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
After getting past the time share “update” our group had a fantastic stay at Cabo Azul. The staff was fantastic and made certain our room was clean, our drink orders were filled, there were activities for all ages and there were plenty of towels at the pool. The pool area is spectacular as is the beach front with super comfortable lounge chairs as well as other options. Walking on the beach is challenging and swimming in the sea is not advisable (due to the current), but the view was great and a couple in our group rose early a few mornings to watch the baby turtles hatching and making their dash to the sea. A bucket list item for them. Our room was wonderful with a full kitchen and a spacious bedroom. We had a first floor suite with access to a beautiful pool. It was a perfect place to wind down after a day at the big pool. This was our second stay at Cabo Azul... it will not be not our last.
Wow! There really are no words. We’ve stayed at several luxury resorts over the years, but nothing comes close to Cabo Azul. From the moment you walk in, the architecture and decor are stunningly beautiful and immaculately maintained. I’ve never been in a pool so gorgeous- three level infinity pool, with fire features, water features, lounge chairs and “beds” on the pool shelves, a wonderful bar with impeccable service, outstanding tequila options (rose tequila anyone?), and amazing food. I can’t speak more highly of this resort or it’s employees. P.S. Try the octopus tacos with ribeye chicharron at the pool, you will thank me!!
We came here with another couple to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We arrived yesterday and found some wonderful surprises. See the accompanying pictures. We’ve spent the day at the pools and beach and now it’s 2 for 1 happy hour!There are plenty of chairs at the many pools and the palapas are equally available at the beach. Servers are constantly available for food, drinks and even a pillow for the pool chair. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Awesome experience so far
I couldn’t be more impressed with this resort. First of all, it’s beautiful. The staff really care about making the property pristine and perfect. We watched as workers painted, cleaned glass on the outside of the balconies, everything was perfectly perfect and clean. The food was amazing - we at breakfast at javiers and it was so good. We had huevos rancheros, French toast and cheese enchiladas with eggs on top. Delicious. We also ordered to our room chips and salsa (delicious) and tres leches almost every night. Lol. The toasted almonds on the tres leches make it the best I’ve ever had. Uber just reached Cabo so if you’re lucky (there are only a couple of drivers so far) you can get a ride downtown San Jose for $3 and to Cabo San Lucas for $20-25. While in Cabo I recommend Baja boats - we went out to see the arch and lovers beach for $10 person. I also recommend Gordo Lele’s - cheap authentic Mexican food and he will serenade you with Beatles hits. So fun! Back at the resort don’t forget about daily happy hour! The gin mint happy hour drink is great! I never felt unsafe walking around by myself in the area or in San Jose. We also got a massage across the street for $40usd. Look for the purple shirts. This resort it top of the line and so relaxing. Playing volleyball by the beach was super fun! Only bummer is you can’t swim in the water but watching the huge tides is jaw dropping. You’ll love it here!
Pristine, exquisite, exceptional. This is how I describe our 3rd day of 7 here at Cabo Azul. I am enjoying happy hour 2fers in the bar while writing this. Our unit is spacious and beautiful. Daily maid service and a laundry room just down the hall make it such a great experience. The staff at this diamond resort are the best of the best. So lucky to have been able to book this resort. We will be canceling next year's week in Hawaii to come back to Cabo Azul!