The Best Hotels in Punta Mita, Mexico, for Every Traveler

Relax by the pool at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita, Mexico
Relax by the pool at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita, Mexico | © Dennis Frates / Alamy Stock Photo
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5 January 2021

Set on a jungled peninsula jutting into the Pacific, Punta Mita is one of Mexico’s premier luxury destinations. But it’s not all want-for-nothing resorts and celebrity-rich five-star retreats – there are plenty of budget-friendly boutiques and hideouts to keep everyone happy. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Punta Mita.

Four Seasons

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Even the simple act of lounging by the pool is enhanced by the luxurious service at the Four Seasons. Alongside sun lotion stations and chilled towels, a sunglasses doctor can polish your shades for you. Head to the beach, and things get even better. Maybe you’ll choose a lunch of fresh oysters, or just doze in the cocoon day-beds hanging from palm trees. When it’s time for a dip in the ocean, a water waiter can wade out with your cocktails.
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Hotel Meson de Mita

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Budget-conscious travelers will find the simple and comfortable rooms at Meson de Mita a great base for exploring the best of Punta Mita. Situated in the main tourist zone, you won’t have to stray far to be among the action. Not that you’ll want to. The hotel has a palapa-lined pool right on the glorious Bay of Banderas shoreline. This is a great option to enjoy the beautiful beach-life on a budget.

Imanta Resorts

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An exclusive, isolated idyll awaits nature lovers at Imanta, set apart from the other luxury offerings on this elite stretch of coastline. Perched on a rocky promontory, where the jungle reaches the sea, this 12-room resort sits on 250 acres (101ha) of rainforest and has its own private stretch of beach. Villas made of wood, stone and glass, with their own plunge pools, offer an immersive jungle experience, but none more so than the triple-floored Tree House, with its open-sided bedroom, secluded beach and private waterfalls.
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St Regis Punta Mita Resort

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Having a butler on WhatsApp 24/7 means you don’t have to get up from the lounger to book a tennis court or your round of golf on either of the two Jack Nicklaus-designed courses. Those with a taste for luxury will appreciate the elegance of this resort, made up of 120 guest rooms and suites. The decor is a warm mix of modern design elements and handcrafted Mexican furnishings.
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W Punta de Mita

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Delight in the 460ft-long (140m) path made from a million vibrant blue and yellow mosaic tiles, which runs spine-like through the entirety of the hotel – even across the pool and onto the beach. Its design honors the local Huichol community, an inspiration echoed throughout this unique beachside space. Bedrooms have colorful wicker saucer chairs, headboards made from punctured tin, and marble-top bars. The hip bohemian vibe continues in the restaurants and bars. The new fish-market-inspired beach restaurant has an informal approach: sit on stools by the fish bar, and chat like a true Pata Salada – local slang for a bay resident.
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Grand Palladium

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Perfect for families, this large, all-inclusive resort is set on its own private beach. Welcome kits and a cookies-and-milk turndown service are part of the personalized service for the younger visitors. By day, they can choose from arts-and-crafts sessions or enjoy the slide at the pool. The fresh and functional rooms all boast a hydro-massage bathtub and have the option of personal aromatherapy and pillow menus.
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  • Casa de Mita

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    Feel like one of the family at Casa de Mita, where many of the staff have worked since it opened in 2001. With only six rooms and two penthouse suites, guests get fully attentive service. Food is at the heart of the offering, and the intimate set-up means meals are tailored to personal tastes and requests. There are no set mealtimes, and breakfast can be served “until late”, but be sure to save space for the five-course evening meal, which begins as the sun sets.

    Hotel Vista Oceana

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    A surfer’s sanctuary awaits. When you aren’t catching glorious waves, you can still be admiring the pros at work when you stay at this affordable beachside spot. The range of rooms will suit all needs; the standard bunk bed suites feature a handcrafted double bed with chunky steps to a lofted single overhead. For a small group, the loft is a hip hangout overlooking the ocean, with a small kitchen area and access to hammocks strung across the roof terrace.
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    Hotel Basalto

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    Seekers of peace will find it here. Perched atop a stunning ocean bluff commanding a picturesque view of a semi-private beach cove, Hotel Basalto offers 10 stylishly neutral en-suite rooms. Located in Punta Negra, a sleepy beach destination between Litibu and Punta Mita, this place is all about being a sanctuary. The hammock strung across the balcony is perfectly placed to lull you into a deep relaxation accompanied by the sound of the waves.
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    Avela

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    A pared-back chic retreat of muted tones, white walls, sharp lines and crisp cotton sheets creates a tranquil atmosphere at Avela – a 30-minute drive away in nearby Sayulita. The soothing simplicity shuts out the white noise of life outside. Water babes will enjoy the yachting and snorkeling experiences.
    These recommendations were updated on January 5, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.