This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.
Perhaps it’s the sparkling water or its unique where-the-desert-meets-the-sea landscape, but there’s something magical about Los Cabos. Located at the tip of Baja California, Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo have a remarkable pull to visitors, which is perhaps why so many resorts also have residential communities: people simply can’t get enough of the beautiful climate, friendly locals and luxurious lifestyle. And there’s something for everyone. The nightlife is wild. The restaurants range from fantastic hole-in-the-wall Mexican cafes to the serene farm-to-table Flora Farms, where you might have dinner next to a Hollywood A-lister. You can hike mountains, scuba dive, fish or just relax on the beach, margarita in hand. And best of all are its hotels, which seemingly compete to outdo each other with luxury amenities and pampering service. Here is our handpicked selection of the best suites in Los Cabos.
The Ty Warner Mansion
Las Ventanas Al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort
Not just any entrance would do for the incredible 28,000-sq-ft Ty Warner Mansion. You arrive by traversing mosaic-tiled stepping stones across a pond set in a circular vertical garden with ferns and tropical plants cascading down its walls. An imposing carved-wood front door opens to reveal views straight through the mansion to the ocean. Inside, the space is bright and airy, with white walls, high ceilings and brightly colored custom furnishings and Mexican art handpicked by the mansion’s namesake, Ty Warner. It contains every conceivable luxury, and many you wouldn’t have ever thought of on your own. (The 9,000-sq-ft Top of the Waves rooftop terrace—accessible via elevator—is an adults’ playground with glass-bottom lap pool, glass-sided whirlpool, bar, putting green, billiard table and massage pavilion.) Architect Jorge Torres and interior designer Robert Couturier created an intimate vibe despite the grandeur of the space, including a cinema room that feels like a luxury Indian tented camp and a vintage game room with pinball games and chess. There are two master suites (the only bedrooms in the mansion), which open directly onto a large terrace bordered by an undulating 328-ft infinity pool. Picking between the outdoor seating areas is a challenge. Will it be one of the two palapas, or perhaps the sunken in-pool sitting area?
Launch a custom fireworks show
Design your own fireworks display and watch the sky light up from the comfort of the mansion—whether it’s from the whirlpool or the infinity pool is up to you.
Special amenities Wine cellar, tequila library, full kitchen with pizza oven, massage for each guest in specialized pavilion, gym, dedicated staff including butler, assistant, chef and chauffeur
Size 28,000 sq ft
Nightly rate from $35,000
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