4.18.2013

Travel Edition: Punta Mita and The St. Regis


A friend on facebook was asking about ideas for a 10th Year Anniversary Trip.  This reminded me of our Anniversary Trip last June and I can't believe I haven't shared it with you yet!  If you're planning a momentous or luxurious trip like a Honeymoon, Babymoon or a trip for an Anniversary, Punta Mita  and The St. Regis is a dream, it's paradise, tell it to your neighbor!!


Here's why I would recommend this place to the President of the United States:

#1 Location.  Fly into Puerto Vallarta and The St. Regis Resort's transportation service will pick you up in a Navigator at the aeropuerto and drive you an hour north to the peninsula and gated community of Punta Mita.
#2  The Rooms.  I believe the sleeping conditions on your vacation can take your experience from amazing to amaze-balls.  So when we wanted to change rooms for a better "ocean view" our butler was more than happy to let us choose from three rooms.  I thought, "it doesn't hurt to ask."  And it payed off, here's our Deluxe Room, Ocean View:


And here's our big patio where we ate breakfast every morning:


#3  The Pools.  This is my love language.  An infinity pool speaks to me and they had 3 separate giant ones, tell it to your neighbor!  And if it looks like we were the only people there, it felt like it.    The lounge chair to guest ratio must have been 100 to 1!


#4 The Spa.  Remède was the name of the spa at the St. Regis and it may have been the best spa experience I've ever had, beyond relaxing.  Each day they had different treatment specials and we took full advantage of it.  Have you ever had a Vichy treatment?  So cool!  And am I dreaming or did we really get a couples pedicure in this setting?


#5  St. Regis Rituals.  Every Friday evening at sunset there is a champagne sabering ritual where champagne and cocktails are complementary!  Also every morning a small Bloody Mary is served with your breakfast.


#6 The Beach.  Cabanas, paddle boarding and one woman selling handmade jewelry, just right!  The water was a little chilly so I got in only a couple times.  I just enjoyed the sweetness of doing nothing here!  Here's the necklace I bought from the jewelry maker:


#7 Golf.  The Punta Mita Golf Course is a Jack Nicklaus creation and it has 8 ocean-facing holes.  It was perfect for me because we could take our time.  It felt like we were the only people playing.  Nothing could beat the Tale of the Whale hole, it was fun to hit the ball across the water to the green!


#8 Dinner at Sufi.  We almost cancelled our reservations to this "off the resort" restaurant because we didn't want to "get ready" on our last night.  But the person who recommended to eat here said it was the best restaurant they'd ever been to so we had to go!  And they weren't lying!!!  This was a WOW!  The food and the setting!  We cannot stop talking about the Cucumber Margaritas and the Three Tomatoes Salad.


#9 Dining at The Resort.  We loved dining casual at the Sea Breeze Restaurant with a view of the ocean.  When we were by the pool we liked ordering from the Las Marietas restaurant.  I still think about the cucumber, watermelon and jicama salad we ate by the pool!


#10  Sunsets and Service.  Everyday, extra-special, above and beyond.


Please put The St. Regis Punta Mita on your list for a once-in-a-lifetime romantic vacation!  You'll feel like a celebrity who's rented the resort all to yourself!  We want to go back!

Quick Links:
St. Regis Punta Mita Reservations
St. Regis Punta Mita Blog

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post. We're thinking about going here and this is a great, detailed endorsement.

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  2. thanks for this post! i have been looking for somewhere to go for our 10th!

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  3. What an amazing vacation! Anywhere with a good beach, pools and good food is perfect for me. Y'all are such a cute couple! Love your striped maxi skirt.

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  4. Heading here for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in October for 5 days...cannot wait

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