The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
What We Love
- Unbeatable ocean views from the two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses
- Little ones receive special treatment, from pint-sized robes to special dining
- You can bring Fido, as long as he weighs 18 pounds or less
What To Know
- WiFi is available in the rooms for $19 per day
- Children must be eight or older to participate in scuba dives
- Spa cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
These just might be the swankiest surf-friendly digs around, tucked amid two golf courses and lushly landscaped grounds on the Riviera Nayarit. Rooms and suites start at a massive 600 square feet with natural wood ceilings, marble and terra-cotta-tiled floors and glass doors opening onto garden- or ocean-view terraces (some with their own pool and Jacuzzi). The barefoot elegance feels inviting and is ideal for families. There are three infinity pools on-site with butlers to deliver a St. Regis-signature Bloody Mary or arrange for snorkeling tours should the azure-blue Banderas Bay inspire you. After taking the whole family on a PADI-certified diving tour, kids will enjoy the discovery walks at the children’s club, while parents can learn how to mix up their own creative libations in a cocktail class. Active types can swing from two Jack Nicklaus-designed, 18-hole courses, or play a round on the palm-fringed tennis court, while those in need of a break can lounge in the relaxation garden at the 10,000-square-foot spa. At sundown, the terrace at Carolina, one of three on-site restaurants, is the place to be — the Caribbean lobster with fennel mousseline is a must.
In the Area
World-class surfing, intimate fishing villages and Aztec ruins draw beach bums and seclusion seekers to Nayarit’s pristine Pacific coastline. A quick boat ride away from the resort will lead you to the Marietas Islands on the north end of Banderas Bay, where huge marine and bird sanctuaries are flanked by rocky caverns and archways. Rent a board through Mictlan Surf to hit the waves in nearby Punta de Mita. Traveling between December and April? Book a tour to see the great humpback whales that flock to the bay each year for mating season. Land-dwellers can explore the Sierra Madres on horseback or visit the manmade island village of Mexcaltitán, believed to be an ancestral homeland of the Aztecs.
How to Get There
My wife and I went recently stayed at the St. Regis to celebratate our anniversary and job promotion. We’ve stayed in several luxury Marriott/Starwood properties before including the St. Regis Maldieves and The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong to name a few. The intent of this visit was also to compare Cabo, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. As we have previously only been to Cabo and Cancun. In brief summary of the hotel I’ll say the property was nice. The location was good. We felt safe and the amenities were more than sufficent. Price for the rooms were average for general rooms $350 for ocean view. Better rooms I.e with private jacuzzi/pool are priceier start at $2000. Upgrade for platinum premiere was limited we went from deluxe to ocean view. Butler and front desk services were very spotty. Not always to St. Regis standard. Housekeeping forgot to clean our room one day (do not disturb was not up I promise). Front desk would leave you on hold or hang up. Free breakfast with platinum staus was only okay. Charged $20 per mimosa with breakfast. Mimosas were free in the Maldieves by the way. Just a few of the finer touches seemed to be missing this trip. To me, the JW Cabo is a better property than the St. Regis Punta Mita.
Rating: 1-5 (5=great)
Service - 3
Hotel room - 3
Butlers - 3
Food - 3 (eat offsite for dinner)
Amenities - 4
Safety - 5
Price - 4
Location - 5
Seriously, there are too many gorgeous places to see in the world...I don’t believe in coming to the same destination twice! That was until I visited here... the St. Regis Punta Mita is exceptional! It’s so gorgeous and the staff is so friendly everything is extreme perfection. This is one of the places you could truly relax and enjoy! My husband brought his father along to celebrate his 70th birthday and he is blown away with the service and the beauty. We are so happy to see him loving this too. Thank you St. Regis!
My wife and I came back to the St. Regis for our 5yr wedding anniversary and we had another amazing stay! We can’t believe 5 full years have gone by since we were here for our wedding. We’ll be back more often.
Studio Em Photography also did a great got taking photos for us to celebrate this special occasion. It was a pleasant surprise to have this option available for us. They got so many memorable shots. I’d highly recommend them on your next stay or special occasion.
This hotel is in a very nice and exclusive area of Punta Mita.
GM Mr HUGHES has the place spotless and always seeking to pamper all guests.
Congratulations. Great service, and very nice rooms. Hope to go back soon.
Great staff, great weather, great facilities, great pools, great spa, great food, did I mention great staff? If you are looking for some time to totally decompress, relax, read, reconnect, chill, party a bit, enjoy the views, then this is your place. If you want a spa treatment can’t go wrong with the on-site Remede spa. I’ve visited the resort twice and am already trying to figure out when to go again! My wife and I have two young adult daughters, but it’s worked out to where we have traveled here with couple friends. I think the Puerto Vallarta airport is really traveller friendly and the St Regis is about 40 minutes away. Make sure you have coordinated airport transfers prior to your arrival. When we travel to the Punta Mita St Regis we generally like to hang out at the resort. We did take a private excursion to the Marieta Islands and visit the Hidden Beach....quite the adventure and lots of fun!