If you love luxury beach resorts and the Four Seasons Punta Mita isn’t on your radar screen, then it should be. Here’s why: the area is completely safe with a wonderfully authentic vibe, and the hotel offers beautiful scenery, extensive amenities, exemplary service, and delicious cuisine. Did I also mention the nightly sunsets that can be seen from any oceanfront venue on property?
Four Seasons Punta Mita is located on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit (west coast) and can be reached via direct flight from many major US cities. It’s a short drive but world away from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta. In traditional Four Seasons fashion, guests are greeted warmly outside of customs and whisked away in a luxury SUV, but not before being handed a cold minted towel and bottle of water. The attentive service starts there and never stops until your driver brings you back to the airport on your day of departure. I can only describe the staff as consistently outstanding.
The rooms are luxurious and spacious. I was fortunate enough to stay in one of the Oceanview Suites and particularly enjoyed spending time on the huge terrace, complete with hammock and plunge pool.
Many families or larger groups opt to book one of the hotel ’s 50 spectacular villas, which dot the property and come with every creature comfort imaginable.
The hotel’s 27 acres are meticulously maintained and home to two spectacular beaches. The posh chairs and beach staff make for a pampered experience in a beautiful setting.
There are three unique pools and I enjoyed spending time at all of them. The main infinity pool overlooking the Pacific and lazy river are guaranteed family favorites, but I found them to be equally loved by the adult set.
Speaking of adults, the adults only pool is garden-side and surrounded by a host of posh cabanas for rent. It took some serious motivation for me to leave mine and the VIP service at the end of the day!
I have never visited a hotel that provided so many complimentary, poolside amenities. They started in the morning and kept coming until late afternoon. Fresh fruit, margarita samples, candy and snack service, popsicles, face misting, sunglass cleaning service, frapuccinos and homemade snow cones are just some of the surprises that were offered during my stay.
Dining at the Four Seasons Punta Mita is a memorable experience no matter where you eat. My favorite spot was Bahia on the beach because of the setting and seafood focus, but everywhere I dined on property was exceptional, and the service was flawless.
The activity options both on and off property are endless. The gym and spa are top notch as one would expect at a Four Seasons property. The “Kids for all Seasons” facility was one of the best I’ve seen anywhere, complete with an enormous treehouse in the center of the room. I have never seen a more extensive game room - tvs were set up everywhere with Wii, Xbox, Kinex, and more. Additionally, there was ping pong, air hockey, pool and a movie viewing room with bean bag seating for at least 20 children.
Punta Mita is a haven for golf, tennis, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding and more. Zip lining and ATV excursions can be arranged as well, and I especially enjoyed a day trip to Sayulita, a nearby, vibrant and hippie surf town. My husband and I spent an afternoon there wandering through unique shops, walking along the beach to watch the surfers, and dining at curbside food stands. The fish tacos and ceviche were unforgettable.
Brownell is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, and my clients receive the following complimentary amenities (per room):
Daily full American breakfast for two (including buffets)
$100 food & beverage credit
Room upgrade if available
High-speed internet access (Suites only)