There is little i can add to the hotel reviews by others, the St Regis is really terrific and the staff is very very nice. Just spent 7 days there with my family and enjoyed every minute. A couple of things to know:
1.The beach is sandy, but is very rocky at the shoreline. If you plan to swim in the ocean or go for a long walk towards the Four Seasons, bring water shoes, it just isn't possible otherwise. That said, the pools are so nice you may never go in the ocean!
2. We just returned (mid February), the weather was great, mid 80s during the day but 60s and breezy in the evening. Really makes sleeping easy, but if you plan to eat or have drinks on the beach at night and get chilly easily, pack a light summer sweater or a linen long sleeve.
3. Make dinner reservations in advance for peak weeks for the best restaurants. Breakfast and lunch are terrific at the hotel, but Carolinas was too formal for our taste and there is only one other dinner choice which is casual (which i would rate 4 stars) on property. In our opinion, the best dinner choices are all downtown (5 mins by cab). Tripadvisor reviews were pretty spot on, we went to Rosa Mexicano, Si Senor and Casa Teresa. All great.
4. This part of mexico is very quiet. more than a few times i walked through the property at 9:30 PM and there were no guests to be seen, most seemed to be back in their room. if you are the stay out late at the bar type, bring along friends because it will be tought to execute here.
Lastly, there is much discussion here about Four Seasons vs St Regis. Having stayed at the Four Seasons twice (during off weeks) and this trip, the first time at St Regis, I think for a peak travel week, St Regis is much better. Three pools each the size of the main FS pool, and much less congested. I walked over to the FS one morning last week (about 25 minutes) and noticed by 930AM people were already 'reserving' beach chairs by having towels placed on them, yet most were not being used and few people were at the pool. Reserving chairs is just one of those things I don't want to stress over when on vacation, and certainly not when at a premier property such as these two. But the reality for the FS is there really is only one nice pool (the adult pool at FS has no views, is much smaller and is in a woodsy setting) and more rooms, especially when combined with their residential properties. I did not have this 'save the chair' experience at FS during my off peak travel weeks. I just can't see this happening at the St Regis, fewer rooms and three times the pools. Finally, there are definitely more small children at the Four Seasons (actually, more children in general), which may be more attractive for younger families.
Let's face it, both are really nice properties, but I would pick the St Regis again because of the pools and significantly more space and privacy. Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amongst one of the world's most alluring beaches at the Riviera Nayarit, in a a 1500-acre resort and residential community, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is an exquisite luxury resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico. Our property features 120 accommodations, thoughtful amenities, and spectacular grounds. We offer an experience that transcends ordinary travel, immersing guests in unsurpassed luxury. ... more less
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