6 Ways to Let Go and Relax in Punta de MitaBy Susannah Rigg
What are holidays for, if not rest and relaxation? Punta de Mita has plenty of options to make your worries melt away. From walks with sunset views, to spa treatments and beach clubs, our extensive list will help you escape from the moment you arrive in this beautiful part of Riviera Nayarit.
Pamper yourself with an “escape” treatment at the W Hotel Spa
What better way to start your holiday than with a massage at the Away Spa, nestled among the trees at the W Hotel? Its “escape” treatments are designed to help you relax completely, and range from facials and massages to whole-body treatments.
Arrive early to enjoy a hydro massage in a warm outdoor pool, before indulging in a one and a half hour-long “escape” massage, watching the fish swimming underneath the glass floor below you as you drift off. For something a bit more unique, ask for the pre-Hispanic cactus massage or the tequila facial.
As the air starts to cool and the sun begins to set, take a stroll along the beaches and bays around Punta de Mita. Watch the waves and feel the water lapping at your feet as the sun dips below the horizon, transforming the sky in a riot of color. It’s a sure-fire way to free yourself from the stresses of everyday life.
Let yourself float
They say that relaxing in a flotation tank for an hour feels like the equivalent of having over four hours’ sleep. The large flotation tanks at the Reméde Spa at the St. Regis are totally private, allowing you to fall into a state of deep and comfortable relaxation. Afterward, take a dip in a tank full of salts for even more relaxation and detox, with changing colors to calm the senses and soothe the mind. You’ll feel revitalized and sleep like a baby for the rest of your stay.
Once you’ve mastered the art of paddleboarding, you can head out to the bays around Punta de Mita and glide over the calm waters. There’s nothing like the gentle rhythm of the paddle, the sound of birds, and the occasional passing fish to make you forget your worries.
From here to infinity
The St. Regis has three infinity pools where you can watch the horizon as you float. If you prefer watching the waves from the calm of a pool rather than being in them, this is the perfect choice for you. If you stay in one of the St. Regis villas, you’ll even have an inflatable unicorn to float around on in the comfort of your very own private pool.
Beach Club bliss
For those staying in the gated community of Punta Mita, there’s unlimited access to three fully-equipped beach clubs. Pick your sun lounger and let the attentive team at the club take care of everything else. Go for a dip in the sea, enjoy a cocktail and order whatever you fancy, freshly prepared and delivered to you on the sand for a whole day of utter bliss.