‘Nicaragua’ and ‘luxury’ are words rarely uttered in the same sentence, but billionaire Carlos Pellas has resolved to change that with his newest business venture, Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa.
Sprawling along Nicaragua’s dramatic Pacific coast, the boutique resort’s 37 villas and bohios (traditional thatched huts) overlook picturesque Manzanillo Beach, where two-metre swells provide some of the best surf in Central America.
Each bohio has a private plunge pool, twin showers and panoramic floor-to- ceiling windows, replete with furnishings made by local artisans. Ocean-facing decks made from native wood cry out for you to spend an evening under the stars with a glass of Pellas’ Flor de Caña rum.
Mukul caters to every whim: there’s an 18-hole golf course designed by David McLay Kidd and activities ranging from big-game fishing to beach yoga. Finally, join Central America’s business and political elite at La Mesa restaurant and reflect on being among the first to savour luxury living in a country waiting to be discovered.
This story was originally written for Open Skies, the award-winning in-flight magazine of Emirates Airline, and published in July 2105. Read more articles from the excellent Open Skies here.