3 Riviera Nayarit Hotels in T+L’s “Top 25 Resorts in Mexico”

  • The properties included in Travel+Leisure’s prestigious list include: W Punta de Mita, Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

International publication Travel+Leisure recently published the winners of their annual World’s Best Awards 2020, and three of the Riviera Nayarit’s hotels made the list of the Top 25 Hotels/Resorts in Mexico.

The World’s Best Awards is one of the most important awards of its kind, as it is T+L readers who vote to define the score based on their travel experience around the world, sharing their opinions about the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruises, spas, airlines, and more.

Because of this, we are very proud to announce that three properties located in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure made the list: W Punta de Mita, positioned as a favorite in the destination (6); Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta (8); and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (25).

Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, mentioned the favorable impact this list has on a global scale for new travelers who are considering a stay at the properties mentioned above.

“We hope this year’s winners inspire future travelers to visit our tourist destination that, by the way, recently received the Safe Travel Stamp awarded by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). That way travelers can be assured the Riviera Nayarit is a superior option for an ideal getaway, offering peace of mind and safety in every sense of the word.”


A favorite on the Pacific Coast

This year readers overwhelmingly praised Mexico’s Pacific Coast, with nine of the ten top winners located in this area of the country.

Hotels were rated for their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value, and the properties were classified as City or Resort, according to their location and services.

Within its diversity, the properties shared a passion for supporting and showcasing the richness of their communities. Below are the Riviera Nayarit hotels on the list:

W Punta de Mita. The carefree spirit of the W brand is alive and well, but with an eye-catching decoration by the creative folk living in nearby Sayulita. The design was inspired by Huichol folk art, and the hotel offer includes tours of the history and architecture of neighboring towns. This unique property has 119 original rooms, including 13 suites, with a private balcony or patio overlooking the ocean or jungle.

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The design was inspired by Huichol folk art.


Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. Named one of the 10 Best Hotels in Mexico and among the 100 Best Hotels in the World by Travel+Leisure, Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta offers the best in resort vacations and provides a high-end experience full of options. It has over 40 restaurants, three golf courses, a shopping plaza, two luxury spas, beautiful beaches, and much more.

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Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta offers the best in resort vacations.


The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, this hotel offers guests all the luxuries of an intimate retreat where art and nature are beautifully intertwined. Guests can immerse themselves in the relaxing treatments at the Luxe Remède spa, play on two exclusive Jack Nicklaus golf courses, or exercise at the tennis center located in a palm grove, very close to the Islas Marietas.

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The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort offers guests all the luxuries of an intimate retreat.



It’s important to mention that this year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on March 2, just before the COVID-19 health contingencies were implemented, so the results reflect readers’ experiences before the pandemic.

Click here for the complete article: Worlds Best Resort Hotels Mexico. 



The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) continue to work together to advance the region, strengthening its promotion and helping position it on the national map with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).