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
5* in all aspects, beautiful large suites, impeccable service, off the charts food, you could not wish for a better experience, will be back. Special kudos to Abigail pool side and Anna in the Spa. Best ceviche ever poolside.
This is our first visit to Grand Velas Los Cabos. We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed every single experience this wonderful resort has to offer. The hotel, the suite and most importantly the staff and service are top notch. These are some of the nicest people we have met and they are genuinely happy to feed you and take care of you while you stay here. We had dinner at all the restaurants and enjoyed the pool bar and snacks. Our concierge Roccio took good care of us. Eduardo at Cabrillo and Michell at the koi bar we’re excellent. The sommelier at Cocina de Autor and the wait staff were top notch. Frida and Piaf wait staff and managers were also excellent. White glove service and very accommodating. All drinks are top shelf. Food was just amazing. Truly 5 star dining for every dinner.
Our daughter loved the teens club. My daughter was taken care of very well at the Teen’s club by Karla, Samantha, and Carolina. The day she was there all day, a storm was passing by Cabo and all the power in the city was out. The crew handled it very professionally. All services ran like normal.
The nightly turn down service, in room dining and the snack bar in the room make it fun.
When they say all inclusive, they mean it. It was worth every penny. This is 5 star all inclusive.
Truly an exceptional experience. We will definitely be back.
I had the opportunity to assess 3 properties for a future event and the Grand Velas was the open property the other two kept trying to compare themselves against. The Grand Velas is by far a more refined Resort and it begins with their sincere appreciation of your business from their staff. .
From the moment we arrived we felt like VIP's. The resort is beautiful, but the staff is what makes Grand Velas Los Cabos. Rocio was our private butler/concierge and David Gill also provided service when she was unavailable. Rocio kept in communication with me without being intrusive and responded in seconds to any question. She was kind, sweet, thoughtful, and unbelievably helpful. Our son has autism, and she went out of her way to treat him special and make sure he had anything that would make his time comfortable. The room views were unbelievable.
The food was unbelievable for an all-inclusive property. Absolutely the finest foods, sophisticated and delicious. But they also offered more approachable kid friendly foods as well. Even the pool food was awesome. The pool staff was amazing. So friendly and helpful. We had Eduardo Ramirez and Gabriella during our stay. They remembered our names and what we liked. Azul is a buffet style restaurant that had a huge variety and if you really didn't want anything, they would make you anything you wanted. They always asked about any dietary restrictions. Selene and Santos were always "happy to see us" and their service was impeccable.
We were able to dine at a couple other restaurants and these were fine dining. The food and service was 5 star. Our dinner at Lucca was our favorite, we loved Ivan and the team there.
I enjoyed the spa, and it was the best experience at any spa I have ever had. Zoe was my massage therapist and I was blown away with her care of me. The staff at the spa was present without being overly so, and assisted me when I would go from sauna to steam. They offered an amenity and explanation at every change of venue within the spa. Another 5 star experience. (Note: Obviously the spa is not part of the all inclusive, but the experience is worth the price)
Carolina in the Teen Lounge was OUTSTANDING. She even danced with my daughter while she did the "Just Dance" game so she wouldn't be alone doing it. She was funny and easy going even when the place had a bunch of boys playing video games and being loud. She was understanding of our sons needs and ensured he ate properly. We were actually able to enjoy a nice evening out because she made us feel like she had it all under control with our son.
I wish I could remember the names of everyone, but let's say there was not one staff member we encountered or asked a question of that did not go above and beyond the call of duty to be of service.
Yes this resort may be pricier than you would think for an all inclusive, but let me tell you it is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY. Don't think cheesy all inclusive. This is luxury, 5 star luxury at it's best. In fact, the all inclusive part made it even more luxurious because I never had to think about a price. The only things not included were obvious things like the spa, laundry, external tours etc. But unexpectedly, the mini-bar, the 2 kids clubs, and gratuity was included. The staff politely declined a tip and we got the message... "We want you to enjoy your stay and I am happy to provide my service." You will never find staff more genuine than here. The Montages, Kimptons, and Auberges have nothing on this resort. In fact, Grand Velas is hands down a million times better. As we were leaving my daughter turned to me and said "Mommy, I don't want to leave. They are so nice here. They treat me like a princess." This was the first time we were able to take a real vacation as a family because of the all inclusive pricing (our son is very picky and sometimes it takes several attempts at a meal to get one that is eaten) as well as the Kids Clubs being flexible with dropping in and out as needed. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime...we will be back.
My bf and I looked forever for a perfect vacay spot. This all inclusive resort couldn’t have been better. This resort is definitely more upscale and peaceful than others. Not a party spot if that’s what you are looking for. Resort was right among the beach. Like most Cabo resorts you could not go into the ocean because of the strong currents but still beautiful to see. The pools were nice. They did have an adult only pool which was exactly what we wanted. Service was fantastic for the most part. We were greeted by friendly staff all over the property. If we needed anything at all we just had to ask and it was done. Drinks were great and there were no up charges for premium liquor which was nice. The food was to die for. We tried the Italian restaurant (Lucca), their super fancy restaurant (Atur), Velas 10 (Seafood and steak) and for breakfast we ate at their buffet, Azul. The buffet had anything you could pretty much want for breakfast and was very fresh. We mainly did lunch by the pool which the food there was also very tasty. One night we did room service and ate on the balcony. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was just right. Overall highly recommend this resort if you are looking for a luxury zen like resort. However this resort is still newish and there were a few things that could be worked on or added. First everyone is assigned a personal concierge. While ours was very sweet and kind, she was not as attentive as others we saw. Also they hope that you have cell service in order to stay in contact but for most international travelers like us that was not the case. The only other disappointment was that there was no entertainment throughout the day or night for adults besides pool activities. At most other resorts I’ve been too they held shows and had live bands. That would’ve given it just a little something extra. As I previously said I still recommend this resort . It was a very relaxing and refreshing getaway which was just what we both needed.