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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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One of the Nicest Four Seasons I've seen

  • Jul 31, 2010
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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.

Service: The Four Season's service is always top notch and they keep this one fully staffed to take care of almost every need.  They quoted me how many staff they have year round and it's almost 1 staff per every guest... or something close to that.  It kind of makes me feel a little uncomfortable how attentive they are, because you can't walk past anyone without them stopping what they are doing, smiling, and saying hello.  I think it really cuts into the productivity of the housekeepers and gardeners always having to say hi... but they still do it.

Rooms:  We got upgraded from an ocean view room to an ocean front room which was great.  The ocean front rooms sit directly on the bluff over the water.  They have hammocks on the patio and the water crashing the rocks below.  One bit of caution however because you'll see staff walking on the bluff in front of the room, so it's not as private as it feels.  We were on the first floor, but the second floor obviously wouldn't have as much of an issue.  I also wanted to leave the door open at night, but because of the thought of someone being able to walk in... i decided to close and lock it.  If i go back... i'll try for the second floor.

Price:  They do a good job keeping their rates up.  You won't find many discounts on the nightly rate, but they will do deals like stay 3 nights and get a 4th night free.  The cheapest rack rate i've seen is $415/night and that is for the off season (June-Oct)... the rainy season.  In the high season, especially around Christmas, rates will be $600+/night.  We got a group rate for our wedding guests of $225/night and free breakfast.  We had to guarantee 30 room nights and it was in the middle of the off season (late August) which helped on the rates.  And it took a lot of negotiating to get to that rate.  I worked a lot with the St. Regis nearby as well, but the Four Seasons service and ability to work with me more than the St. Regis sealed the deal for us.

Amenities:  Check the website, but the place has it all... from great golf, to a super cool lazy river and kids center for families, adult pool (although it's a little hidden and has no views or breeze so i wouldn't recommend hanging out there), beach toys, spa, etc.  Everything you'd expect from a Four Seasons and killer views!!

Transportation:  To get to the hotel from the airport, it's about 45 mins and the car service (nice Suburban with good AC) is $100usd each way.  Taxis are a touch cheaper, but i think it's worth the nice ride and the AC.  Some car services will try to charge more, but $100 each way should be your top.

Nearby stuff:  The town of Punta Mita doesn't have much to offer, but the town of Sayulita, about 15 mins away is really cool and worth the trip away from the resort.  It's a small beach town which still has a quaint vibe even though there are quite a few gringos there now which brings along the inevitable tourist seeking vendors.  But still... it's worth the short trip IMO for lunch or dinner away from the resort.  The hotel will arrange a driver for you, but it's a little pricey from what I remember and i don't have a cheaper option.
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August 02, 2010
That's one killer rate you haggled! So hilarious that you're concerned with the staff's productivity falling due to greeting guests... and so typical #efficiencyocd
 
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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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