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Kerzner International signs with BK Partners for two Mexico resorts

Kerzner International signs with BK Partners for two Mexico resorts

Kerzner International has entered into an agreement with BK Partners, a private equity fund focused on tourism and land development, to develop and operate two new One&Only resorts on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. 

These new resorts will complement the experience offered at the award-winning One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico.

One&Only Mandarina, located in Riveria Nayarit, approximately 50 kilometres north of Puerto Vallarta’s airport, will offer approximately 145 luxurious villas as well as private residential estates, world-class farm-to-table dining and original retail options. 

The beachfront resort will maximise the dramatic rain forest location, with each secluded villa individually placed to celebrate where the sky meets the sea and the lush flora and fauna. 

A wide variety of spectacular accommodation will include Ocean Cliff Villas, Tree House Villas and Mountain Villas, all placing an emphasis on privacy and beautiful vistas. 


Adults will discover the very chic pool, soaring high above the Pacific, with private cabanas and a sophisticated poolside café and lounge, perfect for a decadent escape or an intimate gathering.

A beach club, just steps from the water’s edge, will provide fun and energy, as well as relaxation. 

A family pool nearby will offer guests of all ages the ultimate enjoyment of both sun and surf. 

Built into the bluffs and benefiting from varying elevations, a wide variety of experiences can be enjoyed within this tribute to the natural elements, including cabanas perfect for families.

Both internationally-influenced and locally-inspired restaurants will allow guests to explore a range of dining experiences. 

The latest in fashion will be available at stylish boutiques. 

The resort will also offer an indulgent One&Only Spa & Fitness Centre, honouring the inspired surrounds with treatments using traditional Mexican elements, as well as the latest state-of-the-art technology. 

In addition, the resort will have a private Conference Centre, offering the perfect destination for corporate meetings and retreats.

One&Only Santa Maria de Xala will be part of a new 1200-hectare development located approximately 100 kilometres south of Puerto Vallarta’s international airport. 

The authentic hacienda resort will command eight kilometres of impressive beach front, a connection to traditions past yet offering the latest in ultra-luxury. 

The resort will offer approximately 75 luxury villas and suites with private pools, providing the perfect accommodation for both couples and families.

The development will also include a prestigious One&Only residential component.
“I am thrilled we are able to partner with BK Partners to further develop Mexico as a world-class destination, building on the success of One&Only Palmilla. 

“I am looking forward to introducing both of these resorts to our loyal One&Only guests and new guests alike,” says Alan Leibman, chief executive, Kerzner International.

“The locations truly showcase the best Mexico has to offer, each with a distinctive experience, and I am very confident that One&Only will continue to define ultra-luxury in the region.”