The Riviera Nayarit and the luxury traveler in the “new normal”
- Properties with independent access, spectacular villas by the sea with terraces and private pools, accommodations that are a destination unto themselves… These are the latest tendencies in post-COVID-19 hospitality in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.
The “new normal” has brought with it innumerable changes, not only in daily life, but also in how we travel. A recent study by The Luxury Travel Group revealed new tendencies in luxury tourism that include the promotion of private villas and properties with independent access, as well as personalized itineraries, designed specifically for each client’s needs.
In the Riviera Nayarit—a destination where luxury and nature become one—the large hotel chains have taken everything a step further when it comes to adapting to these new times. In addition to implementing international health protocols to guarantee safety and the best service for the most demanding of guests, the most exclusive accommodations are offering private villas and properties with independent access and rooms that are a “destination” unto themselves: spacious, elegant, and personalized, made to provide maximum comfort while reducing the risk of contagion.
“In the new post-COVID-19 era, the services the luxury travelers will seek are those that will allow them to travel separately from groups, and the personal experiences that hotels can provide to guests will make the difference between one property and another,” says Marc Murphy, general director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).
Among the luxury hotels that offer private villas and rooms with separate entrances are the following:
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Located in Punta Mita, this beautiful Five Diamond AAA hotel invites you to experience the true spirit of Mexican hospitality. It offers 173 rooms, plus 52 private villas with independent access and individual pools with spectacular view of the ocean, white sand beaches, and nature.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
The driving force behind the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is to care for the health and well-being of its guests by offering unparalleled experiences that have earned it recognition as one of the best all-inclusive luxury resorts on the Pacific coast. It offers 267 luxurious 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom suites, including its two-story family residence and the Wellness Suite, which includes a large terrace overlooking the ocean to pamper body and soul.
Imanta Resorts Punta de Mita
This is the ideal place for travelers looking for a refuge that harmoniously combines luxury with the environment and offers privacy, serenity, and nature. Every one of the 16 stand-alone mansions and suites—all overlooking the ocean and each with a private entrance—offers a unique eco-vacation experience that “pays tribute to the majestic beauty of the Riviera Nayarit.”
Marival Distinct Luxury Residences
Located within the Fraccionamiento Náutico Turístico Nuevo Vallarta neighborhood, this elegant property offers 169 luxury residences, penthouses, and family villas with terraces and private pools where the traveler can enjoy maximum luxury and comfort. It also has exclusive Demi Pools in some residences and an enormous luxury jacuzzi for adults. There’s no doubt Marival® Distinct Luxury Residences will take your vacation experience to the next level.
Palmasola Punta Mita
Palmasola is one of the first luxury real estate properties in the region, and although there are many new properties, it continues to stand out among the high-end ones. Guests staying in this 9,000-square-meter oceanfront villa will enjoy the excellent amenities of the Punta Mita Resort, attentive staff, and impressive Mexican architecture. The property includes 9 rooms with private baths, a spacious master suite, and a private rooftop terrace.
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
This Riviera Nayarit hotel is known for excellent service and its always friendly and diligent staff. The accommodation options offered by The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort include 120 villas (four per building, with separate entrances), ranging from junior suites and one- and two-bedroom luxury suites to the presidential suite with three bedrooms, full kitchen, and panoramic views of the Pacific.
Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit
A new definition of luxury awaits those who visit Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa Riviera Nayarit, located in Nuevo Vallarta. The hotel impresses with its hacienda-style suites, lush gardens, and the amenities that distinguish luxury properties. It has 250 residences with independent access; each one is divided in two: a large residence for the parents and a smaller room for the children.
W Punta de Mita
At the W Punta de Mita, guests will be able to enjoy luxury and fun—it’s also known as a very high-end “Mexican-style getaway.” The hotel has 119 rooms, although 13 of them are actually Ocean Front Haven cabanas with separate entrances and an open-plan design right by the beach, surrounded by tropical vegetation. They also include a fabulous private terrace for sunbathing and a whirlpool.
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) reaffirm their commitment to the strategic promotion of the destination, pursuing areas of opportunity and consolidating new markets to increase the number of incoming tourists with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).