Los Cabos, Mexico
Grand Velas Los Cabos
What it is
A gleaming, ultra-luxe, all-inclusive resort rising from the turquoise Sea of Cortez.
What it isn't
Cramped—there are seven on-site restaurants plus a 35,000-square-foot spa.
What we think
Welcome to the home of the world’s most expensive taco—$25,000 and topped with Beluga caviar and gold flakes (that should tell you something about this resort’s painstaking attention to detail). And no, it’s not among the hotel's “all-inclusive” offerings, but plenty is: a fully-loaded minibar, top-shelf liquor, 24-hour room service and bottomless use of kayaks and boogie boards, to name just a few thrills. Parents love that kids are among the most pampered guests; they’ll find a baby concierge, a kids club and a teen area so fun (mocktails, a bumping South Beach–worthy sound system, karaoke) they’ll pester their brood to let them join in. Food obsessives will be pleased: The Cocina de Autor restaurant is helmed by Chef Sidney Schutte, who guided Librije’s Lusje Amsterdam to two Michelin stars.
You're here because
You want the five-star Cabo experience (huge rooms, butler service, sumptuous spa, deep wine list) but don't want to worry about sticker shock at check-out.
Chillaxers of yore used to “take the waters,” but they’ve never done it quite like you are in the resort’s glitterati-worthy spa: you’ll dip in and out of hot soaks to polar pools to chromotherapy steams, only to emerge brand new.
Restaurants & Bars
Lucca - Open 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Authentic Italian cuisine is delivered in an elegant atmosphere, accompanied by fine wine and premium spirits.
Cocina de Autor - Open 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. A creative, playful 8-10 course tasting menu takes you on an unforgettable epicurean experience.
Frida - Open 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Take a gourmet culinary journey through authentic Mexican cuisine with a contemporary twist.
Piaf - Open 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Delicious French cuisine with unexpected flourishes is accompanied by fine wines for the perfect meal.
Cabrilla - Open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Enjoy ceviches and the freshest catch of the day delivered straight to your plate in a casual, poolside spot.
Azul - Open breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A delicious international buffet and a la carte dining in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Velas 10 - Open 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Indulgent Wagyu beef and the freshest seafood are served alongside stunning oceanfront views every evening.
Amat Café - Open 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Refuel and refresh anytime of the day with gourmet coffees, smoothies, sandwiches, salads and sweet treats.
Koi Bar - Open 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Plush seating, a marble bar and state-of-the-art sound system are the perfect way to dance the night away.
Sky Bar - Open 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Let our expert mixologists craft you the perfect cocktail. Then drink in the stunning views from our sky-lit retreat.
Miramar Bar - Open 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Hand-crafted cocktails, comfortable seating and a relaxing vibe make this a great escape anytime.
Mezcal & Tequila - Open 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Explore the true flavors of Mexico when you join us for tequila and mezcal tastings in this sophisticated space.
On the hotel strip between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. A breezy 35 minutes from the airport, but a mere nine miles from perhaps the most Instagrammable site in all of Mexico: Los Arcos, a rock formation rising from the Gulf.