Restaurante Villa Amor
Owner rentals at Villa Amor
Landmark to/from beach access
What began as a hilltop home has slowly become an amalgam of unusual, rustic, but luxurious suites with indoor and outdoor living spaces. The higher up your room, the more beautiful the view of Sayulita's coast. The trade-off for such beauty? A long walk up a seemingly endless staircase and the dearth of room phones make contacting the front desk frustrating. Accommodations, managed by different owners, range from basic to honeymoon suites with terraces and plunge pools.
Details like recessed color-glass light fixtures, Talavera sinks in bathrooms, brick ceilings, wrought-iron table lamps, art in wall niches, and colorful cement floors add a lot of class. The property overlooks a rocky cove where you can fish from shore; a beautiful sandy beach is a few minutes' walk. The staff lends out kayaks, boogie boards, and snorkeling gear.
Playa Sayulita, Sayulita, Nayarit, 63842, Mexico
Mar 25, 2002
We've been to Villa Amor twice (once to get married) and intend to return. You should be prepared for an adventure. Both of the villas we've stayed in are open-air, meaning they are mostly outdoors (although the bedrooms are enclosed and have palapa roofs). The details and design in each room are amazing. On our first trip we stayed in the Romantico which has a jungle tree growing through the bedroom. For our wedding trip, we stayed in Villa
Arbole which is larger but has a similar feel (very outdoorsy, romantic, funky, and most of all - beautiful!). Villa Arbole also has its own plunge pool (although it wasn't full when we were there). Both villas we stayed in have huge expansive decks which are great for sun bathing and gazing out at the ocean. If you can afford it, I would definitely stay in one of the villas that is not on the ground floor (there are two near the concierge's station that are not quite as unique and fun as the others). If you tend to like the amenities of a Hilton, Westin, etc., Villa Amor may not be for you. The rooms do not have phones, TVs, a/c, etc. However, if you go on vacation to leave all that behind - Villa Amor is perfect. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the owners (an American couple and their son) are also great - they provide good info on activities in Sayulita and the surrounding area (e.g., kayaking, surfing, biking, etc. (they provide the equipment)). I wholeheartedly recommend Villa Amor (and Sayulita) for a relaxing and amazing vacation!