At a Glance
- Very private grounds
- Fully equipped villas
- Easily accommodates bigger groups and families
Across the street from Playa Samara's row of beachfront restaurants, the Villas Kalimba whirl with a distinctive European vibe. Exploring the effects of shadow against light, Italian owner Roberto Carrer mixed elements from Spanish, Italian and Mexican architecture to create his exclusive beach town hideaway.read more close
Six independent Baroque-style villas encompass a millstone pool and Jacuzzi with a fountain trickling its soundtrack throughout palm tree and tropical plant gardens. One-bedroom villas, $153 in dry season (Dec.-April), feature a small foyer, window ledge, kitchen, telephone, separate bedroom with queen-sized bed, cable TV, A/C, Wi-Fi, safety deposit box and a private bathroom. Each villa has its own private terrace with a hammock and a large wooden dining table.
Services & amenities
Roberto, who is usually on site, is a 'favorite Italian uncle' to many kids who stay in Villas Kalimba, drawing him pictures he proudly displays on the wooden pillars of a poolside rancho, where guests can relax in the shade after a day at the beach. On random occasions, Roberto posts a 'Tonight Roberto is Cooking' sign near the pool during the day so his guests know to RSVP for a special dinner hosted in the rancho around sunset.
A standalone reception building at the Villas Kalimba entrance has stacks of books, boogey boards and toys to bring to the beach. Receptionists, available from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., can arrange tours and transportation. They and an after-hour security guard monitor the electric gate allowing cars to park inside.