Conrad Punta De Mita
What it is
A newly opened beachside megaresort with three pools, adventures galore (zip-lining, horse riding), seven restaurants and a spa inspired by indigenous Huichol traditions.
What it isn't
Lacking a course. Golfers have access to the 18-hold, Greg Norman-designed Litibu Golf Course next door.
What we think
Every room feels like a suite here, because they’re nothing short of ginormous: starting at a whopping 650 square feet, and designed in a serene palette of seafoam blues and cumulus cloud grays. Most room options have a private patio or full-on terrace, but it’s worth upgrading to a 1,460-square-foot King Oceanfront Suite for a plunge pool on your oceanfront balcony. Wherever you stay, you’ll never be bored—amenities here include a game room (ping-pong, shuffleboard—the works); horseback riding at sunset; charting a private yacht; deep-sea fishing for mahi mahi and wahoo; and even zipping through lush rainforests via ATV. Bonus: 24-hour babysitting and an on-site kids’ club, so parents can indulge in “me time” and “we time” alike.
You're here because
The resort sits on its own two-mile beach with pristine sands, and is a prime place to spot whales jumping December through March. Translation: it’s paradise.
The morning after your Agave Experience which had—you guessed it—bountiful tequila pairings with its 7-course dinner, you decide to #treatyoself even more with a day at the spa. On today’s treatment list? A copal clay detox and herbal poultice massage. Aaah.
Restaurants & Bars
Árbol - all-day dining featuring regional Mexican dishes and American staples
Codex - traditional Mexican cuisine offering fresh seafood and seasonal dishes
Mezquite - open-air, beachfront setting offering American and Mexican classics
Tuki - offering inventive cocktails, craft beers and a curated wine list
Paleta - pool bar
Aura - adults-only pool bar
Colibri Roasting Co. - café and market
Right on the ocean near the charming fishing village of Sayulita, a 45 minute drive north of the Puerto Vallarta airport.