Riviera Nayarit defines luxury through its authentic and outrageous regional adventures, unrivalled levels of gastronomy and high quality services. The destination’s nearly 200 miles of Pacific coastline play host to a playground for the modern traveler seeking to go beyond thread counts and marble bathtubs and into exclusive cultural experiences created for each traveler’s personal preferences.
The following world class hotels in Riviera Nayarit allow guests to undertake new experiences and immerse themselves in the destination whilst indulging in the very best levels of personal and attentive service, lavish accommodations:
Four Seasons Punta Mita
Four Seasons Punta Mita offers extravagant experiences that will make any traveler feel like James Bond. Guests can travel by private helicopter to the Jose Cuervo distillery for a private tour, tasting and gourmet lunch on the Ultimate Tequila Tour. This adventure offers tequila lovers an ‘up close and personal’ vantage point into Mexico’s beloved spirit with exclusive tours, private tastings with an expert sommelier, gourmet cuisine prepared by a Four Seasons chef and two custom blended bottles of tequila. Who wouldn’t want to indulge in a private tasting of tequila straight from the barrel? At the end, guests will also bottle their own tequila, complete with a personalized serial number and customized seal.
If taking to the air isn’t enough, guests can also book a Four Seasons 55-foot yacht charter. Sailboat and power boat charters offer deep sea fishing trips, boat cruises and whale watching in winter as well as trips to enjoy some of the best surfing spots in the world. The ship also has a Wave Runner for guests to ride when the yacht is anchored.
Extravagant experiences can build up quite an appetite, which is why Four Seasons is introducing a new Octopus Catch & Cook culinary excursion for guests. Featuring world-class freediving in Bahia de Banderas, guests will receive training before departing to catch octopus prior to their interactive cooking class to prepare the fresh octopus ceviche.
Marival Residences and World Spa
The Marival Residences Luxury Resort is the ultimate in luxury, with beautifully appointed modern one to three bedroom Residences and Villas that range from 1,400 to 3,940 square feet. Guests can choose from ocean views, two-story villas, private terraces and even a rooftop penthouse where guests can see Humpback Whales seasonally and gorgeous sunsets daily.
A visit to the World Spa will transport guests around the world where different cultures are explored from a perspective of tradition and spa history. Every room inside the spa reflects the ambiance, décor and treatments of a different culture.
Honoring local spa origins, the Mexico Agave Experience delves into Mexico’s signature spa treatments by offering the hydrating and nourishing powers of the native agave plant, cacao, honey, aloe vera and Mayan mud.
The Italy Vendimia Wine Experience integrates Italy’s most famous exports. In this treatment, you will begin by embracing the antioxidant properties of treading grapes, just as in the wine making process. Next, guests will experience a skin treatment of salt and extra virgin olive oil, which will surely leave skin feeling like it’s never felt before.
Other worldly treatments include the: Japanese Shiatsu; Turkish Hamam; Russian Banya Experience; Bali Aromatherapy; India’s Shirodhara; Thai Body Work; and the America Ménage Spa Experience.
St. Regis Punta Mita
Upon entering the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, you will find cascading water terraces that gently lead your eyes to one of the best views of the Bay of Banderas. Here, it is ritual to welcome the sunset by sabering the top off of a champagne bottle and offering a toast to the glowing orange sky.
Access to destination excursions has never been easier than at St. Regis where guests need only to use the Wi-Fi enabled “WhatsApp” message application on their phone to send requests to their butler. Through this service, a guest can conveniently schedule a 45-foot luxury catamaran to sail off the coast of Riviera Nayarit, courtesy of Punta Mita Expeditions. This “floating lounge” comes equipped with Bluetooth speakers, perfect for setting the mood at sea with your favorite playlist.
Luxury finds its extreme edge in sports in Punta Mita. The Jack Nicklaus Pacifico golf course contains an optional par three hole, “Tale of the Whale,” which will challenge even the most veteran golfers. The tee shot starts from the coastal shoreline and carries from the black tees 194 yards over the Pacific Ocean to the green located on a natural island. Golfers access the island by a narrow sand bar during low tide and an amphibious golf cart during high tide.
Imanta Resorts Punta de Mita
Resting on 250 acres of private mountainside property, Imanta Resorts Punta de Mita is the destination’s only Relais & Chateaux property. This is the place where the world’s highest net worth guests go to escape. Imanta’s massive grounds house an intimate resort that caps out at approximately 20 guests when every casa-style villa is booked.
Imanta, which means “magnetic attraction”, is the epitome of Riviera Nayarit because it’s where luxury truly meet nature. Guests won’t be surprised to order coconut water and see employees immediately scale a nearby tree to secure the freshest coconut water for their enjoyment.
Additionally, on-property is a 120-acre nature reserve which can be traversed on guided trails via foot or horseback. These amazing treks showcase some of the purest fruit and most vibrant wild flowers in all of Riviera Nayarit.
For more information on Riviera Nayarit, visit www.rivieranayarit.com.