Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2014 Best of the Best Finalist: Best for Romance
- Beachfront best-of-both-worlds location between raucous Cabo San Lucas and boho San Jose del Cabo
- Spa treatments start with a traditional cleansing ritual and utilize healing desert ingredients including the moon-blooming pitaya flower
- Learn everything there is to know about tequila, and enjoy a top-shelf tasting with the resort’s tequilero
What To Know
- The ocean here is rough, and the nearest swimmable beach is a 10- to 15-minute walk away
- Kids are welcome, but the romantic resort is better suited to couples; there's even a Director of Romance
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Mediterranean playground meets beach chic, with white-on-white buildings, desert landscaping and cascading pools that tumble down the hillside to the beach. Once you get a view of the Pacific coast from the lobby during check-in—chilled hibiscus juice in hand—you’ll never take an ocean view for granted again. Whether you opt for a standard Garden View Junior Suite or the Three-Bedroom Presidential Villa, you can fall asleep in a kingsize bed to the flicker of flames in your wood-burning fireplace, or wind down your evening with some stargazing, using your own telescope on your private patio. Larger suites have such pampering extras as private Jacuzzis and rooftop sundecks. When it’s time to clean up for a date at one of the resort’s three restaurants, the enormous limestone bathrooms include walk-in closets, a vanity area, and deep soaking tubs and separate glassed-in showers all stocked with Bulgari Thé Vert amenities. Las Ventanas is all about the little touches that go above and beyond. The staff will unpack your suitcase on arrival and then return with a custom-designed sewing kit to match your wardrobe; turn-down service includes a bespoke scent that will lull you to sleep. Pool butlers see to your every sunbathing need: They will clean your sunglasses and bring you iPods and current best-sellers to pass the time while you sip the smoothies and popsicles they periodically pass out. Dining options range from Baja-Mediterranean fare in sea-facing The Restaurant, to Mexican tapas and ceviche in the more casual Sea Grill. Special add-on experiences include one-on-one cooking classes in the chef’s garden and tequila tastings at the Sushi & Ceviche Bar that will stock you up with stories to tell your untanned friends back home.
In the Area
Though the nightlife is thumping and the Marina district has plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, the best reason to head into tourist-favorite Cabo San Lucas is to charter one of Las Ventanas’ three yachts for a day of snorkeling around the famous Los Arcos rock formation, or go deep-sea fishing for the enormous marlin that have been attracting sportsmen to Cabo for decades. In the opposite direction, the hamlet of San Jose del Cabo is a much better bet, with plentiful boutiques and galleries peddling local artisanal crafts and wares. Many of the resorts in the area are self-contained, and the restaurant options are limited, but for a great meal out, venture into the hills to Flora Farm for a gourmet multi-course dinner prepared with organic ingredients grown a few feet from your table, or live music and drinks in the beer garden.
How to Get There
Its been a couple of years since we were last at LV, but we returned the week after thanksgiving for 5 days in an oceanfront king (by the adult only pool) since we booked thru a Virtuoso Agent (which we recommend) we got a room upgrade and free full breakfast, and with LV's F&B rates this is worth it!
LV has developed its facilities recently, converting the "residence" restaurant into "Arbol" (which is a Asian Fusion theme) and the adjacent pool into the "Oasis" along with a new "Lazy River".
They also have "La Tacqueria" which serves the most delicious Taco and Ceviche for lunch - we *highly* recommend you check it out!
The Oasis pool is also a lot quieter than the main pools.
So if you have not visited since they added these new facilities we would encourage you to return and fall in love all over again...
Now ... to the "but", and I'm afraid its a huge issue (for us)!
Las Ventanas is by no definition of the word "cheap", our 5 days stay was into a 5 figure $ sum... and that was with a "4th day free" offer included.
As such we expect the best, and for us that includes, nay is defined by, the tranquility of the environs of the resort.
LV used to have a "no cellphones" policy by the (adult) pool, but we discovered that
apparently under "new" management this policy is no longer in place, because apparently many of the customers now are just taking a short break from their lives and need to stay in touch...
As a result we had to endure some middle aged "mogul" on his phone literally (almost)
constantly for 3 days poolside, or on the veranda of his oceanfront room, steps away
from the pool, not only was he on the phone, he had it on speakerphone so we
"enjoyed" both ends of his business deals ...
Then there was the "lonely entitled" daughter on vacation with her parents, who spent
hours on her phone chatting with all her friends about her life, loves, etc etc
We raised this with the staff, who did mention this to the guests in question, but were
pretty much totally ignored.
I do not have a problem with people listening to music on headphones, or updating their social media by the pool ... but I am old fashioned enough to not wish to listen
to anyone else's phone calls, nor frankly do I wish those calls to shatter the peace
and tranquility of my vacation experience poolside... I consider it selfish and inconsiderate at best...
this sadly spoiled my experience ... its not necessary, and in my view the hotel should reinstitute the no phones policy ... I didn't pay $1x,xxx to listen to other peoples calls
Las Ventanas is the most impressive property I have stayed at so far, and we've been to lots of amazing places. Amanyara, Monaco. Why i love this place? The grounds are impeccable. There isn't a leaf on the walkway. The service is over the top. The accommodations are gorgeous. We had an ocean view suite. They are so friendly and give you so many free gifts. We were celebrating our anniversary. The food is excellent and just being on the property makes you feel so peaceful. It has a very Zen feel. We received an ornate bottle with Tequilla and were told we could keep the bottle as a gift. Every possible thing you could want is provided. You have your own private butler. It is very private. We went early December so the resort wasn't so crowded. I can't wait to come back!
My husband & I stayed at Las Ventanas for part of our honeymoon. It was a wonderful experience all around.One of the absolute best places we've ever been (probably THE best). Nothing to complain about at all! Perfection. Within the first few minutes of arriving they took us into the spa to get a complimentary shoulder/neck massage. Wow! At that point we knew what type of vacation this would be. Our room was great, we stayed in a Rooftop Terrace suite which was awesome. We had massages on our rooftop & they even set up dinner for us there one night which was beautiful. The butlers were great & set up everything we asked for immediately and without issue. Grounds were very beautiful & well kept. It just felt like a very personalized experience, it seemed like the staff always knew what we were doing that day & would ask how it was. The food was insane. Sooo good & we are used to good food & hard to please. Best food we've ever had. All of the restaurants were great, Arbol was awesome. One night we went to La Cava which is a private dinner in a wine cellar with wine pairings. It was a 5 course meal & soo good! It was gorgeous and I recommend it 100%. We also did the Barbacoa experience which was awesome & if you are looking for an authentic experience it's a must!!!! We will be dreaming of it & most definitely will do it again the next time we visit. Which will probably be the same time next year because it was not crowded at all and felt so private. The staff was just so lovely & after they found out my husband is a chef, Jaime took us into their restaurant kitchens and showed us their operation. So nice and very cool to see! It was hard to leave! We will surely be back sooner than later! I could not say enough great things about this property & its beauty. Cabo is the place to be!
We had the most amazing trip. The entire staff were extremely friendly and took care of every detail. Our villa host Daniel Sandoval took extra special care of us. He even went along shopping with us to make sure we found everything we wanted.
We had an amazing time over thanksgiving at Las Ventanas. The room was beyond gorgeous, the staff helpful, kind and professional and the setting was manicured and understated gorgeousness. We would definitely return. It was expensive but you felt it was worth every penny. The margaritas and the tacos we beyond the beyond.