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
We knew the hotel was good, but our minds were blown away. The facilities are stunning, with several pools, jacuzzi, activities and chairs/beds to rest and/or catch some sun. They have a coffee shop that serves Starbucks and pastries, a market with drinks, snacks, etc., a swim up bar/restaurant 'Flor de noche' which we loved and a well known restaurant (ocean side) 'Javiers' that we also really liked. It has a spa, beautiful rooms and the most important thing: a very friendly staff with great customer service. Thanks to Ismael, Marlon, Lluvia and just everyone that made our trip a dream come true. We'll definitely be back ❤️ Tips: Make sure you get a pool or ocean view room, check out the activities calendar to avoid missing out, the room service food already has gratuity included, you can't swim in the ocean, but there are a couple beaches nearby you can go to (Chileno, Santa Maria, etc...), we loved the Cabo Escape Snorkel Tour to the Arch (booze cruise :p), I found the best Keychains on the airport souvenir shops, but there's a store called Eclectic in front of the hotel that sells the most adorable and cool things and souvenirs so make sure to check it out. Last but not least, Toro Guero is delicious and it's only a 6 minute drive away from the resort. Thanks Cabo Azul!!!
My girlfriend & I travel every year for a girl's trip for my birthday in mid- April. Typically, we go to Cabo because it's a quick, relatively easy flight from LA. We researched Cabo Azul thoroughly and no one really mentioned the kid factor. Now, if you are looking for a family-friendly resort this is for you and you can stop reading. If you are, however, single, and/or doing a girl’s trip Cabo Azul is NOT for you. The property is truly gorgeous, huge rooms we had a 2BR 2bath w/ an amazing view of the pool/ocean. Full windows, great balcony (to view all of the kids at the pool. :) We were not expecting so many kids, toddlers/infants and although there were not a LOT of people it seemed like a lot because of all the kids running around. Most of their activities were geared for children/teens. The thing is, and I really wish hotels/resorts would realize this, you simply CANNOT be everything to everybody and by that, I mean you cannot have and or market as a family resort while also catering to adults and customers who prefer to be around adults. Yes, they have an adult’s only pool however that pool is tiny, and it is shaded for a good portion of the day. Additionally, it seemed to attract a much older clientele where there was not a lot of socializing, plus no pool bar. If you want a pool bar with no children/teens/infants Cabo Azul is NOT for you. Javier's is excellent!
Summary: Fantastic place to go with a family and want a beautiful view and quiet evenings out.
The steeped infinity pool is gorgeous, the staff greet you with a heartfelt "Welcome Home", as you arrive and the kitchen with oven [in mexico!] was well suited to preparing a portion of our meals. The Poolside restaurant "El Noche" was very nice where I dined on a full read snapper while my spouse enjoyed salmon.
We had modest expectations for our 1 bedroom accommodation. Cabo Azul blew us away. We were very surprised by the level of service, cleanliness and detail this resort offers. The facility is great -- we actually thought it was new and it's over 10 years old. We constantly saw people cleaning and maintaining the property throughout our trip. The room was large and nicely appointed. Everyone literally ends every interaction with "is there anything else I can do for you" in a sincere way. All of our front desk requests were responded to in minutes. The pools are great and the restaurants both serve really nice food. We ate lunch many times at Flor (great guac!) and had dinner twice at Javier's.
While we were there it definitely seemed to have a family vibe -- busy in the day and quiet at night. We felt super comfortable with our young twins -- their babysitting service is really good -- Alejandra is amazing! Super secure with CPR certified sitters who are employees of the resort. We were always able to find chairs/beds for the pool even though it was busy. Poolside service is excellent -- thank you Hector! There's a market and a Starbucks in the resort which makes it convenient for not schlepping with kids when you just need a few things. If you need more there's a large Walmart style market that has everything you could need for traveling with children that's a 10-15 min walk from the resort.
While we highly recommend this resort for families a few things could be improved. The water pressure in the shower was not good. The cribs need updating. And I know it's a business but it'd be nice to not have the time share pitch as part of your welcome experience -- though the concierge was very helpful with area information and recommendations.
This resort provides a quality family experience. We're glad we found it!
My husband and I stayed here for a week last September. I didn't expect to love it so much even though it has rave reviews. We are Diamond Owners and this is an exquisite jewel in their collection of properties all over the world.
Everything from the service in the parking lot to the front desk to the housekeeping is top of the line. The bars and restaurants are amazing in their food and service.
Our days began on the large balcony of our LARGE studio unit. We asked for and received a microwave to use in our room. This is more a one bedroom than a studio with a sitting area and an extreme bathroom with two separated sinks. Unlike most Diamond resorts, here we got daily maid service and nightly turn down service.
We ate often at the outside bar for happy hour. Everything was so good and fresh.
The restaurants across the street were well stocked with fresh fish dishes and super selections of cuisine from around the world. We walked to the large supermarket a few times for fresh food and beverages. Just plain amazing.
This is a place we will return to again and again.