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
Such a great family friendly experience. 5 nights and days of complete bliss. My wife and kids were as happy as we were. We did several excursions including spearfishing, dolphins, zip line, and horseback, all were awesome. And the personalized attention was over the top amazing. I felt like the hotel staff quietly anticipated your every need. Worth the cost.
Truly one of the best and most picturesque resorts we have visited. The staff was amazingly attentive. Food at all restaurants was superb. The waiter floating in the pool to us with our drinks was the icing on the cake!
When I was on a flight back in December, I read about this hotel being very pet-friendly and even having plunge pools, places to sunbathe, a spa, etc.I decided that if I was ever near there, I would check it out since it sounded good, and I have two dogs.Last month, I ended up going there to take a look around. First of all, it was difficult to enter, and I had to call the front-desk people to make an appointment and to ask for permission. When I got there and asked about the plunge pools, places to sunbathe, the spa, etc.the front desk agents looked confused....and t they said that there weren't any of those things....They were able to put a bed in your room for your pet, provide a meal which was super expensive(25$ or more), and ask someone to go to your room to do "a spa treatment". They also charged 100$ (dollars, not pesos) extra for you to have your dog with you...not including everything else...I asked them why they put info in the magazine article that I read that wasn't true?They didn't know what to answer. They also told me that they couldn't show me anything at that moment and I would have to come back again.when I was leaving, a hotel guest said "'ma'am, your dog just pooped"..I turned around, and couldn't even see anything.This guest looked very annoyed. Perhaps she didn't even know that supposedly this hotel was "pet-friendly" ?And how pet-friendly are they? Was the article I read on the plane in a major travel magazine truthful?
Amazing location, excellent service, warm staff, the facility is huge and you never stop havinf activities to do, they have everything from yoga to latin dance lessons; all the pools are great, the beach is so nice, there is always someone willing to help you. The food is OK, too plain for me.
Our family of four have stayed here a couple of times and love everything about it. Service, scenery, activity options, food - all amazing! We had a spacious room but were hardly there because the resort has so much to offer. Plenty for our 8 and 10 year old to do with or without us. Churros and frozen fruit snacks at the pool were a big hit. The resort staff is very personable and helpful every where we went. The new restaurant is over the top nice and great food. One of the only vacations that I actually wished I could have stayed an extra two or three nights! Saving up for next time and can't wait.