Riviera Na­yarit, Mexico

Weddingbells (Toronto) - - DESTINATIONS - Jen O’Brien

Mexico’s hottest new des­ti­na­tion is far from the crowds of Cancún. The Riviera Na­yarit is an idyl­lic stretch of coast­line reach­ing from bur­geon­ing Nuevo Val­larta in the south to Mexico’s long­est beach, Playa Novillero, in the north. It was bap­tized in 2007 and since then has be­come a favourite es­cape for A- lis­ters like Kim Kar­dashian and Kanye West.

The re­gion boasts some of Mexico’s most ex­clu­sive re­sorts. Chief among them is The St. Regis Punta Mita, a five-star prop­erty si­t­u­ated on a pri­vate strip of sand framed by the Sierra Madre Moun­tains. Lo­cated just 45 min­utes from Puerto Val­larta’s in­ter­na­tional air­port, each suite at this lux­ury re­treat boasts its own ter­race with an out­door shower, and, best of all, but­ler ser­vice so you won’t need to lift a fin­ger dur­ing your va­ca­tion. Com­pli­men­tary mar­gar­i­tas at check-in set the tone for the ul­ti­mate re­lax­ing stay.

Spend your days in the Riviera Na­yarit snorkelling and stand-up pad­dle­board­ing around the Ma­ri­etas Is­lands, then re­tire to The St. Regis to un­wind at the prop­erty’s 10,000-square-foot spa, be­fore indulging in a sublime con­tem­po­rary Mex­i­can meal at Carolina, the re­sort’s award-win­ning res­tau­rant. Cap your stay with a trip to the nearby surf town of Sayulita. Hit the waves be­fore spend­ing all of your re­main­ing pe­sos in the town’s eclec­tic bou­tiques and beach­side cafés.—

Dis­cover more about Riviera Na­yarit at

wed­ding­bells.ca/na­yarit

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