St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
It’s the top-notch service that travelers talk about after leaving this 1,500-acre retreat on the Riviera Nayarit, just northwest of Puerto Vallarta. Butlers are at-the-ready to confirm tee times and post-golf spa treatments, or to arrange for an outdoor whale-watching excursion or a jungle canopy tour. Part of the appeal is thesmall scale of the Mediterranean-inspired property itself: with just 120 rooms, the property always feels intimate, and many of the amenities, including two Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses and the tennis center, are nestled out of sight—leaving just the view of the deep-blue Pacific and the nearby Marietas islands, beyond.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.