Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Four Seasons Punta Mita
Perfection on the Pacific
What it is
A 1,500-acre resort in a once-humble fishing village, where doting service is as consistent as the waves.
What it isn't
High-energy. If you’re looking to hit the clubs, head to Miami. The Nayarit is truly a getaway.
What we think
Punta de Mita is still the charming seaside town it always was—but thanks to the Four Seasons, which opened here in 1999, it can wow even the most hardened citiphiles. Guests can pick their own just-caught dinner at Richard Sandoval’s manzanilla tree–shrouded restaurant, Bahia, which faces the Pacific. They can hit the links on the resort’s two waterfront Jack Nicklaus-designed courses (including hole 3B, the world’s only green on a naturally-made atoll) or paddle a loaner kayak out from one of the two private beaches to scour the seas for resident turtles. The spa is dazzling—and will make you dazzle too, with treatments like the Rosa Mexicana facial, which uses blackthorn and jasmine oil—but you may feel just as relaxed in your room. Each one is styled like your own personal thatched-roof rain forest lodge, with canopied beds, rattan furniture and turquoise touches that echo the adjacent sea.
You're here because
It’s not just family-friendly, it’s family-indulgent: There’s a tailored Kids for All Seasons program, a lazy river to float, Mexican art courses…enough to make many families loyal visitors year after year.
You love your kids, but you also love this whisper-quiet cabana by the adult pool. Knowing they’re with a Mary Poppins–quality babysitter while you’re awaiting your next tequila cocktail is the best definition of OOO.
Restaurants & Bars
Aramara - Contemporary Asian Cuisine | Bahía - Costal Latin grill | Ketsi - Modern Mexican Cuisine
A 45-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta, on the southwestern arm of jungle-swathed Riviera Nayarit. The resort sits at the top of Banderas Bay, one of earth’s biggest bays.