W Punta de Mita
What We Love
- The pops of bright color in the guest rooms and public areas that manage to seem chic and traditional at the same time
- The full-service, 4,000-square-foot spa, with rooms that overlook the lake
- Every room has a private patio or balcony
- The sunbed-like lounges in the “Living Room,” a cocktail bar that encourages serious relaxation
What To Know
- It can be hard to escape from the ubiquitous DJs in the public areas
- Families traveling with kids might feel that the hotel is more oriented towards couples and groups
- “Ocean View” rooms are a good bit further from the ocean than the “Ocean Front” rooms
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This W is the latest resort in an area that’s becoming trendier by the day—and not just for surf bums and typical hippie set, but for the rich and famous who love the gorgeous beaches and isolated feel of Punta de Mita. This pad has plenty that appeals, especially the infusion of sexed-up Mexican colors and images, plus a soupçon of surfer chic that creates a gorgeous and modern aesthetic. The rooms follow the W pattern with comfy, oversized beds, a minimal amount of furniture, and smooth surfaces and clean lines. By the pool, there are full-sized, canopied daybeds ideal for lazing the day away, although some guests might find the DJs that spin all day long on Saturdays slightly less than relaxing. Though the vibe here is predominantly young and hip, the stunning beach and oceanfront infinity pool will appeal to all.
In the Area
Although the hotel offers transport to nearby landmarks, guests may need to hire a car if they want to do any exploring outside the resort. It’s a 50-minute drive to Puerto Vallarta, which will probably be on top of most guests’ destination lists: the colonial streets, lined with shops and restaurants, are lively and worth visiting. More active pastimes—sailing, snorkeling, hiking, jungle tours—are also popular nearby attractions, or you can stroll around the local seaside villages and shop for the brightly colored crafts produced by the Huihcol people, one of Mexico’s indigenous groups. Check out San Sebastián, a former mining enclave up a mountain near Puerto Vallarta, for a fabulous example of a ghost town, or head to the northern part of Banderas Bay to take an excursion to the Marietas Islands, where you can scout for exotic birds and fish.
How to Get There
I really enjoyed staying at this property! The perfect balance between luxury and nature. The hotel’ beach is pretty nice and it has two great surf spots! The food and drinks were amazing in all of its restaurants and the staff service is top! The colorful touches of the property’s design takes you completely into Mexican culture.
Stayed at the W Punta de Mita.Very nice, private, upscale. Food a bit pricey but not a long distance into town for local specialties.
Front desk person that was extremely helpful and pleasant - Karen Bustos. She was most accommodating- can’t thank her enough for all of her great suggestions. Great employee!
We stayed for 6 nights and loved it. We were upgraded to an ocean front suite because of Elite status and that was very appreciated!
Room: funky decorations and spacious. Comfortable bed. Awesome huge shower. Private hot tub. Front deck has a plunge pool/lounger. View is phenomenal from here. Only room negative is the terrible vanity lighting.
Grounds: beautiful jungle setting, low buildings, scooters to get around are the best and most fun idea!!
Food: pool food and drink menu is great , varied and decently priced. Venazu breakfast service was always slow unfortunately.
Spice Market was pricey but delicious and attentive service.
Wave staff: thank you to Miguel for on land lessons and then Pepe for his patience and guidance in the water providing surf lessons to our teenage son! The hour lesson extended past that. Thanks- he loved it!
Beach: soft sand, good waves to boogie board. Quiet. There are vendors that seek your attention but they respect if you say no and they walk away. Although they come by often.
Gym: great setting overlooking jungle and spa pools. Varied equipment. Open 24 hours.
The property is remote but we liked that and appreciated having a car to go explore nearby Sayulita and Bucerias.
I can’t wait to return here again! Our new favourite place!
Retired Set to Young Families Abound
Very Relaxing, Unassuming, Unpressured Vibe
Best Beach, Great, Attentive, Genuine Service All Around
Place isn’t so big that you feel like you are on a trek each time you want to go somewhere.
Food selections/options nicely chosen, good preparation, with a nice Indian place (music a little loud)
Sea boards, Cats, kayaks all available
Spectacular level jungle view room – upper floor (base rate may put you at ground level which is pretty dark
Room appointments average. Plush futon mattress is fine; tin foil headboard a little noisy. Bathrooms spacious, semi private. Vanity lighting is horrible. The security safe is poorly designed positioned horribly. Fun, well stocked mini bar unit.
A little far from the Gates and Marina – “Uberites” will be inconvenienced.
Dollar is pretty strong right now.
We will be back
Rented a car to get here because I couldn't see myself paying $200 for the hotel car and we wanted to take a day trip to Sayulita (the rental was $50 for 3 days).
The valet here is super efficient. You can get your car fetched for you in less than 5 min and you can also call ahead and have them get it ready for you as you head up.
Check in was super easy. We had to wait 30 min because we wanted to change to a room with 2 beds and our clerk found us at the adults only pool to give us our keys. Such good service.
The room was well appointed and designed well. At first I thought I wouldn't like the 2 sliding doors like a lot of people but when you have them both open and feel the ocean breeze you'll understand the design choice.
The view from our ocean view room did not disappoint.
The pools were beautiful and refreshing. We didn't have one bad meal at the restaurants. The drinks at the bar were strong and tasty. The spa was tranquil and professional.
The tuk tuk service was good but we chose to walk most of the time. Nice workout.
The staff here were all friendly and accommodating.