Matlali is a unique modern hotel / resort overlooking Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta, in the Punta Mita area of Mexico. This property is a combination of 42 beautifully appointed villas and suites surrounding a main building with a restaurant and pools.
A beautifully landscaped private road takes you into the Matlali resort complex. The lush vegetation separates the villas, keeping them isolated and private. Security gate at entrance restricts access.
The modern hotel's suites are located in a large building located at the top of the valley looking out over the rest of the resort and Banderas Bay.
Suite #330 is a two bedroom suite with lots of room for a family of three or four to relax. It includes a large living/dining area, small kitchen with bar, two bathrooms, and a large balcony with plunge pool.
The living room area is comfortable and well appointed. It is a great spot to enjoy the view while staying inside with the air conditioning when the window wall is closed.
The kitchen is small and efficient. The staff will help you fill the full size refrigerator. The management suggests you Do Not Drink the tap water. Bottles of water are supplied in the kitchen and bathrooms.
The plunge pool on the private terrace quickly became my favorite spot for letting the time pass by. And the outside dining table was used much more than the table inside. With the fast WiFi provided by the hotel, this spot became an office.
A long nap is the best use for this quiet spot on the balcony. Sometimes doing nothing can be hard work, and you need a rest!
The large master bedroom has a very comfortable mattress with soft, smooth sheets. Before I arrived the room had been sprayed with a sweet perfume, which was not to my liking. Ladies may enjoy it.
The master has a window wall that opens out to a small but usable balcony.
Large sliding doors in the master bedroom open to the bathroom area. These large doors can be closed for visual privacy, but they don't quiet the noise that might be made. As you can see, across the hall, a second small bathroom is provided.
Both TVs in the master bedroom and in the living room had good reception. The desk was comfortable, but when I needed a desk, I used the table on the main terrace.
The Matlali has several pools. This one is located deep inside a valley on the resort's property, a short walk from the villas and suites. It blends effortlessly into the forested valley setting. Of the pools provided, this was my favorite.
Just off the main building is this set of two pools surrounded by lots of lounge chairs and umbrellas.
Adjacent to one of the central pools is a small bar. It was quiet during my visit, but it looked like the pools had plenty of space to handle a full hotel.
The Matlali has a small but well equipped gym for guests who want to work up a sweat.
Feel like a little game of basketball or tennis? The resort offers both.
A beautiful walking path connects the various pools and sports courts on the property.
The hotel provided me with two meals, dinner and breakfast, in the restaurant at Matlali. Enjoyed both of these meals. Quality was excellent and service was very good.
The hotel offers a shuttle that will take you down to the water and to Matlali's beach club. This club is run by the same owners that operate the hotel, and must be taken advantage of.
The club is just a 10 minute shuttle ride from the main resort. The bar serves a delicious menu of tacos, local fresh catch of the day, and the required margaritas. Now this is the way to spend your day!
Mexico's beaches are beautiful, and the waves here are minimal and great for swimming. On the other side of the Bay is Puerto Vallarta. Matlali is actually located in Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico just a short drive north of PV. If you are interested in the region, here is their website.
Matlali offers guests Makawe Spa with four treatment rooms, two of which can accommodate couples.
Spa services are based on local Indian cultures. Signature treatment is the Hikuri Therapy. During my stay I did not try the spa.
For more information on this hotel and its services, visit their website www.Matlali.com.
Ended my day here in the private plunge pool on my terrace. The lights of Puerto Vallarta can be seen twinkling in the distance.
This is one of several luxurious private villas that are available. Note: This property provided the writer one night's accommodations and two meals.
Matlali is a beautiful, modern resort just waiting for those who are looking for a relaxing getaway. It is more of a condo/villa resort providing the services of a traditional hotel. They take very good care of their guests. The separate beach club is a great amenity and shouldn't be overlooked.