The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Executive Chef Yann Giacomoni says the resort even prepares its own wedding cakes for onsite nuptials, and judging from The St. Regis’ prowess in everything culinary, we can safely state couples will not be disappointed.

Golfers will profess their undying devotion if you send them to Punta Mita’s two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, with both bay and oceanfront play options. The stunning greens here are already world-famous, but its most famous is the par 3 Tail of theWhale, located 199 yards off the coast. When the shallow waters rise, there is an amphibious golf cart ready to take golfers across the small jut of land.

the high points According to St. Regis Punta Mita’s director of sales & marketing, Melanie Schneider, the hotel’s incredible location is only one of many selling points for agents. Chief among these is its butler service; contrary to other hotels, it is available in every room here, and the head butler at the flagship St. Regis New York expertly trains all butlers. The result is service that is simply incredible. Another highlight: a lovely strip of beach from one end of the property to the other. Finally, there’s the property’s guest recognition director—Roberto Otalora anticipates and addresses needs and preferences, serving as the liaison between guests and the head chef, spa director, butlers, and other St. Regis staff to make a guest’s stay a magnificent one. Once your client’s dislike of strawberries or partiality for extra soaps are noted, chances are they’ll never have to bring it up again—not even when they go back for another stay.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort has a Winter Escape that’s actually good through the end of November, starting at $565 per night with a 3-night minimum for a deluxe room with garden view. It features a room upgrade, breakfast for two, a 60-minute customized massage pp at the spa, and roundtrip deluxe transportation to and from the Puerto Vallarta airport.

The St. Regis looks out onto the Marietas Islands and they are well worth a visit, even if their protected status forbids us from setting foot on them. A number of outfitters can take clients on a sailing or snorkeling excursion that reveal anything from blue-footed boobies to families of dolphins putting on a show.