As part of a trip to Baja, I stayed at Villa Santa Cruz in late July. You have to understand that this is the opposite of a holiday family resort. You drive for 15 minutes on bumpy roads to get to the secluded spot. The exquisite mansion only offers 4 rooms, we got the largest one with 2 balconies. It's run by a lovely American couple, they live next door and are very discreet but always helpful. I'm just going to say that as a beach vacation spot it's hard to do better. The large & very well designed heated pool sits in a beautiful desert garden steps away from the pristine and totally empty beach. They have a clever straw cabin "palapa" where you go up and chill on beach cushions. There I experienced one of the best sunset of my life. Beautiful tropical views and quietness in any directions. Considered low season because of heat & humidity, July in Baja is perfect for an European like me to avoid the crowds. The sand is soft and yes the sea is wild but warm and still enjoyable. They cook delicious and varied breakfasts, and lunches on request, all with local products. Then you just have to pick one of many excellent restaurant options for dinner in nearby Todos Santos, a very authentic and unspoiled Mexican town. You can request dinner with a chef on site but I did find it a little overpriced although excellent. One night got very hot and steamy so they even brought a big fan in the room.
The only down was that the next door rental villa can share the pool and guests did behave like they owned the place I thought. But that just happened once. Overall you can't complain about anything. This is a Mexican heaven : cozy architecture, wide pool & jacuzzi, peaceful beach hut, palm trees & avocado frittatas!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A simply fabulous retreat. This spectacular hacienda-style beach front villa evokes the feel of authentic Mexico. Set on 20 acres with expansive beach front, it is an ideal getaway for rest and relaxation. All four bedrooms have their own en suite bathroom, balcony, and ocean view. Enormous pool, jacuzzi, and swim up bar. Spacious roof terrace for whale watching and romantic sunsets. Perfect for weddings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Santa Cruz Hotel Todos Santos