Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
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.—
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