PUNTA MITA, MEXICO—Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico was named one of the Best New Nature Resorts and one of the Best New Hotels in the world in Travel + Leisure’s 2023 It List. The distinguished annual It List recognizes the 100 best new and renovated hotels and resorts around the world that have made the biggest impression on the magazine’s editors and contributors. As a recognized property, Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico will be featured in the May 2023 issue of Travel + Leisure and online at travelandleisure.com.
“We are excited to be spotlighted on the Travel + Leisure 2023 It List as a standout new nature resort. When we set out to be the brand’s first adult-only luxury tented resort in the Americas, we wanted to create an intimate resort experience where each stay is as unique as nature itself. By removing traditional formalities in this perfect ecosystem where we are just guests of the land, we are able to live respectfully with nature—we have found this has truly resonated with our guests,” said Ronny Fernández, Resort Manager, Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort. “We are grateful to everyone who helped make the dream of Naviva a reality including our dedicated team of Guides who join me in spending quality time with our guests as if we were inviting them into our own home.”
Naviva is comprised of 15 luxury tents surrounded by 48 forested acres on the edge of a private peninsula. The adult-only sanctuary harnesses nature to create an environment that fosters community, personal growth, and appreciation for local heritage. Through the lens of biophilic design and biomimicry—in which the natural world is the driving influence for design solutions—the natural beauty of Mexico was the key source of inspiration when Naviva was conceptualized with Luxury Frontiers, an award-winning design firm and pioneer in the alternative lodging sector. All building forms, interior designs, and guest experiences tie back to a natural phenomenon, creating a resort concept that is fully derived from nature.
A deviation from the traditional resort experience, Naviva features a series of intimate spaces and is designed to feel more like a private home than a resort, with each day spontaneous and exploratory by design. The wellness spaces include two spa pods tucked away in the forest, a House of Heat Temazcal, a cliffside terrace, an open-air gym and nature trails. Naviva guests will also discover wellbeing experiences rooted in the environment at Risco Terrace, the outdoor Mar Gym overlooking the Pacific, Selva Pool nestled in the jungle or at La Solana Beach, a private 575-foot expanse of Pacific beachfront. For dining, Copal welcomes guests to an open-air kitchen and living room where they may meet a local coffee roaster, pop a bottle of Mexican wine with a sommelier or join Chef Sofia Mojica behind the open-fire grill. With no more than 30 guests at any given time, Copal Cocina offers a deeply personalized dining experience that can be adjusted to each guest’s preferences. Exciting dining experiences abound, from impromptu molcajete lessons to chef-prepared dinners in the forest.
Guests of Naviva also enjoy full access to the adjacent Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, located five minutes away. The Resort features ten restaurants and bars, two golf courses, three pools, two beaches and additional spa and fitness facilities.