The Westin Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers families, couples, and groups a calming escape with a touch of heartiness.

The lush, serene property is a former palm tree farm turned wellness oasis located in Puerto Vallarta, one of the friendliest cities in the world. It sits on the white sands of Mexico’s Pacific coast overlooking the sparkling Banderas Bay, and is home to over 600 palm trees. The Westin offers a private beach with pergolas and endless chaise lounges, as well as outdoor activity options like a tennis court, walking trails, bike rentals, non-motorized water sports, and private seaside picnics with stunning sunset views (vibe: boho, bubbly pairings, curated picnic menu from on-property restaurant Arrecifes, the soft sound of crashing waves nearby and glimpses of cruises taking off). It’s also pet-friendly, and very kid-friendly.

Westin Family offers activities designed to enrich younger guests’ stays through exploration and there’s even a custom, nutritious “Eat Well” menu for kids. Aside from a soothing ambiance, healthy meal options and great massages (I can personally attest), The Westin Resort & Spa also offers a Detox For a Better You package (including Detox menu items such as fresh squeezed juices and energizing shots), as well as a Vitamin Sea, D + Me package for those looking to start the year off on the right foot (healthy starter + poke bowl included).