WOWZAHS. Is the only word I can use to describe our experience at Mukul Resort. The moment we drove up to the large gates of the resort and were greeted by a security guard that said " If you keep driving straight, you'll suddenly hit paradise" we knew we were in for something special, he was not wrong. Mukul resort was the ultimate, intimate perfection of any hotel I've stayed at.
With over 250 staff on the resort, each one being impeccably trained, they had me fooled to think maybe we're royalty!? No, we are not royalty, and this is just the welcome you receive when staying in a 5* resort.
We were staying in Bohios 8, which is a beautiful beach front bungalow, with a bedroom, large en-suite bathroom with two showers (YES, two!) and a large walk-in wardrobe. Outside our room, we had a balcony, lounge chairs and a plunge pool. Which conveniently stayed cold during the day and in the evening could be turned hot and bubbly when you want to soak whilst drinking cocktails and watching the sunset.
Mukul Resort covers all areas of sport and relaxation, whether you're into playing 18 holes on a golf course, hitting some balls on the tennis court, fishing like a local, being a yoga guru or just after some relaxing in a spa - then they offer it! They haven't missed a beat on all the necessities one looks for when on holiday.
During our stay, we experienced the most luxurious spa treatment at Spa Mukul.
The spa includes six unique experiences housed in six individual private spa temples. Each spa temple offers a different ancient healing tradition, often using local Nicaraguan ingredients. I would be lying, if I didn't say the experience in our temple wasn't one of the best ones I've ever had!
The hotel has two beaches, one on the doorstep of the reception area, and one private beach only a short shuttle ride away and neither beaches are open to the public community - so are very quiet and peaceful. The main beach has it's own restaurant and two pools, one large and the second smaller for the purpose of children only.
On our second day, we had the pleasure of experiencing our first surf lesson with two guys from Tropicsurf, which was lots of fun. The Tropicsurf hut is based on the beach and is hard to miss with all the surf boards outside it. Nicaragua is famous for it's warm waters and epic surf, so this is definittely an opportunity NOT to be missed.
On our last afternoon at the Resort, we were spoiled by experiencing a unique rum tasting, which was incredibly factual and interesting. Don Carlos Pellas (50 most influential people in Latin America), is the fifth generation in the Pellas family. We came to learn that the family business, 135 years on and has grown into 16 companies in more than a dozen countries from transportation, computers to sugar, ethanol, and Flor de Caña Rum (the rum we were tasting)! With the family legacy behind him, Don Carlos Pellas built Mukul Resort three years ago and is continuing to change the face of the country's tourism industry.