First of all - staying as a guest at Villa Amor is always a pleasure! Each villa is unique. This time, we stayed in La Gran Villa (the 3 bedroom at the top of the property) and it was exquisite! But all our wedding guests stayed in different villas and all claimed having gorgeous views and adorable accommodations. It's not a resort. It isn't the Ritz, but the villas are beautiful, unique, comfortable, and have AC (or at least most of them that I know of do).
Onto the wedding: We got married in March 2014. I know I'm biased, but so many of our friends came to us after the wedding weekend and said that it was "hands-down the best wedding they'd ever been to" that I know that it was a uniquely magical experience for our guests as well as my wife and myself.
Sayulita is a gem of a town - gorgeous, small enough to get around by foot but big enough to be entertaining for more than a week's stay. Everyone was so happy to be there that the wedding was the cherry on top!
At first, we were bummed to realize that we couldn't get married on the beach at Playa de Los Muertos because there is no electricity and thus no way to hook up sound (and the waves made it too hard for people to have heard the ceremony), but Karen, our wedding planner, created the perfect scenario for us in the sandy area (so we still had our feet in the sand) right next to and overlooking the beach and bay at Villa Amor.
The reception at the Gran Villa Patio at Villa Amor was stunning. The Cuban band was fun, and the DJ did a great job - no one left the dance floor til we kicked them out at 11:30 and moved the party to the beach :)
Karen made sure that everything ran smoothly. We felt that we were in good hands, which was calming on such an important day.
We also had our Friday night "rehearsal dinner" in the Paraiso Villa and brought in tacos and tequila from town and Karen organized the server and bartender, ice, cups, etc. and we had a man making hand-rolled cigars for our guests - which was a touch that was well worth it!
People couldn't get over the view or the villa!! Everyone mingled, made toasts, etc. and it was a beautiful evening.
I can't say enough good things about Karen, Sayulita, or Villa Amor.
Our friends thanked us over and over again for introducing us to Villa Amor and Sayulita. It was so much fun that we're planning a 1 year reunion at Villa Amor for everyone who was at the wedding :)
If you're on the fence - hop over it and say yes!
Oh - P.S. The weather was perfect in March :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Amor is an eclectic collection of 26 oceanfront villas the tropical surf town of Sayulita, Mexico. Each villa has stunning views of the Sayulita Bay coastline, the Sierra Madre jungle, and the fishing village down the road. All of our villas feature unique, open-air designs with incomparable views from the terraces and lounges for sunbathing and nighttime stargazing. We're about 50-minute scenic drive from Puerto Vallarta International Airport but a world away from the cacophonous crowds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Amor Hotel Sayulita