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
You can see by the pictures that the Grand Velas is beautiful -- but it's the staff that make the experience exceptional! Special thanks to Roberto R at the pool bar, Javier and Fernando from the activities area, Marilu at the coffee bar, and Jose, Karen and Alfonso at Azul! And our course, we loved all of the special things from Hugo around the pool! We missed seeing Julian in the gym --- he wasn't there every day. This was our third time on property in two years and we will be back!
I had visited this hotel on a business trip twice prevously and decided to return for a vacation.
The rooms are excellent with wonderful amenities, and the overall facility is wonderful. Personal concierge is a nice touch too!
Staff is friendly and try hard to plesae in all service aspects. After a rocky start to our first night (no turndown service), everything got so much better.
The food at Azul is outstanding, as is the service and food at the pools.
Velas 10 was just ok (Steak awful), Piaf was good and Lucca was excellent, especially the squid ink pasta!
Somelier wine choices are also good, but if you want to "upgrade" you will have to pay for that!
Unfortunately, only 1 bar (Koi) was open every night, but each time we visited before or after dinner it was empty, and we were often the only people there. No atmosphere at all after dark at the resort. Some live music would be a great addition to the resort amenities.
The Spa is AMAZING, with incredible water pools and fantastic Sauna, steam room, ice room and experience shower to finish!
Overall this is a great all inclusive luxury resort, and delivers on most of its advertised benefits!
Just add the music/ambiance and I'll give the 5th star!
The resort was above and beyond what I expected. The property was extremely clean, rooms were oversized and had awesome storage spaces, the food was delicious, staff were courteous, friendly, attentive, and the grounds were kept in tip top shape!