As I’m planning our summer travel, it reminded me that I never shared our trip to the new W Punta de Mita last June. There are so many gorgeous and quirky details to share.
We love Punta Mita and have been many times as a couple and with our girls. You can read more about those trips here. This trip was mainly to surf for my husband’s birthday. There is a break right out front called dinosaurs and one of the places in PM he’d not surfed. So we figured why not! While we love the St. Regis Punta Mita, it is fun to try a new spot. We went 4th or 5th day they were open. We were literally visitors 23 and 24 so it was fun to see the resort before anyone else.
We were greeted at the entrance with cold drinks and jumped in the cutest carts I’ve ever seen to be whisked downhill to the super hip open air lobby. The details are like none I’ve seen! The perforated steel walls at the entrance flanked the most amazing tile artwork flooring anywhere. The designs are traditional folk art of the local Huichol people and is carried the full depth of the resort…though the lobby, up and down the bar and up a walkway above the pool. More than 1,000,000 tiles were used and it took 2 people almost 1 year to create this mosaic. Truly incredible!
The rooms are a hip surf theme and brightly colored. Gotta love Pancho Villa with a surf board and Freida Kahalo with her skateboard! We stayed in a beach view room with a beautiful view of the water feature and the ocean. Having toured the facility, I’d choose the Jungle Rooms for our next visit. It is quite warm in the summer and the Jungle Rooms were a bit cooler in temperature and cooler design-wise as well. The bathrooms were AMAZING!
While the spa wasn’t open when we visited (remember we were in the first group in), I toured the facility and it was so beautiful. I’ve spoken to a friend who returned recently and said it was one of the most beautiful spas with unique treatments. I believe it!
It was a great surf spot for an intermediate surfer while we were there. Our friend, Mita, came and surfed with my hubby each day but the W Surf Shack guys were great, too, and have all the equipment you need. They offer lessons as well.
One of my favorites about the W was the Chevicheria – an old Chevy redone into a ceviche bar. The chef was great and prepared so many different versions. We ate there every day! The Spice Market and Venazu are the two restaurants and have great food as well. The service at the hotel was really great. They were all so kind and attentive.
If you are looking for a fun couples trip or girls getaway, this would be a great place to go. The Village of Punta Mita is about 15 minutes away and offers several good restaurants you can find in this post.
Below is my beach packing list for a trip we have in a few weeks that I’ll be sharing soon! You can also find some great swim items 30% off right here!