Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Recognized in Two Prestigious Awards Categories by the World Travel Awards

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Resort recognized as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort and Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has been recognized as Mexico and Central America's Leading Resort and Mexico's Leading Beach Resort in the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards.

It’s an incredible honor to be recognized two years in a row by such a renowned awards organization, especially with the other properties in consideration for these awards. - Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group.

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is proud to announce that it has earned recognition as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort and Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort by one of the most comprehensive and sought after awards programs in the global travel and tourism industry—the World Travel Awards.

Last year, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto was recognized as Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort—a title the resort is taking home two years in a row. This year, the resort has also taken home the title in a new category highlighting the resort’s excellence throughout the region.

“It’s an honor to be recognized two years in a row by such a renowned awards organization, especially with the other properties in consideration for these awards” said Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group. “We strive to offer unique experiences where our guests can discover the Islands of Loreto while enjoying luxurious relaxation, endless adventure and unparalleled hospitality.”

In it’s 23rd year, 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 awarded at both the regional and country level.

For Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort, other nominees included:

  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagoyo
  • Gamboa Rainforest Resort
  • Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort
  • ME Cabo
  • Nizuc
  • Parador Resort & Spa
  • Secrets Playa Bonita Panama
  • The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

For Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort, other nominees included:

  • CUIXMALA
  • Hyatt Ziva Cancun
  • Rosewood Mayakobá, Riviera Maya
  • The Resort at Pedregal
  • The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is a destination resort located between the impressive Sierra de la Giganta mountain range and the beautiful Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island. It features 181 beautifully appointed Deluxe Ocean View rooms ranging in size from one, two and three bedroom suites with balcony or terrace and stunning ocean or mountain views. The resort also offers outstanding restaurants with authentic and local food, an attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, a 39,000-square-foot spa, two tennis courts and a warm climate year-round.

Guests can quench their wanderlust through a variety of sea and land excursions offering picturesque views of the resort’s breathtaking location and up-close experiences with local marine life including Hooka diving, night LED paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain biking, SCUBA diving, island tours and more.

This November, the resort will unveil its new 7,400-yard Danzante Bay Golf Course, designed by Rees Jones, a world-renowned golf architect often referred to as the “The Open Doctor.” The Danzante Bay Golf Course is a true rarity, featuring a mix of stunning views and luscious green holes, including the breathtaking Hole 17, which Jones has praised as one of the best in the world.

In addition to the World Travel Awards, the resort’s Sabila Spa has also been nominated as Mexico’s Best Hotel Spa by the World Spa Awards, the sister program to the World Travel Awards. The World Spa Awards celebrates and rewards spa industry excellence and are awarded through a voting process similar to that of the World Travel Awards. To vote for Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, please visit the World Spa Awards website (http://worldspaawards.com/award/mexico-best-resort-spa/2016). Voting is open until Monday, July 25.

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 http://www.villadelpalmarloreto.com 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 shuttle service priced at $5 per person round trip, 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 in the 22nd annual World Travel Awards.

For additional information on events, amenities, or availability call 800.790.4187 or visit http://www.villadelpalmarloreto.com. Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings by finding us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/villadelpalmarattheislandsofloreto/) or Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as @VilladelPalmarL.

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