Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort
Historical Traveler Reviews Les Embruns Petite-Île
Construction noise minimal, will only stay at Las Palomas from now on!
My family vacationed in Rocky Point from June 4-7. We were slightly afraid of the heat, but it was perfect. We booked a 1 bedroom unit for the 4 of us. This worked out great, because the 1 bedrooms are required to have a pull out couch and they are considerably less expensive than the 2 bedroom units. Our room was decorated very tastefully and the unit was beautiful.
Since we have two small children we like to make some of our own meals and the stocked kitchen luckily made this possible. My only complaint was the lack of salt and pepper, and the tiny waste basket size garbage liners in the kitchen. Next time I will bring our own along with disposable cups and paper plates.
The grounds are beautiful and the views are breathtaking. My kids were in the water all day. They didn't get bored since they had a lazy river, a warm pool, a separate slide, and a negative edge pool with a swim up bar and food. Fortunately the resort has plenty of recliners so my husband and I just followed the girls throughout the day!
The Beach- The water was warm and not to rough. I love Sandy Beach, the name says it all! The local vendors were abundant, however they were very polite and left us alone after we told them no thank you.
I have grown up going to Rocky Point but staying at Las Palomas has changed the way I think of it. I love it.
Las Palomas is beautiful!! Not a timeshare property, condo's are privately owned
I had the pleasure of staying at Las Palomas and will be back! The propertyconsists of several high-rise buildings, which are privately owned condo's. They aren't timeshares. You can rent units through travel agencies on the internet, or find private owners on craigslist. I highly recommend staying here. The pool and grounds are beautiful! There is construction going on so it's a little noisy in the morning, but who stays in their room all day?! The swim-up bar is great; Tony the bartender makes a mean drink! Jacuzzi is huge! The restaurant looks very nice, but we've only had meals in town. There is a convenience store in the lower level of the main building and bbq/grill areas through-out the grounds; as well as Several hammocks under canopy's.
Our family of 5 stayed at Las Palomas for a three-day weekend in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium on the 8th floor. This was advertised as a "premium view" unit. The condo was clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. Housekeeping was attentive and timely. The balcony was spacious and provided a good view of the ocean, but it was a bit farther back than we had anticipated. The unit was located in the Topaz building which overlooks the pool/lazy river area and then onto the beach. However, looking out toward the ocean, the view is unobstructed and quite lovely. The ceiling fans on the balcony provided enough breeze to allow us to comfortably enjoy evening cocktails and dining on the balcony. In addition, the balconies afford privacy from one unit to the next. We really enjoyed the pools, Jacuzzi, and lazy river. On Saturday morning, there was some construction noise from the new phase currently being built. However, it was minimal. We brought most of our food with us and had planned on grilling in the common areas. Unfortunately, the grills are not yet functional in the common areas, so we had to cook in the condo. The only other drawback we found was the restaurant on the property; Cuisine de Maria, I believe, is the name. The food was marginal, at best. We were particularly disappointed with the shrimp. We expected that a restaurant in a fishing village in Mexico would excel at seafood. Not so here. The service was attentive and courteous; unfortunately the food left much to be desired. We made our reservation through Rocky Point Travel. I would recommend against using them for your reservation. This company communicates solely via email once you have made your initial reservation. Any changes or questions regarding an existing reservation will be handled only via email. I wanted to add a day to our stay, and it took nearly 10 days, several emails, and finally an irate phone call a couple of days prior to our arrival to get any assistance from them once I had made the initial reservation. They also charged a $20 change fee in addition to the charge for the extra night. Further, when we arrived at the property, our check-in instructions were outdated, directing us to one of the condo units for check-in, when in fact, there is a lobby with a registration desk that facilitates check-in. The worst part of that was the embarrassment of knocking on the door of a condo unit and learning it was occupied by not an agent for Rocky Point Travel, but by another vacationer. I would suggest making a reservation directly through Las Palomas.
Wish I could live there
My boyfriend and I stayed at Las Palomas for the weekend. When we walked in the room we were so surprised how upscale the room was. It looked exactly like a model home with granite countertops, tile flooring, etc. There was a washer and dryer which was very convienent. The huge patio was very nice and relaxing. The hotel had everything you would need, just like a home. It had dishes, laundry detergent, soap, paper towels, internet, phone, dvd, player, cd player, nice big plasma tv, etc. There is constantly a security guard in the parking garage which makes you feel safe about your car. We ate at the swim-up bar and the food was like a home cooked meal. the food and drinks are priced really well. There a lot of cabana type things on the beach if you just want to chill out without getting too much sun. The water in the pool was a little cold to enjoy. The only negative thing about the experience was the staff did not speak fluent english, which was hard to understand. It was kinda cool becasue it made you feel like you were actually in a different country. All in all, it was a fun trip. We decided to come back here in June when the water is warmer. Can't Wait!!!!!!!
Great Place on Sandy Beach
We just stayed at the Las Palomas Resort in Puerto Penasco. I had not been to Puerto Penasco in 5 years, and I can't not believe how much has changed, and in 5 years I probably will not even recognize the place I went for spring break as an 18 y/o! Our weekend at Las Palomas was great! We stayed in a 2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom unit in the Diamante building on the 9th floor. Upon arrival the unit was very clean. The unit was very nice, with granite countertops, great bathrooms (plenty of hot water and water pressure), and a very large patio over looking the Sea of Cortez. The common areas of the resort are beautiful! There is a huge infinity pool overlooking the beach (with a swim-up bar), a waterslide, a lazy river, a smaller pool, a shallow(maybe 2 feet deep) childrens pool and an enormous jacuzzi. While we were there we swam in the smaller pool which was heated to a very comfortable temperature, and used the jacuzzi (the other pools were a little chilly for me, but would be great during a hot summer day). There is also an area that is partly shaded near the biggest pool that has about 10 big hammocks; it was very relaxing to lay on the hammocks and listen to the ocean. There is a beachside bar (same bar as the swim-up bar) where you can sit and enjoy a drink while taking in the view. The beach in front of the resort was very clean; actually a lot cleaner than beaches I have visited in California; in the morning we saw staff members raking the sand in front of the resort and picking up any trash left by tourists. There are about a dozen palapas with beach chairs if you want to enjoy the beach. The resort actually has security guards on the beach to keep vendors from bothering you, but if you are interested in their products or services it is OK to wave them over. Every staff member we encountered at the resort was very friendly and helpful. This resort also has a golf course opens in a couple months (I think). There is a restaurant on the grounds, and a fitness center, but we did not have time to visit them. Our weekend getaway was so much fun, and I would love to visit again.
Not worth the money.
We paid $435.00 (US) a night to stay in this place. We had to switch rooms after the first night because the condo owners were coming. Check out was at 11:00 AM, check in at 4:00 PM.
Hmmm...we wasted a whole day, of our 4 day vacation, packing and moving our party of six.
Our next condo, on the 9th floor, had so many "decorator items" and personal photos, we could hardly move. Small beds, coupled with the grinding and hammering in the condo above us, led to a less than restful vacation. The workers above us started at 8:00 AM and did not stop until dusk. Our complaints fell on deaf ears.
We were lied to at every turn. The management kept telling us they would stop the noise, but they did not.
Apparently the condo owners above ours were having "private work" done and the management has no control over what the owners do. Many, many promises.
The elevator broke and the key cards were constantly being deprogrammed, necessitating a trip to the distant, relocating, sales office / lobby.
Sometimes the cards would be fixed, sometimes not. Another trip to the office and another wait.
Additionally, condo construction is on going, Small bits of Styrofoam insulation fill the air, beach and pools. We were told that the "hotel" had a heated pool. The pool turned out to be a large Jacuzzi that was always filled with kids.
When we checked out, the Management did agree, after much discussion, to give us a 15% break...better than nothing...but this place was not worth the aggravation or money!
In all fairness, the views from the condo we rented were beautiful.
So, if you prefer the sights and sounds of heavy constuction over the sounds of the ocean surf, this place is for you.
Las Palomas, as I understand it, will one day have hundreds of condos (timeshares). The Rocky Point that we have been visiting for the last 25 years is a thing of the past.
Best Place to stay in Rocky Point
Wow, I'm really surprised at just how awesome Las Palomas has turned out. The pools, waterslides, barbeque areas, workout rooms, the totally high end bar, the food - I can't find anything wrong with this place. Not to mention the golf course is almost open as of this writing.
I recommend anyone going down to Rocky point to book at Las Palomas. While i used to like the sonoran spa, this place blows it out of the water. See my pics for reference - you can't believe this is in Rocky Point, let alone 5 minutes from town. They also have room service, and the food at the pool bar (we had breakfast and lunch) was perfect. Great presentation even. Good luck to you all, Las Palomas was great for us. (and the kids loved the waterslides)
Great resort, great location
We went to this resort in January with our two young children. There is a great amount of construction underway but it is well on its way to being a top choice for resorts in PP. We enjoyed the pools that were open. The rooms are above average and were definitely a surprise. There were granite countertops, great furniture and comfortable beds. I would highly recommend this for families.
Las Palomas Diamonte
Our family of four stayed in the diamonte building in a two bedroom.(condo 1102) Just wanted to say how beautifully decorated and comfortable the condo was. It really felt like home and had everything we needed. The views of the beach and ocean were spectacular. Everything was clean, so I know that housekeeping was keeping up their end of responsibility. The employees were eager to help. An example of that was when I asked where the restrooms were while by the pool area. The employee didn't tell me where, but walked me to the location of the restrooms. That's accomadating the guest! We'll be back to Las Palomas and probably stay in the same condo too.
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... for fun and to win free drinks. There were not a lot of people at the resort this time of year so Karen and I won free drinks each afternoon.
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The Turkey is hung into the beach oven as shown.... (photos 6, 7 & 8)
The briquette's are started in the chimney and once they are going and lit, 3 briquette's are placed in each ...