“The goal of this resort seems to be to outdo every luxury hotel in the area and it looks like they could pull it off.”

That was the gist of the message from one of my Mexico correspondents after he spent some time at La Tranquila, in the Punta Mita region of Pacific Mexico, just around a few rocky coves from the Four Seasons and St. Regis—no slouches in the pampering luxury department themselves.

Time will tell if they can win over picky guests from El Norte once the whole place is fully open, with all rooms and the spa finished, but they’re doing their best to dazzle.

“La Tranquila is all-suites, every one with an ocean view. The standard configuration is actually a three-bedroom apartment with three full bathrooms, a complete kitchen equipped with Viking appliances, and compact washer and dryer. Hotel guests can choose the full-size apartment, a two-bedroom configuration (the Serena Suite), or the one-bedroom Tranquila Suite, which features an individual plunge pool on the balcony and contains the master bathroom.”

See our full review of La Tranquila in Punta de Mita, Mexico.

See reviews of other luxury hotels in Punta de Mita and Puerto Vallarta.