The Four Seasons Punta Mita is a spectacular and luxurious resort. We spent a week there as a family of four with my brother and SIL part of the week. Stayed in the Residence Club (RC) which is fully integrated into the resort unlike other FS resorts where the RC is a separate complex.
Transportation: We opted to let FS arrange airport pick-up and drop-off and the service was fast, friendly and efficient for about $220 round trip. On the way to the resort we had six people and thus a van. The driver stopped at a Walmart supermarket to allow us to load up on groceries (~$50/hour). On the way to the airport we had four people and thus a large SUV. The ride was a comfortable 45 minutes each way, though longer on the way back as there seemed to be some sort of protest at the airport that created a traffic jam. We didn’t do so but apparently you can rent a golf cart from the FS and it’s a great way to get into town which is just outside the gates of the complex.
Resort: The resort is huge and the RC rooms are close to the Oasis complex (including the Lazy River) but a bit distant from the main lobby and surrounding restaurants, beach activity centers, etc. It’s not a far walk but there is very efficient golf cart service if you prefer not to walk. Every time we called for a golf cart it was there in a minute or two. All parts of the resort are luxurious in an understated ‘Four Seasons’ way and kept immaculate in terms of cleanliness and landscaping. Interesting wildlife including iquanas, chachalaca (a kind of wild chicken) and many bird species roam the resort.
Rooms: Residence Club rooms appear to be in five buildings. They are more like a condo/apartment with kitchen, living room and dining room. They are gorgeous! The RC rooms are huge with a 3-bdrm having over 3000 sq. ft. of space. They are beautifully decorated with marble floors, high ceilings and plenty of light. I’ve added a number of pics. The RC rooms are serviced daily by the housekeeping staff and the plunge pools also cleaned daily. The gourmet kitchen is large and functional with everything needed to prepare a gourmet meal (though we did little of this on vacation). It was good to be able to breakfast and sometimes lunch ‘in’. The FS provides complete coffee and tea service (including sugar and cream). My SIL was very pleased to find decaf black tea which she couldn’t find at the supermarket. FS gladly supplied more! It was quite hot and humid while we were there and the air conditioning worked beautifully keeping the inside pleasantly cool even in the heat of the day. The great room has a set of sliding glass doors that can be opened completely creating even more outdoor living space. We opted to keep them closed given the heat, though is imagine in the cooler times of the year it’s great to have that outdoor feel even ‘indoors’. Finally, there is a great back patio with three lounge chairs, small table and chairs, several other chairs, a pool bed, a barbeque grill and a plunge pool. This was a great place to hang out. It was cool enough for morning coffee and the plunge pool great in the afternoon. Housekeeping replaced the towels outside daily. The rooms had WiFi and for RC guests it was free for the ‘premium’ service which was very fast (watched Netflix with no delay). We likely had >10 devices among the six of us.
Bars and Restaurants: Each of the pools and the lazy river has a bar and you can order food as well. Same is true of the beach. There are several restaurants on the resort ranging from casual beachfront (Ketsi, Bahia) to fine dining with an ocean view (Aramara). Ketsi and Bahia were very good and I’ve reviewed these separately. We did not eat at Aramara and instead went into the town of Punta de Mita to eat for our special meal. The food was generally very good on the resort and of course the service was excellent at the restaurant. Both Ketsi and Bahia had kid’s menus.
Service: Quality of the service and friendliness of the staff really sets this place apart. Service is just special. Every one of the staff will great you as you pass anywhere on the resort. It helps to know at least a few phrases in Spanish. Daily housekeeping and pool service were top notch. Anything that needed repair was fixed almost immediately. We had one issue with the AC apparently not working well and maintenance was dispatched immediately (less than 15 mins). (It turned out that we had not completely shut the large set of glass doors and the AC did not turn on if the doors were open.)
Beaches and Pools: There are two semi-private beaches that are very nice with white sand and calm oceans. Not quite like the Caribbean but calm and turquoise much more so than the Pacific coast of Mexico. Living close to the beach in SoCal, we opted to spend more time at the pools. There is a huge infinity pool overlooking the beaches and ocean that is beautiful. We never had problem finding lounge chairs. There is also a large adult pool complex with cabanas that’s very nice though being a family we didn’t use much. There is a great lazy river that moves slowly around the Oasis complex. The lazy river is a great place to lounge in the water if you’ve already had enough sun as it’s quite shaded and cooler. There’s a bar there that has a big screen TV (where I watched a few World Cup games; you can watch while standing in the water) and that will refresh your drink as float by if you call it out.
Negatives: Very few and minor. Prices at the restaurants are very high and there are few options for reasonably priced food. There is a small shop off of the lobby that sells some food (including some very good bread) but other than that, you pay the restaurant prices. Also, it didn’t impact us as Residence Club guests but the resort charges other for WiFi. This is a general pet peeve with me as WiFi nowadays is a common utility like electricity or hot water and up-charging for it is a devious practice and certainly I’d have thought the FS would be above it. I for one would like to see more hotels and resorts drop cable TV and provide ultra-fast internet/WiFi since I bring my own devices anyway. OK, off my soapbox!
All in all, the entire family had a great time at the FS Punta Mita and all were sad to leave. The kids made a number of friends at the resort at the pools and activities. We really felt like the staff we’d gotten to know were like family. I congratulate the management and staff and give the FS Punta Mita my highest recommendation.
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- Also Known As:
- 4 Seasons Punta Mita
- Four Seasons Punta Mita Hotel Punta De Mita
- Four Seasons Punta De Mita
- Punta De Mita Four Seasons