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August 10, 2020

Major Destination Recap: Punta Mita, Mexico

Major Traveler is just back from Mexico! Cabo and Cancun are incredibly popular beach areas of Mexico. But, there is a lesser requested gem on the Pacific Coast – Punta Mita. This area of Mexico hosts two top luxury resorts – The Four Seasons and the St. Regis. You’ll find luxury, charm and character within each of the resorts as well as the nearby towns, like Sayulita. You’ll also find adventure, activity and excitement with snorkeling, whale watching and a visit to Marietas Islands to see Blue Footed Boobies.

Let’s jump into these two hotel gems!

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Four Seasons Punta Mita

The Four Seasons Punta Mita is without a doubt a client favorite. You’re greeted on arrival with a margarita paired with chips and guacamole for the best entry to paradise.

The rooms are perfectly modern, while maintaining their authenticity and sense of place. Punta Mita is a gated “complex” that contains the Four Seasons, St. Regis, Luxury Condos and a small town. It’s a little luxury bubble! The Four Seasons truly has something for everyone with their rooms, suites, residences and villas. Honeymooners can find privacy in their private pool with dramatic ocean views. Families can find fun on the lazy river. And multi-generational groups can have an stress-free vacation in a fully staffed villa.

The food here is incredible. The resort features an open air restaurant called Dos Catrinas, where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. The top of the restaurant is a rooftop bar with top notch sunset views. You’ll also find the more upscale, Bahia, along with Asian cuisine, healthy fare, and more casual options.

We would be remiss not to mention the golf at Punta Mita! If you are a golfer, this is simply the place to visit. You have multiple golf courses to pick from – a tee time for every day! The Punta Mita Bahia Golf Course (designed by Jack Nicklaus), the Pacifico Golf Course (designed by Jack Nicklaus) and the infamous Tail of the Whale hole. The hole is only open during low tide and a true bucket list experience!

Pro Tip: book an oceanfront casita – our favorite room category at the resort. The outdoor patio features sweeping, unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean

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St. Regis Punta Mita

A short distance from the Four Seasons Punta Mita is the St. Regis Punta Mita. Both luxurious but very different in their design. The St. Regis is comprised of small “casita” style buildings with four rooms each. It feels more like home rather than a hotel. Here, you have villas, rooms and suites alike. You will even find oceanfront villas. We think these are particularly perfect for the whole family as you can watch while kids play in the grass or surf outside.

The decor here is traditional and authentic. I love when you wake up and know exactly where you are – talk about a sense of place! The resort has a multitude of pools scattered throughout the grounds. You’ll find an adults-only pool as well as pools for the family. When you need a break from the beach or pool, you must try the beachfront boat shaped restaurant – Mita Mary Boat Bar.

If you’re into golf, you’ll want to be here, where there is a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. We love the St. Regis for families, but we especially love it for adults, with their adults only pool and fun beachfront restaurant in the shape of a boat.

Pro tip: book a suite on the ground floor with a private hot tub. Some even have sweeping ocean views!

St. Regis Punta Mita

You’ll find similar activities at both resorts. If you’re weighing the two, I would take a look at personal style and decor. The St. Regis, more traditional and the Four Seasons, more modern. Due to their proximity, you can easily venture between the two to enjoy different dining outlets!

If you’re interested in a trip to Punta Mita, we would love to help guide you on the best possible resort for you. Reach out here and our team will be in touch.

Want to explore our favorite properties in Cabo and Cancun as well? Mayakoba, Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Le Blanc Los Cabos are a few of our favorites!

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