and Tres Ceibas, a bar built around a Ceiba tree and serving wood-fired pizza, burgers and other casual fare.
Amenities include Spa Mukul, a resort-within-a-resort featuring six rooms, each with its own private pool, décor, and signature spa ritual, and each using a different ancient healing tradition. Yoga classes are led by an in-house instructor on the treetop Yoga Pavilion overlooking the beach.
The resort’s private Guacalito Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 course designed by David McLay Kidd. It features a clubhouse, putting green, driving range, pro shop, golf carts, and golf academy.