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Four Seasons Punta Mita (Punta de Mita, Mexico)

A luxury hotel resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico.

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Seaside hammock heaven

  • Aug 31, 2010
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Imagine yourself lounging in a hammock, being tickled by the warm Mexican Rivera breezes, and being lulled to by the sound of the Pacific Ocean crashing onto rocks below you.  This is what you will find when you stay at the Four Seasons Punta Mita.

Rumored to be the best Four Seasons in the world, this resort, which sits 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, is set in a 400-acre nature preserve on a private peninsula just northwest of Puerto Vallarta on the Bahía de Banderas.  The hotel started a luxury revolution in a little town called Punta Mita...and forever changed the landscape for vacationers. The Four Seasons took residence in Punta Mita 10 years ago and because of this high-end establishment, the St. Regis and very high-end real estate (estates, developments, etc) started popping up in the area. This hotel provided a sanctuary for vacationers looking for a slightly off the beaten path trip but didn't want to lose the luxury of big city life.

The hotel is situated on a large campus overlooking the Pacific, which is 17,000,000 square feet. There are 173 rooms, of which there are: 135 guest rooms, 38 suites, 48 private villas, and 25 four seasons residence clubs. The hotel is designed with traditional Mexican style casitas with red-tiered roofs and extensive gardens, along with a contemporary Mexican art collection.  The hotel also has a fantastic spa, four restaurants and three lounges, 10 tennis courts, A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course --Pacifico Golf Course ($195/18 holes), and amenities galore (tennis lessons, golf lesions, snorkeling, water toys and equipment, whirlpools, fishing, horseback riding, scuba diving and surfing). There are four pools (all a constant temp of 30 degrees Celsius), a lazy river and Game rooms for the kids, and meeting/corp rooms!
Last but not least, they also have an In-house cultural center, which offers exhibits and lectures on Mexican, and contemporary art, private yacht excursions and “Gift of the Gods” lecture. I didn’t attend any of these lectures but I want to next time I visit.
Enough of the specifics, the resort is fantastic.  As you arrive, they greet you by name with fresh squeezed juice and an icy cold towel and walk you to a lobby table, which is overlooking the ocean. This is where they go through your reservation (while sitting down sipping your juice…. not standing in line or behind a desk) and then carts you to your room via golf cart.  The greatest thing about the Four Seasons is the level of service. The service here is no exception and the staff is ready and happy to abide your latest request or inquiry.
The room we stayed in was an ocean view suite…which is the exact room where I fell asleep on the balcony, in a hammock, overlooking the pacific ocean listening the waves crash against the rocks below. This place is magical.  The bathrooms are good sized with double vanity sinks, a large bath Jacuzzi and a stand up shower.  They use L’Occitane products (like most Four Seasons) and ensure the room is stoked with fresh bottled water (free) – it is Mexico.  In the room, we had a King sized bed which had clean silky sheets and firm bedding. All around the room is a winner –but the room isn’t where you want to spend your time.
The pools, the restaurants, the beach…this is where you soak in the Mexican sun and unwind.  Remember that if you visit the Four Seasons Punta Mita…don’t pack your watch. You’re on PM time. 
Seaside hammock heaven

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August 31, 2010
First off, congratulations on your wedding! Sounds like a magical time and place. The reviews of this resort have been nothing but stellar and definitely make me want to visit:) Your description of falling asleep in a hammock with the waves crashing below is like heaven! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time:) Great review!
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review by . July 31, 2010
This place is REALLY nice.  Not just nice for Mexico... it's nice for anywhere.  My pictures really don't do it justice, nor do most of the pictures i've seen online... it's really beautiful down there.  This has become my favorite spot in Mexico.      We stayed there just one night while we were checking it out for our upcoming wedding.  Although we aren't having our wedding at the Four Seasons, most of our guest will be staying there.   …
review by . September 07, 2010
This Hotel Inspired my new LIFE GOAL
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review by . August 27, 2010
If you are looking for Mexico luxury, where you want to be..
And you thought the rhyming stayed in Mexico:            Just got back from spending three nights in Mexico at the gorgeous Four Season's resort in Punta Mita...      For the wedding of senor @jrjohnson and @Savvygirl, his now better half senorita            The resort shuttle from the airport was ready when we got there, the driver holding a sign, donning a most welcoming smile on his face...   …
review by . August 24, 2010
Simply Amazing- The Perfect Vacation Destination
   I was lucky enough to get to stay at the Four Seasons Punta Mita recently and it was simply amazing.       The Rooms: Our room was really nice but not over the top. I have been to some new resorts with really elaborate and overly “themed” rooms but this is far from that. The rooms are elegant and simple while still being luxurious. I especially love the soaking tub! They also provide products by L’Occitane which add to the luxury.   …
review by . August 31, 2010
Lush tropical paradise!
We often travel to Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean, but in our travels have yet to find a place quite like the Four Seasons Punta de Mita.   From arrival to departure they made our stay effortless...       Arriving   My family(wife and two sons (6 weeks and 3 years old)) recently traveled to Punta de Mita for my sisters wedding.   We started our vacation at this hotel arriving late (10pm) on a Tuesday evening in mid August.  Upon arriving at …
review by . October 20, 2010
I haven't spent a ton of vacation time in Mexico. Mostly, because I didn't know places like this existed "down there." I'm a Hawaii guy, and will probably always be. BUT, if you're up for a little more adventure, and you like consuming Mexican food, tequila, and beer while staying at a luxury resort...well, this place will not disappoint. The service was impeccable. I don't have a single complaint. My room was fine - I should have sprung for the room on the second floor …
Quick Tip by . August 27, 2010
Incredible setting overlooking white sand beaches, waves crashing on offshore rocks and islands and incredible service.
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Punta Mita, Bahía de Banderas
Nayarit, México 63734

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Telephone: 52 (329) 291-6000
Guest fax: 52 (329) 291-6060

Room reservations: 52 (329) 291-6019
Reservation fax: 52 (329) 291-6021
Administrative fax: 52 (329) 291-6015

Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR): 
45 minutes
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Price: $$$$
Star Rating: 5_STAR
Hotel Amenities: Pool
Services: Business Center, Fitness Center, Room Service
Address: Punta Mita, Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, 63734
Phone: 52 (329) 291-6000
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