Villa Del Palmar At The Islands Of Loreto Announces Plans For New Rees Jones-Designed Golf Course And 240-Home Residential Community

Spectacular Views of Sea of Cortez from Every Hole, First Nine Holes to Open in Fall 2014; Residential Lots to Go on Sale Next Year

Feb 25, 2013, 11:38 ET from Villa del Palmar

LORETO, Mexico, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, the newest member of Villa Group Resorts and Baja's first "million-star" resort, today announced plans for a spectacular new 18-hole golf course, as well as a 240-home residential community. The course, which will be designed by the famed golf course architects at Rees Jones Golf Course Design, Inc., will open its first nine holes to the public in the fall of 2014. Residential lots will go on sale next year, as well.

Groundbreaking for the golf course, which is adjacent to the resort, will begin in June 2013. The property's natural incline will be maximized in the course design so that every hole will offer magnificent views of both Danzante Bay and the Sea of Cortez to the East, as well as the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range to the West.

"When I first saw the land where we are building this golf course, I was stunned by the amazing beauty of both the mountains and water that surround it," said Owen Perry, owner and president of Villa Group. "Sunrise each day gives the mountains a brownish hue and when the sun sets at night, they turned a vibrant red. And the views of the bay are without question some of the best I've ever seen. We're literally carving this golf course into this incredible setting while maintaining all of its natural beauty, and we can't wait to for it to be done so our guests can enjoy it, too."

Golf is one of the most popular activities for guests at Villa Group properties throughout Mexico and bringing this level of golf to Loreto has always been part of the Master Plan for the resort.

The other significant part of the Master Plan that will accompany the development of the golf course is the sale of 240 home sites near the property. Residential lots will go on sale in 2014 and home building will be able to begin shortly thereafter. The home sites will offer the same great sea-to-mountain views as available at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto and will make perfect year-round or vacation homes for their owners.

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto provides unique beauty, authentic culture, and access to truly unparalleled sporting opportunities, including deep sea fishing, snorkeling, hiking, fishing, diving, mountain biking, and, soon, golf.

The Islands of Loreto, located on the east coast of the Baja California Peninsula on the Sea of Cortez, is known for its quiet beaches, scenic vistas, rich history and astounding natural habitats. The region caters to adventurous travelers, as well as people looking for a getaway where they can enjoy the beauty and authentic culture of the region without the commotion of heavily-trafficked Mexican destinations. The destination is fast becoming an alternative for travelers looking for a slower pace with all the options and amenities they have come to expect from a vacation in Mexico.

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Baja's First Million Star Resort
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is a self-contained destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). It features 181 new, spacious, beautifully appointed Deluxe Ocean View, one, two and three bedroom Suites with balcony or terrace, stunning ocean views, mountain views, outstanding restaurants, an attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, a 39,000 square feet Spa, two tennis courts, beautiful beaches and a mild and warm climate year-round.  The New York Times lists Loreto in its Top Ten Places to go in 2011. The travel article featuring the Islands of Loreto, Baja California South, Mexico ranked first among readers.

Guests can enjoy scuba and snorkeling tours in the protected Marine Park within the five prominent Loreto Islands, horseback riding, swimming, world-class fishing (catch a Dorado and bring it home to have a Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto chef prepare it for you), 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 declared a World Heritage Site. Hotel perks include a spa and fitness center, massages, salsa dance lessons and movie nights for children.  

SOURCE Villa del Palmar