Grand Velas Los Cabos
Set on the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, Grand Velas Los Cabos is an enchanting all-inclusive resort catering to those who want the best in life.
Koi Bar, a great place to have an evening drink before or after dinner
I have been Cabo San Lucas three times, but this visit was extra special as I was hosted by Grand Velas for their AAA Five Diamond Award Ceremony. I have never been to an all-inclusive resort and I am forever convinced this is the way to travel. The amount of attention I was given by the staff, the amazing food and the luxury amenities offered, has spoiled me forever. I especially loved their welcoming check-in, a 15-minute massage.
15-minute welcome massage
Ambassador Suites are the entry level rooms with over 1,000 square feet of space to relax and enjoy the ocean views. Each suite comes with a spacious terrace, Jacuzzi tub, rain shower, stocked mini-bar that is replenished daily, luxury bathing amenities by L’Occitane and a 24-hour concierge.
All suites come with an ocean view. This is from the Ambassador Suite
Other suites worth mentioning are the Wellness Suite – a two-story suite complete with workout equipment, a menu of healthy food options, daily private fitness training and personalized wellness concierge. Governor Suite – 5,768 square feet of space to watch the sunset from the terrace while having a glass of wine from the fully stocked wine fridge.
Imperial Suite – 6,481 square feet of space to enjoy a daily 50-minute massage followed by a nice swim in the plunge pool during sunset.
Huge terrace of the Imperial Suite
Perfect plunge pool for those who crave privacy
All restaurants on property are part of the all-inclusive package including their famed Cocina de Autor – led by 2-star Michelin chef, Sidney Schutte . The 8-10 course tasting menu is tantalizing to the tongue from the delicious tuna bubble to the rhubarb and rose dessert.
Tuna Bubble, one bite and you're hooked
Tuna and Beetroot
Rhubarb and Rose Dessert
Wine and cocktails may be ordered by the glass or there is an optional wine pairing for $50 per person. Lucca is Italian fare at its finest with beautiful views of the ocean creating a romantic ambiance. The Octopus Carpaccio and Cream of Parmigiano Reggiano with Black Truffle Risotto were prepared perfectly with an explosion of flavors in every bite.
Cream of Parmigiano Reggiano with Black Truffle Risotto
Other choices are Frida for local Mexican, Cabrilla for a variety of ceviches, Velas 10 for surf and turf, and Piaf for French gourmet cuisine. Don't miss the breakfast at Azul for a bountiful buffet of pastries, fruit, a DIY Blood Mary bar and a grill station. If you need an after dinner drink, there are many lounges around the resort to quench your thirst.
DIY Blood Mary Bar
Various assortments of fruit cups on the breakfast buffet
This is a family friendly resort, so the kid’s and teen’s clubs are a perfect getaway for them to meet new friends and indulge in fun activities. While the kids are at play, the parents may head down to the Serenity Pool, an adult-only pool for sun-bathing and tasty treats.
Peaceful, quiet morning at the pool
While there, you may be pampered by Alejandro who places cold cucumber slices and a chilled towel on your weary eyes at 1PM. If you hope to see him again, don’t worry he comes back at 3PM to clean your sunglasses and believe me, your sunglasses have never been this clean until he uses his magic potion.
Alejandro carefully cleaning my sunglasses
And if you feel hungry, not to worry as you can order tasty food by the pool which is quite uncommon for all-inclusive resorts.
Poolside tacos are the best