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
This is located in San Jose del Cabo, It is not near the famous bay or arch, but the location and "downtown area" are new and upscale. Service is phenomenal. Be sure to tip in cash as it is greatly appreciated by the staff.
Very accommodating. Everyone of the staff members have gone above and beyond what is asked since the day we arrived. Haven't even finished our vacation and am already thinking about when we're coming back.
Came to Cabo azul for a family vacation and absolutely loved it! Everything was amazing the staff, the servers, and especially Ismael Garcia the bartender he was supper attentive served amazing drinks and made sure my family and I did not go thirsty, I wish we had bartenders like him in LA he was the best! The servers were also amazing Marcelo and Daniel. I am definitely going to tell my friends and family that Cabo azul is the place to go to and to make sure to get drinks from Ismael. I had such a great time with my family
The units were recently updated and decorated with impeccable taste.The housekeeping staff came twice daily. The grounds were maintained constantly and beautifully manicured. The pool staff were very attentive.
I stayed at Cabo Azul as part of a wedding party. The property is absolutely beautiful but with so many all-inclusive options in the vicinity I don’t know if this is the best value. The suites are spacious, and clean. We did have to call for cleaning service, as they did not come. The staff was very friendly and attentive otherwise. The food at the restaurants was delicious (highly recommend the shrimp tacos or shrimp wrap). We kind of got suckered into one of their timeshare presentations in exchange for a $150 food and beverage credit. Two tips here: 1) negotiate the credit amount and 2) negotiate the time share pricing if it’s something you’re truly interested in.