Punta Sayulita brings new luxury living to Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit.

  Part of what is known as Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Sayulita has long been a favorite destination for American and Canadian tourists. Now, Punta Sayulita, a new, upscale low-density community, is taking shape adjacent to the quaint surfside village.

Located approximately 35 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on a pristine 33-acre private peninsula, Punta Sayulita will consist of only 62 oceanfront and ocean view homes. The development’s initial phase offers a selection of custom three- and four-bedroom estates. A limited number of residences have the option to include an addition of a one-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow. Punta Sayulita also has seven custom homesites, ranging from one-half to three-quarters of an acre, allowing residents to design their own estates pursuant to the development’s architectural guidelines.

All residents will have access to the full-service private Beach & Surf Club, complete with on-site concierge. Additional amenities at Punta Sayulita include a spa and fitness facility, outdoor yoga pavilions, an infinity pool, and a resident naturalist who is ready to host bird- and whale-watching expeditions.

“Punta Sayulita offers an extraordinary opportunity to live in an innovative community that truly marks the first residential resort project in the area that brings the broad appeal of environmental sensitivity and creative design into the luxury market to combine sophistication with healthy living,” explains Kevin Roberts of Punta Sayulita’s developer, Contact Development Company.

The peninsula itself naturally provides the utmost in privacy and an ideal landscape on which to develop a collection of luxurious oceanfront and ocean view residences and beach club. Phase one residences and the beach club are scheduled for completion late 2012 or early 2013. Prices for residences start at $1.5 million.

Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort

Hilton Hotels & Resorts is opening its first property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Scheduled to open later this year, Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort will feature 259 luxury rooms and executive and honeymoon suites surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain and Banderas Bay views in the area. The all-inclusive property will offer five culinary destinations: international cuisine at Sea Fire, Mexican food at La Catrina, Italian cuisine at Cinque Terre, and theme nights at The Beach and O West Lounge, which will feature cocktails and tapas. Recreational options include a Hilton Fitness by Precor gym, a spa with a Jacuzzi area, a sauna, solarium, and beauty salon, and an outdoor swimming pool.  “]

Weekapaug Inn

Weekapaug Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island, will reopen in October after a $15 million renovation. The inn, whose rooms offer views of Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic, will offer 25 guest rooms and four two-bedroom residential suites. Results of the renovation include a new 75-foot lap pool that connects to a fitness center. Guests can also enjoy evening clambakes and farm-to-table dining. Just five miles away, the Ocean House will serve as a sister property, allowing guests of the Inn use of its facilities, including the five-star OH! Spa, championship croquet, and a 650-foot private beach.