Did you know that such A-list celebrities as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, or Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson opted to enjoy their honeymoon in Punta Mita? Perhaps it is because of the area’s flawless weather, which is nearly identical to that of the Hawaiian Islands (they are both along the same latitude and enjoy the same endless sea breezes). Perhaps it is because so many other famous names frequently visit this area of Mexico. Stars such as Orlando Bloom, Demi Moore, and Vince Vaughn make frequent appearances in this low-key and scenically beautiful spot.
Of course it could be, as one magazine said, that Punta Mita represents the Mexico that fills many traveler’s visions and dreams. It is surrounded by sugary, white sand beaches, stunning turquoise waters, fantastic foods, and is part of the lush Riviera Nayarit. This means it is a place where water sports, world-class golf, and fantastic shopping and dining are in great abundance. Naturally, this can all add up to your ideal honeymoon.
Things to Do on Your Punta Mita Honeymoon
Noted for its many luxurious resorts and private villas, Punta Mita offers honeymooning couples a wonderfully private spot to savor their holiday. Whether in a beachfront villa with private pool, beach access, terraces, and luxurious interiors or a resort bungalow with many of the same amenities, couples can enjoy complete seclusion.
When you are ready to get out to see the sights, though, there are many wonderful activities to enjoy together. Among the first things to enjoy is a specialty cocktail unique to the area. The Smoky Colada, for example, is a unique take on the tropical classic and uses Mexican mezcal to add a heftier kick. Most top of the line bars and restaurants will have this unusual drink available, so be sure to toast your new life with one.
There is also the need to catch a sunset each evening, and some of the town’s best restaurants offer seaside dining that ensures you can savor the sight while enjoying a fantastic meal. One highly recommended spot is Aramara, tucked into the high end Four Seasons and offering beachfront, gourmet dining.
Whether you have booked a villa in a resort or private rental, you are likely to have access to many premium amenities and services. One of the finest is spa service, and you will want to consider some in home pampering for you and your mate. You can enjoy a massage or even some life balancing rituals and body treatments known as Huichol rituals. You can also book time in one of the amazing spas throughout the area.
Golf is not always a couple’s activity, but there are two Jack Nicklaus courses in Punta Mita, making it a wonderful opportunity for you to share some time on the greens. If you plan it right, you can enjoy this before or after one of the many four-star breakfast buffets at some of the best restaurants and resorts.
Shopping is a must, but you will want to visit one of the true bohemian surf areas, or boho surf villages, such as Sayulita (a half hour from Punta Mita) during a market day. This will let you get all of your people watching, souvenir shopping, and local dining accomplished, and you can even spend time watching the expert surfers. This is also a good spot to do some jewelry shopping in addition to finding local artisan goods to take home. If you want one of the best margaritas in the region, be sure to take a meal at Don Pedro’s where the fried shrimp tacos are a local favorite.
You must also make time for a trip to the Marietas Islands to do some swimming, snorkeling and whale watching. Of course, you can book horseback riding, plan a bonfire on your private beachfront or a catered dinner on the sands, a sunset cruise, and so much more. The good news is that so many of these activities are easily arranged, and if you have taken a villa, your concierge can be sure it is all organized before you arrive.