If you’ve had the privilege of visiting Punta Mita, you’ll know that this paradisiacal resort town is pretty much synonymous with exclusivity. Between the world-class golf courses, private beach clubs, upmarket restaurants and breath-taking nature, visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to ultra-luxurious travel. Tucked away in a 1500-acre private peninsula, Punta Mita is home to affluent gated communities, five-star hotels and multimillion-dollar luxury villas , all of which draw in thousands of elite travelers every year.
The sparkling turquoise oceans, pristine white beaches and exclusive lifestyle of this magical destination have lured in A-list celebrities, world-famous actors, sports stars and tech giants, including the likes of the Kardashian family, Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Bill Gates, the latter of whom bought a whopping 45 acres of beachfront property. This secret hideaway may offer high-profile figures the opportunity to escape the paparazzi and flocks of fans, but it offers all luxury travelers the chance to kick back and indulge in an unrivaled level of seclusion and tranquility. If this kind of tropical and blissful getaway strikes your fancy, check out our top eight exclusive things to do in Punta Mita:
1.Spend a day at Kupuri Beach Club
Looking out over the beautiful Litigu Bay, Kupuri Beach Club is reserved exclusively for premier members and their guests. Despite being a relatively new addition to Punta Mita’s diverse beach club scene, Kupuri has brought luxury beachfront enjoyment to a whole new level. For those looking to relax and unwind, the renowned Navi Spa offers wellness treatments which combine modern techniques and traditional therapies to create a sanctuary of tranquility and leave you feeling brand new. If you’d rather spend your time having an aqua adventure, Kupuri provides water sport equipment (paddle boards, boogie boards, snorkeling masks, wind boards, etc), as well as the chance to take a lesson with world-class instructors, no matter your level.Another of the club’s stand-out features is that it accommodates guests of all ages, making it the perfect spot for couples, friends and families. The kids club boasts gorgeous shallow pools for youngsters, whilst teens are kept busy with the video games clubhouse and a range of fun activities. Kupuri boasts a wide array of regular events throughout the year, including live music, beach BBQ evenings, Full Moon ceremonies and champagne brunches, so don’t forget to make room in your calendar during your stay at our luxury villas in Punta Mita!2. Sail on a Luxury Catamaran
Thanks to the stunning coastline and the serene blue waters, sailing is one of the most popular exclusive activities in Punta Mita. Sit back and relax on the comfortable deck whilst soaking up the sunshine and indulging in the beautiful sights. It’s possible to reserve a private charter for both small and large parties, which enables you to customize the route and activities. The catamarans come with a range of amenities to accommodate everyone, including spacious salons, trampoline nets for sunbathing, lush deck cushions, a shaded cockpit and easy water access. Whilst onboard, the professional and friendly staff will attend to all your needs, serving delicious gourmet food and signature drinks throughout the voyage. If you love to mix luxury with adventure, a day of sailing is an absolute must.
3. Tee-off at a world-famous golf course
Home to two 18-hole golf courses designed by world champion golfer, Jack Nicklaus, Punta Mita is an absolute paradise for golf fans. No matter whether you’re an amateur or professional player, these spectacular greens offer panoramic ocean views and a memorable experience. The Pacifico Golf Course gained fame in 1999 for its ‘Tail of the Whale’ as it is the world’s only natural-island hole, making a game here an absolute bucket-list experience for golfers. The stunning fairways at the Bahia course rise up and down, thus attracting more advanced players to take on the challenge whilst enjoying the beachfront views.4. Go Scuba Diving in Banderas Bay
A Punta Mita getaway wouldn’t be complete without a scuba diving session at the majestic Banderas Bay. Whether you’re a first-time or regular diver, expert instructors will guide you through the most exclusive and otherworldly spots so you can experience first hand the diverse ecology of the Pacific Coast. In this luxurious corner of Mexico, the crystal oceans and diverse marine life are undoubtedly one of the most powerful allures, leaving thousands of visitors spellbound every year. Expect to come across the likes of sea turtles, starfish, mantas and tropical fish, as well as colorful corals. If you’re not comfortable scuba diving for whatever reason, remember that this is a fantastic spot for snorkeling too! Make the most of your day at Banderas Bay by dining at one of their charming local eateries after your dive to refuel and relish the epic views.
5. Visit the Marietas Islands
A Marietas Islands tour is an absolute favorite amongst nature lovers. Aside from the pristine natural beauty and unspoiled views, this natural park protects incredible native species and ecological wonders. Visitors can spend the day bird watching and whale watching, as well as basking in the sun and exploring the magical ocean by kayak, snorkeling or paddle board. The Marietas Islands are also home to the most photographed beach in the world, Playa del Amor, famed for its secrecy and ethereal structure. Don’t miss out on this incredible natural sanctuary during your stay in Punta Mita!
6. Swim with Dolphins
It goes without saying that swimming with dolphins is a magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience and there’s no better place to embark on this adventure than in Punta Mita. Adventure companies offer a range of options to meet dolphins and make wonderful memories, including small group packages and extreme experiences, the latter of which allows thrill-seekers to swim underwater with the dolphins and discover their world. However, the most exclusive experience is undoubtedly the private dolphin swim where you can design a custom program for your party. The expert trainers will help you choose the interactions with dolphins and create an unforgettable experience. The team will capture excellent photos so you can cherish these moments forever!
7. Play a game of polo
Although we tend to associate Punta Mita with unspoiled beaches, surfing and outdoor adventures, it is also a hotspot for playing one of the oldest and most regal team sports: polo. About a 20 minute drive from Punta Mita, La Patrona Polo Club boasts two polo fields encompassed by majestic mountains and tropical jungle. If you’re a novice you can spend the day with a world-class coach learning how to play this gentleman’s sport before signing up for one of their regular matches. The polo clubhouse also offers spectacular brunches, live music sessions and gourmet meals courtesy of renowned chef, Hugo Ahumada.
8. Enjoy Mexican cocktails at El Observatorio bar
Thanks to its breathtaking ocean views and incredible rooftop terrace, El Observatorio bar is one of the most exclusive spots in Punta Mita to have a drink. The expert mixologists specialize in preparing cocktails with the native agave plant from which tequila is distilled. They offer tasting sessions whilst explaining the process behind Mexico’s signature drinks and complexity of flavors.
Travellers have the option of spending an evening of fun at El Observatorio with the ‘Full Moon’ dinner package too. This includes a traditional Huichol ceremony, a gourmet barbeque on the beach showcasing the best local flavors, a bonfire with live music and, of course, a generous supply of the bar’s famous cocktails. Don’t miss out on this incredible atmosphere during your stay at our luxury villas in Punta Mita!