|The Resort has incorporated infinity pools that seamlessly blend into the ocean-scape to compensate for its lack of a swimmable beach.|
Luxury Travel Advisor is just back from the ends of the earth. Literally. And we had no desire to return home.
Earlier this year we took our first trip to Los Cabos, Mexico, which sits at the southernmost point of Baja California, to visit Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa. Los Cabos is one of those destinations that remain with you. White-tipped waves crash powerfully against craggy rocks that rise from the sea. This is the quintessential picture of the destination, and one that Grand Solmar executes perfectly into its design.
The resort, which has been a work in progress for the last two years, is built directly into the iconic rocks of Los Cabos. The elevated lobby, which overlooks the Pacific on either side, is accented with a series of rock formations and small pools where koi swim playfully. While the hotel’s strip of beach is not safe for swimming (though it is ruggedly striking), the resort has incorporated infinity pools that seamlessly blend into the ocean-scape. We certainly made due. Grand Solmar is set on a stretch of “private” white-sand beach on the Baja peninsula. Note: All beaches in Mexico are public, but this particular stretch is surrounded by sand-colored cliffs and is only accessible through the resort.
|The Four-Bedroom Penthouse includes separate living and dining areas.|
We cozied into room no. 6205, overlooking one of the resort’s many pools from our private balcony. The 737-square-foot suite is equipped with one king bed and one queen Murphy bed. Our bathroom had a deep soaking tub and separate walk-in shower. The room also has an outfitted kitchen. Tip: After a long day in the sun, be sure to order room service and take a nap on one of the plush balcony day beds. You won’t want to leave.
But if it’s the crème de la crème that you crave, you cannot go wrong with the Four-Bedroom Penthouse. All four bedrooms, and the living room, have staggering views of the Pacific Ocean. Other features of the 6,232-square-foot space include a fully equipped kitchen with marble wet bar, studio, a separate parlor, dining room, five bathrooms, a large terrace and beachfront private pool with adjoining Jacuzzi.
Luxury travel advisors should reach out to Director of Sales, Marketing & E-Commerce Israel Gatica ([email protected]; 624-145-7575, ext. 75112).
Guests staying at the resort can dine at restaurants La Roca, Don Luis or one of three pool bars. We suggest a trip to Las Brisas snack bar. Here, guests can dine alongside the infinity pool overlooking the ocean. (Try the sushi. Yes, sushi in Mexico.) Be sure to ask about the resort’s tequila tasting or winemaking classes. We sat in on a preview of the winemaking class, which officially debuted in June. During the three-hour experience, guests involve themselves in the history of the grape as it travels from underfoot (literally) into your glass. Oh yes, you will be stripping down to your skin and smashing grapes the good old-fashioned way.
The sommelier then walks participants through the process of wine racking and aging. Additionally, a selection of six wines will be presented for tasting and will be paired with hors d’oeuvres.
|Grand Solmar Land’s End is built into the iconic rocks of Los Cabos, with public spaces overlooking the Pacific on either side.|
While there is no spa on-site (yet…stay tuned), guests can request seaside treatments at the resort’s Sea Spa Cabanas. If you prefer something indoors, head over to sister property Playa Grande for an extensive menu of signature experiences. Luxury travel advisors should contact Georgina Arellanes ([email protected]) to book spa treatments.
Attention to detail: The staff at Grand Solmar wants to ensure that each guest has a memorable experience. We were told that last month the resort posted a photo on Facebook of a “Dirty Monkey,” a signature Solmar cocktail. One Facebook fan posted a request to save him one for his arrival the following week. Sure enough, the staff took it to heart and when the guest checked in, a “Dirty Monkey” was waiting for his party upon arrival. Now, that’s something special.
If it’s the after-hours scene that beckons you, we think this is the spot. Party-people and night owls will relish in the hotel’s proximity to downtown Cabo San Lucas, where buzzing nightlife and luxe boutiques abound. In addition to dancing the night away, be sure to stroll through the marina and ogle the million-dollar yachts.