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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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Lush tropical paradise!

  • Aug 31, 2010
Rating:
+5
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 the front security gate we were asked if this was the Edds party (-; Again upon pulling into the lobby we were greeted by name(Mr and Mrs Edds).   After traveling for 11 hours we were escorted into the lobby and seated in the lobby.  Cold towels and fruit drinks were brought for the three of us.  Upon our 3 year promptly spilling his drink on the floor the staff didn't miss a beat and had another juice for him to drink, while encouraging us to move on and not cleanup after him.   All of our bags(6+) were unloaded from the van and taken to our room.   We were checked in immediately and asked if we would like to join my sister and her fiance(now husband) at the restaurant as they were finishing up dinner.  We were taken by golf cart to the restaurant and seated with the happy couple.   We had a refreshing beverage or two and some chicken quseadillas to ease our fast food weary stomachaches.  After dinner we were taken to our room by golf cart and upon entry found our bags put away nicely in the room.   The names of our sons had been spelled out in block letters in the crib and Four Seasons t-shirts had been laid out for them to wear to bed.  Our room had been upgraded(Thx) to a one bedroom suite, which included a nice porch and a plunge pool(more on that later).  Our room was equipped with several flat screen TV's, the AC was cranked and the dehumidifier was working hard(It was 85 with a dewpoint of 79 at midnight).  

The Morning
We awoke that night to some of the most intense thunderstorms of our lives, after falling back asleep we were awoken by our 3 year old who wanted to "go downstairs" for breakfast.  I suggested a morning swim in the plunge pool instead.  40 minutes later I convinced my son to go inside and watch TV as I had sum enough for the morning    The pool was relatively cool (compared to the 80+ degree air) After getting ready we headed to the brunch that was included with our room.  The brunch restaurant is located outside, over looking the pool and ocean  After a night of rain and a warm day ahead, the humidity at breakfast was a little hot for those not yet accustomed to PM in August.   The food looked great, but the heat prevented us from eating very much. Coffee, part of a made to order omelet, yogurt, granola and fruit was all I could get down.   The cart returned us to our room and the driver waited for us to pack and brought our bags to the cart for us to check out and head over to Casa Siete.   The cart driver must have spent 30 minutes with us that morning, driving, waiting, hauling bags, but refused a forceful tip attempt.  

Return to the river
On Saturday we snuck back to the resort to spend time with family and friends and conquer the lazy river which had evaded us on our stay.  The lazy river is well lazy.  I did the first lap on foot as I was corralling two three year olds on makeshift rafts of noodles.  This was an effort to work around the fact that kids were too small to fit in the tubes used to run the river.  I later took a kidless lap on the tube and found the river to be quite lazy.  My best basis for comparison is the lazy river at MGM grand in Vegas, which as I remember is much faster.    While the MGM grand river has a concrete feel to it, the FS PM river is all palm trees and several small bridges to pass under.  It was morning, and I had not yet had a drink, but I found the FS PM river to be a bit too lazy for my tastes.  

Other notes
- We had several iguana spottings while on property.  Rumor has it that amaradillos roam as well, but we will have to come back to see them.
- FS PM is VERY kid friendly.  We had mistakenly set an expectation for chocolate chip cookies upon arrival.  We did in fact receive a bag of candy for the 3 year old, but cookies were still desired.  After breakfast the FS PM came through and brought 2 excellent cookies to our table(with our approval).  When we returned for our river adventure, box of cereal spilled, cookies were brought to the rescue.  
- We didn't have the opportunity to buy any food at the FS, but our brunch would have cost $90 for the two of us.  Food and drink are spendy at the FS....
- I'm not usually one to let other take my bags, my advice, let them, it changes your entire perspective on vacation...
- Next time we need to stay more than one night
Lush tropical paradise! Lush tropical paradise! Lush tropical paradise!

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September 01, 2010
Brian, great perspective from the family standpoint... We left our kids at home for this trip but would love to return with the whole family. Glad to hear it was as cool as it looked for the kids. I heard kids ate free and saw some youngsters sitting by the pool on lounge chairs with trays of french fries and virgin drinks.... could it be true?
 
August 31, 2010
The service sounds incredible! How nice to be able to travel so well with two little kids and also have such an upscale hotel be so accommodating and kid friendly! Sounds like you had a very special trip:) Thanks for sharing this!
 
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http://www.fourseasons.com/puntamita/

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): 
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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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