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
Company incentive trip for sales performance in 2018. Fantastic resort with super attention to detail in every way. Service was fantastic. Spa treatments were great. Meals were great. Pool service super prompt. Overall fantastic!
We have stayed several times at the Grand Velas Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Maya. We are staying at the newer Cabo GVR next month.
Our children christened Grand Velas Hotels the “MiniBar” hotels. They are kept on short chains when it comes to every other hotel minibar. Don’t touch, Don’t open, don’t even look at the minibar! They are justifiably brainwashed.
This year they were given the option for either skiing, Disney/Universal Studios or Grand Velas. They immediately voted “MiniBar Hotel”. Even Harry Potter was cast aside by these minibar jackals. Kids love Grand Velas.
Another minibar tip: If you do not like or have an “allergy” to alcohol, the Grand Velas staff will replace the booze with soft drinks.
If you have never tried a Grand Velas Resort, you are missing out.
This was our first all inclusive hotel experience- and it was amazing. I was afraid that the food and service would be mediocre- boy were we wrong. Exceptional service. even more exceptional food. AZUL restaurant for buffet breakfast and lunch was truly memorable. Menu and selections changed daily. Very fresh. Ate the raw seafood, drank the water- no problems at all. Jose, the manager at Azul, greets everyone warmly and remembers your name and preferences. On arrival to hotel greeted with massage and champagne. All the staff very warm and go above and beyond to make sure you are happy. We returned late from a day trip and missed our dinner reservation. Our concierge (Laura) arranged for room service to bring the restaurant menu to us! Room service was quite exceptional with an extensive menu. Laura confirmed our ground transportation, plane flight and printed out boarding passes. We just got back and looking to when we can return this year. I was traveling with my two sons without my husband. I was a bit anxious as this was our first trip to Mexico- but the staff took excellent care of us. Nothing to worry about.
One word of advice at the airport- once you get your bags do NOT stop to talk with the "greeters" IN the airport. They are NOT your arranged transport. They stand waiting like they are meeting you for transport. They are selling time shares. All the legit transport people are OUTSIDE and with very clear identifying signs.
One Con- you cannot swim in the ocean outside the hotel. Beautiful beach and water is so blue- but there is strong undertow. Hotel has you sign a waiver releasing them from drowning liability. Its that risky. However, we saw whales every day! easily seen from the hotel grounds. Amazing.
I could not have wished for a better trip! This place is 5 star no doubt. Best all inclusive I have ever been to by far! The food is not only delicious but an impressive an experience at ever restaurant! The pool! Spa! You are welcomed like royalty. Just divine.
My husband and I stayed here a few weeks ago (this was our second stay here) and I could not have asked for anything better.
The property is absolutely gorgeous and very well maintained. The staff is well-trained providing you with the highest level of care I have seen. Our concierge Carlos was attentive and efficient. The restaurant staff were some of the best I have ever met--Top notch in every way (I remember Ali and Miguel but honestly Everyone was amazing). And this is all no surprise as Mr. Schmidt, the Manager of the property, has high standards and runs a tight ship. During our stay we got to meet him when he was walking the property talking to guests to make sure they are being taken care of.
And did I mention the food? We tried most of their restaurants and they were ALL amazing.
They take such great care of you that you don't want to go anywhere else. Thanks to our travel agent, Loretta, who recommended this place to us both times.