Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced a new concept focusing on customizable itineraries led by personal guides, sustainable design and programming inspired by the nature and history of Mexico.
A new "luxury tented resort" will be an expansion of the existing Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in an untouched enclave within the resort community.
Set to open in late 2022, Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico will offer a collection of 15 luxury tents nestled in the lush forests of the Riviera Nayarit with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
Inspired by the idea of naturaleza viva, or "live naturally," the resort will be integrated into its natural surroundings, inviting guests to connect with the land, sea, fellow guests, and most importantly, themselves.
"The Naviva Resort will be an exceptional retreat for those seeking highly individualized service, curated wellness experiences and artful culinary offerings that reflect the culture and character of Mexico," stated Bart Carnahan, president, global business development and portfolio management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "This is an ambitious and innovative new project for our brand, with every detail focused on the wellbeing of the guests, the sustainability of the design and the celebration of the destination."
The Naviva Resort Experience
Ahead of arrival, guests will be matched with a personal guide to create a bespoke itinerary based on their specific needs and desires, choosing from a range of experiences or simply relaxing in their beautiful surroundings.
The resort guides have been selected for their care, intuition and discernment, along with their knowledge of the destination.
The guides will assist in creating custom itineraries and personalizing experiences, while also providing the space and freedom for guests to unwind and explore on their own.
Guests will be immersed in the natural design from the moment of arrival, meeting their guides on a cocoon-inspired bamboo bridge overlooking a 30-foot (9 metre) ravine.
Butterfly-inspired guest tents
The design aesthetic continues with butterfly-inspired guest tents perched on hillsides, each with private pools and expansive decks, and many with outdoor gardens.
The onsite programming has been thoughtfully curated with the support of local experts and has been designed to allow for heightened personalization – such as one-on-one interactions with the resort executive chef; personal training sessions in the outdoor gym experience; private dinners with sweeping ocean views and bespoke menus; or exploring Mexico's hidden wine and spirits scene.
Guides offer intuitive partnership and knowledge to help guests truly understand and connect with their experiences.
The Naviva Resort is designed for solo travellers, couples or those travelling with close friends and loved ones and digital disconnection will be highly encouraged.
Pool, secluded beach, spa pods...
The property will celebrate its natural surroundings through an organic aesthetic and design, with sustainable elements including solar panels, efficient water systems and natural drainage, electric vehicles, upcycled artwork and locally sourced products, materials, produce and ingredients.
Luxury Frontiers, international experts in the design of innovative and experiential resorts, has been selected to help bring the Naviva Resort to life and create a sustainable, low-impact sanctuary.
The resort will feature an expansive pool inspired by the enveloping jungle, access to a secluded beach, spa pods that offer customizable treatments featuring products made from local ingredients, a cliffside yoga pavilion and an outdoor gym.
Guests will be able to experience the restorative power of an onsite temazcal.
The onsite restaurant, Copal, will be a farm-to-table open-air Mexican grill house overlooking the seascapes of Punta Mita, and will serve fresh homegrown produce and bountiful sea catches on a rotating seasonal menu.
With the open kitchen as the epicentre of the space, guests will be able to witness traditional cooking techniques at work.
In addition to onsite programming and experiences, guests will have full access to Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, including the restaurant and bar offerings, additional spa and fitness facilities, and beach and pool access.
Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico will be located less than an hour's drive from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, where daily inbound and outbound international flights are available.
The Naviva Resort will be an expansion of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and joins Four Seasons collection of properties in Mexico, which include Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City, Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas and the upcoming Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo and Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol.