Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)
- english, spanish
About Tony Palos
Please see two videos on our website.
Why Tony Palos chose Santa María Huatulco
I love Huatulco and am very blessed by the Almighty.
What makes this Villa unique
Friends that I have made in Huatulco are like family now. I was blessed to arrive in Huatulco in 1988 and have loved every second of I have spent there.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Villa Azomalli - A Beautiful Traditional Home in Huatulco
Villa Azomalli, Tony Palos (owner), and his staff Araceli Garcia, Tonita and Raemundo (Gin Gin), provided the BEST holiday this group of 7 friends could have asked for. We rented the home for the month of November, and enjoyed traditional Mexican meals, compliments of Chef and Concierge, Araceli. One member of our party is Celiac, and Araceli's crew (Worker and Natalie) made sure that every meal made met his requirements, even if it meant making a separate dish for him. She would bring our food to the table and quickly announce to him if the food was "not for him". Her food was so plentiful and filling that we had to cut down to 2 meals a day, with a snack (the BEST Guacamole and Ceviche EVER) in the afternoon. Tonita worked very hard keeping our rooms tidied daily, along with the common areas of the home. Gin Gin took care of the gardening (fresh limes), pool cleaning and all the heavy work around the house.
Along with the use of the house and pool (which was a life saver in the November heat), we had access to the Celeste Resort and Spa a short trip down a very steep hill. We had full use of their resort, including their quiet private beach (towels/chairs and palapa's included), drinks and food served on the beach (incredible fish tacos). The ocean water was clean, clear and warm, probably at least 85 degrees, much like the pool! The walk back at the end of a beach day was a challenge due to the steepness, however, there was a huge boulder halfway up the hill to rest your weary bones on and catch your breath. Also found that zig zagging on the way up, meant more steps on the step counter, and a little less exhaustion at the top.
Villa Azomalli is a 3 km walk to the nearest commercial area (near Barcelo, Dreams), and a short 80 peso taxi ride to Le Crucecita and Santa Cruz, where there were plenty of shopping and dining options available. Taxis were easy to catch any time of day, and all the drivers seemed to be aware of Casa a Tony Palos!!
This was the first trip to Huatulco for all 7 of us, and we were so impressed with the cleanliness of the entire area, the friendliness of the people and the safety of the community. The weather was warm, something this Alberta girl had a hard time adjusting to, but I won't complain! Not a drop of rain the entire 28 days, and arrived home to snow and -17 degrees Celsius.
Thank you so much Tony, Araceli, Tonita and Gin-Gin for the most awesome "private all-inclusive" holiday ever.
Hi Shannon, on behalf of our staff and myself THANK YOU for the kind words. We look forward to receiving you in the future. God bless and Merry Christmas. Respectfully, Tony Palos.
Quiet, clean, relaxing place to stay!
Attention to detail, excellent food, extra beverage/ice fridge, view of the valley out back, extremely quiet...
ONLY drawback was the Olympic trial uphill climb back from the beach!
Hi Donna and group, thanks for the kind review. The beach club is at the base of the bluff a short two minute walk down the paved road from Villa Azomalli. True enough it’s easier to walk down than walk up. Truth be told I run up and down the street ten laps on average to burn off calories. Respectfully, Tony Palos.
Overall one of the best places to stay in Huatulco
This is my second visit to Huatulco and I specifically chose Residenciales Conejos (the gated community this home is in).
First off, the property owner tony, is a great guy. Very responsive and makes sure everything is prepared for you. Much appreciated tony!
The home itself is older but meticulously maintained. (older compared to some of the newer condos and hotels available). This was a non issue because the home is really exceptional. You have amazing views anywhere you look. the front of the home shows off the Pacific while the back of the home reveals the mountains and some sneak peeks of a few other beaches and bays. the rooms are all spacious with their own bathrooms and very comfortable mattresses. the rest of the home is very open and light with the pool also overlooking the ocean. My only gripe about the home is the internet which was poor compared to American standards but understandable since I wasn't in the USA.
The staff was good, with a highlight being Tonita the housekeeper who was very sweet and did a great job straightening up after our 2 little kids. This is the key difference between staying at an all inclusive or condo. You have a dedicated staff that only worries about you and no other guests. This is so much better then the alternative. Meals are prepared the way you like them at the time you want them. And if you need anything you have 3 people that can find the answer for you. Takes the stress out of vacations if it ever comes up.
Back to the neighborhood - This house, as mentioned, is on one of the best lots in Conejos - the views and proximity to the beach are perfect. The new spa/resort in the neighborhood. Celeste, is a short walk from the home. This is where you can access the beach. This was a huge plus for us because we basically have our own private beach with a great wait staff from Celeste taking care of food, drinks, towels, ect. And I was surprised that they did not have resort prices for the drinks. A corona was only 30 pesos (I have been to other beaches where the cost is double).
Finally I want to touch on Huatulco. This is really one of the gems of Mexico. We have been to several other places in Mexico and this one really stands out. If you want a quiet, safe place to just relax, enjoy beaches and some of the sites without fighting the mass of tourists then this is the place. I love Huatulco and will definitely be back and would highly recommend this home.
Villa Azomalli is a great place to stay in Huatulco!
My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying 3 weeks at Villa Azomalli. It is located in a prestigious neighbourhood situated high on a bluff overlooking the ocean. We never tired of watching the boats go by and listening to the sounds of the waves both day and night. We even saw a whale breaching! The staff at Villa Azomalli are amazing. Ray the caretaker keeps the yard and the pool in immaculate condition. Nicholas the housekeeper/assistant to chef is working nonstop-cleaning, laundry, preparing food and whatever else needs attention in the villa. He is one of the hardest working people we have ever met and he does it all with a big smile. Last but not least is Araceli the chef. Her culinary skills rival any of the restaurants we did go to and that was only because she and the staff take Sundays off. We couldn’t wait for Monday to come to see what she would prepare for us. Each day for breakfast we would be served freshly squeezed orange juice on the back patio where it was nice and cool. The views of the Sierra Madre mountains were stunning. While eating breakfast we would also see many colourful songbirds including beautiful parrots. Lunch and dinner were served in the front outdoor dining room where the ocean is your backdrop. Hard to find a better view in any restaurant in Huatulco. The villa itself has traditional Mexican charm. Nicholas made sure it was spotless and we always had fresh towels along with our daily room cleaning. Fresh flowers cut from the garden were also put in our room. A very nice touch that was appreciated. Araceli is not only an excellent chef but also concierge. She contacted tour guides to take us to Hagia Sofia (botanical garden) and a private panga (small boat) to tour around the 9 bays. She also recommended some restaurants for the days we did not eat at the villa.
The beach club (Celeste Beach Residences and Spa) is approximately a 5 minute walk from the villa. We were pleasantly surprised to find out access to it was included in our stay. We worked out in the gym daily and used the facilities at the beach. The beach itself is gorgeous with calm, azure water for swimming and is uncrowded.
Tony the owner is exceptional and responded to any questions we had within seconds of asking. We would highly recommend Villa Azomalli to anyone wanting to get away from the hectic pace of an all inclusive hotel. We hope to return next year and share our little piece of paradise with our family and friends.
Wonderful week in Villa Azomalli!
Wonderful week in Villa Azomalli! Beautiful views of the ocean and mountains. Araceli the chef is a gem! As a group of 6 adults and 2 small children, all our food needs and requests were met and more. The food was safe, expertly prepared, presented and also muy delicioso! After a few restaurants meals we all decided we were eating better at the villa! Lots of space for everyone to do their own thing. Lawn yard space for the children was a real bonus. Access to the Celeste beach resort was fabulous. The beach was pristine with safe ocean swimming. Snorkelling was a bonus! We enjoyed great service at the beach and poolside. All in all we enjoyed it so much we are planning to return again next year. Thanks Tony for an amazing family vacation!
The 3 R's for a great vacation READY,RELAXATION,RETURN
8 of us spent two weeks in January this year escaping the cold Minnesota weather at a house that was ready,relaxing, and a returnable destination.
READY: We arrived on the 10th of Jan. The house was spotless thanks to Myna the maid.The pool was ready and inviting. We were then greeted with a warm Oaxacan smile from our cook, Araceli. She was ready with fresh guacamole,salsa, chips, and a cooler of cold drinks for our enjoyment. She spoke English and was the "go to" person for local information. Rey ,our caretaker was ready and waiting to take our luggage to our room. Needless to say we were ready for two weeks of relaxation. It was nothing short of fantastic.
RELAXATION: The whole staff made sure we totally enjoy our vacation. Whether that meant taking care of details for day trips or making sure we had enough clean towels. The meals that Aracelli prepared,were most fantastic. Even the owner Tony called to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and wanted to know if the house lived up to our expectations.
RETURN: The weather,the local people,and our stay at the villa all made our decision to return an easy one.Once you have experienced Azomalli, no hotel will do. Thanks Tony and your staff for a most enjoyable two weeks.
We now have membership at Celeste Beach and Spa Club. Their guests have free access to the beach through the Club. Guests receive a 10% discount on all their spa treatments and their two restaurants, as well as free use of their fitness center and yoga room. Huatuco also offers : ATV Vehicles, Coffee Finca Tours, Water Cascades.