Grand Velas Los Cabos -Elevating the Bar Once Again

There’s something slightly silly about being followed by your personal waiter to your breakfast table – him carrying your morning breakfast plate in his hands while walking directly behind you at the Grand Velas. As I sit, he takes my napkin and places it in my lap, asking me if there is anything else that I might need. Seriously, what else could I need?

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Feeling a bit rockstar-ish or at the very least like a multi-millionaire, I imagine what it would be like to being uber rich and famous… How would one adjust to being waited on hand and foot? I imagine that this is how one learns how to be graceful (or not!). With a staff ratio of 3 to 1, I had to learn that there are people who are dependent upon my grace as I sit at the perfect spot for viewing where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. I’m at the:

The all luxury Grand Velas Los Cabos – Sitting in the open-air Azul Cafe.

Come along with me as I explore the luxury world of the Grand Velas Los Cabos as I help you experience this all-inclusive resort in the Baja of Mexico.

I knew the minute I was going to Los Cabos that I wanted to stay here. As a luxury travel writer, I get the inside scoop on the luxury places that the luxury travel writers are buzzing about. And as they say, “This was one for the books.” I couldn’t wait to experience it for myself. Grand Velas opened as recently as November of 2016 and is the latest of the family-owned Grand Velas group of hotels in Mexico.

Come along with me as I explore the luxury world of the Grand Velas Los Cabos as I help you experience this all-inclusive resort in the Baja of Mexico.

What I didn’t expect when I arrived is that I was going to have almost the entire three hundred and four oceanview suite hotel to myself practically! I happened to be going to Los Cabos during the shoulder season in June. I was there for an Expedia Mexico Conference, where I was a panelist for Travelocity, talking to about 100 hoteliers about how to work with digital influencers in the field of travel.

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Arriving in my suburban pickup from the airport, I couldn’t wait to jump out and run to my long-awaited, ocean view suite. But when you enter a place like this, you have to act calm, cool, and collective and not like you are jumping around and screaming inside with excitement about your stay.

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So that is what I did, I acted cool, even though I was a hot mess from the temperatures outside that were rising by the minute. Once it was articulated from the white-clad attendants that a new guest had arrived, they sent over a staff member for my personal check-in. In the meantime, her colleague brought over a welcome drink. And another attendant appeared with freshly moistened towels. The attendant then brought me over to the best view from the resort in the lobby, had me sit in a comfortable chair, and called another colleague who handled the upper floor suite stays. He was to be my personal butler for the rest of my stay. They even had a masseuse standing by for a neck and shoulder massage.

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My first sensation at the Grand Velas Los Cabos was the feeling of stress melting away!

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Having checked into so many fabulous hotels around the world, it’s sometimes hard to be truly wowed.

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Ok, I was wowed!

Come along with me as I explore the luxury world of the Grand Velas Los Cabos as I help you experience this all-inclusive resort in the Baja of Mexico.

I realize that this luxury hotel is all about meeting one’s desires, not necessarily their needs. These desires require that some sort of choice and definition are implied, which is why they foresee your every move. It seems that true luxury hotels these days are all about these defined choices and taking service to a whole new level. Grand Velas Los Cabos has made sure that all your choices and desires are known the moment you arrive.

Come along with me as I explore the luxury world of the Grand Velas Los Cabos as I help you experience this all-inclusive resort in the Baja of Mexico.

I once read that

 

 A hotel’s secret is that it’s only a seeming mini-break from the rights and wrongs of a home.”

 

Grand Velas Los Cabos dwells in the world of mini-breaks!

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The Grand Velas Los Cabos has upped the game in the all-inclusive experience in the Los Cabos region to a whole new level. Just like my previous stay at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya, the all-inclusive‘s game has changed and has now met the upscale client’s needs. I do kinda like having everything handled, so you don’t feel nickel and dimed in luxury spa resorts.

Come along with me as I explore the luxury world of the Grand Velas Los Cabos as I help you experience this all-inclusive resort in the Baja of Mexico.

The Grand Velas Los Cabos is just one of the latest all-inclusive luxury resort to pop up in this not-so-sleepy Baja California town. This particular brand is owned by the Velas family and is the fifth hotel in their collection. They built the Los Cabos location where you can see the layers of Azul blue ocean from the curved half moon space of the lobby. The architect, Roberto Elias, designed the hotel with the entrance as a focal point, where it has a soaring three-story entrance and a stunning view. Looking around the lobby, I could easily see that the $150 million they put into this place was well spent.

Come along with me as I explore the luxury world of the Grand Velas Los Cabos as I help you experience this all-inclusive resort in the Baja of Mexico.

The architecture alone is dreamy and creative, as Mr. Elias created the resort in the shape of a ship’s sails (which is one of the meanings of the word “Velas” in Spanish!). Where each room has an ocean view and offers privacy between each suite’s balcony. There is no peeking around to see what your neighbor is doing – pure privacy. The Grand Velas has an upscale, modern Mexico feel.

They also incorporated the whimsical artwork of Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante in the lobby stating:

 

“Aqui empieza la magia”

or

 

“The magic begins here!”

 

It is true, the magic truly does begin here.

Grand Velas Los Cabos – Elevating the Bar Once Again:

The Ocean View Suite – Where the suite becomes part of the tourist’s primary experience of travel

I stayed in suite #805, an Ambassador Class suite, which is on the eighth-floor and measures about 1,200 square feet. This includes a spacious outdoor balcony with a double-wide chaise facing the ocean. The king bed and pillows are what dreams are made from and are obviously high-end products. There is an abundance of electrical outlets near the bed on both sides (oh the joy!). The bathroom is huge, with a rain shower and a Jacuzzi tub. The mini bar is stocked full of goodies: Grand Velas labeled tequila, wine, Nespresso coffee, sodas, beer, water and fresh fruit all included and refreshed daily. Every suite includes a butler, who acts as your personal concierge throughout your stay. Literally, you could go on holiday here and never step out of your suite. But then again, you must go down to the pools, Oh, and the spa, and oh, and the restaurants!

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The Seductive Infinity pools – Where a day at the beach is defined

 With its seductive infinity pool on the edge of Land’s End, it is nothing short of stunning. This was one of my favorite parts of the Grand Velas, the pools. There is not only one infinity pool, but several, all infinity pools that cascade down to the last one, each increasing with the coolness of the temperature of the water. There is also plenty of places to recline and setup lounging for the day, as this place is massive and has you covered as far as drinks, towels, and relaxation spots in the shade. The attendants are always nearby to bring you what you desire. You could also go down to the beach where there are cabanas set up in the sand. They give service out there too! Just so you are aware, this is a no-swim beach, as the Sea of Cortez and the Atlantic Ocean converge at Land’s End and it is posted as a dangerous, black flag no ocean swimming area.

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The Spa Experience – The moment where true relaxation begins

Come along with me as I explore the luxury world of the Grand Velas Los Cabos as I help you experience this all-inclusive resort in the Baja of Mexico.

The spa treatments are one of the few extras at this hotel that are not included, but at the very least, you must experience the water journey of hydrotherapy pools. My husband and I both had luxurious massages and then met at the hydrotherapy lounge for a wonderful experience from hot to cold and from jets of every type and style. They have saunas, steam rooms, ice rooms, bubble beds, polar pools This is a “do not miss” portion of the experience at Grand Velas Los Cabos.

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7 Upscale and Fine Dining Restaurants (plus a cafe) – You will never go hungry!

 Count them: Seven restaurants that all serve dinner; plus, a café that is open all day. The dinner places do require a reservation, but your concierge butler can take care of that. They are all casual-chic dress, as no one wears shorts or flip flops to dinner, but instead, casual-elegant beach style is best. Keep this in mind as you pack for this trip. If you don’t feel like going downstairs for dinner, you can always order the included room service!

Cocina De Autor – Playful 10 Course Tasting Menu with a 2 Michelin Star Chef!

Velas 10 – Beef and Seafood Restaurant

Pilaf – French Fine Dining

Lucca – Authentic Italian Cuisine

Frida – Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Azul – International Buffet

Cabrilla – Poolside café – fresh fish of the day and ceviche

Amat Café – Sandwiches, sweet treats, smoothies and open all day

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And I didn’t even mention all the bars:

Sky Bar, Miramar Bar, Koi, and the bar at Cocina de Autor. All bars and restaurants offer stunning views with both indoor and outdoor settings. But my favorite was the one at Cocina de Autor, where the collections of interior design aspects were quite interesting to antique camera and equipment buffs.

Costs – Ok if you must know how much it will cost you!

Roughly $750 per person per day. There are variations of this price and it can get as low as about $500 a day, so be on the lookout for a smart luxury deal! Think also about going during the shoulder season. Subscribe here to their email offers!

The Location – You can find them here:

The Grand Velas Los Cabos is perched on a pristine stretch of private beach between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo and is about a 30-minute drive from the Los Cabos International Airport.

Address: Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 17.3, San José del Cabo, Corredor Turístico, Municipio de Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur 23405
Phone Number: 1-888-505-8406

Come along with me as I explore the luxury world of the Grand Velas Los Cabos as I help you experience this all-inclusive resort in the Baja of Mexico.

A Note to Mention, surprisingly enough…

This is a kid friendly hotel. There is an amazing Kids Club, kid’s pool, and waterpark area. There is also a nanny service, so don’t even think of skipping a date night! Just realize this is not your typical resort with kids. So if there were kids there when I was, I can barely remember seeing them, much less hearing them, which is the way I like it!

Grand Velas Award Winning Locations:

Grand Velas Resorts are located in the Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos. Combined they have earned more than 43 AAA Diamond Awards, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award.

Disclosure:  The writer believes in full disclosure and wanted to let you know that this trip was provided by the Grand Velas Los Cabos.  As is common in the travel industry, the writer was provided with accommodations, meals, and other compensation. 

Recommended Reading:

Riveria Maya:

Grand Velas: Raising the Bar on All Inclusives

Holland America Experience – MS Westerdam

Living it up at the Hotel California

Xcaret Cancun:  What is it?

Behind the Scenes: Cancun Xcaret’s Espectacular

Xel Ha, Mexico: Land Where the Water is Born

Cancun’s Underwater Museum

Foodie Heaven: Benazuzu, Cancun Mexico

Gliding Thru Hidden Worlds

Here are a few other articles I have written about Mexico:

A Night at Hacienda San Antonio El Puente, Cuernavaca, Mexico

A visit to Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxacan Mezcal and the Passion of One Man

Step Back in Time: San Miguel de Allende

The Circus is in Town; Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Mexico:  Unplugged Paradise

Oh the Colors of Mexico: Zihuatanejo

My Secret Lover: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

It is True: I have Two Lovers

Stone Island, Mexico

Diving the Cenote Kukulcan, Mexico

Arizona’s Beach: Rocky Point, Mexico

Arizona’s Beach: Rocky Point, Mexico, Part 2

Arizona’s Beach: Rocky Point, Mexico, Part 3

Día del Niño – A Mexican Tradition

Las Posadas: A Mexican American Tradition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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34 Comments

  1. robin rue July 12, 2017 at 5:56 am - Reply

    That looks like absolute paradise. I would LOVE to get there someday to see it for myself. Your photos are gorgeous.

  2. Jeanette July 12, 2017 at 6:13 am - Reply

    I can totally see why you were wow! This place is gorgeous. I’m always looking for places to travel to because I love to travel, I know I need to check this place out now.

  3. Doria July 12, 2017 at 7:40 am - Reply

    That is STUNNING! We’re big fans of traveling during off-peak periods. Not only do we get to experience real relaxation, but it makes for some pretty stunning photos. 😉

  4. Sarah Honey July 12, 2017 at 7:46 am - Reply

    That water is so blue! We are going to Cabo in Aug. Your post got me more excited!

  5. Debra Hawkins July 12, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

    This is exactly how I picture paradise! My husband and I would love to go to a place like this. So awesome!

  6. lisa July 12, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

    This place looks magical and stress-free! I have never been to Mexico but would love to go with my husband one of these years.

  7. Liz Mays July 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    This is serious luxury, wow! I’d be so happy to stay at Gran Velas Los Cabos. I’d be super excited for the spa experience and some time in the hydrotherapy lounge.

  8. Jenn July 12, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful post! These photos look like a dream to me. I am way over due for a nice grown up vacation.

  9. Gwendolyn M Mulholland July 12, 2017 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    WOW, this place looks and sounds amazing. I don’t know that I could ever afford that for a one night stay but if I could I would want it to be here.

  10. Christy Maurer July 12, 2017 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous hotel! I could definitely use a pampered luxury vacation right about now! Love all of the pictures!

  11. Pam July 12, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    This sounds like an amazing resort to stay at. I would spend he whole time in those infinity pools.

  12. Jenny July 12, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Wow, this looks like the spot to Vacation in the winter when it’s cold here! I’ll have to keep this on my travel list.

  13. Amanda July 13, 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

    That bar is now as high as the moon. WOW, what a stunning resort. I am so jealous that you were able to visit it first hand. Looks like true paradise.

  14. Carin Clark July 13, 2017 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I must admit, I often dream of what it would be like to be rich and famous. 🙂 This place looks absolutely stunning. I can only imagine how great a time it would be. Adding this to my travel bucket list now!

  15. Jenn @ EngineerMommy July 13, 2017 at 10:52 am - Reply

    This looks like a fabulous resort. When we travel, we love to stay at a hotel that’s clean, comfortable and inviting. This would be a wonderful place to check out!

  16. Our Family World July 14, 2017 at 5:36 am - Reply

    What a beautiful hotel/resort! I have not traveled to Los Cabos yet but these photos are enough to convince me to plan for a trip there. The views are fantastic!

  17. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen July 16, 2017 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Oh, wow! These pictures are gorgeous. What an amazing place to stay. The views are so pretty. I bet your stay was nice and relaxing.

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