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
Room was spacious and overlooked the ocean. This was our 20th Wedding Anniversary and the concierge made it extra special with a cake and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us in our room. Highly recommend.
What an amazing experience. Friendly staff, incredible food, beautiful vistas and gorgeous facilities. Thank you for making our stay a memory of a lifetime. We have shared all of these memories with friends and family and hope we get the chance for a return visit.
Everything about Grand Velas is outstanding. The property is beautiful. The service is implacable. The employees are friendly and extremely helpful.
The hotel rooms are modern, very spacious, a suite with all sorts of great amenities including sofas, outstanding balcony with ocean front views. The bathroom is beautiful.
The pool area is fantastic also with a great view of the ocean. The restaurants are outstanding and so is the bar.
Overall, Grand Velas is an outstanding experience. We loved it here.
This hotel has the absolute highest levels on all important areas and allows you to only worry about what else of the food and drinks you didn't try yet and might want to try before you have to leave home again.
The rooms are fabulous, they are large and extremely comfortable, also the chaise longue and the 'bed' on the terrace are there to allow you to relax. The food is excellent, world class especially the variety, the taste and freshness.. wow. The drinks are great, especially also when served with the great smiles (like it always happened, no matter where you are..). The smiles and 'good morning' from all staff are very natural, the service level is the highest. My recommendation for the hotel: keep this highest level of comfort, relaxing and excellent service!
This review is a bit late, however, i am very happy to write a 5 star review for this wonderful hotel. My husband and I stayed here for two nights after our Cabo wedding last June. We were given the absolute best service by every single staff member we came in contact with. From the woman sweeping the leaves, to upper management. They truly value customer service.
Prior to our stay, we knew of a tropical storm on the horizon. We called customer service and made sure to ask that it would not affect our trip. We were told before our stay that the entire hotel would be open. SO, we decided to not reschedule and stay at the hotel for our two nights. We woke up on the day of the storm and nearly the entire hotel was closed off for safety reasons. With out fail we were given a complimentary extra night to ensure we got the most out of our stay. We met with Mr. Velas himself and explained our frustration and he was happy to make us happy. They were beyond accommodating and we will definitely return based on his response to our complaint. The pool is beyond gorgeous and the food at every restaurant was delicious. Thank you Mr. Velas!!!