Las Alamandas in Mexico: unforgettable haven for the stars

Las Alamandas is an intimate retreat created by Isabel Goldsmith-Patiño within a 1500-acre tropical oasis of exotic trees, palms, flowers, wild birds, lagoons, and seemingly endless white-sand beaches. The 15-room hideaway holds a maximum of 30 guests and is managed like an elegant, private estate where guests are accorded the highest standards of hospitality.

Isabel Goldsmith-Patiño is the granddaughter of “Bolivian Tin King” Don Antenor Patino, who developed Las Hadas resort in Manzanillo.

In 1989, Ms. Goldsmith-Patiño acquired the breathtaking area on which Don Antenor had visualized a large resort and golf course. His granddaughter, however, was passionate about preserving the environment. Her vision resulted in an unforgettable haven for discriminating international clientele, honeymoon couples, and many of the world’s brightest stars.

Siesta time and ‘al fresco’ dining

Ms. Goldsmith-Patiño has searched out the best of Mexican design, fabrics, and arts and crafts. Mexican rattan sofas are upholstered in canary yellow or shocking pink fabric with brightly colored, embroidered cushions to relax at siesta time. Mexican folk art and hand-painted artifacts combine with furniture crafted by the best artisans in the region.

All of the suites and guest villas feature oversized tiled bathrooms, mini-bars and indoor/outdoor lounge areas. High-pitched tile roofs shade spacious terraces furnished for siesta time and al fresco dining.

Pale yellow paths, decorated with stone mosaics wind through gardens fragrant with the scent of gardenias, pink and purple bougainvillea, high-blooming jasmine, as well as the brilliant yellow Alamanda flower for which the resort is named.

The Palapa Beach Club, designed by the noted Mexican architect Manuel Mestre, incorporates Aztec motifs representing the elements of Mother Nature.

Romantic paradise with private landing strip

The romantic paradise is located midway between Puerto Vallarta and north of Manzanillo along the famed Costalegre Coast of Mexico. Las Alamandas will arrange airport pick-up and delivery by a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned car. There is a private asphalted landing strip (3,300 feet) at the resort, capable of accommodating small aircraft that can be chartered from Puerto Vallarta.

Las Alamandas recently announced the grand opening of its new Kid’s Club, offering a mini-resort all its own specifically designed for the little ones.

There is also a new Art Gallery, Media & Conference Facilities, and the brand new “Estrella Azul” rooftop lounge, which offers stargazing at night amid Alamandas’ idyllic climate and warm ocean breezes. Las Alamandas- a tropical sanctuary for those who truly want to get away from it all!