View my entire experience in video and candid photos in this Instagram highlight.
WHERE WE STAYED
Picture this: an enclosed community with miles of white sand beaches, multiple stunning golf courses, a Four Seasons and a St. Regis resort, and gorgeous private homes. This is Punta Mita, Mexico, a nine and a half mile peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, a fishing village and gated community with those two resorts, golf courses, beach clubs, and private homes. It’s called “Mexico’s premier resort community” and even that is an understatement. This Forbes article, “6 Reasons Why Punta Mita is the Ultimate Luxury Travel Destination” sums it up pretty well. It was so truly breathtaking and so much fun to explore. That’s what I found in my recent trip to Punta Mita, Mexico.
One of my best friend’s boyfriend’s hosted us in his house there for five nights. It was the perfect way to both have our own spot for fun and then explore the resorts and beaches the community offered. We had access to the facilities at the Four Seasons and the St. Regis as well, and if I were to go back and stay at a resort I’d choose the Four Seasons. I chatted about this with my friends when we were there, and we think that the Four Seasons is located in a better part of Punta Mita and has a more gorgeous pool, beach setup, and overall property/amenities. It was the first resort in Punta Mita so it truly got the best that Punta Mita had to offer (although of course the St. Regis is totally gorgeous in its own right– you really cannot go wrong!). The weather? It was 80+ degrees every day, with full sunshine and only fun thunderstorms at night (we threw thunderstorm dance parties of course).
You can see more of the trip in this Instagram highlight.
Here’s the aerial view of Punta Mita. The entire community is enclosed and gated.
Looking over the Four Seasons’ beach
One of the hanging cocoons on the Four Seasons beach
The infinity pool & lounges at the Sufi Ocean Club (one of the beach clubs on the Punta Mita property)
WHAT WE DID
The question should really be, what did we NOT do. We were essentially on a huge playground for adults– resort bars, beach volleyball, pools and hot tubs, a lazy river… we basically ran around, did it all, and had the BEST time, only leaving the enclosed community on one occasion. We picked up an “activities schedule” at the Four Seasons every day that listed an hour-by-hour itinerary of everything that was going on that day– things from salsa dancing lessons to “Turtle Liberation” in which they release baby turtles into the ocean at night! We basically went by our own schedule and bounced around from one thing to the next.
I listed a few of the activities we did below.
- Lazy river at the Four Seasons (get the Passion Colada cocktail at the bar next to the lazy river to take in your tube!)
- Beach volleyball at the Four Seasons and St. Regis beach volleyball courts (this got v competitive)
- Long walks along the beach (+ out the island near us that you could access at low tide!)
- Mixed doubles tennis round robin on the grass courts at the tennis center
- Relaxed in the whirlpool and cool plunge pools of the Four Seasons spa
- Swam in the ocean and out to the dock in the bay at the Sufi Ocean Club
- Salsa dancing lessons (they did that before I arrived!)
- Shopping at the Four Seasons gift shops– I particularly loved Maris Collective
- Golf cart rides at golden hour
- At night? Rummy, charades, ping pong
Whew! I have to admit, I was actually sore from all of the back-to-back activities we did. But I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
The Passion Colada at the Lazy River. DELISH.
Lounging on a swinging bed on the Four Seasons beach!
Don’t worry, I wasn’t driving ?
The view from the back seat of the golf cart while riding around the property at golden hour…
WHERE WE ATE
At home– All of our meals were actually made and ate in the house, and they were phenomenal and so fresh. Mexican rice, grilled shrimp, burritos, ribs, tres leches cake… we were VERY well fed and ate it all up.
Si Señor— We did venture out one night and golf carted right off of the property to Si Señor, which was an adorable restaurant located right on the beach, which served authentic Mexican dishes and the most phenomenal all-natural margaritas (I got the frozen coconut one!). The waiters and manager there went above and beyond to make sure we had an exceptional experience. They were so accommodating when a storm rolled in and all nine of us had to move to another table inside. It was such a fun and festive dinner spot to change it up!
All the beach bars– You know I’m not one to shy away from a tropical cocktail on the beach… we had frozen drinks at the beach/pool bars at both resorts, and mixed up our own margs and frozen rum drinks at the house! Tip: you can snag a fresh coconut from a stand that’s right on the beach at the Four Seasons as well!
At the entrance to Si Señor– I loved the bohemian décor so much.
Cocktails on the beach at the St. Regis. The watermelon marg was the overall hit!
WHAT I WORE
Throughout the trip, I wore lots of multi-colored patterns, bright turquoise, and gold jewelry. I kept it VERY simple, only packing a carry-on and wearing minimal, if any, makeup the entire time. I blew out my hair once, and the rest of the time it was either soaked with salt water or filled with sand.? I linked absolutely everything I wore in this blog post, “Punta Mita, Mexico Packing List,” which covers my flight essentials, bathingsuits, bags, beauty essentials, and more.
See this full look in detail in this blog post, “Cocktail Hour #13“.
All packed up to head home, with my new pom pom embellishment & embroidered bird that I bought off of a beach vendor while at Si Señor!
In all, we absolutely thrived the whole time we were there. Punta Mita is an exceptional, stunning spot with the sweetest people and most gorgeous, unspoiled beaches and property. It’s such an ideal destination for a girls’ getaway, family reunion, or spring break trip. I would go back in a heartbeat (which is saying a lot, because I have a long list of places I want to visit 😉 ).
I hope this travel diary inspires you a little bit for your next trip, or at least brings a little bit of sunshine and color to your week. Thank you for stopping by and reading it– I hope the images and writing does Punta Pita just a little bit of justice! xx
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