Cabo’s Elite Getaways

In Los Cabos, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Countless hideaways and grand resorts dress up the coasts of Cabo offering relaxing escapes and deluxe vacations. These top five-star resorts, however, take it a step further and allow you to truly lose yourself in the lap of luxury.

Luxury Villas at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort


The newest gems to adorn Las Ventanas al Paraíso are the 12 dazzling Signature Villas. These indoor/outdoor spaces allow cool breezes to drift through each room while views of the Sea of Cortez fill your vision. The residential-style villas range from one to three-bedroom options sprawled across 4,500 to 5,700 square feet of luxury. These top-tier villas include exotic amenities like in-villa ceviche cooking classes with the resort’s executive chef and private fireside chef dinners followed with tequila tastings in warm Jacuzzis. Expect optimum service as each villa comes complete with your own personal Villa Host. These trilingual hosts reflect the prime level of service that Las Ventanas al Paraíso is known for, ready to take guests on yacht outings, whip up morning breakfasts and cater to any need to complete each guest’s ultimate escape.

Price: $10,000 per night

Oceanview Penthouse Suite at Esperanza, an Auberge Resort


Vacation like royalty under a high vaulted palapa ceiling in the refreshing Oceanview Penthouse Suite at Esperanza. An elevated king bed surrounded by soft draped netting and ensconced in hand-crafted glass is the star of this room that offers 180 degree panoramic views. Located on the top floor, this penthouse suite is 2,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor bliss. A separate living room features a plush oversized sofa, artisanal furniture and a guest bathroom. Ease your mind on one of the two private terraces, one with a daybed and the other with an infinity edge hot tub, or relax indoors in the master bath that has direct access to a hot tub, a full size bathtub and double showerheads. The suite also comes with 24-hour butler service to top off your stay.

Price: Starting at $2,050 per night


Villa Cortez at One & Only Palmilla


This true tropical hideaway secluded on its own private beach is the exclusive Villa Cortez. Designed for those looking for an authentic escape and supreme luxury, this hacienda-style estate offers more than you can ask for. Taking up more than 10,500 square feet of pure elegance, this villa exudes refinement and splendor. Maintain seclusion at the private spa with Kinesis fitness center, private infinity-edge pool, rain shower and open-air Jacuzzi. Or choose to venture out on a moment’s notice with preferred seating at any of the resort’s restaurants and spa service reservations with no advanced notice. Enjoy 24-hour butler service and your own household and culinary staff while spending breezy days under the private palapa, gazing out over enchanting blue waters while enjoying complimentary afternoon appetizers and margaritas. When the day is over, slip into one of the four bedrooms or take advantage of the screening room for up to 12 people. Tropical solitude without sacrificing service is the embodiment of Villa Cortez. While it’s currently the only one available at One & Only Palmilla, we hear there’s another villa coming soon.

Price: $15,000-$25,000 per night, depending on season

Beachfront Suites at The Resort at Pedregal


Experience the ultimate level of beachside relaxation in the Beachfront Suites at The Resort at Pedregal. Take in the soothing sounds of the ocean waves while sprawling out on warm sands with your very own 35 feet of private beach. Don’t worry about moving from the comfort of your beach lounge; your private beach waiter caters to your desires throughout the day, whether it’s an ice-cold cocktail or extra towels to cozy up with. Enjoy your evenings as you sit fireside and snack on Mexican s’mores, dine in private cabanas or watch the sun set from a swinging hammock. Guests can also drink up at the fully stocked bar, or venture out to the resort’s upscale restaurants where you’ll enjoy preferred seating. (Also pictured as cover photo)

Price: One bedrooms starting at $2,700 per night in January

Surfer Villa at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel


Spend your getaway among soothing coastal vibes in the premier Surfer Villa at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel. The villa includes an exclusive, private entrance to 3,000 square feet of luxury. A pergola with an outdoor grill, a plunge pool, a library, a sauna and a gaming room are just a few of the entertaining features of this villa. The two-story suite is perfect for beach views and whale watching. A private balcony overlooking the water is the perfect spot to relax all day before retiring to your sateen-woven linen-covered bed. Unwind like royalty under rain showers or immerse yourself in heaven in freestanding copper-leaf tubs. Make sure to try The Cape’s custom tequila amenity too. A 750ml hand-etched crystal bottle of Realeza Mexicana 100 percent blue agave tequila, produced and bottled exclusively for The Cape, is waiting to fill your glass.

Price: Starting at $11,000 per night, depending on season

(Originally appeared in InMexico Magazine 2016)

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