When only the best will suffice. Any one of these will overwhelm the senses and leave nothing to chance.
1. The Resort at Pedregal - formerly Capella Cabo
On quiet Solmar Beach but close to downtown Cabo this 24 acres of pure bliss has been on most lists as one of top in the world. For good reason as this product is for those who require the best of all things a resort can possibly offer. Residential style casitas sit so close to the pounding surf that you may have to close the doors the first night until you get used to the rumble. All the requisite offerings are waiting once you pass through the chandelier lit tunnel.
2. The One and Only Palmilla - formerly the Palmilla
While this standard bearer is the grand dame of top shelf and one of the first built in Los Cabos, the service levels have never wavered.
A modest 15 rooms when she opened in 1956, a major $90 million renovation just in time for John Travolta's 50th birthday celebration in 2004 and rebirths as The One and Only Palmilla with 115 residences. Celebrities have always flocked here since the earliest opening. The first golf course in Los Cabos opened in 1991, a 27 hole masterpiece by Jack Nicklaus rounds out the impeccable offerings of this best in class resort at the point of Palmilla. Casitas and villas up to 10,000 sq ft are offered and the restaurants, bars, spa and overall amenities make this an exceptional experience.
3. Las Ventanas al Paraiso - A Rosewood Resort
The margin of awesome is too close to call with these top 5 but if you are looking to spend the most per night then you can do it in billionaire style in the Ty Warner Villa at a mere $35,000 a night (plus tax but who's counting). You don't have to have that level of disposable to get a good nights rest here as many of the residences are condo hotels that you can purchase outright. A recent expansion after the last expansion in 2010 goes to show that they are attracting plenty of guests and returning lucky travelers that are hooked on the Windows of Paradise.
4. Esperanza - An Auberge Resort
Named one of the top Resort brands in the world in 2017 Conde Nast Traveler, this is Auberge's proud Mexican offering. Three projects in one with top spa make this colorful cliff side retreat another memorable offering. What makes their original Napa Resort Calistoga Ranch special has been transported to this unique retreat at Punta Ballena. An aptly named Whales Point due to the daily sightings during the winter season. Well appointed suites, two and three bedroom villas and large oceanfront homes gives the traveler plenty of grand options. Esperanza translates to Hope but rest assured you will not have to hope, you are guaranteed an amazing stay.
5. Chileno Bay Resort and Residences - An Auberge Resort
Recently opened this year with phase two soon to be completed. Another impeccable ultra luxurious resort named Chileno Bay Resort and Residences rounds out the top 5. The coveted location along the Chileno Bay reef with its protected swimming beach gives this a special beach resort feeling. Whether you want to paddle board, snorkel, sail, make sand castles or just relax under the shade you are sure to find your inner happiness. Add in full ownership options, amazing pools, spa, restaurants and bars plus the recently opened Tom Fazio private golf course there is plenty to brag about. Managed by The Discovery Land Company the developers of El Dorado, the gold standard for exclusive members only residences. Owner Mike Meldman along with Rande Gerber and George Clooney are the friends behind Casamigos Tequila.
Los Cabos was always a special place that was first frequented by the rich and famous. It would have to be due to the difficulty of location along with the sea and desert beauty. Getting here was by private plane or large yacht. Before there was a ferry, a commercial airport or even a road there were high end fishing resorts. The spirit of high end service remains and these five world class resorts keep the luxury flame burning. While the luxury resorts community is exploding with new projects, these five have iconic locations and will be hard to beat.