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
My wife and I spent 5 nights at this property on points. I am a platinum elite member. We arrived super late, driving in from Puerto Vallarta (we rented a car). Upon arrival we were greeted with a golf cart that took us to the reception area. We were graciously upgraded to an Ocean Front Haven Suite. This suite was amazing. With our personal plunge pool and great views of the ocean, we had everything we needed.
Next morning we had breakfast (free continental breakfast with Platinum Status) and plopped down at the beach/pool for the rest of the day. The pool staff was very attentive but the cocktails were super pricey (almost $10 for a beer), haha and $20 for a coconut lol.
A rental car is great to have in this area, since there isn't anything within walking distance. We opted to head into Punta Mita or Sayulita for our dinners (the hotel was a bit on the pricey end for dinner). Sayulita is a must see.
All in all we had a great trip.
I don't normally stay at resorts like this but after this, I can get used to this #resortlife. Get a bungalow, though beware that the ocean view is a pretty weak ocean view due to the way it's angled. The rooms themselves are impeccable, private patio you can lie out on, wide open bathroom, and this place is so well staffed you can get whatever you want quickly.
We rented a car for our stay here and would advise you to do the same if you're not the type that will just want to stay at the resort the whole time. Car rental from PVR was about $30/day all in and valet services are free here. Drove into Sayulita for most of our meals and surfed a couple breaks in the area...the hotel does charge a very hefty premium for anything you do with them (car service, meals, surfboard rental, etc.) so we avoided all of that with the car rental.
Pool area is gorgeous, only complaint is what we thought were supposed to be hot tubs weren't hot..
My husband and I spent 4 nights at the W Punta de Mita last month. The room, service, and food were all incredible and we discussed making it an annual trip. Until the last day, we checked out and I accidentally left my Apple EarPods on the bed. I called the hotel from the airport to see if someone could locate them (since Find My iPhone showed the hotel as the last place they were on). 2 days later, the EarPods were reset and disconnected from Find My iPhone. While I was told there were security measures in place, the situation was never resolved. My calls were not returned by the front desk manager and 5 emails asking for help were ignored. I give up, but will not be returning.
Rent a car rent a rent a car rent a car, if you aren’t afraid of driving yourself then I implore you to rent a car, W Punta de mita is about 18 miles away from puerto Vallarta which will cost you about 1500 pesos two ways which comes out to $75 and if you add that up for 4-7 days or however long you stay it adds up and if you decide to rent a car it might cost you anywhere from $200-$300 for 7 days which is a lot cheaper, and plus that means you can go and come as you wish. The W is a wonderful place and for the price it doesn’t disappoint because it’s high end with quality and class with a flavor
Of the Mexican Vibe you wish to get. The service is amazing everyone who is employed here is on call 24 providing the best service. The W is right on the beach which makes it for a lot of fun in the sun, the W always has some type of events going on for the guest so entertainment is always on point. The prices for food and drinks are expensive if you don’t mind then go right ahead but if you want to save some money then go to the local store and buy food and snacks or if you do rent a car then there is plenty of food close by that is 100% cheaper and just as good if not better. I would love to come back one day.
W Punta de Mita was a cool place to stay. Our room was a bundle deal from Travelocity that my sister booked for her and my mom (so not sure we got the best room) however, it was nice! It was far away from the beach and the bottom level but the grounds are so beautiful I would request a far room in the future... You walk though lush vegetation, or you can pick up a scooter! The room fit three of us well. We got 2 double beds. There is a seating area and a large outdoor private patio on each room. One feature I loved was the large shower door opened up to a private outdoor garden! The bathroom is an 'open' plan which worked for three girls getting ready, but for those who like their privacy using the toilet- this would def. be a concern (it didn't bother us). We are not pool goers, we are beach goers so we didn't use the pool area. Staff was friendly and the tacos are excellent! If we went back to this area of Mexico, I would stay again for the price... I would say the only other thing is the location- you have to drive everywhere, it is NOT walking distance to anything and we all prefer to walk, and don't mind long distance but this was too far and no place to walk. A must to rent a car- taxi was $$$