Read what people are saying about the Loreto By The Sea Resort at the Islands of Loreto
“Mexico's best kept secret”
This is the first review I've ever submitted and I hesitate to do so because this new resort is truly Mexico's best kept secret. The only hitch is getting there as there are limited transportation options and only a few flights a week from the US; thus my motivation to encourage others to visit. We had one of the most relaxing vacations ever and if you crave peace and quiet in incredibly beautiful surroundings, this resort is for you. True to the
Loreto By The Sea Resort standards, the customer service is excellent, the rooms are spacious and well appointed and every room appears to boast an amazing view of mountains and sea. We snorkeled, hiked, kayaked and felt as if we were the only ones in the world! The resort is quite remote but offers lots of on-site activities (Bryan and Victoria are excellent at their jobs!) as well as a free shuttle to the quaint town of Loreto several times a day. The weather/temperature was perfect (mid November) and only rained one day while were there which we were told was the first time in two years!
“The staff and the beauty of the area are exceptional ”
I agree with the rest of the reviews that it was a little eerie being in a resort with less than 50 guests. Not sure if it is a soft opening still or just too under construction for most folks. However we have never been to a resort with such a stellar staff and luxury. The rooms were so well appointed, from the high end appliances, washer and dryer, and plush linens, to the ocean and mountain views, we were impressed. My daughter, being the only child there, was treated like a princess. She turned 6 there and not only did they help her make a lady bug pinata, they filled it with candy and had a party for her, also filled our room with balloons. Wow! Victoria is the best, my daughter actually sobbed as we left her. Bryan, Carlos in activities were so great as well. We spent a lot of time at Wild Loreto down the beach, clamming, and just hanging. The downside of the resort was: lack of guests (a little too mellow) and the weather. (no fault of theirs) It was cold. Cannot wait to go back in the fall or spring. Also I recommend renting a car, their shuttle runs only 4 times a day and comes back early from Loreto (when bar scene just starts happening)Also this way you can take advantage of area hiking trails and fishing on your own. Bring your own coffee as the espresso machine was never running and the drip was pretty mediocre (the coffee snob in me) Thank you Villa Palmar I hope you give lots of love to your staff, they are gems!
“Go there now while the getting is excellent!”
Brand new, this place is a step back in time for service and surroundings. It is a 30 minute van ride from Loreto. If you are looking it up on Google Earth it is opposite Danzante Island south of Loreto. Brand new, the spa is large with massage, hot tubs, plunge pool, steam rooms, saunas. In the works are two courts on the roof of the spa. The activity staff puts on shows at night and runs activities during the day-hiking, water aerobics, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, spanish lessons, tequilla tasting, etc. If you are not into any of that you can lounge poolside and be waited on, have your umbrella adjusted. There are five different pools and one large hot tub. If you don't care for the poolside scene, there are hammocks and fire pits with built in couches. A big beach that encompasses the entire cove. Beach Club "El Sanctuario" is an outdoor bar where the kayaks are located. Gardens. Hiking trails. There is an American Plan for meals and all drinks. The suites all have large porches with comfortable chairs and glass tables. Of course there are TVs in each room. Deep large tubs, too. The staff is truly interested in your happiness. What a throwback in time. Go now before it gets "discovered" !