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
Stayed 4 nights, 5 days, second week of February, 2019. 4 couples in 4 rooms; our overlooking the Sea (property just south of Cabo; so technically on the Sea of Cortez; Pacific meets the Sea near Cabo). All rooms beautifully appointed; perfect size; indoor and outdoor showers in room.
The most striking thing was the tremendous service! Really pleasant people work here, from concierge Angel (awesome) to Daniel on the beach (and took us on a great hike). Everyone genuinely friendly - to the groundskeepers.
They said it was 80% occupied, but plenty of space, tons of room; did not feel full at all. Great "TNT" beach grill (tacos and tequila, I think it means!). Beach food and drinks over the top.
Hard to find anything negative. Restaurant can't handle crows very well; but service so friendly you don't really mind.
Transportation very good.
Snorkeling right off the beach was great - so much that boats showed up pretty regularly with groups of snorkelers - but they didn't last long and did not hit the best area, just a short swim west of the main beach. They have all the equipment at no fee and high quality (yes, we tipped fairly generously.)
Bring beach shoes; the sand is rough of us with "office" feet. To buy flip flops on site is really expensive. Take a car in to Cabo and buy that stuff; worth the cab ride.
We will go back. Yes, it is an expensive place, but you are treated royally and the quality is well worth it.
Our second visit to Chileno Bay did not disappoint. We've been friends for more than 30 years and it was the perfect setting for our annual getaway. Service and setting are extraordinary. The food, the rooms... absolutely perfect.
This place is pretty amazing. The resort is centered along 3 tiered, fully tiled, infinity pools that are dramatic and lead up to the private beach. The private beach, however, has sand more like gravel and is really more for the view. The public beach, accessed through an outdoor corridor and locked door is beautiful with good swimming and snorkeling. The included watersports area was well staffed and very helpful, but the public beach was pretty busy everyday we were there and mostly centered right up near the resort. The poolside service was good as was the food at the pools. There were plenty of very nice lounger and shade if desired. Although busy it was never crowded.
The rooms were fantastic and all seemed to have pretty good views. Our ocean front room (#1512) was 2 floors above the waterspouts area - H2O Cave - which provided a great view. The outdoor shower was fantastic. The bed was very comfortable with bedside control of electric blackout shades. There was also a very deep soaking tub.
The fitness area was large and well supplied with equipment. Classes cost extra ($20 per person) but the stand-up paddle board yoga was fun. The shuttle to Esperanza was great for dinner two nights we were there. We didn't have any issues with construction noise, but there was a lot of construction going on toward the back of the resort - away from the beach and pools.
This is not a small, intimate resort, but we found the service personable, just not perfect. We had come from Resort at Pedregal the days before this and found it superior in almost every way except for the swimmable beach.
Everything about this property was great! Staff, food, and experience exceeded my expectations. I will definitely visit again. The fitness team is very knowledgeable and managed very well. Please see their trainers for an excellent experience for private and group classes!!
If you want luxury and a smaller resort away from the high traffic areas of Cabo this is the place for you. The rooms are great, beds are comfy, private hot tub outside the room was great to have. Comal and TNT serve some amazing food. This is perfect for adults looking for a high end, high priced vacation experience. I would not recommend this for kids and activities are limited and not many families seemed to be around the resort.