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Cabo San Lucas is constantly changing. Resorts scheduled to open within the year include the Ritz-Carlton Zadún, the Four Seasons Costa Palma and the Aman. While Cabo is known for its all-inclusive hotels and nonstop party scene, its truly luxurious side is the biggest growing segment of the hospitality industry there. From boutique properties to full-on destinations unto themselves with every conceivable amenity, these resorts are the absolute best in Cabo.
Designed by Mexico City architect Javier Sanchez, each room at The Cape has a view of the iconic El Arco, along with a private balcony and hanging daybed, a freestanding copper tub and a craft cocktail bar. The interior decor is by Marisabel Gómez Vázquez, one of Mexico’s most creative designers. Two pools, spa cabanas and the only rooftop lounge in town makes this a prime destination for those who seek world-class service in a most serene environment.
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences
One of the newest properties in Cabo, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is set right on the shore of its tranquil namesake (Chileno Bay), with rooms and suites designed to create the ambiance of indoor-outdoor living. Splurge on a villa if you can—they range from one to four bedrooms, and all have a kitchen; most have a private pool or Jacuzzi. Brisa del Mar, a two-story, six-bedroom private beachfront home that comes with a personal butler and a private pool, offers a singular experience of Chileno Bay.
A perennial favorite for its understated elegance, luxury amenities and unobtrusive service, Esperanza is a good choice for a romantic getaway for two or a full-on family adventure. Experiences abound, from tequila tasting to yacht tours to cooking classes for the kids. Room selection is also tailored to your needs—choose from casitas, suites, luxury suites and villas. Some of the best food in Cabo is right here at Cocina del Mar, where Chef Guillermo Gomez works magic with local seafood.
Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa
This all-suite property has all the amenities of a large resort while offering personalized service more akin to a boutique hotel. Suites at Grand Solmar range in size from 737 square feet to 1,248 square feet, all with full kitchens and dining areas. Then there’s the four-bedroom penthouse for the vacation of a lifetime, with a 6,232-square-foot suite, five bathrooms and a beachfront private pool with adjoining Jacuzzi.
Grand Velas Los Cabos
The top all-inclusive in Cabo, Grand Velas is a Mexican-owned resort with two of the best restaurants in town. Frida serves traditional Mexican food from across all of the country’s distinct culinary regions, while Autor is a fine-dining spot with a ten-course menu. Rooms here all face the sea and some come with private butler service.
Montage Los Cabos
This architecturally low-profile resort on Santa Maria Bay has rooms that face the water with floor-to-ceiling windows to show off the view. Suites at the Montage Los Cabos are a spacious 1,645 square feet and are decorated in minimalist style in natural woods and ocean- and desert-toned fabrics. The spa is one of the best in Cabo, a destination for its signature wellness journeys.
This over-the-top luxury resort is just what the doctor ordered for complete relaxation. Situated on a private peninsula where the stark desert meets the cool sea, the One&Only Palmilla has accommodations ranging from one room to entire villas. Suites have separate living and dining spaces that open onto private patios, and casita suites have private infinity pools. Some of the best dining in Cabo is to be found here at four restaurants in partnership with Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
The Resort at Pedregal
Accessible by way of Mexico’s only privately owned tunnel, The Resort at Pedregal is a Cabo hideaway with luxury rooms, amenities and service. Fresh guacamole is delivered to your room daily, a perfect accompaniment to the bottle of tequila you’ll also find waiting for you. Even the smallest rooms come in at a generous 856 square feet.
Solaz has floor plans designed for indoor-outdoor living, with cool marble floors, luxury bedding and custom-designed contemporary furniture. Many of the rooms and suites have furnished patios and outdoor showers. There are also two infinity pools and two heated pools expressly for kids, making this a fantastic family vacation choice. The hotel is situated perfectly for exploring nearby Chileno Bay and other local attractions.
Las Ventanas Al Paraiso
Another classic Cabo destination, Las Ventanas is a Rosewood resort that offers superior service in a serene setting. Rooms and suites have hand-carved Mexican artwork, traditional tile floors and an adobe fireplace. Even the 960-square-foot junior suites open onto 300-square-foot private patios. And the three-bedroom signature villa is an astounding 8,200 square feet and features a state-of-the-art kitchen, perfect for groups of friends or families traveling together.