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
- 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
The hotel property is typical of a high end Cabo hotel, clean, constantly maintained, quiet. Of course in Cabo you are traveling for the pool and the view, as you should expect to not be allowed into the (cold) ocean due to strong currents. The hotel was inviting, perfectly wonderful, but at the same time forgetable if you are well traveled. There was not much "special" about the place, although you won't find any complaints from me either.
The Grand Velas Cabo is a wonderful, clean, and friendly resort. The food was excellent with many choices from breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our Ambassador suite was roomy and laid out well. We had a spectacular view of the ocean and property. And the service was excellent. In particular our pool server Gabby made us feel very welcome and was attentive to our every need. We also had great wait staff at Velas 10 and Lucca. In particular Ulysses and the young female hostess, who worked at both Velas 10 and Lucca were very warm and informative.
I honestly don't know where to begin with this resort. As a former travel agent that has inspected over 500 resort around the world, I come into any and all resorts with the mentality of waiting for something to go wrong. I can tell you that of the 500 some odd resorts I have been to, the Grand Velas was only 6 resorts that I have stayed at with no problems at all. When we arrived we promptly greeted by the hospitality team and whisked away to the check in area.
What a view ! As we were being checked in, we were offered champagne with delicious fruit caviar. My girlfriend and I do not drink alcohol but we decided to jump on it and it was delicious. I think I may have enjoyed it a little to much. The facility was so nicely kept and the rooms were beautifully designed. We stayed over Valentine's Day weekend and every restaurant we ate it made us small treats or included something which made the whole experience even better.
Although the resort was beautiful and every single piece of food that came out of the restaurants/kitchens were amazing, the best part of this resort was the staff. I have never met a team more dedicated and happy to help people. We had the honor or having Diana as our concierge. She checked in on us several times a day and was made arrange for everything. I had briefly mentioned I was craving red bull and several hours later, red bull was delivered to our room. How amazing is that? We are in the process of coming again and hoping that Diana will be our concierge again. I give this resort 5 stars on every aspect. The Grand Velas holds a standard that more resort in Mexico and around world should follow.
The overall experience was very good. We have medium expectations about this hotel and they surpassed our expectations. The food and service were very good. The Azul restaurant was great with very attentive staff especially Jehu Lugo. Velas 10 was very good as well as Frida, definitely foodie heaven if you're one. Cabrilla was awesome. Piaf was the only one that we didn't quite enjoy. The poolside service was great with Tomas helping us out. Our kids loved the smoothies that were provided by the bartenders. The location of the property is spectacular and the cleanliness of the facilities was impeccable. The room we stayed in was on the first floor with a plunge pool and very convenient and accessible to the main pool. All rooms have an ocean view which is a plus. My kids loved the Teens club as much as they love the pool. The only bad experience that we had was during the checkout, we got bypassed even being next in line, but overall would greatly recommend to families with kids. We would like to try the other Grand Velas Resort hopefully in the next few months or so.
I took a group of forty people to Grand Velas for a Sales Incentive reward program. The staff at Grand Velas are top notch, going out of their way to ensure everything in the program went smoothly. The rooms all have lovely ocean views, and are beautifully decorated.
Our group ate at several of the restaurants and also had a couple of private events. The food at every one of them was excellent, and the group was handled in a way that would cause minimum inconvenience to other guests, while making our team feel special.
For the final night we had a party on the beach which created an indelible impression for our participants. The catering and entertainment team made the whole event run smoothly and created a top-class event.
Lorena Cesar managed our program onsite and ensured everything ran smoothly She was tireless throughout the event, and was an excellent ambassador for the resort.
If you're considering taking a company event to Cabo, you should definitely take a look at Grand Velas. I can't imagine another resort handling the program better than them.