The newest luxury resort in Mexico’s upscale Punta de Mita region is fully open now and we got to experience it recently: Conrad Punta de Mita.

Conrad Punta de Mita swimming pools

There are a lot of great reasons to stay there, from fine dining to splashed-out rooms with a view, but what really sets them apart is their terrific swimming pool complex and two-mile beach for lounging or strolling.

It’s not that the Conrad Punta de Mita’s pools and beach are the only attractive ones in the area. I’ve certainly enjoyed lounging beside the ones at the Four Seasons, St. Regis, and W Resort in the same area. None of those has a swimming pool complex like this one though, where three huge free-form pools are all easily reached from any room on foot and there’s a long, nearly empty stretch of beach that goes on for a couple miles.

This is a new build, first of all, and the architects clearly wanted to take full advantage of their wide footprint facing the ocean. There’s a main building at the back of the property where a block of rooms and suites look out over those pools toward the ocean. On the ground level are the main restaurant, a spirits tasting room, a coffee shop, large gym, and indoor/outdoor spa. Then several other free-standing buildings have rooms and suites in them that look out at the water and are just steps away from the pools and beach.

Come take a tour!

The largest swimming pool is an infinity pool that has a view of the beach and ocean. This one is adults-only and is in shallow sections has lounge chairs partially submerged in the water. Plus there are floating “water hammocks” for relaxing in the pool. Around the edges are cabanas, comfy cushioned lounge chairs in wood enclosures, and others under umbrellas. Next to that is another huge pool surrounded by lounge chairs and that one has a swim-up bar. Both have roaming waiters doing the rounds to make sure you have everything you need in terms of food and drinks.

Then next to the pool restaurant is the family pool, which has a shallow section for little ones and a big water slide that the kids were loving when I was there. There’s a kids’ club nearby and the resort has a big game room.

Conrad Punta de Mita beach bar, Riviera NayaritThe Mezquite Restaurant is right on the beach, allowing romantic sunset views at dinner. There’s a fun little beach bar in the sand next to it and plenty of outdoor lounge areas for a drink with a sea view.

The beach itself here is one of the most attractive in the area, much longer and sandier than the ones at the Four Seasons or St. Regis, for example. Since there’s not a whole lot of development on this stretch of sand, apart from a mid-market Iberostar next door, it never feels even slightly crowded. The Conrad Punta Mita has its own lounge chairs and umbrellas on the beach if you want to spend your day facing the waves.

Those waves are Pacific ones, but are relatively calm in this area as you can see in that video tour. In the morning the water is often calm enough to go paddleboarding and it’s no problem letting the toddlers play in the surf. In the afternoon the waves kick up a bit usually, but this is not a surf beach where they come in six feet high like they do at some others on this coast.

This Mexican beach resort is about an hour and a half from the airport, so most guests don’t do much after they get here, but there are plenty of excursions available. There’s also a professional golf course adjoining the resort that’s available to guests.

See our detailed review of Conrad Punta de Mita Resort.