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August 5, 2014updated Oct 23, 2015

Villas Del Mar at Palmilla

By Chris Boyle

Beachfront Pool Terrace / Villa 321

Nestled along a stretch of private white-sand beach, Villas Del Mar at Palmilla features a stunning collection of beachfront and ocean-view villas, offering a resort experience unlike anything else in Los Cabos.

Guests enjoy the unique combination of five-star resort amenities paired with the absolute privacy of a luxurious, secluded villa. Each villa is staffed with a dedicated butler and personal chef, so guests may enjoy a mini-resort all to themselves, with a private pool, spa, and two to nine bedrooms. Steps away, there are enough activities and adventures to entertain the whole family with world-class resort amenities including a beach club with casual and fine dining, an expansive health and fitness club built to accommodate the novice to the pro athlete, and a private 50-foot sailing catamaran that sets sail right from in front of the villas. Guests also enjoy access to the restaurants, spa, and golf course at the neighboring One&Only Palmilla hotel.

Top Suite: Villa 321 

Living Area / Villa 321

Number of rooms in suite: Seven

Number of entrances to suite: Two

Number of baths: Four

Number of suites: 40

Suite style: Mix of Mediterranean and Moroccan

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Key selling points: This newly remodeled, sprawling villa is just eight steps from the gorgeous Sea of Cortes and boasts four oversized bedrooms, two of which have private 175-square-foot balconies. Offering a fresh design that’s a mix of Mediterranean, Moroccan, and Mexican with colorful textiles and sleek furnishings, the space offers exceptional outdoor living with a private infinity-edged swimming pool, dining table for eight, plenty of loungers, and an entertainment area with a 55-inch TV and sound bar.


  • Square footage: 3,650 indoors and 3,500 outdoors
  • Nightly rate: $4,500 to $6,000

Jessica Henry, Del Mar Escapes

Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 27.5, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

(877) 847-1662

Spa & Fitness

Club Espiritu: The ocean-view health retreat features state-ofthe- 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.

Top Restaurant And Bar

Club Ninety Six / Villas Del Mar At Palmilla

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: Sip cocktails beachside at the Beach Bar or catch your favorite game at the Indoor Bar & Lounge.

Top Golf

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 Cortes. 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

Special Services

Club Espiritu / Villas Del Mar At Palmilla

Guests can set sail on the Club Ninety Six 50-foot catamaran for a day of whale watching, snorkeling, and exploring the Sea of Cortes. The Club Ninety Six Activities & Adventures program offers complimentary beach activities and gear, including stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and a Hobie Cat for exploring Palmilla Bay. A complimentary daily Kid’s Club is available at the club for ages four to ten.

Steps away from the Club Espiritu health club is Espiritu Park, which offers tennis, basketball, an expansive jungle gym, pop-up splash garden, and activities on the sports lawn for kids and teens.

Del Mar can also arrange all offsite activities from surf lessons to ATV tours, or create memorable evenings such as intimate cocktail parties, beach barbeques, and beach bonfires with fireworks. Babysitting can also be arranged so adults may enjoy a night on the town.

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