The first adult-only tented resort in the Americas is now taking reservations. Naviva®, A Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico, is one of the smallest Four Seasons resorts in the world, creating an intimate experience among nature for guests. It’s accepting reservations for December 2022 and beyond.
Naviva features 15 luxury tents nestled amid 48 forested acres on a private peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Each has an open-air living room and separate bedroom flowing to a private plunge pool and expansive deck with a hammock and outdoor shower. The spacious indoor and outdoor areas seamlessly blend together allowing guests to take in the sun and smell the ocean breeze along with indirect connections to nature with textures and fabrics that mimic natural patterns found in the surrounding environment.
An Ambitious New Resort Concept
“Naviva is an ambitious new resort concept that offers highly individualized service and innovative design that brings guests closer to nature than ever before,” says Vince Parrotta, Four Seasons President, Hotel Operations — Americas West. “With the debut of this exceptionally personalized retreat, guests will interface one-on-one with knowledgeable guides during thoughtful experiences that embrace the culture and character of Mexico.”
The Resort is inspired by biophilia, meaning “love of life or living things.” Biophilic design is an architectural approach that connects people to their natural surroundings. Guests are immersed in the outdoors as soon as they arrive, meeting their Naviva guide on a cocoon-inspired bamboo bridge overlooking a deep forest ravine.
Location Is Everything
“Our location tucked in a cliffside forest creates the feeling of being disconnected in a faraway destination, when in reality, we’re only a short flight away from the U.S.,” says Ronny Fernández, Resort Manager, Naviva. “Our untamed natural setting organically encourages guests to embark on their own personal journeys.”
This unconventional experience creates an environment that fosters community, personal growth, and knowledge enhancement. Luxury Frontiers designed the spaces of each tent to engage humans’ natural desire to seek prospect, refuge, mystery, and thrill.
That is accomplished through unique experiences such as sampling small-batch Mexican coffees, stargazing, and joining in sunset rituals as well as experiences that bring the character, heritage, and expertise of local talent and tradition such as nocturnal forest bathing, sound therapy, breathwork or even visiting award-winning local artist Jose Juan Esparza at his private home and studio.
There’s A Spa, Of Course
The spa and wellness features of the resorts are equally unique. Naviva offers two spa pods tucked away in the lush forest, a traditional Mexican temazcal or “house of heat,” an outdoor gym, a serene jungle oasis at the Alma Pool, and a private 575-foot expanse of pristine Pacific beachfront where guests can practice yoga or mindfulness. All the holistic rituals at Naviva harness the healing properties of indigenous ingredients, from regenerative reishi and hydrating snow mushrooms to natural gemstones and colored clays that are found throughout Mexico.
If you’re looking to work up more of a sweat, workouts at Naviva include cliffside yoga sessions at Risco Terrace, scenic hiking and running trails, and strength training in the outdoor open-air gym overlooking the Pacific.
Copal Cocina is at the epicenter of Naviva. The dining area is designed to make the space feel like a living room and kitchen of a private home. It features an open-air kitchen with open-fire cooking methods with traditional barbecue pits, wood-fire grill rotisseries, and wood-fire ovens.
Sea catches and seasonal produce are offered daily. Guests are also invited to gather here for games, reading, conversation, and music. The handmade games, such as backgammon and a foosball table, are made by Mexican artisans from reclaimed wood.
How Much Does Naviva Cost?
Luxury tents start at $3,950 per night and include all meals and snacks at any time of the day throughout the resort. This also includes 24-hour in-tent dining, pool and beach service, all beverages including premium wine and spirits, one 60-minute spa treatment per guest, community activities, mind and body classes, Unscripted Naviva experiences, guide planning, and in-tent amenities. Signature Naviva experiences, rare or specialty-ordered beverages, additional spa treatments, private classes or training, and airport transfers are available for an additional cost.
The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is located 5 minutes away and is open to guests of Naviva. This Resort has 10 restaurants and bars, two golf courses, three pools, two beaches, and spa and fitness facilities.
Reservations are now being confirmed for December 1, 2022, and beyond. Call +52 (328) 291-6100 or book online.
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