Returning to Loreto after a year and a half brought a whole new set of adventures—and many changes to Villa del Palmar’s stunning property.
While the pristine private beach, swaying palm trees and incredible restaurants make the luxury resort a great place to vacation, guests can soon extend their stay with the upcoming Danzante Bay homes.
To Rent or To Buy?
The high-end houses that are being built just beyond the hotel are the perfect getaway option for big groups. Rentals will be available for those just want a little more time at the Islands of Loreto, but they will also be for sale—perfect for those who plan to visit regularly.
With six different neighborhoods to choose from, it’s easy to tailor your stay to your surroundings. The various areas include the cliffside, canyon, seaside and mountain neighborhoods, but development will start in the El Cardon neighborhood behind the resort.
There are also three different villa models: Villa Monserrat, Villa Danzante and Villa Carmen. I was able to explore a Villa Danzante model that is currently under construction, exploring the bare bones of the home while envisioning what it will become.
The high ceilings inside and vast amount of outdoor covered spaces make the house feel open and airy, a staple of the indoor/outdoor living style that make Baja homes so special. However, the homes will have a more contemporary nature than the typical Spanish hacienda styles that have been popular throughout recent years.
Unique aspects of Villa Danzante, including removable floor-to-ceiling “disappearing doors” and an outdoor fireplace, highlight the indoor/outdoor style. The homes are also easily customizable, with options for a pool, fireplaces and outdoor showers—it’s all up to the owner or the renter.
The Best Way to House Your Large Groups
Although I was only able to visit the Villa Danzante model, the Villa Carmen models are larger, with four bedrooms versus the Danzante’s three and more floorspace within the house.
If this home isn’t large enough for your group, an additional luxury home—round in shape—has been constructed. Coming in at 13,000 square feet with indoor and outdoor spaces combined, the massive house is filled with everything a group could need: a stunning infinity pool with panoramic views, stunning granite bathtubs, wet bars in the six bedrooms, a zen garden and various other rooms for cooking, relaxing and working out.
Those that still need more space can make use of the neighboring Villa del Palmar resort with additional suites and spaces for groups to sleep.
So Many Amenities, So Little Time
Those staying at the Danzante Bay homes will be privy to some special amenities that make the resort community even more appealing.
One such amenity is the brand new Rees Jones-designed golf course, of which 11 holes have already been constructed. Once the last seven holes are completed next fall, the course will be one of the most unique in the sense that it makes incredible use of the unique environment with mountain, beach and canyon holes. Word is already spreading about the beautiful views from the 17th hole, which sits on a cliff over the Sea of Cortez.
Those staying at the Danzante Bay homes will also be able to take advantage of a private beach club. The thatched roof of the bar and the covered wooden deck give way to the flawless white sand and gentle blue waves of the private beach. There is also a sturdy canvas tent in which to relax and escape the summer heat. Guests will also be able to rent private moorings in the bay to keep their boats nearby as well as enjoy tennis and basketball courts, a lap pool and a game room.
In addition to the homes, there are plans to build a market square filled with restaurants, retail shops and a nightclub.
The resort itself can also provide plenty of entertainment, with deliciously scented spa treatments, turtle shell swimming pools and the rental shack on the beach filled with kayaks and paddleboards. The area is also home to various hiking trails that crisscross the mountains surrounding the property. Head out on the water for deep-sea fishing excursions, sunset cocktail cruises, snorkeling expeditions or even wildlife viewing that often includes whales, dolphins and manta rays.
Getting to Loreto—and the Danzante Bay Community
With direct flights to Loreto from Los Angeles and Tijuana—just across the Mexican border from San Diego—it’s easier than ever to reach the area. Shuttles from the resort frequent the airport, making the half-hour drive a breeze.
An additional shuttle runs between the town of Loreto and the resort, making it possible to get there via both car and boat for even more margarita-sipping, shopping and visits to the mission.
Danzante Bay home sites are available now even though construction is still in the process.