Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
What We Love
- Join the resort’s chefs as local fishermen bring in the day’s catch and pick what you want for dinner
- Spa treatments including the Pearl Wrap end with a white pearl emulsion that leaves you glowing
- Learn about (and taste!) tequila during casual afternoon classes in the gourmet store
What To Know
- The resort’s restaurants are expensive; the tiny town of Punta de Mita nearby has great seafood restaurants at a fraction of the cost
- This is a family-friendly resort, so there are plenty of tykes running around. Adults can take refuge at the quiet pool, though
- If you want a prime ocean view, you’ll have to pony up for a Premium Room category
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Luxe jungle lodge meets Mexican hacienda. This resort sprawls across dozens of verdant clifftop acres along the azure Pacific coast. The lobby is all classic Mexican Riviera, with a high thatch roof and open floor plan that ushers guests to the sweeping ocean views from reception. Golf carts whisk visitors through the lush grounds from public areas — including a main pool, a bungalow-surrounded adult pool, and the family-friendly lazy river — to the panoply of accommodations, which are grouped in a few towers or in low-slung casitas with a few rooms or suites in each. The pathways are clearly marked, and a friendly staff member is always in sight.
Bed & Bath
Rooms are spacious but spare — this is a beach resort, after all — so it’s marble tile instead of plush shag, though there is plenty of space for a breakfast table armchair for indoor relaxing, and the patios and balconies are equipped with tables and chairs as well as hammocks in some categories. Furniture is simple and a tad plain, made of dark wood with taupe accents, and the beds are dressed simply in white with colorful runners. All-tile bathrooms include double vanities, separate showers and what can only be described as truncated tubs for when you want a scrub but not a long soak. All are stocked with verbena-scented L’Occitane products.
The resort’s three restaurants include Ketsi, for simple all-day alfresco meals under a thatched palapa, and Aramara, for higher-end Asian-inspired cuisine in the main building. The standout, however, is Ricardo Sandoval’s beachfront seafood eatery, Bahia, where you can join the chef to meet the fisherman who catch the specimens on the menu on certain mornings and pick your own dinner. The main pool is kiddie heaven, with tons of seating and sweeping ocean views, while the two beaches on either side tend to be a bit quieter (borrow a free kayak and see if you can spot the sea turtles who hang out in the bay). The adult pool is quiet and calm, and a cabana rental comes with periodic snacks and mini spa treatments. The spa offers locally inspired treatments including the Pearl Wrap, with a hydrating black pearl facial, and the signature Punta Mita massage, which uses indigenous sage oil and tequila. It’s intoxicatingly relaxing.
In the Area
Get off the reservation — and we don’t mean just spending an afternoon playing the Jack Nicklaus golf course on the Punta Mita grounds. The area is filled with cute towns such as Punta de Mita, which is right outside the gates, and where a row of restaurants prepare huge, fresh seafood platters that will have you drooling. Local skippers can take you out to coastal island preserves to see humpback whales and other marine creatures. The nearby former hippie haven of Sayulita is still one of the coast’s prime surf spots, and though touristy, nearby Nuevo Vallarta has plenty of restaurants and shops for when you need a change of scenery but don’t want to drive all the way into the city.
How to Get There
I can't say enough great things about our trip to the Four Seasons Punta Mita! I have stayed at other Four Seasons properties before and have always enjoyed the resorts, however Punta Mita is by far my favorite. The facility and grounds are stunning. Every single meal we had was phenomenal. The spa was great, literally had the best massage I've ever had. The staff at the hotel was great too. I was there with a group and we had several group dinners and events and each was amazing. We had two lovely dinners right on the beach at sunset, a turtle release was even organized for one evening! And we even saw whales during our dinner. This would be a perfect venue for a wedding or corporate group gathering. There are so many great gathering points and pool areas to be together, but the hotel also offers tons of quaint corners and charming little nooks that it wouldn't be hard to just disappear in this tropical oasis too!!! We loved our stay and I would not only suggest people visit, I would say this place is travel bucket list worthy!
Hotel , staff and food was absolutely amazing ! Love the Gym and spa facility way better than St Regis Punta Mita . Our son had sooo much fun at kids center , lots to do for kids of any age . Would definitely be back next year.
The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff at this resort was outstanding. They really go above and beyond to make guests comfortable. Check-in was a breeze. Our guest room hadn't been renovated yet, but was in excellent condition. We were worried, having read prior reviews, that the bathroom would be old and dated, however we found it just fine - large and decorated in nice mexican style. All the pools were wonderful - and the adults only pool was a nice option for a quiet child-free experience. Drink and food service at the pools was fast and friendly. The fitness center is large and well equipped. The restaurants were all excellent and had exceptional service. The resort wasn't full and we moved to a renovated room for the last half of our stay and that room was beautiful - with a huge, very lovely bathroom. All in all this is an great choice for a relaxing, attentive vacation.
This is a wonderful Four Seasons with great activities and restaurants and rooms.
The small town of Punta Mita is right outside the gates and it's easy to go to restaurants and shopping here.
We are in the Residence Club with 4 bedrooms and a small plunge pool. We have 4 bedrooms and 4 baths and a grill and kitchen and living and dining room. Washer and dryer.
Great place for families.
I’m sure the Four Seasons Punta Mita will be amazing in the future, but currently the construction on the new bar and restaurant is incredibly loud and distracting. I read about the construction first on Trip Advisor, then had to email the hotel myself to ask if it was true. I felt furious the hotel would not have disclosed this on their website when I booked my room! The hotel’s email back to me made it sound like the construction wasn’t a big deal. However, it was loud, constant, and directly next to the main pool and restaurant!!! Honestly, everyone who has paid to stay at the Four Seasons during the restaurant/bar construction should have been made aware of the noise at the time of booking. Had I known about the construction, I would never have booked an expensive suite for my birthday trip!! In the least, guests who booked non refundable rooms during this noisy, disruptive building project should be given vouchers for a return trip when the construction is finished. Finally, if you receive a welcome email from the hotel that says $0 next to golf, BEWARE. We thought this meant golf fees were included in the room. Obviously it is free to book any reservation, but $0 wasn’t written next to any other activity on the email. It turns out, $0 means you can book golf for free. This was incredible misleading! We played our $300 round anyway, but in the future, welcome emails should not say $0 next to golf.