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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I’ve had many friends tell me about Punta Mita and how much they enjoyed Punta at either Four Seasons or St. Regis. We stayed St. Regis. St. Regis has some modern lines in architecture but also a classic, lush feel to it whereby Four Seasons is ultra modern and minimalist. I tend to steer towards the look of four seasons but St. Regis felt more comfortable to me.
What I didn’t expect about Punta Mita is the pace. If Hawaii is a 4-5 out of 10 on pace this is a 3. You can really relax here if you want.
We had a large suite with living room, sliding doors and large deck. You can often not see other guests on the property if your not looking for them. There are several pools that are for relaxing and you often have them to yourself. The main pool has more people in it with bar service if your looking for it. Our favorite thing was the beach lounge service with personal waiter bringing us food, champagne and shade at a moments notice. This is the place to relax and let time slow down. You have access to restaurants of the hotels behind the same shared security gate (four seasons, St. Regis, W).
We tended to do in room dining (usually on deck) versus going to restaurants but the food was above average not great.
This is a very cool hotel and we will be back. I want to take the kids back so they can use all the beach activities.
We spent 4 nights at this lush property with lots to do. The staff was incredibly helpful, especially our attentive butlers. Water sports such as SUP and kayaking were available. Sergio’s workout classes were so fun and in a beautiful setting by the beach. We were upgraded to an ocean view suite and enjoyed the sunsets every night. Mita Mary’s fresh fish tacos are not to be missed. Cocktails were pricy but beer was reasonable. The water was calm and warm- perfect for swimming. We are already planning a return trip soon!
Who doesn't like a hotel where you can lie on the beach and constantly be brought snacks and refreshing beverages? This is a place where everyone on staff makes you feel completely spoiled and pampered
. Top notch spa too. A billing misunderstanding upon check out keeps me from giving it 5 stars, however,
overall if you are looking for a good place to chill out and be pampered, I definitely recommend the St. Regis.