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
We love the Four Season Punta Mita. So much so we brought the kids with us this time. Needless to say, they love it too now. We typically go skiing over Spring Break, but my guess is we come here from now on. Only problem is that the family vacation bar has been set pretty high now.
From the welcome at the airport, the front desk, the spa treatments, room and food the Four Seasons is a place I will bring back my family to visit. Very close to fun places to visit and attractions. The room was very spacious the hotel and the grounds were very clean and groomed. The level of safety that I felts was great as well- I did not worry about walking the grounds at any time of day or night.
Our family of 4 visited for 5 days for Spring Break. We've been to many FS, Ritz, Mandarin etc... What makes this place so special is beyond location, food, amenities etc... The service was outstanding. The management should be proud of the level of service from each and every person we encountered the whole stay.
We had the concierge arrange for transportation to and from PV airport which made getting there (45 min easy ride) a no brainer. The resort felt very safe (behind a gated area). The grounds were lush and immaculate. The checkin process was a breeze (and special with cold scented towels and drink while finalizing the checkin).
The resort was large enough that even when full it did not feel like it at all. The room was large, clear, turndown twice daily. We had a oceanfront view (along with a hammock) and that made for an amazing experience.
There are 3 restaurants on property and all had fantastic food options. Two beaches, two pools and a lazy river.
Tons of attention to detail.
Though the FS is not an all inclusive and some services can be pricey by Mexico standards, they were very much on the lower end of the price range at many FS or Ritz type properties in the USA. In addition there were several included amenities such as afternoon gelato, beach cabanas at no charge (first come first serve) and water bottles galore. Made for a nice touch.
If I had to be picky, I would say both beaches were nice but not amazing.
Overall an outstanding resort. We will be back.
This was our 2nd visit and again it was pure magic. I took my mom and teen daughters for a girl's trip to celebrate grandma's 75th birthday.
Our travel agent, Richie from Whatahotel, once again created the perfect vacation. From the gorgeous oceanfront room with a private infinity pool to the sumptuous breakfasts in the open air restaurant overlooking the ocean-it was heaven.
Richie is a preferred partner with the Four Seasons and has arranged magnificent vacations at luxury resorts around the world for our family... and the Four Seasons Punta Mita ranks at the top. The last time we traveled with my mom was for her 70th bday at the Four Seasons Maui and Hualalai. Those are incredible properties, but we all agreed this Four Seasons is our favorite. The Mexican people are amongst the warmest and kindest we have experienced. The service was exceptional even by Four Seasons high standards.
The property takes full advantage of some of the most beautiful views in the world.. from the lobby, pool, breakfast, rooms etc.
The picture I have of my mom and daughters lounging in a beach bed/swing sipping their complementary afternoon frappuccinos is priceless.
When you put together all the elements that make a once-in-a-lifetime vacation-the people, the culture, the food, stunning beaches, luxury accommodations, impeccable service.... this resort checks every box.
I am so grateful for the memories with my mom and daughters, and I will treasure them forever.
This place is perfect in every way. It’s kid friendly, but also easy for adults to break away from kids. The bar scene is a bit more lively than other luxury hotels in the area. The location overlooking two distinct beach areas is breathtaking. The service far exceeded our expectations throughout our stay. I appreciated all of the amenities that come free of charge, including rental equipment (do the kayak tour!) and use of the large gym and spa. All of the restaurants were outstanding, but the casual street taco cart at the pool is the one we continue to talk about.