“Exclusive beach resort with a handful of colourful villas, lush gardens and excellent facilities, set on a vast private ecological reserve”
Located at one end of the vast hotel grounds, 7 brightly painted casitas house 16 suites decorated with Mexican folk art. With pretty embroidered fabrics, chunky wooden furniture, an abundance of hot pink and a faultless attention to detail, the property has the sophisticated and feminine style. Spacious rooms have kingsize beds, ceiling fans, air conditioning, TVs, CD and DVD players, safe boxes and well-stocked minibars with 8 different tequilas.
Each of the casitas has between 1 and 3 guest suites, which can be booked individually or you can take the whole villa. The most private and luxurious suite is the Casa del Sol - Presidential Suite (the only 2-bed villa, with no upper level), a vast space with its own TV den, Spa area and infinity lap pool.
The Master Suites of Casa del Domo, Casa Isabel and Casa Azul are also pretty comfortable with ocean views and spacious rooms. The Casa del Domo Suite has a kitchenette so it’s a good option for families. Our favourite is the Casa Isabel Suite - close to the beach and it has a private plunge pool.
The other suites are divided up according to their proximity to the ocean. The Beach Front Suites are in Casa del Sol, Casa del Domo and Casa Isabel. They have space for an extra bed and some have outdoor Jacuzzis. The other suite (Casa Azul, Casa San Antonio, Casa San Isidro and Casa San Miguel) are set further back among palm trees: they are more affordable and you can choose a Garden View Suite or an Ocean View Suite.
The large bathrooms are tiled with colourful Talavera tiles. Louvered shutters frame spotless windows and sunny terraces have built-in sofas, wooden loungers and comfy cushions in the ubiquitous pink, yellow and blue colour scheme. Many of the suites also have private outdoor Jacuzzis, where you can enjoy a soak while gazing over the peaceful gardens.
The cuisine at Las Alamandas is simple, fresh and healthy. Mexican specialities (poblano crepes, tortilla soup and ceviches) as well as continental dishes (chicken breast stuffed with spinach and ham, fettuccini carbonara or sirloin beef and pepper brochettes) are offered. Delicious puddings included exotic homemade ice cream (avocado and chilli or lemon tea), berry crème brulée, lemon pie and organic cheeses.
The menu at the restaurant, Oasis, changes daily and there are 3 or 4 choices for each course. The fruit and vegetables are grown organically on the property, fish and seafood are brought in daily from local fishermen, eggs and chickens are free-range, and the meat is flown in from an organic farm in Monterrey. Romantic dinners can be arranged around the property (you can even have a stretch of beach to yourself), and private parties can be organised at the beach club, La Palapa, with a Mexican buffet and grill, a bonfire and a mariachi band.
A breakfast of tropical fruits, freshly-baked pastries and a selection of hot dishes is served at La Palapa overlooking the beach, or brought to your suite.
Children are welcome and catered for, with under 10s staying for free if sharing with their parents. Cots and babysitting can be arranged.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking