I must admit, I am a true excursionist; and after more than two years of being confined to my home, I have a new found appreciation to explore the world. If one is living in the MENA region you may ask yourself why would you travel from one warm place to another? Simple. You love culture as much as the next person. You too want to mark off some places off your travel bucket list and enjoy a few quick trips to other parts of the world to discover the beautiful planet we live in. However, I am not certain as to the complexity of the process to travel locally and abroad. But one thing we know every effort is being made to simplify it because tourism is one of the key components to any economy. So when the opportunity presented itself, as an editor for Sharp Magazine ME, we jumped on it to travel to Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Conrad Punta de Mita to be more specific, it was a no brainer.
Why Mexico, you ask? I will give you several reasons and you can take it from there– you, your beloved, friends, and family need a chage of scenery.
Facts about Mexico
Your currency is currently stronger– you get more for your money. Depending on where you are traveling from in the region, there are countless airlines that can take you there safely, it will be journey, but very much worth it.
The Mexican culture is rich with history and art, and the people are friendly. The gastronomy is absolutely amazing and the beaches are exquisite.
Upon arrival at the gated- property, we knew we had entered paradise. The lush gardens were a breath of fresh air. This location is a wonderful place to escape the pressures of work life, and two years of working remotely.
The Conrad Punta de Mita, staff immediately greets you at the entrance, check-in is swift and pleasant, offering luggage assistance, tasty refreshments and assistance to escort you to your room. We took it all in. The ocean view room, with an outdoor jacuzzi was just what the doctor ordered. Once I did my tour of what would be my home for the next four days, I quickly showered and slipped into the cozy robe and jumped into bed for my siesta. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud. I definitely knew I was sleeping on Frette sheets. I was fast asleep.
Since this invite came from the hotel itself, we attended the welcome dinner, the cuisine was simply tantalizing. What we didn’t expect was the incredible customer service that began from registering at the front desk and continued throughout the next four days. The staff of Conrad Punta de Mita were exemplary and is clearly following the Hilton Family’s commitment of impeccable service. We can confidently report back to you, our loyal readers, that our consensus is that this property is worthy of hosting any of your family get aways down to your wedding or honeymoon needs. As a writer we are entrusted with the responsibility of reviewing and recommending the best places and things to do arounnd the world, and we take that to heart. We know that with all the options you have, why should you settle for anything–especially when you have dealt with so much. We are proud to say that if you must travel for any occasion; it must be beyond exceptional.
We are pleased to report that if we had to rate the venue based on staff solely, hands down they would have earned your business. After all, it is a chain hotel, the old saying goes, “if you have seen one, you have seen them all.” Nope, I respectfully disagree. Happy staff makes for an extraordinary experience. And, an attentive staff anticipates your needs, and gives you what you didn’t know you wanted. They can sense your energy, and know when you need privacy, distance, and when you need to be doted on. We experienced that from the moment we walked in. Their concierge team as well as their wedding planning team are well versed in dealing with a variety of cultures and traditions and ancillary aspects such as ones weddings, and a variety of retreates that take place on the property. When it comes to your culinary needs that too can be addressed. Convey to the property any restrictions and specific requirements when it comes to you cuisine and I am sure they can accomodate your needs. The team is prepared to help you navigate through your needs for a beautiful stay.
The property is equipped with various activities for you, your beloved and your traveling guests. There are three pools, on the grounds and access to the beach and there are a myriad of activities to do. Additionally, on the premises is a small market for those moments you want to snack and shop for goodies, a boutique for your fashion needs for those of you who may have forgotten your swim attire and loungewear and a lovely relaxing center that is an oasis that offers more than just massages, as well as a cleansing service that will help you release the anxiety and stress of the city life you left behind and just simply enjoy the peace and tranquility for a few days to rejuvenate to face life again.
To sum up our experience, it was wonderful and if you are still challenged in your quest for the perfect location or securing the desired date to plan your next vaction, retreat or even help you plan your destination wedding, why not consider Conrad Punta de Mita and take a quick trip and check it out for yourself. Don’t take our word for it, just try it. Tell them Sharp Magazine ME sent you.