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
I rarely ever write reviews but my stay at the Grand Velas in Los Cobos was beyond impressive.
I do travel a bit and I’ve stayed at some very luxurious properties but this hotel and its staff was unlike any hospitality I’ve ever experienced.
I had the opportunity to stay in their Grand Class Suite but all rooms are luxurious at this hotel regardless of price point. This is evident in the bathroom products and/or other perks and surprises they leave you. My room was kept immaculate and the room was stocked at all times with my favourite drinks and snacks. They spare no expense. They take the time to customize things to your wants and needs and are so attentive and are always anticipating what you like.
The food was so over the top at every restaurant that it made me forget that I was at an all inclusive resort. Be prepared to eat extremely well. There’s so much to love about this hotel from the rooms, food ,spa, the amazing views etc. The sunrise and sunsets are breathtaking.
There’s one thing that stood out for me. I was most impressed by the staff at this hotel. Every single one of them from the boutique to the front desk tote gym etc. As I checked out today, I was overcome with sadness as I hugged Marcela and my Personal Concierge Karla.
I want to personally thank Hugo, Marcela, Carolina, Tomas, Arqui and Stephanie. Your personal touches and kindness made my visit to your hotel the best vacation ever.
Karla: I can’t thank you enough for all that you did for me during my stay. The birthday surprise in my suite is something I will never forget.
I will be back soon. 💕💕
We’ve been to Cabo a few times to prepare for our wedding. When deciding where to have our wedding we knew it would be here. Its our first and only choice. It’s like going home to paradise. Everyone remembers and knows our names. They treat us with genuine sincerity. Any request we had for our cultural traditional wedding were met. If anything was wrong they made sure to make it right. It’s important to go to a resort with your friends or family that has high value in customer satisfaction. When they put the customer first it makes the experience worthwhile. You trust the business to handle your things and your family with respect and highest standards. I could not recommend this resort more. If we get to choose again, we would still get married at Grand Velas.
Beautiful , Amazing and Relaxing Resort!! When you are at the pool make sure you ask for Jorge and Gabriela, this duo team will spoil YOU.. never did we not have a drink in our hand or a full stomach. They are So Awesome!!! Definitely go way far and beyond to makes us comfortable and enjoy our time at the pool.Massage was Unbelievable make sure you do the water feature before the massage therapy.Best Restaurant was the Velas 10. Order the Bacon shrimp as an appetizer and the Sirloin..Delicious.Overall just a great place to go to unwind and relax Thank you to all the staff we definitely would love to return some day
This is undoubtedly the nicest resort we have ever visited. Everything about our stay was perfect. Rosa in the spa gave the best message. David was our personal concierge. He was most helpful with reservations for the spa and for dinner. Each staff member that we came in contact with was friendly and respectful. You certainly know how to train your staff. The pool chairs were most comfortable. The pool staff was most attentive. December is a great time to visit here. It was not crowded. We will be back soon.
The staff here was the best we ever have had and we have done a lot of traveling. .Omar our poolside assistant and Dave our room butler were awesome!! The pools were amazing i highly recommend to come here