W Punta de Mita / Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
A Tuk Tuk, decorated with images iconic to Mexican culture, such as luchador wrestling masks and mariachi instruments, transports you to W Punta de Mita’s Welcome Area, where a vibrant walkway made up of 700,000+ mosaic tiles extends all the way out to the ocean — and we’re just talking first impressions. Only the second property opened by the brand in Mexico, the 119-room W Punta de Mita is everything you never knew you wanted in a hotel — edgy and sophisticated yet laid back, with style, culture, excellent service and amenities for days. And then there’s that amazing beach. Highlights include learning to surf alongside locals and boogie-boarders as the sun dips below the horizon, enjoying made-to-order ceviche from Chevycheria (a converted 1950s Chevy truck) with your toes in the sand (and preferably a craft beer), relaxing and recharging at the Away Spa, and simply marveling at the cheeky artwork and details to be found all over, including your guest room — which is bound to inspire a bit of shopping.