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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Pros: The people were great and tried to help if anything went wrong. The spa was top class. The food was great and the pricing was positive. Felt secluded when in room.
Cons: Check in needs to be streamlined. The process had us waiting for 30 minutes and then another 30 to check in. Not sure if they were having a computer problem but it was not acceptable. Then after taking almost an hour they checked us into a room that had a lady showering.
Overall the stay was great! Great service from start to finish!
My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary + a babymoon and we had baby/anniversary cookies waiting for us in our room!!
The pool was nice and the beach was clean. Breakfasts were great and the highlight meal was dinner at Venazu. Our server was Diego and he was AMAZING!! Treated us extra special and we were blown away by his service. Not to mention the food was delicious.
Overall service was very friendly and made for a nice relaxing trip!
Traveled during the rainy season which has the advantage of fewer crowds but we had to dodge some very heavy rains. Staff was doing constant battle with the water during our staff
- Excellent, attentive and knowledgeable staff who really went above and beyond to make this a great stay
- Very attractive setting, beautiful grounds, pool and beach. The resort is very quiet, peaceful and relaxing
- Breakfast buffet was fabulous - great selection of Mexican specialties and they were very accommodating to my wife's gluten free needs
- Nice if somewhat quirky rooms
- Very good fitness center with lots of windows looking over the grounds.
- location is a little out of the way in terms of things that we did in PV. Punta Mita is close but still a drive to get there
- Rooms are a little on the dark side in terms of lighting. This is largely a style thing but more light in the bathroom would be helpful. We were in a jungle room and I am not sure what the point of the water feature outside our room was