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Imanta Resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico
Nature lovers will be exhilarated by the biodiversity that surrounds Imanta Resort. Perhaps that feeling is what led to Imanta’s name, which is Spanish for “magnetic attraction” – that indescribable rush that comes with falling in love. Bordering the 160,000-acre federally protected Sierra de Vallejo preserve on Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s Gold Coast, low-profile villas made from recycled indigenous stone are incredibly spacious – most are 2,500 square feet, with even larger options available. Naturopathic spa treatments use ancient techniques and organic herbs grown in the property’s own garden.
Draw the shades to your bedroom and gaze out on the sparkling Pacific waters of Bahía de Banderas. Immerse yourself in the tropical forests – Mexico is home to a tenth of the world’s land species, so your chances of wildlife encounters are good. Dip your toes in tidal waters. Sip on a cucumber margarita while stargazing from the top of a tower lounge.
Location of Imanta Resort
Nearest Airport: PVR
Amenities for Imanta Resort
- 14 Suites & Casitas
- Mountain Jungle Reserve & Full Ocean Views
- Rain Shower
- Deep Soaking Tub
- Private Infinity Pool
- Private Beach
- Outdoor Whirlpool
- Guest Experience Managers
- Car Rental
- Outdoor Spa Treatments
- Aztec-inspired Temascal
- Horseback Riding
- Swimming with Dolphins
- Guided Tours with Nature Experts
- Wedding Planning Services
Reviews for Imanta Resort
We are seasoned travelers who visit Mexico frequently and stay in a wide variety of accommodations. My 11-year old son and I recently visited for three days and stayed there for the first time. My family and I have visited Imanta for meals on several occasions and been blown away by the surroundings and the food. Weâ€™ve always wanted to stay here but were waiting for the right opportunity. My 11-year old son and I were traveling together in Guadalajara and the Jaslisco region and planned to meet my wife and daughter in Punta Mita over the weekend. My work wrapped up two days early and we considered the idea of going to the beach early. On a lark, I checked the Imanta website and found that they had availability. I called the reservation line late that evening and reached (I believe), Julieta, but she informed me that the reservation people had gone home. Five minutes later, Rodrigo, the resort manager, called me personally to see how he could help. I told him my son and I had wanted to stay at Imanta but we were hoping for a last minute sale to push us over the impulsive line we had created for ourselves. Rodrigo consulted his records and offered a very fair and attractive last minute, mid-week price and I accepted. Iâ€™m extremely grateful to he and Julieta! I believe that Imanta may be the finest resort of its type within a 4-5 hour flight from California. (And perhaps beyond.) You can read the descriptions online so Iâ€™ll just give the summary here. Roughly 250 acres of pristine jungle terminating on an incredible private beach. The softest sand ever. The resort houses, I believe, approximately 12 suites. All of the suites are separate dwellings connected to the beach and common areas by small stone lined paths. The entire resort has been designed with the most thoughtful environmental design that Iâ€™ve ever seen. The roads through the jungle were designed to minimize disturbance to the trees. The suites and other stone elements were created from the stone found on the property. Even the suite bathtubs (some of which are outside) are large stones hallowed out and smoothed. The beach is among the best Iâ€™ve seen in Mexico. The most private Iâ€™ve seen in Mexico. It features comfortable shaded beds, beach chairs and a beachside bar and restaurant in the sand. Look â€“ its heaven! Apart from the beach, the other common area is a large stone â€śobservatoryâ€ť building that has about four floors. One floor has a warm infinity pool with views of the jungle and ocean. Another floor has a restaurant with great ocean and jungle views. The highest floor has a plunge pool, a bar and lounge area that is high above the tree tops and with panoramic views of coast and jungle. Our suite was roughly 2,000 square feet and lovely in every respect. Incredibly comfortable bed and chairs. Rich stone floors. Luxurious large window doors on each side (which can be totally closed for darkness/privacy, opened completely, or with just screen doors). Top notch amenities. A complimentary fruit platter each day and complimentary minibar stocked daily with soda, juice, water, and candy. We could hear the ocean from our suite and were roughly 29 steps from the private beach. I personally loved the outdoor stone bathtub and shower which had peak-a-boo views surrounded by jungle and peak-a-boo views of the water. Its incredible! Iâ€™m sure the other suites are slightly different and perhaps feature more uphill steps from the beach (but with more panoramic views too). The service throughout out stay was absolutely impeccable. Iâ€™ve already mentioned the responsiveness of Rodrigo and Julieta when configuring our reservation. When we arrived, Cristobal gave us a lovely intro to the very special property and its vision. We took all our meals at the beachside restaurant and spent a lot of time on the beach. There, Ramon and Cuauhtemoc served us on many occasions and is to be commended for his wonderful spirit of generosity and service, especially his looking after the needs of my won. Via email, I asked Julieta about a bathroom scale for our suite. The next morning they had procured one. I mentioned to another person on staff that I wanted to watch a prominent European soccer game and, within minutes, someone was configuring our suite TV on the proper channel. Everything we needed was done quickly and with grace. During the entire stay, Iâ€™m asking myself â€śwhat is comparable to this within a 4-5 hour flight from California?â€ť I think it may be unique or close to unique for the combination of private beach and luxury surroundings. Imanta is not a place to go jet skiing or parasailing. Its not a place with beach vendors or other bars/restaurants within walking distance. (Things I love to do and have in other instances.) Itâ€™s a place to have privacy, relaxation, seclusion, intimate time with family and friends - surrounded by nature and great service. We canâ€™t wait to return. Thanks to the entire Imanta team!
Kirk94025 - Bay Area, CA
This is a very secluded resort in middle of jungle and ocean. This place is more of a special adventure. The beach is very private as there are only 12 rooms. In one word Amanta is amazing! The place is unforgettable as is the food, a real treat.Imanta has a great Spa, a true experience! Recommended for sure
annekeruys - The Hague, The Netherlands
Stayed here because St Regis and Four Seasons didnâ€™t have rooms we wanted and am so glad we got to stay here. This is a very secluded resort in middle of jungle and ocean. Service can be a bit slow and there isnâ€™t much choice in restaurants like bigger resorts but this place is more of an adventure. The beach is very private as there is only 12 rooms. The resort also doesnâ€™t feel as commercialized as the bigger resorts. Do suggest bringing insect repellent as there are many bugs. Disappointed to leave this place for the Four Seasons which would have just stayed here instead.
Andy V - Tokyo
Stay away unless you like cocktails with no alcohol. Stay away unless you like inedible food. Stay away unless you like many big black spiders, iguanas and geckos sleeping in your room with you. And yes, you are in a jungle so you canâ€™t be surprised when you are sleeping with spiders, reptiles and mosquitos that will eat you alive. Did I mention the many large live crabs we had in our room and we werenâ€™t near the beach or in a jungle room? A word to the wise: make sure you get a receipt for every cocktail, soda, water, food you indulge in and any activities you participate in including dining in the observatory area as there is a large extra charge for that. Make SURE you get receipts for everything you do and everything you eat or drink. This hotel refused to give us receipts and then charged us $1,722.35 US dollars for things we never used, ate or drank. This is in addition to our $900 plus 19% tax plus 10% service charge for our insect ridden room. And do yourself a favor, stay at the St Regis or the W hotel which is just a few miles down the beach and half the price and will provide the quality one would expect from a pricey resort.
michaelapond - san clemente, ca
Please don't go to Imanta. Don't go enjoy the amazing accommodation. Don't go enjoy the remarkable and friendly staff. Don't go sample the fabulous food. Don't go, because my wife and I want to keep this off the beaten track, total jewel of a boutique hotel all to ourselves! Seriously though, Imanta is amazing. Second visit this year, and our first amazing trip wasn't a 'one off' and it was every bit as good the second time! The rooms are comfortable, delightfully and imaginatively decorated. The grounds and beath are simply a delight. The on-site food, whether dining in 'the tower' or on the beach, is really good. The drinks are a 'healthy pour', but the staff, the staff are amazing. Just a few to mention are George and Juilietta at the office, Fernando, David and Ramon at the restaurants, and the truly lovely Cynthia at the spa (who went above and beyond to make my wifes birthday SO special), all the staff at Imanta are simply dedicated to making sure the guest experience is second to none, and they don't dissapoint! So please don't go to Imanta. Leave it for us. :-)
EnglishLight - Sedona, Arizona