Palmasola is a 25,000 sq. foot mini-resort located in Punta Mita, Mexico. The word mita comes from an old Aztec word meaning “gateway to paradise.” Palmasola is definitely located in a private paradise, available only to those who can afford it. It shares the gated Four Seasons community.
Palmasola was built by a Bay area commercial real estate developer and his wife, an investment banker, who fell in love with Punta Mita while on vacation. Mexican architect Manolo Mestre and his associate, Juan Collignon and interior designers Ofelia Uribe and Erica Karyer worked closely with the owners using simple, natural materials to achieve a timeless Pacific Coastal look. They implemented unpolished marble floors, hand plastered walls, and handmade Mexican furniture from local wood.
Palmasola has a staff of 15, including 2 gourmet chefs (one Mexican trained and one European trained) that prepare Continental Mexican cuisine. They also provide chauffeured transportation to and from the airport. Palmasola includes 11 thatched- roof luxury huts and a 9 mile stretch of beach. There is a gym, massage room, entertainment and business centers, and custom bath products. Palmasola can fit 18 adults comfortably. Guests have full use of the Four Seasons resort hotel, including the famous Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and its “Tail of the Whale” natural island hole.
DINE is the real estate developer who created Punta Mita, the Four Seasons resort, and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The Mexican government awarded DINE with an award for Ecological Excellence and the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course received a perfect 100 score for speed of play.
Rates for the Palmasola start at $13,000 a night for the Spring/Summer seasons. If you’d like to visit during the Winter season, rates go up to $15,000. Fall prices will run you $14,000 a night, and Holiday season rates are so pricey that they are only available upon request. There is a minimum stay of five to seven nights.
If you can’t afford a stay of $65,000 ($13,000 nightly rate for 5 days) to $140,000 ($20,000 holiday nightly rate for 7 days) you might want to take a peek at the Four Seasons Residence Clubs.
For a fraction of the price, you can stay at a Four Seasons Residence Club in Punta Mita, Mexico. These units are luxury condos that provide the same services and amenities as the resort hotel (maid service, 24 hour concierge, etc). For a two bedroom condo, Spring/Summer rates range from $1,275 to $1,675, Fall ranges from $1,200 to $1,500, and Winter season ranges from $1,350 to $2,175. Holiday rates (Christmas, New Year, and Spring Break) are usually about $2,800.
You can book your stay with Travel En Vogue here.