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By Chris Boyle


Private Pool Deck Casa Fryzer


Villas Del Mar at Palmilla is Mexico’s most exclusive resort community featuring a collection of private ocean-view villas nestled along a secluded stretch of pristine, white-sand beach.

Setting Villas Del Mar apart from any resort experience is its unique combination of five-star resort services in the luxury of an exclusive private villa. Guests enjoy a full-time private butler and private chef ensuring each visit exceeds expectations and is completely hassle-free. Villas Del Mar has become a getaway for many high-profile guests looking for the privacy and anonymity that cannot be found at a more traditional resort. All of Villas Del Mar’s guests are treated with the care and discretion necessary to serve the world’s most discerning travelers from the enter- tainment industry to royalty and Fortune 500 CEOs. Guests enjoy access to the private beach club and private fitness club as well as the restaurants, spa and golf course at the neighboring One&Only Palmilla hotel.



Master Bedroom Casa Fryzer

  • Square footage: 8,000, plus 17,000 of outdoor space
  • Nightly rate: $10,000
  • Number of rooms in suite: 11
  • Number of entrances to suite: Two

Number of baths: Eight, plus a steam room

Suite style: Indoor/outdoor contemporary chic

Key selling points: This sprawling villa has it all, from a ten- person private screening theater with all the latest technology, to a 2,000-square-foot heated infinity pool and whirlpool. Sony HD LCD TVs; remote Crestron control of climate, lighting and electronics; and a house-wide audio system are state of the art—even the pool has underwater speakers. Outdoors, enjoy fire pits, a pizza oven, poolside 50-inch TV and rain shower, and inside, a home office, full gym and ample luxury living space. Services include a private butler, daily housekeeping and a private chef for breakfast and lunch (the villa has kitchen facilities both inside and out). Guests can zip around to Del Mar’s various private clubs (access included) with their own personal golf cart.

Number of suites: 40


Club Espiritu


Club Espiritu: The ocean-view health retreat features state-of- the-art equipment; Pilates, spinning and yoga studios; group fitness classes and personalized instruction, as well as spa treatment rooms for massages, facials and body treatments.

In-villa: Villas Del Mar offers in-suite spa services including massages poolside.



Club Ninety Six: Enjoy gourmet dining on the elegant candlelit terrace or casual and authentic Mexican cuisine at the poolside Bar & Grill.

Bar & Lounge at Club Ninety Six: Casual, elegant private bar and lounge with flat-screen TVs and relaxed dining.

Manager Tez Abbott





Palmilla Golf Club, Jack Nicklaus Signature Course: Rated one of the top 100 by Great Golf Resorts of the World, this course offers 27 holes, including the Arroyo Nine, Mountain Nine and Ocean Nine, where every hole has stunning views of the Sea of Cortez.

The course is known for its gentle slopes, wide fairways and large but challenging greens. Jack Nicklaus described his creative process as “designing mountains by the sea.” Par: 72



Guests can explore the Sea of Cortez on the Club Ninety Six 50-foot catamaran available for charter, which offers four staterooms and sunbathing on the onboard trampoline and aft deck.

The Club Ninety Six Activities & Adventures program offers beach activities, most of which are complimentary, plus equipment rental and day trip excursions. A complimentary Kid’s Club is operational from November through May.

Play tennis and basketball at the new Espiritu Park which also features a sports lawn, expansive jungle gym and a pop-up splash garden for the kids.

Your personal butler and chef can prepare a special evening for you and your guests—anything from an intimate cocktail party to a barbecue by firelight on the beach.

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