Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resort
What We Love
- Relaxing on a private cabana by the three-tiered pool overlooking the Sea of Cortez
- Sipping margaritas by the massive fire pit at sunset
- Getting an oceanside reflexology treatment at the spa
- Admiring Chileno Bay’s rich marine life from a glass-bottomed kayak
What To Know
- Family-friendly property with a kids’ program
- Guests have access to a Tom Fazio-designed golf course
- On-site fitness center offers group classes such as TRX, yoga, pilates, and spinning
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Designed by hospitality specialists Glazier Le Architects and interiors firm BAMO, this tasteful property by Auberge Resorts features expansive spaces framing unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez. Contemporary wood furniture and plenty of linen and cotton in natural hues set a relaxing atmosphere, while pops of vibrant color add dashes of Mexican flavor. All 60 guest rooms and 32 villas (with two, three, and four bedrooms) feature private terraces with ocean, pool or garden views, as well as spacious bathrooms with deep freestanding bathtubs and private outdoor showers. Villas also have plunge pools. Aside from deep-blue tranquil waters teeming with pristine reefs, the piece de resistance at this resort and spa is its main restaurant, COMAL, a stunning space conceived by Los Angeles firm Gulla Jonsdottir Architecture + Design. Intricate Moorish-style wood paneling, geometric chairs, sculptural lighting and sweeping views are the backdrop to creative fusion flavors by chef Yvan Mucharraz, an alum of The French Laundry. Contemporary Mexican cuisine with influences from Peru, Brazil, and other Latin American countries includes notable dishes such as braised short rib with cacao broth and crispy octopus with hazelnut mole.
In the Area
Cabo San Lucas was made famous by the scads of celebrities who’ve been spotted in this Baja California playground over the years. While many visitors come here to kick back at the spa and drink cocktails by the pool (which is often just what the doctor ordered), there are also plenty of sights and activities for active travelers. Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is perched on one of the only swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, also a great spot for snorkeling, paddleboarding and kayaking. Nearby, on the area’s southernmost tip, is the picturesque Lovers Beach, a secluded stretch of sand facing a series of dramatic rock formations known as Land’s End. If you’ve had your share of surf and sun, head to downtown Cabo to browse traditional crafts and savor authentic Mexican eats at places like Los Tres Gallos, a scenic open-air restaurant.
How to Get There
Like the reviewer below (tashinski - review 3/21/19), we too, are at the resort right now and are completely aghast by the construction noise that permeates the majority of the resort. We overheard someone talking about the negative Tripadvisor review and went online to read it and have to say we completely agree.
We are celebrating my parents' 50th wedding anniversary and had we known that the construction would start at 8am and not end until 6:30pm, 6 days a week, we would not have chosen this resort.
Also, for travelers interested in having a beach front, the hotel's area comprises a very small footprint and like many Cabo beaches, is not easily swimmable. To add insult to injury, we were assigned a villa room next to a walk way of the public beach and watching the parade of beach goers is not exactly adding to our experience either - there is a lot of noise and a lot of prying eyes as they walk by.
Other smaller issues around breakfast room service, but the staff are so pleasant and eager to please, I am loathe to say anything negative about them.
Bottom line, this is a beautiful property, but for the price you are paying, please do your homework as the resort is not completely ready for guests.You have so many other established choices (One and Only Palmilla, Las Ventanas...), I am not sure Chileno Bay makes sense for the price you will pay - at least not at this time. The construction noise is truly everywhere, and the work hours go on until dinner time. And our biggest grievance: Shame on management for never once mentioning this to us as we were talking to them about the booking - this was a total cover-up. We were misled and we are angry.
We are currently at the resort. Maybe we had high expectations but the resort is under construction and only partially done. You see the beautiful ocean but the sounds of morning construction drilling are more likely to wake you up than the sound of the ocean and nature.The resort nickel and domes you on exercise classes and add one. The 2 on site restaurants have limited overlapping menu items and they are very slow to seat, serve or check up on their guests. We have stayed in comparable resort all over Mexico and they have managed to merge American organization with great Mexican hospitality. The breakfast buffet is only yogurt and breads and jams..when we return we will choose Grand Velas, one and only ..
We have been fortunate to stay at Chileno Bay twice. The level of service and overall good attitude of all the staff is amazing. From the littlest to biggest requests, the service is always prompt and with a positive attitude. Noe, a concierge, exemplifies all that is great about Chileno. He is responsive, thoughtful and really makes us feel that he enjoys having us at the resort and we are part of the Chileno family.
There are many activities and some of the best snorkeling (directly at the hotel) in Mexico or even Hawaii.
We can't wait to return.
Chileno Bay is a beautiful resort that is perfect for a romantic getaway. The service is beautiful and the facilities and grounds are amazing. Though food options are somewhat limited, you can take the free shuttle to their sister property for more restaurant choices. It is a 15-20 minute drive if you want to head to Cabo San Lucas for shopping, restaurants, and the marina. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in a beautiful, serene environment, this is the place for you.
I can't say enough nice things and would go back anytime. The food was amazing at the resort. The staff were very very friendly and helpful. The pool was incredible. The whole process was seamless start to finish.