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 stayed in a 1 bedroom villa booked as a package on a travel website. Initially we booked a junior suite, but when I went online to look at the rooms, I noticed that the 1 bedroom villa had a large tub which my wife likes to have. So, I called the travel sites and paid for an upgrade. I was prepared to avoid the timeshare pitch and although they offered us a room credit, we declined and they did not push. Check-in was relatively quick. I booked a less expensive room with “no view,” and they were right. Our room (3109) was on the first floor looking over the parking lot and the next resort to the northeast. That being said, the large balcony was still great – warm with a light breeze – and we enjoyed sitting there whenever we in the room. The parking area was landscaped with trees and flowering shrubs. It certainly had the benefit of being quiet, and I mean really quiet with maybe one car a day using that part of the parking. The room was gorgeous and exactly as shown on the website’s video. It was beautiful and sparkling clean, which seems amazing given the white furnishings. The grounds are equally immaculate and when I went for a walk in the early morning, I saw the staff polishing everything. The loungers are comfy and plentiful (unless you want one of the big ones that looks like a king size bed with a cabana over top). The beach is lovely and not crowded, which is a benefit of it being non-swimmable. The pools are heated to 81 to 84 degrees according to the staff and are as beautiful as the pictures. The kitchen is fully stock with utensils but the only spices or condiments are salt and pepper – so shop accordingly. The on-site store is well-stocked with cereal, milk, some food, water and cooking supplies, including spray oil, spices, ketchup, mustard and mayo. The hallways and rooms are quiet except for two things: (1) the occasional movement of chairs in the room above (we couldn’t hear anything else from other rooms) and (2) a low mechanical hum (HVAC maybe?) that is almost imperceptible during the day and slightly noticeable at night. We always bring earplugs and noise cancelling headphones, so it did not bother us overly much. The bath/shower water was plenty hot during the afternoon but only warm in the morning and evening. Everything has the feel of very good quality (linens, pillows, fixtures, furniture, appliances, resort décor, etc.). The bed was very comfortable to us and we did not feel that it was too firm as stated in some other reviews. Housekeeping was very attentive. The temperature controls are very good and the room stays cool (we were on the 1st floor though). At night the various lights and fires around the resort create a nice romantic time to sit near the beach and watch the stars, or walk out farther to see the waves crash. TV was fine but we mostly used the internet for Netflix. Javier’s for dinner was excellent (enchiladas and pollo mole) if priced slightly high, but the view of the beach and the ocean during the transition from day to night was worth it. The in-room dining menu was limited and the pizza we ordered was just OK (but there is separate in-room kid’s menu). There is an on-site Starbucks with gelato/ice cream and computers for customer use as well as a business center with computers. All of the staff were pleasant and helpful.
For the second year in a row, we stayed at Cabo Azul, and this year was even better than last. The staff is very attentive and helpful, the resort is modern, cool, and beautiful. A special mention to the fabulous bartender there, Ismael, who remembered me and my drink from last year. That’s great service. He makes outstanding martinis, and his Ismael Special: mezcal, Rosemary, lime juice... was inspired. Great place to stay. Great place for a drink. Highly recommend.
This is a nice, maybe better than average resort hotel in San Jose del Cabo. Friendly staff, decent quality for the money. It's reasonably close to downtown San Jose which makes things convenient. I believe there was a bus which would take you there from the hotel. I would go back.
Just spent a week at Cabo Azul in Cabo Dan Lucas, Mexico. The very best part about this resort is it’s awesome location on the Sea of Cortez. Beautiful beaches that are totally swimmable and with white sand this resort has it all. A perfect place to R&R with a loved one.
The resort itself is amazing. Clean, great pools and very nice overall presentation. All rooms are big , even the smallest of rooms ...and exceptional in design. The beach is wide and very nice but you can not swim at the beach. The prices for drinks and food on the resort are very high very high ( one drink is 15 us at the pool, really ?) Staff is not that friendly except the ones at the entrance. There is no bottled water in the rooms?. The cost from the hotel to the airport is 600 pesos or 30 us dollars. Thee is a small mall across the street with resturants and clothing sales. The ownership sales pitch is hard ...so if your not interested in spending 2-3 hours saying no....dont go. Also on our second day we had to ask the front desk to have the maid clean our room at 4:00pm ...
To me, its a great place to move on to (finish off) for the last 2 days of a vacation after cabo....just bring cash. If your room faces the main street , you could be in for some late night noise .....