Longtime friends Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, joined Joe Francis, as he headed down to the warm waters and white sandy beaches of Casa Aramara located in Punta Mita, Mexico. The couple lounged along the Mexican Riviera and for the first time ever brought along their new 6-month-old baby Penelope. The proud parents took their newborn whale watching where they spotted humpback whales and other exciting sea life. “It was great being able to introduce Penelope to Mexico for the first time”, said Joe. They are regular visitors to Casa Aramara and are sure to return soon.
Joe Francis is fresh off a tropical vacation where he hosted close friends in Punta Mita, Mexico. Included were guests Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend Kanye West. Along with a group of familiar faces the couple relaxed poolside at Casa Aramara before hitting the ocean and ripping through the waves on jet skis launched from a gorgeous white sand beach. They also participated in a thrilling zip lining tour through the Mexican jungle flying between trees, spanning rope bridges, and sharing memorable laughs. One of the more low key moments was an intimate dinner hosted by Joe. They dined on traditional Mexican cuisine made exclusively of local fresh ingredients. After dinner everyone continued to enjoy the fiesta with relaxing conversation while everyone snapped candid photos of each other.
When the Kardashians sought the perfect location to celebrate Kourtney’s 32nd birthday in style, Joe’s favorite vacation spot in Punta Mita, Mexico was the obvious choice. Kourtney, Kim and brother Rob Kardashian spent several days in April enjoying the estate’s endless amenities including a state-of-art gym where the sisters worked out “every day of their vacation” according to friends. The Kardashians were spotted strolling the beach, enjoying the pool and entertaining special guests.
Kourtney brought her son Mason and boyfriend Scott along to the exotic location, which holds a special place in the couple’s hearts – it is where they first met. Kim was joined by her fiance, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries. The Kardashians are longtime friends of Joe’s and this isn’t the first time they sought peace and privacy at Casa Aramara. “We go to this estate every year with friends and family,” Kim said. “It’s indescribable. It’s better than a 5 star resort!”
Joe’s favorite vacation spot, a 40,000 square foot beachfront estate in Punta Mita, is featured in Bravo’s new series “Million Dollar Decorators,” which gives viewers a look into the affluent world of high-end interior designers. In the episode, Joe consults with the series’ breakout star Martyn Bullard on design details for an estate, called Casa Aramara. The home is designed for entertaining, with guest quarters, spas, game room, a screening room, an enormous palapa-roofed living room, endless patios and lanais with several swimming pools. Bullard and Joe chose a tropical/Indonesian theme with an extraordinary collection of custom-made furnishings from around the world. “Joe has an impeccable eye,” Bullard says. “Every aspect of this house is a reflection of his great taste.” “Million Dollar Decorators” airs Tuesday nights at 10pm on Bravo. Click here to watch Joe Francis and Martyn Bullard on Million Dollar Decorators.
Joe surprised two hundred unsuspecting Spring Breakers in Puerto Vallarta by inviting them to join him for a spontaneous party at “Girls Gone Wild Island.” The college students were provided with first class transportation to the most exclusive vacation destination in the world. Surfboards, wave runners and speedboats crisscrossed the calm blue oceans as gourmet snacks and drinks were served poolside. Joe posed for photos with dozens of star-struck students, who found him to be a consummate host. “I’ve always wanted to meet Joe Francis,” said an engineering major from ASU. “He’s living every guy’s dream!” A group of girls from USC explored every square inch of the property. “This place is amazing,” they agreed. “No one is going to believe that we were actually here.” At the end of the day, most of the students were reluctant to leave. Said one, “This is something I will remember for the rest of my life.”
In January, Joe invited five models to the Casa Aramara private resort near Puerto Vallarta for a Girls Gone Wild Magazine shoot. The weekend was captured by cameras for a new reality show scheduled to begin airing on HDNet in April, titled “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America.” Joe treated the models (from right, Dustyn, Chelsea, Candace, Jessica and Katie) to a private, pre-dinner Mariachi concert.