Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Earns World Travel Awards Nomination for Second Year in a Row

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Public Encouraged to Vote for Resort in Two Prestigious Award Categories

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is nominated as Mexico and Central America's Leading Resort, and Mexico's Leading Beach Resort in the 23rd annual World Travel Awards.

It is an honor to be nominated in two categories by one of tourism’s most prestigious awards programs. - Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group

As a testament to its unique vacation experience, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has been nominated for the second year in a row by the 23rd annual World Travel Awards, known as the Oscars of the travel industry.

Known for its breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez and boundless opportunities to quench guests’ wanderlust, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has been nominated again this year in the Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort category, a top honor that it took home last year after competing against CUIXMALA, Rosewood Mayakobá in Riviera Maya, The Resort at Pedregal and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

In addition, this year the resort has been nominated in a brand new category – Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort. Voting begins today, March 7, and the resort would be honored if past guests cast their vote in support of Villa del Palmar Loreto by voting at http://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote-for-villa-del-palmar-loreto-2016.

“It is an honor to be nominated in two categories by one of tourism’s most prestigious awards programs,” said Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group. “Our goal at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is to help guests create lifelong memories through authentic experiences and genuine hospitality.”

Slated to celebrate its fifth anniversary this year, the resort has grown from a hidden gem hideaway to a leading resort in its industry – offering opportunities for luxurious relaxation, authentic adventure, personalized Mexican hospitality, and breathtaking views.

The newest additions to the resort range from a 7,400-yard Rees Jones-designed Danzante Bay Golf Course, to LED paddle boards for nighttime stand up paddle board sessions in the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez, offering guests even more reasons to fall in love with Loreto.

A comprehensive program, the World Travel Awards serves to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. Awards are presented across three tiers – country, regional and world awards – and are voted on by the public, as well as qualified executives in the tourism industry. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has been nominated at both the regional and country level.

Last year, a record more than 610,000 travel industry experts and high-end tourism consumers cast their votes.

To learn more about Villa del Palmar, please contact the resort at reservaciones.vdpl(at)vgloreto(dot)com, call 800.790.4187 or visit http://www.villadelpalmarloreto.com.

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 was also 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 in the 22nd annual World Travel Awards.

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings by finding the resort on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/villadelpalmarattheislandsofloreto) or Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as @VilladelPalmarL.

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