My family recently enjoyed 4 nights at The Los Cabos Paradisus during Presidents Week. The Paradisus Los Cabos offers great value as a first-class all-inclusive resort. This being a smaller more manageable all-inclusive resort with only 350 rooms vs. most other all-inclusive resorts which will usually have in excess of 1000 rooms. In addition, the Paradisus is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.The rooms are simple décor, mostly white and well-kept with nice linens and amenities and very comfortable. The property has numerous restaurants that offer a la carte dining with a variety of food offerings including sushi, Italian and of course Mexican. There is also always a buffet restaurant option available. Service is excellent at all the restaurants and reservations are required for restaurants other than the buffet. If you are interested in experiencing dining other than at the hotel, I would encourage you to visit one of many great restaurants nearby rather than Gusto on property which is not included in your rate. Gusto is sort of like “fine dining” that you negotiate with a used car salesman. Our understanding of menu and drinks pricing changed 3 or 4 times between being seated and walking out of the restaurant 15 minutes later. Cabo has some great dining options (try Acre or Flora Farms) rather.The pool area is large with lots of lounger chairs and wait staff to serve you. There is an adult section that you can enjoy if you pay extra for the Royal Service or Family Concierge however there is no escaping the stereo that kicks in at 12:01 to accompany the water aerobics class. The fall back if you don’t want the music pool side is a short stroll to a beautiful swimmable beach (which is rare in Cabo) where there are lounge chairs and a beautiful view.The work out area is decent with about 6 cardio machines and another 6 or 8 weight machines. The spa is on the smaller side but has steam and dry sauna and a half dozen treatment rooms.All in all, this is a great value as an all-inclusive. Room quality, food and dining options, service and beach offered great bang for your buck.
The Pedregal in Cabo came as close to perfection for service, food quality, style and location as is conceivably possible. I won’t go too deep on why you need to go to Cabo San Lucas but suffice it to say the weather is nearly perfect every day, the scenery is ultra amazing and there is a great selection of activities and dinning in the area.My husband and 9 year old son spent 4 days at the Pedregal and were treated like royalty. The resort is situated in a very private cove at the North end of Cabo with a very grande entrance through a 300 yard tunnel lit with candelabras. From the moment you check in the smiling staff make every effort to customize your stay. So many little details are thought about and inconspicuously taken care of. After our first day the breakfast staff remembered exactly how we liked our coffee, where we wanted to seat, the kind of fruit smoothie our son liked and on and on. My husband chatted about fishing with one of the valets on our second day and unsolicited a fishing rod showed up in our room so that he could surf cast on the beach in front of the hotel. Every evening they brought an appetizing snack and beer or margaritas as well as fresh fruit to our room every morning. The level of thoughtfulness and detail was very impressive. In short if you want a severe pampering try the Resort at Pedregal. Feel free to reach out to me if you need help choosing a room as I toured all of the rooms during my visit.The rooms are all perched on the cliff overlooking the ocean where the waves crash in day and night. Rooms are spacious, nicely appointed in Mexican Colonial style with great linens and toiletries. Generally speaking the beach receives large surf 24/7 and is not suitable for swimming but the beauty of the surf and the infinity pools which practically hang over the beach more than make up for the lack of access to swimming in the ocean. There is an adults only pool and another large pool for families. At times surf will crash into the outer wall of the pool sending a shower of sea water into the air which is very breathtaking. There is no need to scramble for chairs in the morning as pool side chairs are ample, large and well cushioned. There is a third pool that is a bit smaller than the other two, it is next to the kids club and is set up for families with young children. Pool side service for food, beverage, towels and umbrella moving could not have been better.The quality of food at the pool side restaurants (there is one near each ocean front pool) was excellent. Lots of ceviche, tacos, sandwiches and salads. We wanted an arugula salad one day (which was not on the menu) and with no fuss we got exactly what we wanted. My husband and I had dinner one night at El Farallon which is a cliff side restaurant overlooking the water with incredible views and even better food. My husband had a couple conversations with staff about recipes and the waiter took his email address and sent him the chef’s recipes the next day. The wait staff here could serve in the best restaurants in NY without a hitch. Very professional staff and I might even dare to say the best we have encountered in Mexico. Sorry if at this point I am sounding like a cheerleader for the Pedregal but I genuinely have a hard time finding any aspect of the resort that did not exceed our expectations.The gym is large and well equipped with Cardio, weight machines, free weights, and a yoga/stretching room. There were a number of exercise classes going on but I never took part so I will reserve comment. The spa had everything you would want including steam, dry sauna, hot and cold pools, salt baths and a wide menu of services. I enjoyed a massage one day and it was exceptional.The Pedregal welcomes families and there were a number of families there during our stay but the kids club is oriented to smaller children (say 7 and under) however each day they had a few activities that were targeted at slightly older kids. For our family, there was plenty to do off the resort as well such as fishing, ATV excursions and a day trip to Todos Santos about an hour’s drive away.Service, Service, Service, Service…..the Resort at Pedregal nailed everything. Ring for our rental car to be brought up and it happened immediately every time. Had trouble with the TV one day and a technician was at our door in 15 minutes. Great service often goes unnoticed as it seems so seamless, but if you sit back and consider the effort and detail put into making you happy at the Resort at Pedregal you will definitely be wooed back.
Located ten minutes from the heart of Cabo San Lucas, this property is a slick, trendy hotel set in a small cove that produces amazing surf and is visited by a half dozen surfers each morning and evening. The views and scenery are spectacular.The rooms all face the ocean, overlook the pool area and have balconies with a table, chairs and a swinging daybed that is very comfy. The rooms are very nicely appointed with good closet space, a workable desk, great linens and a cool open glass shower that lets in lots of light and has two shower heads. The rooms were spacious and the décor was industrial chic while staying warm and comfortable.The pool area has one large pool overlooking the ocean with chairs in a semi circle amphitheater type configuration. The pool has an upbeat vibe with a bit of music (not overbearing) and the loungers all facing the ocean. There is certainly a groovy guy/gal scene going on. If you are seeking more Zen like options there are other areas to hang out throughout the resort. There is a small salt water pool that is a bit more inconspicuous off to the side with a row of chairs in a quieter area of the common space. There are also a number of lounge chairs on the beach in front of the pool should you want to get away from the somewhat busy pool area. Food and beverage service around the pool was very good and lunch at the pool side bar was excellent. Tacos and Ceviche’s were top notch…we ate the same lunch every day.Breakfast at The Ledge has a great setting overlooking the ocean, food is good and depending on your waiter, service is good. I wouldn’t rave about the service but given the great view the service shortcomings are easy to overlook. We also had dinner at The Ledge and the food was good but again the service (and the place was not full) was ok but we had to chase them down a few times for some condiments and second beverages. Small details in a nice place.The gym is small and was very busy but well equipped and is perched ocean side with floor to ceiling windows so your work out is accompanied by a stellar view. They had good cardio equipment, exercise machines, a few free weights and a stretching/yoga room. I did have to wait to use the cardo equipment daily however I did visit the hotel during Easter week which may have had something to do with that. The Cape is a very new hotel so all the equipment is shinny, new and in good working condition.The hotel also boasts a very popular rooftop bar and restaurant with amazing sunsets. I highly recommend a visit.The Cape Hotel is a great choice for a social getaway with friends. Rooms are great, location is fantastic, and there is a good vibe if you want to be in the mix as well as a few quieter areas if you want to get into your book.