Montage Los Cabos
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
What it is
A newly-opened modernist retreat on soft sand Santa Maria bay, with 174 sea-view rooms.
What it isn't
Traditionally designed (read: meh). This is clean-lined living at its best, with floor to ceiling windows in every room.
What we think
People don’t go all the way to Mexico—land of largely perfect weather and note-perfect guacamole—to chill in their rooms. Which is why Montage put an incredible amount of thought into their activities list, which is as chockablock with delights as they come. Here, guests can while away the hours swimming with bottlenose dolphins (literally), playing golf at the oceanfront Fred Couples designed course (just avoid the arroyos canyons), and horseback ride along the crystalline shore. Two locavore restaurants on site will get you into gear—head to Marea by Day to fuel up with tempura-fried baja fish tacos with avocado relish.
You're here because
Family amenities are out of this world, as evidenced by Paintbox, a kids club complete with a tide pool ripe for exploration by junior Darwins.
Just past the torote trees that flank the entrance to the 40,000-square-foot spa, you enter another world—and this one is bliss incarnate. There is an adults-only Serenity Pool, garden lounges with plunge pools, and treatments you’ve never even heard of before. Once your therapist begins the Crystal Flowers of the Sea body treatment—which begins with agave fiber body brushing and ends with a pomegranate mist and massage—you feel as fresh as the ocean rolling just out the window.
A mere 27 miles from the airport in San Jose del Cabo, yet a world away. You just may spot dolphins and spouting whales on your morning beach run.
Montage Los Cabos - Authentic Mexican fare re-imagined.