At the end of the road about an hour northwest of Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, a secluded coastal oasis named Casa Koko reveals itself through lush flora. The resort tucks into the westernmost edge of Punta Mita within the ultra-private, ultra-secure Punta Mita Estates. It is an exclusive cluster of nine beautiful guest villas, that, with a 22-guest maximum, is perfectly suited for group buy-outs. Families, executive groups, wedding parties or anyone seeking laid-back luxury will find it at this quiet, unspoiled destination.
The resort’s architectural team, Manolo Mestre and Juan Collignon designed a breathtaking palapa-style focal point that serves as the social anchor for dining and lounging, and connects with a giant kitchen on one side. The guest suites—oceanfront, oceanside or garden—are secluded on the other. Guest suites are unique; each decorated with rustic, hand-crafted furniture and textiles punctuated with colorful artifacts. The feeling is rich and warm and lovingly curated by the architect’s wife, Karen Collignon, as if to say, “welcome to our home.”
The resort’s green efforts, although paramount, do not sacrifice style or comfort. The spacious villas feature luxurious linens and full-size Kiehl’s products, along with outdoor showers and private patios that look out over the Pacific Ocean.
Casa Koko is graced with a passionate team of pros who offer courtesies from unpacking (who knew what a luxury that could be?) to concierge services for arranging any number of private, bespoke activities. Service is subtle, but flawless. It’s the kind of place where luxury feels easy, especially when it comes to meals and drinks. Breakfast is a lavish buffet, showcasing fresh local fruits and pastries along with eggs made-to-order, and multi-course dinners are served al fresco.
For expanded activities, Casa Koko guests enjoy shared access to nearby resorts—Kupuri Beach Club, Punta Mita’s Residents Beach Club, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Bahia and Pacifico Golf Clubs (and tennis center) plus a Golf Premier membership to St. Regis. For authentic regional shopping and sightseeing, the bohemian surfing town of Sayulita is a mere 12 miles away.
After a day of adventure, true sybaritic pleasures await back at Casa Koko. Don’t miss a deep tissue massage at the on-site spa or a session with your own personal trainer in the fitness room, best followed by a little snooze in your hammock. Or, check into a little quiet time in the infinity pool with a Margarita in hand. In the evening, a sand terrace with a fire pit becomes a virtual seaside parlor for relaxing under the stars.