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Villa del Palmar Named Best Resort in Mexico
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto has received a 2019 Golf Digest (GD) Editors’ Choice Award as one of the Best Resorts in Mexico and Central America. The Baja coastal paradise includes the Rees Jones brilliantly designed and highly-acclaimed TPC Danzante Bay.
“The recognition we have received from Golf Digest is a true honor,” said Owen Perry, founding partner of the Villa Group, which owns and operates the Resort and Danzante Bay luxury lifestyle community at Islands of Loreto. “We hope more golfers will be able to experience one of the most outstanding golf destinations in the world, and in the process, may discover that this is a perfect place to call home.”
Inclusion on GD’s list of “The Best Things in Golf” adds to the accolades for the property which was also recognized with GD Editor’s Choice Award for “Best in Travel 2018.”
“The Editors’ Choice now enters its fourth year and our mission remains to seek and identify ‘The Best Things in Golf,'” said Max Adler, GD’s editorial director. “We continue to place an emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services to determine the winners.” Award winners will appear in the June print issue of Golf Digest and featured at GolfDigest.com.
Flanked by the rugged Sierra de La Giganta Mountains and the Sea of Cortez, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto occupies a sprawling stretch of quiet beaches, scenic vistas and outstanding natural habitat. While the resort reflects the historic culture of Mexico, guests have access to every modern amenity and convenience-including the 39,000 square foot Sabila Spa and Wellness Center, named one of Mexico’s Best Spas by SpaFinder- as well as unparalleled personal service.
The centerpiece of this premier destination is TPC Danzante Bay, part of a luxury master-planned community adjacent to the coastline of Baja’s inland marine sanctuary. The golf course offers five sets of tees, ranging between 4,916 and 7,237 yards overlooking wide fairways and greens that must be carefully judged but not unfair. Most of the entrances to the greens are open allowing approach runups to reach the putting surface safely. The holes along the cliffs feature strategically placed collection areas to keep errant shots from taking a plunge into the deep blue sea below. The golf course’s many accolades include Best of 2018-Mexico by Golf Advisor, 2018 Best New Golf Course by Golf Aficionado and 2018 New Course of the Year by Golf Odyssey. For more details visit TPCDanzanteBay.com
Besides golf, resort guests have access to exhilarating sporting opportunities including world-class fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and whale watching in coastal waters declared a World Heritage Site known for 900 species of fish. Other amenities include three restaurants offering gourmet-dining, an attentive English-speaking staff, five pools, two tennis courts, beautiful beaches and a mild and warm climate year-round.
The Resort features 181 spacious and beautifully appointed deluxe one, two and three bedroom suites with terraces and stunning ocean and mountain views. There are timeshare options, luxury coastal residences ranging from condominiums to custom-built homes available. Check out the offerings and additional information at BajaHome.com.
Villa del Palmar is just a two-hour flight from LAX via Alaska Airlines and is accessible seasonally with direct WestJet flights from Calgary, Canada and within Mexico via Calafia and Volaris Airlines. Visit VilladelPalmarloreto.com to learn more or call 800-790-4187.
Ed Vyeda, Hunter PR contributed to this article.
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