Best luxury hotels in Punta Mita 2022
This private 1,500-acre peninsula is part of the Mexican state of Nayarit, ten miles from the resort town of Puerto Vallarta. On the country’s western Pacific coast, it has more than its fair share of high-end hotels and faces a small archipelago of protected uninhabited islands. Punta Mita is ideal for surfing and swimming, boat trips, golf, humpback whale watching, hiking and shopping. There are spas, gourmet restaurants, a marina, a tennis center and many celebrity homes. Stay here and you can rub shoulders with Gwyneth Paltrow, Bill Gates and the Kardashians.
West Punta De Mita
This colorfully decorated W hotel does a great job of harmonizing local indigenous and contemporary culture. Rooms in the 119 villas are decorated like a funky hacienda, with quirky murals, brightly colored mismatched throw pillows, and bold patterned floors. Some of the public spaces could be mistaken for art installations – an incredible mosaic of 751,184 ‘carpet’ tiles rises and crosses the beach bar. The ultra-contemporary pool area includes swing sets, in-pool loungers, and plush muslin daybeds. The W Punta De Mita also offers six dining options, including a street food-inspired spice market, a lush spa with an adults-only pool, and a DJ on decks.
The St Regis Punta Mita
An upscale Marriott resort, the St Regis is large, but quiet. Guests are transported around the course in golf carts and enjoy the brand’s butler service. 120 rooms are housed in a number of casitas, with rustic and airy upscale neutral decor, outdoor showers, and modern wood-beamed ceilings. Multiple pools ensure that every type of traveler – from families to honeymooners – can find their perfect tanning spot. Lush, manicured gardens lead down to the white-sand beach, where guests can lounge on a padded teak lounger. The St Regis has five restaurants, multiple bars, a gym, tennis courts, and a kids’ club.
Four Seasons Punta Mita
With not one, but two stretches of beach along its perimeter, it’s the top choice for water babies – or those looking to lounge by the ocean, being served tequila cocktails on a wicker framed hut. Waiters will also attend those in the infinity pool (yes, in the pool), bringing drinks to your exact spot. After all, with such epic views and such hot temperatures, you won’t want to move. Indeed, service throughout the Four Seasons is five-star attentive, with every micro guest’s need met. Book a treatment at the Apuana Spa, play sports, rent a yacht, dine on Las Cuevas beach in Bahía, eat Japanese-Mex dishes at Aramara, snack at the Shack or at the taco stand… the choice is yours.
Conrad Punta Mita
A Hilton resort, Conrad Punta Mita is located in the gated community of Litibú. It offers a private beach, three outdoor pools, spa, 24-hour fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, and plunge pool suites. Dining options are plentiful, with beach barbecues, an open-air beachside grill, an Aztec-themed seafood restaurant, a poolside lunch spot, and a very popular Mexican restaurant. suitable for children. Plus, there’s a cafe and craft cocktail bar. Connecting rooms and large, modern suites with living areas make this a good pick for families.
Imanta Resorts Punta De Mita
A unique property nestled in the coastal rainforest, this Relais et Châteaux hotel feels uniquely intimate and secluded, making it a must-see for A-listers. It has a bar with a hot tub (and other hot tubs on the rooftops of the suites), a spa offering locally-themed treatments, a horse-riding ranch, an exquisite boutique and a magical natural-style pool with a graceful waterfall. Expressing the local terroir, its restaurant Tukipa offers breathtaking views of the palm treetops and the blue horizon beyond, creating gourmet cuisine from local Nayarita ingredients. While Tzamaika Ocean Grill places diners right on the silver sands, serving the best ocean fruits.
For an ultra-boutique stay, book into Casa De Mita, perched in a residential area of Playa Careyeros. A stay here is akin to being a VIP guest at a luxury mansion. A swimming pool with padded loungers and a swim-up bar overlooks the beach, while indoors there are two communal lounges offering a book exchange and coffee machine and seven individually designed bedrooms with furnishings. traditional, local handicrafts and works of art. The staff is on hand for anything you need, from generously stocked mini-bars to free paddle board rentals. Dining takes on a quirky feel, in that the location isn’t fixed – dining room furniture is moved around to ensure the dinner view isn’t the same night after night.