Villa la Estancia: Ultra All-Inclusive Riviera Nayarit Property

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Luxury Riviera Nayarit property Villa la Estancia tempts hedonists and woos honeymooners with its "ultra all-inclusive" offerings.

The sun splashes playful patterns on the free-form pool in the center of the property, while beachside chaise lounges are comfortably tilted to give a perfect view of Banderas Bay. At dinner, steaks sizzle at La Casona and seasonal seafood is available on a market menu poolside at La Parilla. A visit to Tatewari Spa is de rigueur, as is nightly Champagne on one's private terrace.

Though not quite boutique, four-diamond Villa la Estancia is one of the more peaceful and pretty properties in the booming Riviera Nayarit region. Attention to detail and laid-back pacing are two of the property's defining features.

Even though it is not set up to be an all-inclusive property, Villa la Estancia recently began to offer an "ultra all-inclusive" program that gives guests limitless food, premium alcohol, select wines, spa facilities and more; as well as many activities not offered by all-inclusives.

In general, we find that the "classic" all-inclusive experience doesn't usually provide true luxury (bad liquor, limited room service and slipshod service are just a few of many potential deterrents).

However, the temptation to have as much of a good thing as possible is undeniable. Thus, whenever a formerly à la carte property begins to offer an all-inclusive package, we look into it. And in Villa La Estancia's case, we found that it did not throw the hotel's service or serenity off track.

Book this hotel now with confidence! Personal Service. Best Rate Guarantee. 100% Luxury Hotels. Book Now! With its world-class golf courses and the largest marina in Mexico, the Riviera Nayarit is poised to overtake neighboring Vallarta as the go-to destination for a quick golf/spa/sailing fix. But its hotels tend to be either large, bustling, family-intensive, and yes, all-inclusive, or sedate, isolated (in the case of the Punta Mita compound) and priced to the skies. VLE finds a blissful midpoint and we very much approve.

Villa La Estancia
Km 6 Camino Viejo a San Jose
Cabo San Lucas BCS

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Lena Katz

Lena Katz is the author of the Travel Temptations series (SIP, SUN, SNOW), published by Globe Pequot Press in 2009. Lena is also a travel expert for Celebrations/1800FLOWERS and WEtv (online and on-air). She contributes to the South China Morning Post and ABC News online. Lena is a former Orbitz Travel blogger and former columnist for the LA Times. She's been published in Brides Magazine, Robb Rep...(Read More)

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