Thursday, July 12, 2012
This is an upscale unit in a very upscale property located in the Punta De Mita area of Mexico north of Puerto Vallarta. I stayed here with my extended family including 5 adults and 4 children – 1, 4, 6 & 8, and we all had a wonderful experience. . .
in both the unit and the property and surrounding areas. The unit itself is very nicely decorated and maintained and includes plasma TV’s, and large DVD collection, cable TV service, free Vonage service for calls to the U.S., a local telephone for calls within the area, wireless internet service that actually works, very comfortable beds, and a beautiful kitchen with all the utensils and gadgets you can think of.
In addition the unit comes with daily housekeeping service which includes prepared breakfast and lunch if so desired and dinners. The view from unit was spectacular.
We saw whales breaching from the large balcony area on several occasions. All of these amenities really made this unit very special and much nicer than any hotel accommodations I have ever experienced. The property itself is very beautiful and well maintained and staffed. It is also very safe with security located throughout.
I highly recommend renting a vehicle if your stay here is more than a few days and you want to see more than just the immediate area. Although the property itself and the small town of Punta mita (walking distance from the unit) are very nice, they are limited in food and shopping choices ( all are catering to the guests of the resort and are very tourist orientated) and offer very little in the way of the local culture. Visiting the nearby town of Sayulita ( 20 minutes) is highly recommended as there is much more life and culture to experience here however the accommodations in the area do do compare to this luxurious condo.
Overall this is an excellent unit in a great resort which I would highly recommend. My entire family is very excited to return someday.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Every part of the experience with Hacienda de Mita was premium, well appointed and honestly beyond our expectations. Our interactions with Mike M on the booking began our experience, he was patient with our many questions and highly responsive . . . .
The actual space almost art-gallery-like – was pure luxury (heavy wooden doors, cool marble floors, fine linens, everything is akin to a beautiful, private residence.)
Suzanna was one of the best parts of the experience. She is an amazing chief, worked tirelessly to keep the space perfect and attended to our varying dietary needs. She was so kind, thoughtful and created unique food choices everyday! We just loved her!!
The views are stunning and there are many options for pools and beaches. There was enough choice to entertain our young children, our aging parents as well as ourselves.
The drivers we used to take us out and about were courteous, professional and guided us expertly to various sailing and fishing excursions.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants a family-friendly, ultra-luxury vacation. Highly recommend renting golf carts, visiting the St Regis often and letting Suzanna cook all your meals!
Net net: Recommended for highly discerning travelers with kids or without with very high expectations.