Hollywood’s New Favorite Mexican Destination is Punta Mita

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Hollywood is flocking to Punta Mita, Mexico, the Hollywood Reporter writes in an August edition. “Pick a name in Hollywood, any name, and chances are they’ve been to the fishing village turned luxury retreat called Punta Mita.”

“Leonardo DiCaprio? Brian Grazer? Gwyneth Paltrow? Beyonce? Richard Gere? Jennifer Lawrence? Lady Gaga? David Duchovny? Jennifer Aniston? All are vets of Mexico’s uber-private gated peninsula development, though they’d rather you not know any of that, working hard to keep under wraps as many monikers as possible.” THR’s Kathryn Romyn says Lady Gaga has been snapped practicing her longboard skills in the gentle surf, while Eva Longoria has Instagrammed her boating excursions to nearby Islas Marietas.

The town’s rising profile is drawing more restaurants to the dining scene. Joining Sufi, the chic alfresco “Mexiterranean” eatery at the same-named ocean club, is Sufito, a waterside lunch spot serving ceviches and lobster specials. Also, Hector’s Kitchen by a former Four Seasons chef opened to rave reviews and chef Thierry Blouet’s Tuna Blanca is a favorite.

The Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort (owned by Bill Gates’ Cascade Investments) has been the gem of the Riviera Nayarit accommodations since 1999. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the five-bedroom Coral Suite comes with a butler, a pair of pools, an entertainment center and a private beach. Manicures, pedicures, private chefs, scuba diving training — you name it, they can bring it to the suite, which will cost you $20,000 to $30,000 per night.

The stalwart will soon see competition from several new luxury resorts in the works, including Rosewood, Fairmont, One&Only, Ritz-Carlton, Conrad, and Auberge Resort Collection. A few months ago, we brought you behind the gates of Auberge Resorts Collection’s Susurros del Corazon. Auberge’s newest destination, opening in March 2021, will feature 30 stunning contemporary beachfront homes ranging from approximately $2 million to $11 million and 59 boutique hotel suites.

The Presidential Villa is a three-level, 8,340-square-foot home with six bedrooms, library, private gym, and both a chef’s kitchen and staff kitchen outfitted with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. The outdoor living space has two levels of terraces outfitted with firepit, wet bar, pizza oven, three hot tubs, and an infinity-edge pool.

There are three- and four-bedroom Beach Casitas, 3,200-square-foot homes with an additional 2,400 square feet of exterior living area, cliffside Hacienda Villas, which are two-story, 6,320-square-foot homes, and Ocean Bluff Villas, which are one-story, up to 3,600-square-foot homes.

The homes are contemporary but feel authentic in its Mexican setting with handcrafted custom finishes and hand-placed decorative stonework. The homes are designed with soft, boho style in mind using natural materials, relaxed but high-end finishes and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in lots of natural light.