Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Partners with 'Dancing with the Stars' Champion Karina Smirnoff

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Professional Dancer Appears in Alaska Airlines Magazine and on CBS Radio

Dancing With the Stars professional dancer Karina Smirnoff de-stresses with beachfront yoga at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, partners with the resort for advertising campaign.

I recently visited the Islands of Loreto in Baja California, Mexico and it was simply amazing. - Karina Smirnoff, professional dancer

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, Baja’s first “million star” resort, has partnered this month with “Dancing with the Stars” champion and professional dancer Karina Smirnoff, for a print advertising campaign in Alaska Airlines’ “Alaska Beyond” Magazine and radio spots on CBS Los Angeles.

The award-winning Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has quickly become a haven for celebrities looking for a fabulous getaway in what feels like a private island.

“I recently visited the Islands of Loreto in Baja California, Mexico and it was simply amazing,” said Smirnoff. “Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa pampered me. From the incredible dining to the amazing staff and most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen … I absolutely loved my stay there and think you will too.”

Other past celebrity visitors include E! News host Maria Menounos, Mayim Bialik from “The Big Bang Theory,” hip hop artist Lil Jon, Brenda Strong of “Desperate Housewives” and Sarah Hyland of “Modern Family”, among other special guests.

“Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto offers the best mix of location, views, hospitality, adventure, and luxury,” said Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group. “For our celebrity guests, we’re proud to offer the perfect setting to relax and vacation with loved ones while maintaining privacy and comfort.”

Smirnoff visited the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto in December 2012 and enjoyed spending time getting massages at the resort’s 39,000-square-foot Sabila Spa, hiking the trails surrounding the resort, kayaking in the Sea of Cortez, and doing yoga on the beach.

“Villa Del Palmar was beautiful… had a blast hiking, kayaking and the spa was very relaxing, can't wait to come back!” she said at the time.

A five-time U.S. National Champion, Smirnoff won the thirteenth season of Dancing With the Stars with army veteran and soap opera star J.R. Martinez. She recently appeared on the show’s current 21st season with Tripe Crown winning horse racing jockey Victor Espinoza.

Within just four short years, the resort has grown from a hidden gem travel experience to a leading resort in its industry – offering a mix of adventure, authentic and personalized Mexican hospitality and service, breathtaking views and unrivaled opportunities for relaxation.

For resort reservations or additional information, please contact the resort at reservaciones.vdpl(at)vgloreto(dot)com or call 800.790.4187. To learn more about Villa del Palmar, contact your preferred travel professional, visit or call the number above.

About Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto: Baja’s First Million Star Resort
Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto is a luxury destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). Flanked by the rugged Sierra de la Giganta range, the Villa del Palmar is the first and only resort to occupy one of the Gulf of California's last virgin coastlines. The resort features 181 new, spacious, beautifully appointed Deluxe Ocean View, one, two and three bedroom Suites with terraces and stunning ocean and mountain views, three restaurants offering gourmet dining, an attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, a 39,000 square-foot Sabila Spa and Wellness Center, two tennis courts, beautiful beaches, a private beachfront Danzante Bungalow and a mild and warm climate year-round. The 7,400-yard Rees Jones-designed Danzante Bay golf course will offer a challenging, yet friendly course that works with the natural beauty and serenity of the surrounding environment.

Guests can enjoy PADI-certified SCUBA diving lessons and snorkeling tours in the protected indigo waters that explorer Jacques Cousteau once dubbed the “Aquarium of the World.” Outdoor adventurers can also experience tours of the nearby Coronado, Danzante and Del Carmen Islands atop an inflatable APEX boat, as well as swimming, world-class fishing aboard the “Mad Dash” tournament boat, paddle boarding, kayaking, whale watching and mountain biking. With complimentary shuttle service, guests can explore the historic town at the Islands of Loreto and visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous. The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish off the coast and in an area that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second largest National Marine Park. Hotel perks include a spa and fitness center, massages, salsa dance lessons and movie nights for children. Travelers can take a short flight from LAX on Alaska Airlines or from Calgary, Canada aboard WestJet, Canada’s most-preferred airline, to the Islands of Loreto.

The resort is also currently named the 16th best resort in Mexico by Trip Advisor. In 2015, Travel Weekly magazine recognized the Islands of Loreto with a 2015 Silver Magellan Award in the Adventure Destination category. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto was also recognized as Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort for 2015 in the 22nd annual World Travel Awards, which is the equivalent to the Oscars of the travel industry.

For additional information on events, amenities, or availability call 800.790.4187 or visit Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings by finding us on Facebook (éto) or Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as @VilladelPalmarL.

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