Caleb and I are celebrating our ten year anniversary this Thursday. We knew we wanted to have some time away just the two of us, so we considered a lot of different locations. After narrowing it down to a relaxing beach vacation, we decided on Punta Mita Mexico. It’s a quick 2 hr flight from Dallas and 45 minute drive to Punta Mita once you land in Puerto Vallarta. We booked airport transportation through Four Seasons Punta Mita and we highly recommend doing the same if you plan on visiting!
While we did this trip as a relaxing couples getaway, of all the Four Seasons properties where we have stayed, it is one of the most kid-friendly. We are already talking about bringing our kids back!
The resort has about 150 newly renovated rooms throughout the property. We stayed in an Ocean View King and had the most amazing views. They also have rooms that are ocean front, rooms with plunge pools and family rooms with bunk beds. You really can’t go wrong!
While the resort does provide transportation to go off property, we decided to stay at the resort the whole time. It was so peaceful and relaxing and beautiful. Here are the restaurants where we ate:
- Dos Catrinas: We had breakfast here and dinner one night. It’s an open air restaurant right off the beach. For breakfast, I loved the fresh made juices and avocado toast. Caleb opted for the buffet and it did not disappoint. We had dinner here the first night and they made the best cocktails. We shared tuna nachos and the shrimp. Don’t forget to stop by the homemade churro cart after dinner!
- Tail of the Whale: This is the clubhouse at the golf course. We got to the course in time to have breakfast and it’s so beautiful! I loved my breakfast – orange/carrot/ginger juice and poblano eggs benedict. Yum!
- Nuna pool/Beach: We ate every lunch at the pool or the beach! We tried everything from nachos, burgers, mahi mahi tostados, chips and guac, etc. Everything was delicious.
- The Shack: The Shack is a casual “shack” on the beach and such a great spot for a quick lunch/dinner/drinks. During the day, you can order tacos and at night they serve pizza! We had lunch here on our first day.
- Bahía: This restaurant is right on the beach and we had dinner here the second night. I highly recommend reserving a table in the sand. The sunset view can’t be beat and I had the best seared tuna here. We loved this dinner!
- Aramara: After a lot of Mexican food (which we love!), we had dinner at Aramara on our third night. This Asian restaurant was amazing! I had one of my favorite cocktails of the trip here. It’s called the El Remedio de Patrón. It’s tequila, sparkling rosé and guava juice! So good and refreshing. This is where we also did the hot rock, spicy cauliflower bites, bao buns and the roasted duck (which has been on the menu for 22 years!) If we had room, we would have ordered sushi. Next time!
- Mez Bar: This is a bar that is above Dos Catrinas. We stopped by for a Mexican Spirits Flight and learned so much about tequila, mezcal and many other Mexican spirits.
- Private beachside dinner: We did a private beachside dinner on the last night of our trip. It was incredible! We had a private spot on Las Cuervas beach. It was very special night for us and the Four Seasons made it so memorable! We were greeted with champagne, had amazing appetizers and dinner, dessert and then ended the night with a bonfire on the beach and smores. Not to mention the most beautiful sunset we had seen on our trip! It was magical.
- Pools: There are two pools on site, the Nuna pool which is the infinity pool that overlooks the ocean and the Tamai pool, which is the adults pool. We spent the majority of our time at the Nuna pool, but loved going to Tamai. It was so peaceful and relaxing!
- Beaches: There are two different beaches at the Four Seasons. We did a cabana at Manzillas beach our first full day at the resort and it quickly became our favorite beach. It’s more shaded and very quiet. Las Cuevas beach is more sunny. You can’t go wrong with either, we just preferred Manzillas beach. Every hour at the beach and pool, amenities are passed around by the staff: popsicles, ice cream, popcorn and sunglass cleaning!
- Nature hike: We started one morning off with an hour long hike to the top of the mountain. It was a great start to the morning and great views before we relaxed the rest of the day!
- Golf: My husband played 18 holes one morning and I joined him to ride along. We had the best time! The golf course is beautiful and if you play the Pacifico course, you can play the “Tail of the Whale” hole during low tide. Even if you are just along for the ride, the views are beautiful and there are so many amazing beach houses to look at!
- Spa: The Spa has recently reopened after being closed due to Covid. We were so thankful to have had the opportunity to visit! It’s a huge spa with anything/everything you can imagine. We did an 80-minute tequila stone massage and it was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. We were SO relaxed.
What to Pack
The resort is very casual. I packed heels, but didn’t ended up wearing them at all! I pretty much wore a swimsuit all day (minus the hike and golf) and a dress for dinner. The whole area is very active and laid back. Here is another post on what I packed.