Nestled along the 200-plus-mile stretch of Mexico’s western coastline known as Riviera Nayarit, Punta Mita — a favorite of A-listers such as Kate Hudson and Jessica Simpson, who famously honeymooned there — is a paradise for locals and visitors alike.
Boasting world-class luxury accommodations and endless options for fun in the sun, it also happens to be a fabulous spa destination. When you’re looking for your next girls’ getaway or couples retreat, keep these three temples of relaxation in mind.
Remède Spa Punta Mita
Whether you get your nails done underneath a palapa, laze the afternoon away reading a magazine in the outdoor lounge overlooking the water circuit or indulge in one of the carefully curated treatments for which the brand is known, time practically stands still when spent within the walls of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s 10,000-square-foot coastal-inspired sanctuary.
With nine spacious treatment rooms, Remède Spa excels at customization. Book a facial, massage or body treatment, then consult with your therapist for a service that targets your body’s specific needs.
For duos in search of romantic one-on-one time, there are also two couple’s suites (one of which is equipped with a Jacuzzi) that can be booked for side-by-side facials, body wraps, massages and more.
When only a full day of pampering will do, spoil yourself with a head-to-toe Remède Spa Sanctuary package, which comes with a customized facial, followed by a massage, a body wrap, a mani-pedi and a healthy, chef-created spa lunch.
Apuane Spa at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
The largest of the three destination spas on this list, Five-Star Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita’s recently renovated Apuane Spa (Apuane means “healing waters” in Spanish) is a 21,500-square-foot oasis for those days when you want to hit pause and take time out for yourself.
His-and-hers private spa areas are each equipped with hydrotherapy circuits — steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna and plunge pool or ice shower. Individual treatments range from the customized anti-aging facial using local organic products and several types of massages — aromatherapy, Thai, shiatsu and more — to body scrubs like the Abeja Dulce Vanilla Glow, which utilizes brown sugar and honey to polish the skin until it’s silky smooth.
For the ultimate pampering, try one of the Mind and Body Journeys. We loved the Hakali, in which heated cactus (hakali) pads are applied in sweeping strokes across the body, infusing the skin with natural antioxidants while gentle stretching and massage melt away all signs of stress.
With just five impeccably designed treatment pods, each perched just on the edge of a pond overlooking the outside jungle, this 4,000-square-foot haven at W Punta de Mita manages to do exactly as its name suggests: take you away.
With an indoor-outdoor design, Away Spa’s use of glass, wood and metal makes it blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, creating a serene jungle retreat. Outside, a modern hydrotherapy circuit fed by a natural spring embraces you with varied temperatures and spa jets set to different pressure points. A wooden deck, built around a giant fig tree, is the quintessence of tranquility.
Massages, facials and body treatments are categorized simply as “Detox,” “Escape,” “Pain Ease” and “Local,” simple monikers that describe the intent behind the therapy, each service incorporating natural and organic products, philosophies and techniques.
For the ultimate indulgence, schedule the 180-minute Away Signature package. Inspired by the region’s ancestral Wixarika culture, the three-part ritual features local ingredients such as capsicum, lime and poppy seed in a hydrating candle massage, a salt and capsicum body wrap and an organic paprika facial that will leave your skin refreshed after a day spent in the Mexican sun.