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Off the Eastern coast of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, at The Islands of Loreto, sits Villa del Palmar. Opened in the spring of 2011, this 181 room property overlooks the uninhabited Danzante Island. With views looking out to the Sea of Cortez, or La Giganta mountain range, you will be surrounded by nature, as well as shimmering stars at night. In addition to the Sabila Spa, four swimming pools, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and beach access, outdoor lovers will be attracted to this mild year-round climate.
Free airfare from Los Angeles, to Loreto, Mexico
Yes, you read that headline right. Anyone who calls Villa del Palmar and references Nancy D. Brown’s hotel review will receive FREE round trip airfare for two from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Loreto Airport (LTO.) Travel must be completed by May 19, 2013 and is based on availability. You must contact the resort for this special offer.
Worry free Loreto, Mexico
While the flight from Los Angeles, California to Loreto, Mexico is quick, you’ll feel miles away from big city life at Villa del Palmar Resort. In fact, the sleepy fishing village of Loreto is rather slow paced, as is the Baja Mexico resort. Villa del Palmar is a safe place to relax, unwind and take in the scenery, sea life and stars. Evening entertainment ranges from Karaoke, to Mexican Fiesta themed-dinners and dancing. A golf course is included in the resort master plan, as well.
Not feeling comfortable with your high school Spanish, the attentive Villa del Palmar staff speaks both English and Spanish. Menus at Villa del Palmar’s Danzante Restaurant, The Market Restaurant, Casa Mia and room service are written in Spanish and English.
Villa del Palmar all-inclusive or a la carte
There are several ways to experience Villar del Palmar. I experienced the all-inclusive plan that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hour room service, unlimited cocktails and beverages, internet access, themed dinners, all resort activities and daily turn down service.
If you select a la carte dining, there is always the option to upgrade ($89 per person, per day) kids, ages 5-13 are 50% off and children 0-5 years old are no charge; a good value if you are staying on property for meals. As the property is a bit isolated, the resort offers Palmita Market for any items you may have forgotten to pack.
Rooms at Villa del Palmar Resort and Spa
Rooms at Villa del Palmar start at $216.13 for a studio. My room #2514, rented for $359.10, per night US (check website for current pricing. This one bedroom deluxe, ocean view suite, featured a king bed with balcony, shower and separate Jacuzzi bath tub in one room and a sofa bed, desk, coffee table, dining room table, kitchen, bathroom with shower and washer/dryer combination. Both rooms offered flat screen tv’s. The one bedroom suite would be ideal for a family of four to share, as the living room offers a balcony, as well.
Two bedroom and three bedroom suites and penthouses are also available, as well as the Presidential suite. Villa del Palmar also offers a time-share program in Loreto, Mexico.
Nature lovers unite at Villa del Palmar
Kayaks and paddleboards, as well as snorkels and fins are available to guests. On-site, water aerobics, volleyball, hiking and bicycles are offered, as well as the complimentary fitness center. Additional activities are available to book via the concierge.
Sabila Spa at Villa del Palmar
The Sabila Spa is a welcome addition to Villa del Palmar resort. With 17 treatment rooms, a fitness center, wet area featuring plunge pools, hot tubs, saunas and Swiss showers with six different temperatures of hot and cold, this is the place to relax after a day of outdoor activity.
During my visit, I tried the Hot Candle Ritual. This 80 minute treatment blends warm oil massage with Aroma therapy to bring balance and harmony back into your life. I highly recommend this unique massage treatment during your Loreto, Mexico visit.
Need to know
Check in: 3:00 p.m. (Greeting includes a ritual hand cleansing to wash your tensions away, cold towel, non-alcoholic drink and three minute neck and back massage.)
Check out: 12:00 p.m.
Guest are given wrist bands with water-proof smart chip technology. No more fumbling with card keys, simply swipe your wristband at the door and welcome to paradise!
The resort offers complimentary wifi in the lobby and pool-side. Try your balcony, as well, for wifi coverage.
Alaska Airlines offers non-stop flights from Los Angeles International Airport in California, to Loreto Mexico Airport.
For additional insider tips follow Luxury Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown on Twitter and follow Villa del Palmar on Twitter.
If You Go:
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa (866) 209-0726
Ensenada Blanca, 23880
Article written by, video and photos courtesy of Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. I was a guest of Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa.