Cabo Azul Resort by Diamond Resorts
What We Love
- A treatment in the PAZ spa — a 3,000-square-foot wellness center
- The trilevel swimming pool (one level is ideal for laps) and swim-up bar
- Long, pretty stretch of beach for strolling
- Each villa has a full kitchen — great for families
What To Know
- A seven percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Minimum check-in age is 25
- The resort’s beach is not safe for swimming
- The in-house market charges a big premium for items like sunscreen
- A $28 resort fee per night will be collected upon check-in at the hotel; Rates quoted for additional fees and services are subject to change due to currency conversion
- WiFi is an extra $13.32 per device, per day
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This hotel’s look is flawless: sleek and modern but softened by whimsical woven metalwork, gauzy curtains and vintage wood furniture. The spa is a particular standout, with colonial-style stonework and dark wood hinged lockers, pebble-lined tubs and an ethereal lightscape made of translucent seashells.
Bed & Bath
The dreamy decor extends to the villa bedrooms, where perforated metal lamps and draped fabric over the cushy pillowtop beds lend a laid-back look. More like private homes than vacation villas, even the One-Bedroom Villas are 1,200 square feet, and all spaces have fully equipped kitchens, living rooms and private verandas. Guests may be tempted to draw the curtains and sleep forever, but don’t — there’s a lot more relaxing to be done outside in the Mexican sunshine.
For a sprawling resort, the atmosphere is laid-back and intimate — especially in the trilevel infinity pool that stretches all the way down to the beach. Little nooks abound and suit every fancy: daybeds over the water, umbrella-shaded lounge chairs flanking the pool, bamboo pods with pillows and thatch-roofed palapas on the beach. Head to al fresco Flor de Noche restaurant for an icy margarita at the swim-up bar. The heated pools are perfect for sampling a cocktail at the swim-up bar, and while guests can’t swim in the sea here (an aggressive rip and crashing shore break make it unsafe), the long stretch of coastline is lovely for afternoon walks.
In the Area
Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, warm and sunny Los Cabos — the two towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas — has a something-for-everyone vibe that attracts spring breakers, honeymooners and families galore. Take a dip in Baja’s natural aquarium by scuba diving or snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez with Cabo Adventures; see shipwrecks, caves and reefs in such famous dive sites as Pelican Rock and Land’s End. Learn to surf at the mellow Costa Azul surf break, just a few minutes from the resort, with the instructors at Baja Outback. More of a land rover? Every Thursday evening between November and June, San Jose del Cabo’s art district puts on a collaborative open-house gallery night. Or spend Wednesday or Saturday morning strolling around the terrific local farmers market.
How to Get There
Our trip to Cabo Azul was delightful. The staff at the resort was always available to provide excellent service. We were most impressed with Damien. His job was to ensure that every guest was happy and if they were not, he would fix the issue. Damien is also noteworthy for his amazing speaking voice. If you did not know better, you would think you were speaking with Sylvester Stallone! Just greet him as Rocky when you next visit!
This is a wonderful resort. Instead of a full written review, I would like to give some pros and cons with brief explanation.
Wonderful Service from almost every single area (housekeeping, concierge, front desk, etc)
Super, super clean.
This is the cleanest place I have ever stayed on vacation and we always stay at nice places. They are constantly cleaning all of the public areas. Housekeeping at this hotel is better than any place I have ever stayed. IMMACULATE!
Location is great.
You can take a taxi or the buses downtown and it is abut 7 minutes away. Also, you can take a cab to the local grocery stores for $7 each way to get your groceries.
The beach area is immaculate. So clean, manicured/raked, etc.
Rooms are beautiful. Everything is in great condition and the balconies are big.
The one and two bedrooms have fully equipped kitchens. One negative.... the knives are not worth crap, so if you need to cut anything like potatoes, celery, onions, carrots, etc....plan to be there much, much longer than you would at home. Could also use some measuring cups like 1/4 C - 1 C instead of just a 2 C glass.
We were in a pool view room. The pool closes at 10, but the guests like to party well into the night/ early morning and the management will not do anything about the noise level. Makes sleeping a challenge for sure.
This is a non-smoking resort other than a few locations. Guests smoke on their balconies, which is not allowed, and staff will not do anything about it. Makes it hard to enjoy the quiet pools...and when you are a allergic, this is a pain point.
I realize this is Mexico and that is their native tongue, but when you are a timeshare that is highly advertised to Americans (Diamond Resorts), some positions really need people who not only speak, but comprehend English. The front desk and restaurants are two of those areas. Most at the front desk do speak/comprehend English, but the restaurants are horrible. Without fail, our orders were wrong or items were left out every time and when you try to get it corrected, they do not comprehend English well enough to correct it. Same for the people at the hostess desk.
Overall, it was a wonderful stay, but there is room for improvement. I would have given it 5 stars if it were not for the smokers and noise.
Cabo Azul is a beautiful resort, exquisitely maintained with outstanding staff in every department. It was hot so enjoyed all the pools. We especially appreciated Rolando Ambrosio’s service at poolside for the send year in a row. We’ll be back!
Great experience Excellent room, terrific staff and the pool is wowser. Cannot say enough good things Staffcome by 3 x day to make sure you are happy with room Quick to assist with laundry Loved our stay there
We stayed at Cabo Azul for two weeks, it was an outstanding experience. From the time we arrived until the day we left the staff made our visit memorable with their outstanding service and friendly can do attitude. A perfect example was Rolando Ambrosio who took care of us pool side daily, even on his day off he asked the staff to look out for us...exceptional service, thank you to the staff and management for making our trip and stay perfect.