Best of the Best – Punta Mita, Mexico

Robb Report - Featuring the Punta Mita Mexico Resort

The June issue of the Robb Report, a magazine that focuses on the luxury market, selected the Four Seasons Punta Mita hotel as the “Best of the Best” luxury resort… in the world.

Although they were referring to the Four Seasons hotel, what would the hotel be without the geography and amenities of the Punta Mita Resort development? The development is an essential and integral part of the hospitality package offered by this world-class resort.

I recently returned from a conference of city and regional magazine publishers held in San Diego. During one of the coffee breaks there, I had a discussion with a few publishers who were asking about the Punta Mita resort.

Participating in the discussion were the owner/publishers of San Diego Magazine, Palm Springs Life and San Francisco Magazine. Two of these publishers recently had been in Vallarta as guests of Vallarta Lifestyles and had the opportunity to visit Punta Mita. Milt Jones of Palm Springs Life commented that he thought Punta Mita was the finest residential resort development he had seen.

Now, let’s take this in context; Milt has published in Palm Springs for 42 years, a town that has some of the finest and most expensive residential communities in the United States! Jim Fitzpatrick of San Diego Magazine also was fortunate enough to have spent three days in Punta Mita and he agreed, saying he thought the Punta Mita Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course is one of the best he has ever played.

All this talk had San Francisco publisher Steve Rivera very curious. For years he has spent time in Cabo, preferring the Rosewood Las Ventanas al Paraiso hotel, and not even bothering to visit mainland Mexico. However, with all this talk, he’s now ready to come over and see what all the excitement is about!

On my return, I thought it would be an ideal time to visit Punta Mita once again and see how the development is progressing. Most of the real estate sales action has taken place along the strip of land that runs along the coast on the left side heading to Punta Mita and just before the main entrance called Los Ranchos Estates. These large lots face one of the finest beaches in the bay and will have a Greg Norman golf course running behind them in the future. The lots are very well priced and have sold well, with only two remaining of the 20 available. Of the 18 sold, 14 will start construction in the next three to six months, with homes ranging in size from 7,000 to 30,000 sq. ft. Interestingly, only three of these lots will be used to build ‘spec’ homes.

The other spectacular beachfront lots available are close to the Four Seasons hotel on the Pacific coast. There were just four large Signature homesites available, and only one of them is still on the market. Close by, Tom Siebel of Siebel Systems soon will start construction on a lot for which he purportedly paid more than ten million dollars.

Homes now are being built on the fairway lots that face the 7th, 8th and 9th fairways and look back toward Vallarta. The first home, built by long-time local residents Gordon and Joan Edwards (who built the first home in Conchas Chinas), is now on the market. The next homes to be built will be the Four Seasons Private Villas, scheduled to start construction of seven of the final 67 villas in the next couple of months. These three- to five-bedroom homes, which will be located on the hillside behind the hotel, will start at $1.5 million and will include the services of the Four Seasons hotel, if desired.

Up to this point, only homesites and ‘spec’ homes have been available; however, next season two projects will be offering condominiums in Punta Mita. The first, built along the 7th fairway (a spectacular par five), will offer two- to three-bedroom condos starting at $450,000 in a 60-unit project with 12 luxury homes in front. The second will have 120 three-bedroom condominiums that will be priced starting at $600,000.

Last month I was a bit premature in announcing that the St. Regis and Rosewood hotels will start building resort hotels and villas in Punta Mita. Although serious negotiations are taking place with Corporativo DINE and the hotel developers, at this time there are only preliminary agreements.

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Punta Mita Amenities

Punta Mita offers ample opportunities to enjoy artful leisure, with stylish gathering places and the finest amenities to energize your body and your spirit. Discover two private Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, private beach clubs, a tennis club and fitness center, a collection of boutique shops, private medical clinic, outdoor activities centers, spa services and a club concierge to assist you in planning your perfect way to enjoy all that is offered here. Active-minded residents can enjoy a variety of water sports, from deep sea fishing and diving to surfing and kayaking, as well as land activities that include championship golf, tennis, mountain biking and hiking.


Club Punta Mita has two membership categories, “Resident”and “Premier”. Based on the membership associated with your home or rental property, you will be able to use the following facilities and amenities of Club Punta Mita:

Resident

Premier Golf

Premier Sport

Pacifico Golf Course Tennis Center Residents’ Beach Club Pacifico Golf Course Bahia Golf Course Tennis Center Fitness Center Residents’ Beach Club Kupuri Beach Club Tennis Club Fitness Center Residents’ Beach Club Kupuri Beach Club

Punta Mita Golf

The private Punta Mita Golf Club is open only to Punta Mita property owners and their guests, and guests of Four Seasons and St. Regis Resorts. Members enjoy access to the comfortably appointed clubhouse, which offers dining, bag storage and other amenities. This is the place to meet your friends—and play.

PACIFICO GOLF COURSE

RATED #1 IN LATIN AMERICA - Highly praised by golfers and golfing magazines, this unique championship course inspired Conde Nast Traveler readers to select the Four Seasons Punta Mita as the world’s #1 golf resort. Its “Tail of the Whale,” an optional, par-three 19th hole measuring 199 yards, features the only natural island green in the world. The course plays between 5,037 and 7,014 yards.

Click here to tour the Pacifico course hole by hole.

BAHIA GOLF COURSE

The newest addition to Punta Mita’s golfing achievement, this second Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course opened in late 2008 and is as stunning as its sister course. Featuring six ocean holes and playing between 5,180 and 7,030 yards, this championship course rolls through the property of the St. Regis Resort, and among the communities of El Encanto, Porta Fortuna, and La Punta Estates. The challenging and undulating fairway and green complexes offer a wonderful counterpart to Pacifico for golf afficionados.

Click here to tour the Pacifico course hole by hole.

The Punta Mita Residents Beach Clubs

The intimate Residents’ Beach Club at Kupuri offers an additional gathering place, exclusively for the use of Premier Members and their guests to socialize and enjoy the recreation and scenery of Litibu bay.

Facilities at Kupuri include an oceanfront swimming pool surrounded by sun chairs, men’s and ladies’ restroom and changing areas, and a shade palapa for casual lunch dining.With its broad sandy beachfront and clear shallow waters, is ideal for swimming and water activities.

Light lunch dining and beverage service is currently available at the Kupuri Palapa Pavilion, daily, from noon to 5pm.

Sufi Ocean Club at Porta Fortuna

With gorgeous views across Banderas Bay and the lovely Punta Mita Pier, the Sufi Ocean Club elevates the beach club concept while maintaining a breezy, casual vibe.

A large, sparkling saltwater pool is the centerpiece, with wooden cabanas and daybeds, outdoor showers and access to the Pier and beach. The aesthetic throughout is boho chic in a tranquil setting.
 
From the beach, enjoy aquatic adventures courtesy of Punta Mita Ocean Sports, where the team of professional athletes has curated water sports, lessons and experiences specifically for Premier Club Members and their guests. The club also features a pop-up boutique with beach-glam looks and accessories perfectly paired with Punta Mita days or nights. Guests can relax to a DJ and enjoy incredibly fresh dining options from the new Sufito Cevicheria Bar, as well as perennial favorite, Sufi Restaurant.

The St. Regis Beach Club

The St. Regis Beach Club offers special access to owners and their guests to Punta Mita.

The Sea Breeze Beach Club at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is a stunning setting to enjoy a day at the beach, provisionally available for the enjoyment of the Club Punta Mita Members and their guests, via a year-to-year access agreement.

Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the peninsula, it features both a large swimming pool and beachfront with sun chairs and pool butler service, the acclaimed Sea Breeze Restaurant and Bar and — for casual, on-the-sand dining — the Mita Mary Seafood boat. With signature St. Regis service to pamper you, the Sea Breeze Beach Club is a favored place in Punta Mita. It also features the Punta Mita Expeditions Ocean Activities outpost, with onsite paddle-boards, wind-surfers, and boats to take you fishing, surfing or snorkeling/diving.

Pacifico Beach Club

Club Punta Mita offers a full range of ocean activities through our Ocean Activities Center at the Pacifico Beach Club.

Paddle off the beach with a kayak. Take a stand-up paddle board lesson. Experience our Marine Snorkel Safari. Scuba dive the Marietas Islands National Park. Join the whale watching tours. Go spearfishing in the blue. You will find the Ocean Activities station conveniently located near the pool area at the Residents’ Beach Club. They will be more than happy to arrange all types of expeditions.

TENNIS & FITNESS CENTERS

The Tennis Club at Punta Mita offers a variety of surfaces with world class mentors ready to keep you active.

TENNIS

FITNESS

A variety of fun and exciting tennis activities await at The Punta Mita Tennis Club. Managed by Four Seasons and Peter Burwash International, the recently expanded Punta Mita Tennis Club offers 10 courts – a combination of hard surface and synthetic grass courts—lighted for evening play. In addition, enjoy an apparel and equipment shop as well as men’s and women’s locker rooms. The Premier Fitness Center, for Club Punta Mita members, features Technogym® cardiovascular and machine weight equipment that allows a comprehensive fitness regimen. Men’s and women’s locker and shower areas allow for a relaxing finish to your workout, leaving you refreshed and energized.
 

OCEAN AND ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

Punta Mita is much more than golf. Enjoy a world of water sports and deep surfing culture along the coastline.

Nestled between the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean, this extraordinary peninsula offers a breathtaking coastline, an inviting seaside playground and a natural magnet for all kind of aquatic and land adventures.

The sparkling waters, pristine beaches, coral reef and occasionally rocky coast inspire a host of delightful experiences: sport fishing, sea kayaking, whale watching, surfing, sailing, diving, spearfishing, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Club Punta Mita offers a full range of ocean and outdoor activities, many of which are provided by our Ocean Activities Coordinator located at the Residents Beach Club and at Sea Breeze Beach Club.