There are plenty of reasons why the rich and famous love to travel to Cabo. Given that it’s on the Baja peninsula of Mexico, it’s a convenient destination from most North American regions. It’s also got the perfect blend of beach and desert fun mixed into one, oh-so-hot, tropical location! Cabo itself is also more modern than most other Mexican destinations, making some parents feel like it is a safer destination for family travel. Although, I would argue that Mexico is pretty safe no matter where you go!
If you’re thinking of heading down to Cabo to go celebrity sight-seeing, or maybe for more socially acceptable reasons (like an actual vacation) there is one group of resorts you place definitely can’t miss. It’s where the waves meet paradise and where you can find everything you desire in one place. Okay, maybe one of two places!
Where to Stay in Cabo San Lucas:
When you think of the iconic cliffs of Cabo, you’re basically envisioning this resort. It sits nestled between beautiful cliffs and overlooks the azure sea. You may even have the opportunity to watch the whales swim by and the manta rays glide as you dine oceanside at La Roca. Trust me, this is an experience you won’t want to miss. A majority of their luxury suites are overlooking the ocean, allowing you take in the most of the sunrise from the comfort of your bed, or perhaps even while you are enjoying your home cooked breakfast, made possible by your personal kitchenette.
During the day there are plenty of amenities to keep you entertained. You can enjoy the sun in one of their over-flowing infinity pools that overlook the sea (complete with swim-up bars), book a whale watching experience or spend the day relaxing at the spa via cabanas at the edge of the cliffs.
In the evening, you can spend the night drinking until sunrise at the sports bar where the Bartenders will make you whatever your heart desires. My personal favorite was the on-the-fly Mezcal tasting. It’s not on the menu, but any bartender there would be happy to explain the history of the liquor along with a tasting flight at any time of day. They are more than accommodating and they are a wealth of knowledge, plus, the drinks were to die for!
If cocktails aren’t your thing, never fear. Don Luis will give you an evening of serenity and luxury over an elegant meal inspired by all of the flavours of Baja! Like all other experiences at the Grand Solmar, the restaurant overlooks the ocean, giving you that sense of romance we all want to escape reality for.
Playa Grande Resort & Spa is a great destination for those travelling with family. The location is on the edge of the Solmar beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and has multiple amenities to keep both the family and the kids entertained. You have access to your very own private beach where you can watch your kids play, an ocean front spa and plenty of infinity pools and hot tubs! Your children will also have access to their very own kids club, tennis courts and can participate in many of the facilitated excursions and outdoor activities.
If you feel like staying in, you have everything you need for the perfect night in. No matter what suite you choose, you will find its been fitted with your very own kitchen so you have the ability to prepare a meal or snacks whenever you like. The Double-Junior Suites are perfect for a family as they are fitted with a king size bed and a sofa sleeper. If you prefer more privacy, you can always select the two bedroom Presidential Suite that comes complete with two enormous bedrooms and a whopping three bathrooms!
The Ridge Restaurant, my personal favorite for all of the Solmar resorts, is located on the roof of the Playa Grande and is something you simply cannot miss. It’s 360 degree views of Cabo, overlooking the city, the infamous marina and the ocean will just take your breath away.
So, now you may be asking “what makes Solmar different compare to other resorts?”. This is the question I have been dying to answer since the start of this article. What I love most about Solmar properties and what I think makes them the top choice in Cabo is not only their impeccable luxury properties, but also the way that they give back to their local communities. During my time with the Solmar team, I had the opportunity to visit the local communities that The Solmar Foundation supports and got to personally witness the impact that they make. Solmar contributes a portion of proceeds and 100% of all donations directly back into their communities by sponsoring orphanages, shelters, seniors homes, educational facilities and more. They offer support to single mothers and even offer skilled training and language education to those in need to help give them the opportunity to find employment. More often than not, the locals who train within the Solmar Foundation are given the chance to work for one of the resorts, an opportunity most locals compete for. The Solmar Foundation prides itself by being a staple of support and hope within the community and witnessing the magic that they do, and the impact that they have has forever changed what I look for in properties. It’s foundations like these that deserve the recognition for their efforts and I’m proud to have had the opportunity to stay with them and be a part of such a positive change!
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