ISLANDS OF LORETO, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO (November 3, 2015) — Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, Baja’s first “million star” resort, revealed last month that it has been recognized as Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort by the 22nd annual World Travel Awards, which is the equivalent to the Oscars of the travel industry.
The resort accepted the award at the World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony at Teatro Colón in historic Bogotá, Colombia in October, in front of an audience of hundreds of government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.
The World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.
“To be recognized by one of tourism’s most prestigious awards program is a testament to the unique vacation experience we offer guests at Villa del Palmar in the beautiful Islands of Loreto, Mexico,” said Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group.
This year, a record more than 610,000 travel industry experts and high-end tourism consumers cast their votes. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto was up against CUIXMALA, Rosewood Mayakobá in Riviera Maya, The Resort at Pedregal and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, and ultimately came away with the top honor.
“We take pride in this important award granted by the World Travel Awards and look forward to continuing to enhance the vacation experience for our guests as the Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort, year after year,” said Paul Moreno, Chief Operating Officer of Villa Group.
To celebrate the award, the resort is giving its Facebook fans a chance to experience what makes Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto so special by entering to win a three-night stay at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. Fans can enter at http://woobox.com/jon29p, from now through December 4.
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.
In addition to World Travel Award, Travel Weekly magazine recently recognized the Islands of Loreto with a 2015 Silver Magellan Award in the Adventure Destination category. The award is a nod to the resort’s robust outdoor offerings, such as stand-up paddle boarding, glass-bottom kayaking, hiking and mountain biking, and PADI-certified SCUBA diving lessons in the waters that Jacques Cousteau called the Aquarium of the World. The resort is also currently named the 16th best resort in Mexico by Trip Advisor.
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 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 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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