It’s not often that you find a seaside, AAA Five-Diamond All-Inclusive resort that is also family friendly. That’s exactly what is waiting at Grand Velas Los Cabos. And, as they say from the moment you arrive in the lobby, the magic begins here. Los Cabos, Mexico is easily accessible from almost anywhere in the U.S. with daily nonstop flights from most major hubs. Come along with me and let’s wander the magic waiting for you at Grand Velas Los Cabos.
Discover Magic Moments at Grand Velas Los Cabos Mexico
When you arrive at Grand Velas Los Cabos, you definitely feel that magic. You hear the pounding ocean from the open air lobby and it draws you to the overlook, where the fifth-floor vantage point offers inspirational views of the tip of the Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez.
While the concierge checked me in, I had a 3-minute neck massage. I turned and noticed the incredible details in the structure of the building, which had just celebrated its first anniversary in November 2017. In addition, the lobby is filled with gorgeous artwork.
It became a treat to wander the various levels of the resort looking for more masterpieces. I found the combination of detailed woodwork and whimsical art came together beautifully in the restaurants. No detail is left undone and the resort’s hospitality is second to none.
Family Features at Grand Velas Los Cabos Mexico
Not only is Grand Velas Los Cabos a pure luxury retreat, it is ideal for the entire family. The concierge butler service can help you get unpacked and ready to start your vacation. And, at this all-inclusive luxury resort, not even the kids have to worry. The Kid’s Club is open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and services are complimentary for children 4 to 12. There are fun activities all day long, from art and crafts and storytelling to movies and Xbox. After-hours babysitting (or for those under age 4) is available at standard hourly rates. An evening meal is served each day at 6:30 p.m.
Have teenagers who would just be too cool to hang with the adults? No worries. The Grand Velas Los Cabos Teens’ Club is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for those 13 to 18 years old. This is a supervised club with a house DJ using the resort’s state-of-the-art sound system, a chic bar serving non-alcoholic drinks, pool table, Xbox Kinect, dance floor and more.
Of course, when you all want to spend time together, the resort has beautiful outdoor pools. There are three pools, one of which is adults-only. The pounding surf is below, an easy stroll for those want to take a walk along the sandy shores.
Dining at Grand Velas Los Cabos Mexico
Your all-inclusive stay at Grand Velas Los Cabos Mexico includes luxury dining experiences at the resort’s restaurants. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner à la carte or buffet at Azul. This restaurant offers a fun, yet innovative nautical theme on the water’s edge with indoor and outdoor dining.
Also, I suggest grabbing ceviche during the day at Cabrilla where the pool views and ocean breezes offer a perfect spot to relax.
Dinner is served à la carte in five signature restaurants—Frida (gourmet Mexican), Piaf (traditional French), Lucca (Italian-Mediterranean), Cocina de Autor (a 10-course tasting menu of creative-evolutionary cuisine) and Velas 10 (fine seafood and Wagyu steaks).
I recommend grabbing a table outdoors one night at Velas 10 and ordering the octopus. That’s definitely a moment to remember.
Most of all, however, Cocina de Autor offers an evening dining experience just for the adults that you won’t soon forget. The adjoining bar serves up some fabulous cocktails. Go a few minutes early for wine or drinks. It’s a great atmosphere.
However, dinner is the real treat. The night I dined, Chef Vincent Colauto from Amsterdam served up food that was mind-blowing at times and often made me rethink flavors I thought I knew. There is a set 10-course tasting menu filled with delights.
Pamper Yourself at the Grand Velas Spa
Finally, make sure you book time to enjoy the SE Spa by Grand Velas. I recommend the Spa Water Journey. It includes a warm jacuzzi soak, polar pool, steam room with chromotherapy, multisensorial pool, and a lovely relaxation area.
I also really enjoyed the spa treatment I had there. Each treatment includes a custom ritual. My therapist made me a little dragonfly and had me do a visualization exercise before the treatment. It was a lovely two hours and I could have spent an entire day at the SE Spa.
Enjoy this lovely stay at Grand Velas Los Cabos. Be sure to check out Wander for more to see and do in Baja Sur, Mexico.