Cabo Luxury Hotel Overview

My wife and I visited Cabo for a few days in May... we stayed at Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, but while we were there I took a day to visit the other high end resorts and, more importantly, meet my sales contacts. (Having a personal contact is so helpful when I want to do something special for a client!) Below is an overview of each luxury property in Cabo, including the Virtuoso perks that I can get for my clients at each. (I've also included a few photos of each from my visit.)

Clients often ask about Cabo vs Cancun. There are pros and cons to both... Cancun is close if you live on the Eastern half of the US, flights are inexpensive, beaches are amazing, and there are lots of inexpensive resorts to choose from. There are also a handful of luxury properties but they are closer to Playa del Carmen. The downsides to Cancun are that there are not many high end resorts to choose from, and it's a poor option for the fall months because of rain and risk of hurricane. Cabo has a bunch of high end resorts and is easier to reach for those who live on the US West Coast, and it's out of the hurricane region. If you are looking for beaches, Cabo is not the best choice because most beaches are either too rocky or too rough for swimming. 

One more note - I highly recommend a visit to Flora Farms, a farm-to-table restaurant located just north of San Jose del Cabo. While there you can walk through the farm, purchase items made on property, and enjoy an amazing meal. Reservations highly recommended, and required for dinner. Attire is casual. I recommend hiring a car and driver for a few hours so you can also visit San Jose del Cabo to explore and maybe walk through the art galleries before lunch or dinner. 

If you are planning a trip to Cabo, please feel free to get in touch. i would be happy to help! (Plus - the Virtuoso perks listed below are only available by booking through a Virtuoso agent, and they really add up. The free breakfasts could be worth up to $150 per day for two people!)

 

Esperanza, an Auberge Resort

This is where we stayed and it's my favorite resort in Cabo. Every unit has an outside entrance, and they feel more like condos than hotel rooms. The grounds are lush and beautiful, with amazing landscaping and flowers everywhere. There are four large pools to choose from, so there's almost always a beach chair and a quiet spot if you want it. It's a great romantic option for a couple (perfect for a honeymoon!), and the villas are great for families. Review.

Here's a little walkthrough video I made while I was there - this should give you a good idea of what the property is like. 

Virtuoso Perks for 2017-2018: 

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Gourmet homemade chocolates delivered on 2nd night of guest's stay on behalf of booking agent
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

One and Only Palmilla

One and Only is a lovely resort featuring one of the few swimmable resort beaches in Cabo. It would be a great option for a family with kids. The property is very spread out and each room has an outside entrance like at Esperanza. I found the grounds to have a little bit of an old fashioned feel, like a Hawaii resort might have felt in the 1960s. Review.

Virtuoso Perks for 2017:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • Two 30 minute Virtuoso Exclusive Spa Experiences per booking (One per person, choice of head and shoulder massage, back massage, or foot rejuvenation)
  • A set of Aromatherapy Candles (His & Hers)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Virtuoso perks for 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival to next room category, subject to availability
  • Daily Continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • Two 30 minute Virtuoso Exclusive Spa Experiences per booking. (One per person, choice of head and shoulder massage, back massage, or foot rejuvenation)
  • A complimentary round of golf for up to two people, per room, including greens fees and cart rental, once during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

The Resort at Pedregal

Pedregal is another lovely resort, located within walking distance of the town of Cabo San Lucas, which could be a huge plus for some people since taxis are so expensive. I found the grounds to be as nice as Esperanza, but less lush - a little more modern and plain looking. Although the beach is not swimmable, it's huge with lots of room to spread out. Like the other resorts, each room has it's own entrance and there are many room types to choose from. Their upscale restaurant, El Farralon, is considered to be one of the best in Cabo. Review.

Virtuoso Perks for 2017-2018: 

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Breakfast buffet daily in Don Manuel’s, two per bedroom (including all suites)
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
  • We are offering complimentary VIP Airport Tickets with all BeachFront Suite bookings
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort

Las Ventanas felt very different to me than the other properties. The feeling was very stark and plain looking, with very little landscaping or flowers. As far as I understand, the service there is a bit more formal and old-fashioned, and since it was one of the first high end resorts in Cabo, it tends to attract an older crowd. Review.

Virtuoso Perks for 2017:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast for up to two in-room guests per bedroom, available in El Restaurante or through in-suite dining
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid on products)
  • Margarita & Ceviche tasting for 2, once per stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Virtuoso Perks for 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast for up to two in-room guests per bedroom, available in El Restaurante or through in-suite dining
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid on products)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi