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Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit shares the same latitude as Hawaii, and has the same balmy climate, lush vegetation, white-sand beaches and laid-back vibe. Like the Aloha State, this makes it perfect for honeymooners. While the overarching ambience of Riviera Nayarit’s 192-mile strip of coastline on the Pacific Ocean is romantic to the core, there is still lots of variety, making it a good choice for honeymooners with varied interests. Romantic-minded couples can choose among a selection of secluded five-star resorts, boutique beach town hotels, or classic Mexican accommodations. During a recent visit to the region, I was able to overnight at a range of romantic resorts, each with its own distinctive appeal.

W Punta de Mita

W Punta de Mita is one of the newest builds in Riviera Nayarit. The resort brings the hip W style to the region, and sports the vibrant and whimsical design style of Revolución Del Sueño, a design studio famous for their boutique in the Riviera Nayarit surf-centric town of Sayulita. For example, my room at the resort had a poster of Mexico’s iconic artist Frida Kahlo as a shorts-wearing skateboard girl.

There’s an Away spa, an onsite surf school and a huge pool with cabanas and DJ. On the beach are six private cabanas emblazoned with mermaid murals.

Dining is a highlight at the resort and includes Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market, inspired by the chef’s travels through Asia; Chevycheria, a beachside eatery fashioned from a 1950s Chevrolet truck; and Mesa1, where the 12-seat table made of a…