Something similar is happening at the Jicaro Ecolodge in Nicaragua, where "water butlers" bring private meals via boat to couples on a small floating dock in Lake Nicaragua, which is the largest freshwater lake in Central America. This is a private event that guests reserve in advance, similar to private beach dinners found at resorts all over the world.
Floating dock with water waiter service at the Jicaro Ecolodge in Nicaragua
The FS Punta Mita platform, however, is totally focused on helping its guests master the art of doing nothing, and now swimming to the side of the pool to collect a new drink is even out of the question.
What do you think? Is this form of extreme service something that would entice you to stay, or is the hotel focusing its efforts in the wrong place?
We're thinking more along the lines of the latter, as moments where swimming to the side of the pool is too tall a task are few and far between for us. Now, if someone could come up with a way for us to go to the bathroom without getting out of the water, that'd be a different story.
[Photos: Four Seasons Punta Mita/Jicaro Ecolodge]