Conrad Punta de Mita — Hotel Reviews | Condé Nast Traveler – Condé Nast Traveler | WHs Answers

Why book? Contemporary in its appeal, Conrad Punta de Mita offers a fresh and inviting coastal respite along a stunning, palm-fringed stretch of beach on Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
Staged: Like entering a dark tunnel and emerging into paradise, Conrad Punta de Mita’s entrance impresses with expansive views of its dreamy, palm-fringed coastline. The property’s lobby and main breakfast restaurant, Arbol, opens onto the heart of the resort, a kid-friendly area and an adults-only pool area right in the middle and connected by a central infinity pool where guests are dressed in oversized hats, Sunnies and snazzy swimsuits, they hang over the side with a drink in hand to watch the Pacific Ocean waves lap the beach.
The background story: Sitting on miles of white-sand beach, the Conrad Punta de Mita slipped under the radar when it opened, largely due to timing. As one of the leading luxury brands of the Hilton Hotel Group, it welcomed guests for the first time in September 2020. Now it’s beginning to gain traction as frequent travelers to other Mexican beach regions — say Los Cabos or Oaxaca — are eager to find something new to explore. The resort’s modern and fresh design is subtly inspired by the local Huichol culture, with integrated motifs such as the ojo de dios (a dragon-like protective symbol signifying the eye of god) and the peyote cactus that blends effortlessly into almost any space within the property.
The rooms: Rooms are split between two areas: the main building, which faces the center of the resort toward the beach, and five separate (and smaller) beach-view buildings. While the oversized penthouses are located in the main building and are ideal for families or groups, by far the resort’s most desirable rooms are the beachfront suites. Each is equipped with a large indoor seating area, a terrace with sun loungers and a private plunge pool.
To eat and drink: The resort has a total of four restaurants, each with a different level of formality. Breakfast items like chilaquiles and eggs with homemade tortillas are served in the light and airy indoor-outdoor Arbol Restaurant near the lobby. The Paleta pool option, on the other hand, is all about light snacks and drinks. Think burgers, ceviche, and poke bowls. Mezquite is the property’s relaxed beachfront restaurant and offers wood-fired seafood cuisine; All meals end with sweet treats like silky charcoal *paletas* or popsicles. Of all the restaurants at the resort, Codex is the most upscale — think lightly smoked Pacific oysters, crispy soft-shelled crab served with a sprinkling of mole, and buttery tuna tartare with avocado cream. There’s also the Tuki lobby bar and Cafe Colibri, named for the area’s hummingbirds, which offers freshly baked pastries and espresso.
The Spa: Guests can take their spa experience to the next level by booking one of the property’s outdoor thatched domes for their treatment. The constructions – and the overall mystique of the spa, with its incorporation of indigenous products such as native jackfruit and copal-infused clay – are inspired by Mexico’s ancient Huichol culture, which still thrives on the Riviera Nayarit today. Although all guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool after their treatment, the domes, built for two, come with their own private plunge pools. There’s also an on-site Temezcal where, upon request, a Huichol shaman from the local community performs a four-part sweat-cleansing ritual evoked by meditation, chants, and herbal steam created by pouring water onto heated rocks in the central pit of the dome .
The neighborhood / area: Located on the Riviera Nayarit, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sierra Madre mountains, Conrad Punta de Mita is set amidst towering palm trees in the Litibú gated community. When guests stay here, they have access to world-class golf courses, clay tennis courts, and six miles of expansive golden sands. Though the areas sound similar, Punta de Mita is separate from Punta Mita, an exclusive peninsular enclave punctuated by popular resorts like Four Seasons and St. Regis and located on the opposite north end of the peninsula in Banderas Bay.
The service: Service is as one would expect from a premium Hilton brand, with each guest’s desires and desires being met with ease and joy.
For families: The Conrad Punta de Mita is unique in that it caters to both adults and families with ease, largely due to the property’s well thought-out layout. The resort is split down the middle in terms of kid-friendly areas. Overlooking the sea, the right side of the property is adults only, with a secluded swimming area offering privacy, ideal for couples. To the left of the property, however, is the resort’s all-day poolside cafe, Paleta. Popular with families, the area borders a kid-friendly pool with a smartly camouflaged waterslide and a splash pool with water jets. There’s also a kids’ club that offers arts and crafts classes inspired by Huichol culture.
Accessibility: Most of the resort is ADA-compliant with plenty of ramps, elevators, and wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Anything else to mention? Though Punta de Mita has sunny days about 90 percent of the year, adults will love the lounge next to the kids’ club in case it rains. There is a pool table and table football, among other things. There’s also the Agave Studio, where the in-house mixologist guides guests through a tasting of several Mexican spirits, including sotol, tequila, mezcal, and raicilla.

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