Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto in Loreto, Mexico
Imagine a pristine land of golden beaches, shimmering surf, and magnificent sunsets, and open your eyes to the beauty of Loreto, Mexico. Nestled against the stunning Sea of Cortez, on the Baja Peninsula, Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto will captivate you mind, body, and soul, and introduce you to the lap of luxury and the tranquil ambiance of the beach. Fabulous villa suites welcome you to cast off from the world and relax in true style and comfort, complete with full kitchens, separate sleeping and living rooms, and all the modern entertainment options. Bright and inviting, each room is crafted from soothing, charming tones, with gleaming tiled floors, and the warmth of brilliant natural sunlight streaming through large picture windows and sliding glass doors. Step out onto your private balcony and gaze out over stunning ocean views, soak in deep tubs each evening, and sleep in plush, inviting beds each night. At Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto, discover a tranquil coastal gem that will forever charm your heart.
Wake to the gentle sounds of the surf rolling ashore, the sun just warming the golden sands, and head out to nearby Loreto Bay Golf Course for a wonderful morning round. After 18 holes in the tropics, stroll down to the beach and stretch out under the sun, dive into the surf to cool down, and enjoy a scenic kayaking tour along the Sea of Cortez. Charter a private yacht for the day, sipping champagne as you cruise along the Bay of Loreto, or head out on the sea to fish for magnificent marlin and dorado as long as you wish. Dive under the surf on a fascinating scuba excursion, and come face to face with over 900 species amidst dazzling coral reefs. In the afternoon take a trip to nearby Scorpion Bay to surf some brilliant sets, or enjoy a friendly tennis match as the sun begins to sink behind the horizon. After a full day of fun and excitement, enjoy a perfect dinner of Mediterranean and American cuisines at The Market Restaurant, then sink into the evening sipping a cocktail while cozied up to one of the resort's marvelous beach firepits. With your stay at Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto, relax, unwind, and escape, and enjoy the pure tropical wonderland of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.
Location of Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto
Nearest Airport: LTO
Amenities for Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto
- Poolside Dining
- Outdoor Dining
- 2 Restaurants
- 24-Hour Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Beauty Salon
- Spa on Property
- Hiking Trails
- Fitness Center
- Private Beach
- Multilingual Staff
- In-Room Spa Services
- Outdoor Spa Treatments
- Scuba Diving
- ATV Tours
- Boat Excursions
- Whale Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Kids Club
- Active & Adventure
- All Inclusive
- Cool Pools
- Holiday Hotel Deals
- Kids' Club
Reviews for Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto
The Islands of Loreto is a very special spot on the planet. The views are breathtaking, The air is pristine, not even light pollution so the sky pops at night. The Sea of Cortez is a natural wonder. The rooms are spacious and all face the sea. The staff is largely drawn from the town of Loreto, 35 km to the north. This little village produces some of the warmest, nicest people on earth. Smiles are frequent and genuine. These are hard-working people that you would love to have as neighbors. These lovely people are handicapped by abysmal training and coaching. The only exception is the housekeeping staff that operates like an elite military unit ( in a good way). The kitchen and other hospitality staff is strictly amateur hour. The people who call themselves concierges are anything but. They should look up the definition of concierge as a minimum.Amateur performance is not what is expected at a top-notch resort. The food varies from truly awful to mediocre with rare occasional flashes of quality. The "all-inclusive" plan is anything but all-inclusive. Yoga classes, for example, are not included and are $18 per person per day. The water-sports area claims to have glass-bottomed kayaks but there was only one and it was broken. The umbrellas on the tennis courts were all broken. Internet service is a joke. There is one hot-spot. The golf course is extravagantly priced and extremely difficult. It is beautiful and the tour of the course should not be missed but it is not a resort course by any means and it is way too pricey for what it is. If you are an owner in this timeshare as we are, you get a bribe in return for a 90 minute sales pitch to upgrade your membership. Members should be able to opt out of this torture session and still get the "members rewards". I want this place to succeed but my fear is that it will take a radical change of top leasdership to make the kinds of improvements necessary.
Terry M - Palm Springs, California
From spending time enjoying drinks on the beach, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, enjoying the amazing food choices in the on site restaurants, lounging by the pools, luxuriating at the spa, hiking up to the spectacular 17th hole for the breath-taking sunrises to quiet evenings in our gorgeous, comfortable room - our stay at Villa Del Palmar in Loreto was beyond amazing! Every member of the staff feels like family - Oscar's greeting at breakfast, being spoiled by the pool boys (Manny, Roberto, Julio & Mario) entertained by the activities team led by Mauricio (Duvis, Eduardo, Liz, Carmin, Danny, Oman, Ramon, Tany, & Iz) and when we are at VDP Loreto, we are home!
whereischerinow - Texas
While at Villa del Palmar my husband and daughter compare our holidays to a dream. The management was so kind to honor my request for 3 ocean view rooms close to each other and with honesty reimbursed an over-payment. This place is perfect for a family with grandparents, parents and young children: excellent service, delicious food and spectacular scenery. Plus this resort has excellent features not found at other 5 stars facilities we used berfore: the hot tub is hot; no key to loose, it is on your wristband; not necessary to reserve lounge chairs with towels (there are plenty of chairs with clean towels placed on them), the kids pool is very well designed, the pools do not have restricted hours. Thank you to all the people who work so hard with all their heart at Villa del Palmar to make Loreto a memorable place in Mexico. We shall remember you Jorge and the paddle board guy at the beach, Dhom; Gregorio, Edgar, Marcos, Christian, Roberto, Miguel, Gerardo, Luis, Abraham, Jose, Ventura, Jonathon, Ricardo, and mostly Oscar because my grandsonâ€™s name is Oscar. I am impressed that the General Manager Sr. Sixto Navarro came in person to see me on the last day. I would recommend this place to anyone who is interested to experience with luxury the beauty of the sea of Cortez before it gets popular like Cancun area.
datjm - calgary
We visited VDP last March on a time share promotion, all inclusive, and it was great. Liked it enough to book our own week last October. First the highlights of the resort: BEST snorkeling we have ever done... better than Hawaii. We were just one boat, and only 6 snorkelers, so we had the who area to ourselves. Don't miss the snorkeling. The area is a national refuge, and the government is very protective of their environment, so the area is pristine. The resort is remote, so quiet and peaceful. The only resort activities are kayaking and paddle boarding. It would have been nice to have a little hobi cat to sail around the bay in. Rooms are large and well equipped. Downside of the trip: The vacation went well until check out. I encourage you to carefully review your bill the night before. In the morning, we found that every group checking out had a problem with their bill, which held up the shuttle to the airport (which was not the problem... the shuttle gets you to the airport hours and hours ahead of time.) The problem was with the bill. we had pre-paid some excursions prior to our trip. We were told we would get a 10% discount by doing so. Not only were the prices the same at the resort as pre-paid, we were billed double. After several written communications with the resort, the duplicate bill was removed. I had to send copies of pre-paid voucher and credit card bill to verify. The second issue was the resort's written promise of $450 resort credit and 25% off activities if we took the time share presentation. An offer too good to refuse, we thought... and it WAS too good to be true. Even thought the written offer included prepaid excursions and other prepaid activities, such as our all-inclusive days we pre-paid were included in the $450 resort credit, the resort refused to credit our bill in the amount promised. They only refunded$168. They said they were "unable to refund more than that." I spent weeks faxing, and refaxing the written offer presented to us at the resort indicating the refund amount, they just wouldn't budge.So my rating for the resort has diminished, as I just cannot trust that even what VDP put in writing, on their letterhead, is not to be believed, or trusted. Calculating the bill is also difficult. For example, the resort credit was quoted in US dollars ($450), yet the refund was given in pesos (bank calculated the $168 refund.) The resort tried to tell me that currency rates fluctuate, which they do... but not THAT much! And my bank has no extra fees. So, as beautiful as the resort is, just be careful of what you are paying for.
trekkrsal - claremont, california
Really nice resort and all the service staff try really hard to please. Food quality is high and service is excellent. Seem to have slipped a little with cocktail quality a bit from 2 years ago when we visited. Top shelf for some alcohol types is non existent. Spoke to the Director Gualberto Anaya and he put in a solid effort to get better quality options before we left. His hands were tied due to location. Applaud the effort and much appreciated. Juan Carlos Vizcaino and his staff Airam, Gaberiel, Rafael, Benjamin, Eduarto, JC, and Oscar all treated us well and went out of their way to provide great service with a smile. We went fishing on the Mad Dash for the second time. Sales rep Roberto was very helpful and went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. Fishing was awesome, crew worked hard to find fish and were very informative about the area. Good time!
02domer - Los Angeles, California