There’s little wonder as to why the idea of working from paradise is so appealing at any time, let alone right now. Escaping the office for a day at home has always been a delight, but now that home offices are a reality for so many people, we’re suddenly dreaming of trading sweatpants and pajama bottoms for board shorts and bikinis.
Unfortunately, as much as we’d love to pause our rent for a year and head to Bermuda or Barbados, that’s a little unrealistic for most of us. Okay, it’s extremely unrealistic. That’s why it’s especially great that many resorts around the world are pushing the idea for a “workation,” during which we can answer emails and update spreadsheets from poolside, all while reassuring our coworkers that they definitely did not just hear a DJ announce that it’s time for pool bingo.
The latest resort to put this delightful idea in our heads is Conrad Punta de Mita, which opens on September 1 in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit.
The Conrad brand’s first resort to open in Mexico—and second property alongside Conrad San Luis Potosi—will welcome guests to an experience conceived with social distancing in mind. A selection of the 324 rooms and suites will be available, which means guests will feel like they’re living a boutique hotel life while enjoying full service at the various restaurants and bars, three pools (kids and adults each get their own), fitness center and Conrad SPA.
Working from Paradise can still cause office stress to sneak into your R and R, so a trip to the spa is expected. Especially when it’s the Conrad SPA, which features 10,000-sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor beauty. A tunnel comprised of tropical and regional flora connects seven cocoon treatment cabanas, while a jacuzzi and sauna await guests as they return from yoga sessions on the outdoor lawn or a round of 18 holes on the Greg Norman-designed Litibu Golf Course.
With a four-night minimum stay (twist our arms, please), the Work from Paradise package starts at $260 per night and includes several perks, like a 50 percent massage discount at the aforementioned spa. Guests looking for a little more access can take advantage of the Hola Conrad Package, which starts at $349 per night and grants access to the Conrad SPA’s pool (above) and other wet areas for a little extra physical distancing.
Nineteen room and suite styles mean this resort excels at maximizing personal space. From the massive Penthouse Ocean View and Grand Oceanfront Suites to the King Ocean View and Oceanfront Rooms, guests will enjoy exceptional comfort and luxury merged with interior design and themes showcasing regional culture and indigenous artwork.
Guests will have their pick of four restaurants for meals that will showcase the best of regional cuisine while emphasizing the advantages of this resort’s incredible location. Both Arbol and Mezquite will offer classic Mexican and American favorites—developed and created to be distinct and better than anything you’ll find stateside, of course.
But the meals to remember will take place at Codex, where staff will set the mood for truly unique dining themes, like the Full Moon Experience, which features a special menu based on the phases of the moon. And the ‘Cuuca Hiici’ Experience offers traditional presented with special “gratitude rituals.”
As with all Hilton properties, Conrad Punta de Mita will adhere to the Hilton CleanStay program, which was devised in cooperation with experts from the Infection Prevention and Control team at Mayo Clinic. Social distancing and face covering policies are also strongly enforced, so be sure to pack your masks.