Marquis Los Cabos, All Inclusive Resort & Spa – Adults Only
What We Love
- The rate includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24-hour room service, premium alcoholic drinks, activities and a free minibar restocked daily
- The 13,000-square-foot spa is one of the best in the Cabo area
- Private plunge pools in Casitas
- Lots of activities such as cooking classes, water aerobics, beach volleyball, archery, yoga and more are included
- Eco-friendly: Soap is made from cactus in the laundry room, and the resort uses water from the ocean (there’s a desalination plant on the premises)
What To Know
- This is an adults-only property; children 17 and under are not permitted
- The resort’s beach is not the best for swimming, but there are three pools on property
- Located about 15 to 20 minutes from San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas
- Spa treatments cost extra
- Quiet, romantic atmosphere suited for couples
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Wedged between celeb hot spots San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, the 235-suite adults-only Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive hideaway that’s big on romance and seclusion. The Leading Hotels of the World member is a crowd-pleaser, from the open-air lobby and its waterfall cascading down to one of the three pools (two of which are infinity-style) to the attentive staff and breathtaking ocean views at nearly every turn. Starting at 650 square feet, rooms are spacious, with dark Mexican-wood armoires and colorful woven fabrics. Small sitting areas and oceanfront balconies come with every suite, and generous bathrooms have oversize tubs. The eco-friendly property has two bars and five restaurants that offer everything from French cuisine to seafood specialties. Meals at Vista Ballenas are memorable – don’t leave without trying the stuffed chile with huitlacoche sauce. The 13,000-square-foot Maya-themed spa is worth a visit, too. Featuring all-natural treatments and materials, the menu includes chocolate and seaweed body wraps and decadent massages. The best part? The all-inclusive rate means most daytime activities (cooking, Spanish and dance classes, tequila tastings and wine pairings and yoga) are covered.
In the Area
Go to Deckman’s in San Jose Del Cabo for higher-end cuisine and an extensive Mexican wine list, Casiano’s for modern interpretations of Mexican classics like chiles en nogada and flan, and Flora Farms for a gorgeous setting that redefines the phrase “farm-to-table.” Every Thursday night between November and June, there’s an Art Walk in charming San Jose del Cabo. Visitors can stop into numerous galleries, sip wine and try dishes from popular neighborhood restaurants. Rather hang out on the water? Learn to ride the waves at Mike Doyle surf school.
How to Get There
Overall, this is a great property. All the food was really good, housekeeping was fantastic, and the pools were lovely. Activities were plentiful. I really enjoyed the nighttime bbq on the beach w/ live music and the live music at night at the bar.
Now for some constructive criticism:
1) poolside service started really late. We went down to the pool in the morning, and no wait staff were around until 11am. I'm not even sure if the bars were open. If i had been there for more days, this would've really irritated me.
2) one day it was slightly windy and they closed ALL of the umbrellas by the pool. That killed our day since we can't be in the direct sun, and there's nowhere to hide w/o those umbrellas. I understand the safety concerns, and some areas were quite windy, but over on the right side it was fine and the umbrellas would not have been a problem.
3) the service at Sake was pretty bad overall. The hibachi chef was great, as was the food, but the drink service was really slow and our friends that were at regular (non-hibachi) tables had awful service.
y uno mas: higher end resorts often have complimentary sunscreen available by the pools. Not so here. Instead you could buy it in the gift shop for 2x retail.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed was pure beauty, relaxation, and enjoyment. The location, views and especially the people are brilliant.
Every morning we went for a walk along the beach and then a swim in the beautiful, warm water. Then to the Vista Ballenas restaurant for a wonderful breakfast with amazing, friendly staff (Adriana and Viviana). I have celiacs, which makes restaurants challenging, but not at Marquis. They have gluten-free items on the menu, gluten-free breads and cookies. Then off to the pool to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. Just perfect. Pool side drinks and food were great.
Food - excellent! I recommend the lunch at Dos Mares. The Chef, Chantal, is excellent. The Ceviches are the best I've ever had.
Azucera runs the pool area and she and her staff (Juvencio, Sarahi, Arturo, Blanca, and Jorge) tend to your every wish. Excellent service!
Canto Del Mar is also a must! Worth the extra money. One the best meals ever. Wine pairing was perfect and Jorge and team were fabulous!
Thank you to Lilana and her staff (Julio, Yara, Eliz, Oswaldo and Fernando) for making this vacation wonderful for me and my sister!
Tipping: We read other reviews so we bought cash for tips. The pool staff and servers work off of tips so we tipped for every meal, pool service and the house cleaning service.
We spent a wonderful 4 nights at this resort. The resort is beautiful, the staff wonderful, and the food was good. Pertinent information:TThe beach is not swimmable. You must walk a ways down the beach or drive elsewhere to get in the ocean. They do however have lovely infinity pools with lots of pool chairs that we enjoyed everyday. There was almost always music playing at the pool slightly too loud to be able to relax with a book. One morning my husband asked if they could turn it down when we were mostly the only people there and they did for us but as the day and activities progressed it did go back up. We chose loungers as far away from all the speakers as possible and this solved our problem. The resort would do well to only play music on one side of the infinity pools and leave the other side as more of a relaxation area. It was generally expected to tip which none of the all inclusive resorts I have been to before allow. You will want to be prepared. There was a huge room service menu that you could access pretty much any time, a coffee shop, a bar, and multiple restaurants. They also have a variety of activities all day long. The resort is between Party Cabo and quieter San Jose del Cabo and you will need to get a 15 min taxi or uber ride to visit. The resort does have some planned excursions to these areas. As long as none of these things are big deals then you will have a terrific time at this resort.