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Sponsored: Experience the unique relaxation that can only be felt where the desert meets the sea.
By Elite Traveler | March 2 2020
With tiered architecture and breathtaking ocean vistas, this spectacular AAA Five-Diamond Baja resort wows guests at every turn. Each suite spans more than 1,000 sq ft and features every imaginable amenity, with original artwork and special details such as binoculars for observing marine life. The luxury experience is completed with the region’s largest wine collection, seven dining venues, the lavish SE Spa and an art gallery. Experience the unique relaxation that can only be felt where the desert meets the sea.
– Size 6,481 sq ft
– Nightly rate from $13,500
Surround yourself with beauty and luxury in this ultra-luxe two-bedroom suite. Take in endless ocean views and delight in the region’s most exciting accommodation with a living area with bar, dining area and large sliding-glass doors leading to the terrace.
You’ll feel renewed the moment you enter the SE Spa — awarded as the Top Luxury Spa Resort in Baja California Sur by LUXlife magazine — which incorporates the desert landscape and local healing elements found in nature. Experience restorative rituals that combine natural ingredients with tradition. Lose yourself in the seven-step Water Journey, which includes time in the ice room, steam room and sensation pool. Grand Velas Los Cabos’ Spa Atelier instills the concepts of wellness and a healthy lifestyle from within. In this tranquil space within the spa facilities, guests can take part in relaxing workshops ranging from aromatherapy to natural skincare and making fresh flower mandalas petal by petal. The Atelier also encourages nutrition in its cooking lessons: Guests can make superfood energy bites, among other seasonal offerings.
Signature treatments Discover the true flavor and aroma of Mexico by enjoying an invigorating massage. The Four-Hand Tequila & Nopal massage blends ancestral stretching techniques with traditional Mexican rebozos (which provide physical well being and helps relax muscle tension), and a tequila massage with soothing properties. The ritual ends with a moisturizing nopal mask on your hands and feet. Choose from three different types of herbal compresses with the Healing Samunprai treatment and enjoy the benefits of Thai herbal wisdom. This treatment uses heat to release the properties of the herbs that are inside the compresses. This technique reduces fatigue and anxiety, and improves blood and lymphatic flow.
Grand Velas Los Cabos offers a creative and exceptional dining experience. Made with fresh ingredients, each dish is a celebration of great food by a master of their craft.
The resort offers seven restaurants, including two all-day restaurants and five fine-dining à la carte restaurants, plus a coffee shop and a tequila and mezcal tasting room. Enjoy casual daytime dining at Azul, with oceanfront views and expansive buffet; fresh seafood and poolside cuisine at Cabrilla cevichería; the oceanfront grill with seafood specialties and fine cuts, Velas 10; Frida, with gourmet Mexican cuisine; Lucca with Italian and Mediterranean fare; the romantic Piaf with contemporary French cuisine; and Cocina de Autor with acclaimed chef Sidney Schutte, who has worked at two-Michelin-starred restaurants, which serves multicourse tasting menus. Throughout the year, Grand Velas organizes and hosts a range of gourmet events featuring celebrity chefs and culinary activities.
With a Kids’ Club set right above the splash pool and play area, the resort seeks to create the best vacation experience for all ages. A separate Teens’ Club offers all the latest video games, plus lounge areas, pool tables, air hockey and dance floor. Throughout the year, the resort staff plans creative activities programs for all ages. Adults can enjoy activities such as oceanfront yoga; tequila, mezcal and artisanal beer tastings; cooking lessons; or activities at the spa.
AAA Five Diamond
Ensemble Travel Group
Signature Hotels & Resorts
Forbes Travel Guide
Preferred Hotels & Resorts
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
No 1 Resort in Los Cabos on TripAdvisor
One of the best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World in the Travellers’ Choice Awards