Grand Velas Los Cabos – All Inclusive
What We Love
- The generous 3:1 staff ratio
- Pacific Ocean views from the property’s three infinity pools
- CNN spotlighted one of the resort’s fine-dining spots, Cocina de Autor, as one of the best new restaurants of 2017
- Seafront yoga at the fitness center
What To Know
- The resort’s six wellness-suites feature their own exercise bikes
- There’s a contemporary art gallery on site
- The all-inclusive rate includes 24-hour in-suite service
- The two-story spa offers a range of workshops in its atelier space, from child-friendly aromatherapy techniques to tea rituals
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
When this seaside sanctuary opened doors in December 2016, it became the fifth property in the Velas Resorts collection, a brand that’s practically synonymous with Mexican coastal splendor. This 304-room oasis, however, is anything but a splashy behemoth thanks to a number of thoughtful design decisions, from a unique half-moon exterior to a three-story, open-air entryway all seamlessly blend in with the beachy surroundings. The Sea of Cortez, which explorer Jacques Costeau famously dubbed “the world’s aquarium,” remains a focal point throughout the expansive property: gaze at it from one of the many infinity pools, soak it in with a sunset on your suite’s private terrace, or enjoy it as an awe-inducing accompaniment to a cocktail at Miramar, an ocean-edge bar dotted with bonfires. Fearless epicures may opt for a meal at Frida, which serves up a contemporary spin on local classics, paying homage to its namesake painter with one especially extravagant masterpiece—the $25,000 taco, a gold flake-infused corn tortilla stuffed with Kobe beef, Beluga caviar, black truffle brie cheese, and Morita chilies, among other over-the-top ingredients.
In the Area
Sure, you’re just 30 minutes from Cabo San Lucas’s electric nightlife, but you likely won’t stray far from this aquatic wonderland. A quick water taxi ride will bring you to Playa del Amor, a gold-sand beach with towering cliffs, seemingly plucked from the pages of a romance novel. For thrill-seekers, there’s scuba diving at Gordo Banks, an offshore seamount that’s home to hammerhead sharks. Hundreds of humpbacks and Minkes choose Baja’s bays and lagoons to birth and raise their young—for front-row seats to this annual spectacle (peak season is December through May), don’t miss a whale watching tour, which the resort can help organize.
How to Get There
We recently stayed at Grand Velas for our honeymoon and it was incredible! The atmosphere was beautiful and the food/drinks were delicious. All of the staff were amazing and really made our vacation relaxing and fun! We absolutely loved the serenity pool and received exceptional service from Omar and Jesus! We were also really impressed with Carlos, our Butler, who went above and beyond to help us with whatever we needed. All of the waiters and bartenders at each of the restaurants were great as well. I would love to go back to Grand Velas very soon!
I have stayed at this hotel twice. The hotel staff is consistently friendly, helpful, and all about first class service. The facility itself is about 20 minutes from downtown Cabo on a beautiful pristine beach. The pool area sports a multi-tiered layout with the all-important adult only pool that is closest to the ocean. They call is the "Serenity" pool. It's heaven. No kids! The poolside service has been amazing. The staff was constantly checking on drinks, food, whatever we needed. Upon arrival we were introduced to our "Butler"--Carlos who exchanged mobile numbers in case we needed extra attention. We asked him for a bottle of Ketel One vodka for the room with cranberry juice and ice--not a problem. The rooms are big, clean, and comfortable. Every room has an ocean view, with a huge patio and a lounge chair that easily accommodates two adults. If you're interested in great food, the restaurants won't disappoint. Whether it's Luccas, Piaf, or Coccina De Autor, the dishes are well prepared and delicious. For me, it's one of those special places that calls you back for more.
This is a perfect resort all around. Great location. great service. And great food. Look no further. you will not be disappointed . Only thing you can not do is swim in the ocean if that's important to you.