Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Imanta Punta De Mita
What it is
With just 11 villas within 250 acres of oceanfront jungle, it’s a private paradise (complete with a spa with outdoor treatment rooms, plus a rooftop bar).
What it isn't
It’s not within walking distance of anything. But as we previously pointed out, it’s paradise. Why leave?
What we think
Boldface names flock to this resort for two reasons: it’s as hush-hush as Sir Richard Branson’s Private Island, and it has just as many luxe amenities, including a jungle spa set open to the symphony of pounding surf and curated activities like guided hikes to spot iguanas, geckos and lizards in the misty forest. Villas are nothing short of enormous, with the streamlined, earthy feel of a Japanese minka house; book the Casona Jaguar for a three-bedroom retreat with its own beach and infinity pool, plus double height ceilings in the common area and a kitchen that would make Ina Garten salivate. If your needs are more demure, the Jungle Deluxe room is a favorite, thanks to its Instagrammable soaking tub that appears to be carved out of a solid lava stone boulder.
You're here because
It’s a Relais & Chateaux property. Translation: it’s the best of the best, and practically guaranteed to have top notch service.
There’s nothing better than starting your day with your toes in the sand at breakfast, and one of the resort’s waterfront restaurants, Tzamaika, is happy to oblige. You order chili rellenos, nutella crepes and, of course, a basket of just-baked pastries. Viva La Mexico!
Restaurants & Bars
Catch of the Day - Featuring the freshest locally caught fish and authentic Mexican dishes
Tukipa - fresh, artisanal ingredients - breakfast and dinner
Observatorio - Sip the perfect cocktail and sample the chef's savory tapas and bar snacks in the company of sea and sky that stretch all the way to the horizon
Hike, kayak, snorkel or take a yoga class in any of many remarkable places. Enjoy nearby fishing, surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing, too, as well as sailing, yachting and even swimming with dolphins.
Right on the beach in the Riviera Nayarit, just a 30 minute drive from Sayulita—a.k.a. one of the most beloved fishing towns turned surfing towns on earth.