Nestled within a 1,500-acre private peninsula situated in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Punta Mita is the type of place where heavenly dreams of idyllic tropical getaways turn to reality.
The gated, ultra-luxurious location is home to multimillion-dollar villas, two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, and top-shelf luxury hotel brands, such as St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.
Even during peak seasons, the area is tranquil and intimate. It’s stunning views and private estates have enticed celebrities, tastemakers, and high-profile tech executives alike, including the Kardashian clan, luxe lifestyle-guru Gwyneth Paltrow, and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates. The sanctuary-inspired community is a natural destination to unplug and rejuvenate.
A Guide to Punta Mita – SUPERB STAYS
Coral Suite – Four Seasons Punta Mita
A flagship luxury escape in Punta Mita, Four Seasons is a deluxe property that celebrates the rich culture of Mexico. The Coral Suite has its own private entrance, spa, and gym, providing the highest level of privacy. The impressive ocean views allow guests to observe the whale migrations and sky-erupting sunsets from the comfort of their own suite or pool of private Mexican casita. Guests can book a private chef, or enjoy the three on-site restaurants, which offer everything from traditional Mexican cuisine to freshly grilled fish and seafood.
Presidential Suite – The St. Regis Punta Mita
From the very entrance of St. Regis, guests’ eyes are led down a palm-lined path to the beach, which offers stunning views of the Marietas Islands. The hotel has a laid-back, toes-in-the-sand vibe, without sacrificing any of its sophistication. The Presidential Suite has three bedrooms and is located directly on the beach. Its terrace has a private pool and jacuzzi, and St. Regis’s signature personalized butler service is available 24 hours a day.
A Guide to Punta Mita – AMAZING EATS
Guests of Punta Mita have access to four beach clubs, one of which is the Kupuri Beach Club that sits overlooking the tranquil shores of Litibu Bay. Once an appetite has been worked up snorkelling in the clear waters, the Kupuri Restaurant is a lovely place to enjoy lunch. The menu has a mixture of fresh seafood and meat dishes, plus sushi and healthy bowls with fresh tuna and grains.
A great option in the town of Punta de Mita is Tuna Blanca by Thierry Blouet. Set on the waterfront where paddleboarders and boats cruises drift by, Tuna Blanca is great by day or night, when guests can catch the sky changing colour at sunset. Dishes feature fresh organic ingredients representing the cuisine fund on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. The guava crème brûlée dessert is a delight worth making space for.
A Guide to Punta Mita – ACTIVITIES GALORE
Head out on the Open Seas
Take a private yacht out to the UNESCO-declared reserve of Isla Marietas. Depending on the time of year, keep an eye out for whales and dolphins on the short 15-minute ride to the islands. Once there, guests can spot the infamous Blue-Footed Boobies and jump into the water to explore the abundant marine life around these protected reefs.
Set Turtles Free
Be part of the turtle conservation project happening all along the coast of the Riviera Nayarit by participating in a baby turtle release at sunset at the Four Seasons Hotel. Travellers will learn all about the conservation efforts and release four turtles into the ocean for the first time in their lives. Watch them head instinctively towards the water before they get swept up by the tide and start swimming.
With two 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf courses and ocean views, golfers are in for a treat. The Pacifico course boasts the world’s only natural-island hole, known affectionately as ‘The Tail of the Whale,’ which attracts some of the world’s leading golfers to try their luck. The Bahia course is great slightly more advanced golfers, and the 17th hole right next to El Faro surf beach provides amazing views to accompany the game.