Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto4.5 out of 5.0
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Fantastic views, loved the tranquil ocean, clear water in nearby beaches. Great hiking trails. Clean room, comfortable bed and linens. All the food we ate was delicious, we had mixed drinks twice at Casa Mia which were ok but lacked flavor and liquor. However, the pina colada at the pool bar was very good. Did not do the all inclusive because we like to try the local restaurants, which we did in Loreto and loved. Went to church on Sunday at Our Lady of Loreto Mission, awesome. Will return.
Villa Del Palmar, Loreto, BCS, Mexico. I should not be posting this, We have traveled for the past 20+ years and we are tired of loud, drunken, party goers. Villa Del Palmar, Loreto, is by far the best, quite resort we have found, this past trip was again beyond our expectations. We can not say enough about the Staff who We feel each and everyone of them are empowered to Great Guest Services. The Sea of Cortez in the Baja is a protected Park and you will have no Jet-Skis, Para-Sailing, No Vendors in sight. The entertainment Staff has activities all day starting early with Kayak & Paddle-board classes. The Islands of Loreto are beautiful and should be explored by all. Whales, Sea Turtles, Dolphins, and more Types of Birds then We can name. Do not forget to get to the town of Loreto and the local flavors. We have enjoyed being Members for the past 5 years, we are looking forward to returning soon. The perfect place for adults and seniors who wish for attentive Staff and Great Meals. Not to mention the most beautiful Golf Course in the works, must get up to the 17th hole for the most outstanding views of the Resort and the Sea of Cortez. We will return soon. If you love peace and quite, this is the place.
We've been to a number of great resorts, but Villa Del Palmar offers a couple of things we haven't found anywhere else. First, the location. It's about 40 minutes south of Loreto. Here you can really disconnect and decompress. The vistas are amazing, nestled between the mountains and shores of the Sea of Cortez. Second, the people. The genuine caring and concern of the staff comes through. Everyone was so personable and friendly. Not something that we've experienced at most other resorts. Some of the staff that went over and above include Jose, Cristian, Luis, Abraham, Alonso, Cesar and the entire Activities Team.
What can I not say about this resort? It's like family here. Within the first day of being there, you'll meet everyone on the staff. They are your family. They treat you so well. You are greeted with juice/flavored water upon arrival. Of the staff, I must say that Claudine especially takes incredible care of you. She chats with all the guests and makes sure they have everything they need. She also helps so much with dining options, spa treatments, and other information for activities on the grounds. The hotel itself reminds me of this place in Thailand called, "Santhiya," where you're truly alone. That's how it is here, you are truly alone (in a GREAT way) and it's beautiful. The water is crystal clear too, and there's tons of fish. At the beach, you'll meet David, who is the hilarious and friendly bartend. David will pour you drinks all day and tell you great stories. As well, the show the staff puts on during dinner at one of the restaurants is fantastic. We WILL be going back. Remember, you want to avoid the crowds, annoyances, and general busy-ness of lesser resorts, so choose this one and you will not be disappointed- IT will blow you away.
This was the first visit for my wife and I and another couple to the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto and it was well worth the trip. Secluded but totally relaxing location, with a great, attentive staff, and wonderful food. We celebrated an anniversary and our friends a birthday. The staff in the Dasani Restaurant gave us very personal service and recognition. The only thing to say about the temps in August is HOT but with a smaller census we never had to wait for anything at the beach, at meals, or for room attendant. The 4 of us enjoyed the two weeks we spent there. One downer was that my wife got an infection but we HIGHLY commend the resident Dr there, Dr Cepeda. He was professional, concerned, and very competent! Her infection was just something that happened and is NO reflection on the resort. Highly recommend.
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto is the perfect place to disconnect from the world, enjoy a fun and challenging round of golf and relax at the spy and the pools. The food is excellent and I recommend anybody who is looking for some R&R to come down and enjoy this fantastic place.
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, enjoy nature, but at the same time have the conveniences of the modern world, visit Villa del Palmar! While I was using 1 of their kayaks on the cove, I stopped in the middle of it and I was just floating there in total silence because there was no wind, waves, currents or nobody around, and suddenly, for a couple of minutes, I was at the center of a group of turtles. I was able to see, and heard, how they come up to the surface to breathe, I watched them slowly lifting their heads, exhaled their air, and after a deep breath, they submerged back into the deep clear water. I snorkeled in their pristine beaches and I saw corals, clams and hundred of all size fishes. Their Golf Course is really beautiful and even though I do not play golf, I'm pretty sure it's got to be really enjoyable because of the locations and the views! All who work there are VERY PROFESSIONAL and you feel 100% protected all the time, something very important for people who are visiting Mexico, especially for their 1st time! Personally, I WANT TO THANKED: Dulce, our concierge; Jorge, Guillermo and Jenaro in reception; Benito and Ernesto, our waiters; Humberto our driver and Oman at the kayak shack. THANK YOU GUYS!!! Because of you I came back from my well needed vacation full of unforgettable and amazing experiences; as a new person! Also I want to THANKED every person who works there! You all treat us the only way that I can describe people in Baja knows how to, like a Friend... with a capital F; with lots of respect, and joy as they help you. Thanks guys, you help us -the visitors, you help Villa del Palmar and you help the economy of that beautiful part of Baja; The bay, the islands of Loreto and their National Marine Park. I recommend Villa del Palmar and the bay of Loreto, visit them, enjoy life!
We had a great week at Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto We were two adults and two teenagers. Pros: The VIEW! Seriously, we kept joking we were looking at a green screen but it's real. It is such a stunningly beautiful location. The service at the hotel was wonderful. Whether it was pool side, room service or at the 3 restaurants, the service was excellent and the food was quite good. We really enjoyed the breakfast buffet on Saturday am at The Market Restaurant and we enjoyed dinner at the Danzante Restaurant. We also found room service to be good. We aren't big drinkers or eaters so we opted to not do the all inclusive meal plan and that was fine. We stocked up on eggs and cereal and milk at mini market for breakfast and snacks and enjoyed the restaurants on site. We enjoyed kayaking and paddle boarding. We also did the Danzante Island excursion and that was very fun. The snorkeling was wonderful and we also managed to see a pod of dolphins. That was a huge highlight! We aren't golfers but took a tour of the golf course. It is incredibly beautiful. Outstanding views so I can imagine it would be a golfers dream. Cons: The resort isn't done yet so you see lots of construction sites around and in the distance. Also the road isn't yet paved from the main road to the resort so it takes about 10 minutes to get from main road to the resort. I don't understand why the one restaurant serves Italian food but I'm sure there are people who prefer that. I just prefer Mexican food while in Mexico. Also it was hotter then hot in August. When we go again, we will pick a different time of year that is a bit cooler or less humid. Overall we had a great week and would go back.
We stay here very peaceful place, where nobody will harass yuo, if u want buy timeshare, the staff was amazing, Ramon, kayla, dubi, and many people hard to remember all, Ramon the beach guy, kayaking, paddle boars, etc, he's amazing guy, caring seems he loves hes job, we find out hes part of the show at night, amazing people we meet all the staff, we kayak, we snorkel, we hike, we took tours, snorkeling to the Danza note tours, the guide was amazing, Paul and talking to the staff, we find out that renting a car for $60 all day and exploring all the Virgin beaches going up north of loreto was breatg taking, nobody but our souls, for sure the aquarium of the world, we drove like 2:30 tourch muleje, north of loreto, u find, puerto escondido, playa coco, santiago, el burro, requeson, muleje, all beauty, on the way back we came across the first missions built in tge californias, San Francisco javier, loreto, muleje, breath taking, u go back on time, to see all intactmissions that makes u realize that, u just find a niddle on the haystack, for sure be back for more exploration.
Our boat ride arranged by Roberto Salazar was perfect for the family. He was very friendly and made us feel at home very much. Our boat tour guide Ramses Talamantes was very funny and very knowledgeable with the sceneries he showed us. I especially like his patience with me when we went snorkling. The lunch was perfect and beers and sodas were cold and so good. It was an exceptionally perfect day for mom and dad because they joined us for a swim even if they were not used to being in the water. Way to go Roberto and Ramses!
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