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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My wife and I treasured our time at this resort. The amenities, room, and food quality met our Four Seasons brand expectations. The natural beauty of Punta de Mita and the friendliness of its people far exceeded our expectations and we hope to come back again soon.
We have been coming here for 14 years. It is exceptional for service, atmosphere, beach and relaxation. Our absolutely favorite! They work hard to accommodate you and all your needs, sometimes before you ask. The main pool, beach and adult pool are heaven. We will be back as soon as possible!
My boyfriend and I just got back from our stay at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita and we're already talking about when we're going back again! The resort is beyond beautiful, the weather was outstanding, and every staff member was incredibly friendly and helpful. We were initially planning to do a couple excursions, but once we got to the resort and saw the pools and beaches, we could barely bring ourselves to leave the grounds. There are several restaurants on-site, all of which were delicious and offered very different types of cuisine. Aramara was our favorite. I recommend taking full advantage of the spa facilities, as they are open to all guests and include many great amenities (steam room, sauna, relaxation room, etc.). The resort also has daily activities that are complimentary, including a tequila tasting, which was very interesting. We did venture into Punta de Mita once to have dinner at Tuna Blanca, which was a great experience (and a quick $10 cab ride away). Basically, the Four Seasons in Punta Mita offers something for every kind of vacationer, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone planning their next trip!
We had a great time and were well treated. The staff was warm, friendly and attentive. The small things that they do made our trip memorable. We also enjoyed the restaurants that we're close by in the small town of Punta di Mita. They were a nice compliment to the hotel.
My husband and I strongly recommend this resort for couples singles and families. A five diamond resort well over 10+years for valid reasons. Excellent dining fresh seafood steak chicken and vegan dishes. Children under 4 dine for free if parents dine at restaurant of course. Excellent pool and beach attendants provide towels loungers. Complimentary kayaking and other activities. Great staff and professional and attentive. Concierge will provide activities you may want do ex we did two hour horseback riding . Great experience