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Cabo San Lucas is truly for lovers, though it is popular with families, singles and all types of travelers. For couples seeking romance, it is really hard to beat, with Baja’s southernmost city a favorite destination for romantic retreats, including destination weddings and honeymoons. Enjoy everything from barefoot fine dining overlooking the sea to snorkeling and horseback riding on the sand. For your overnights, you can’t go wrong with these uber-luxurious resorts.
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Internationally renowned for its opulence, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa is an award-winning property geared for couples looking for a tranquil escape in an adults-only environment. Located at beachfront, you’ll enjoy endless views of the Pacific Ocean throughout, including rooms with private terraces. It features five restaurants, a wellness spa, and a wide range of activities, from dance lessons and beach yoga to wine tasting seminars and tequila tastings. Enjoy relaxing in between dips in one of two outdoor swimming pools and ending your day with a candlelit beach-side dinner for two.
Overflowing with romance, the Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection offers the ultimate in luxury for couples celebrating their love, an anniversary or honeymoon. Tucked between two scenic bluffs on the Baja peninsula, each room offers jaw-dropping views for the Sea of Cortez, along private terraces to cozy up together and enjoy them. Look forward to private candlelit dinners at beachfront and couple’s treatments at the spa. If you stay during the wintertime, you may be able to watch the humpback whales that arrive from Alaska to enjoy the warm waters.
The entrance to The Resort at Pedegral is Mexico’s longest privately-owned tunnel. Once through, you’ll be able to soak up breathtaking ocean views surrounded by opulence. The boutique beach resort is located in the exclusive Pedregal area of Cabo San Lucas and offers a variety of lavish rooms and suites along with top-notch amenities like the Luna y Mar Spa with its pampering, organic treatments based on the phases of the moon, 24/7 fitness facilities and El Farallón, its onsite restaurant known for serving one of the world’s most romantic dining experiences in the world, with tables perched at cliff-side above the waves. Don Manuel’s and the Beach Club Restaurant also offers fine dining, and private dining options are available upon request.
The all-inclusive Paradisus is part of Melia Hotels International, the largest resort operator in the world. An all-inclusive property, it features stunning views of the Sea of Cortez located along a postcard-perfect beach, as well as beautifully landscaped gardens, terraces and a world-class spa offering decadent treatments and a variety of massage options. You can choose the adults-only Royal Service that includes personalized Butler Service, dine at seven restaurants, including Michelin-rated Chef Martin Berasategui’s Gastro Bar, and dine anytime with 24-hour room service. There are seven bars serving tasty cocktails as well as a good selection of beer and wine. The four outdoor pools include a fabulous swim-up bar and offer activities as well.
As soon as you step through the open-air lobby with its vast, arch-shaped entryway that looks directly out to the brilliant blue waters of the Sea of Cortez, you’ll know you’re in a special place. A beachfront adults-only, all-inclusive property, the upscale tropical-style rooms at Hotel Marquis feature spectacular vistas from private balconies as well as spacious Jacuzzi tubs with plenty of room for two. The Marquis Spa offers couples’ treatments while dining includes the Canto del Mar restaurant, headed by acclaimed French chef Thierry Dufour and Dos Mares, with its menu featuring pan-Asian cuisine and fresh local seafood.
“The Windows to Paradise,” as Las Ventanas al Paraíso translates to, is very aptly named. This seaside resort delivers on every count, from luxurious rooms and amenities to exemplary service and jaw-dropping views. Rooms feature telescopes for seasonal whale watching, doors with mermaid-shaped handles and wood-burning terracotta fireplaces. While you’re lounging in the sun at the pool, the dedicated “pool butlers” will cool you down with misted Evian water, and dining is just as exceptional with French chef Fabrice Guisset creating authentic Mexican fare at El Restaurante, and master tequiliers putting together fabulous flavor profiles in the Tequila and Ceviche Bar. After a day enjoying the area’s activities, soothe sore muscles in the spa which offers elemental therapies inspired by earth, air, fire and water.
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel is ultra-chic and impeccably designed for those with very high-end tastes. It features upscale eateries and a glass-enclosed cocktail and cigar lounge, as well as a full-service spa with hot and cold plunge pools, and cabanas along the oceanfront. Rooms are just as impressive with their glass-enclosed bathrooms that feature rainfall shower heads and copper soaking tubs, as well as water view balconies or terraces and in-room cocktail bars. For the ultimate experience, book a villa which includes butler service and in-villa check-in, private hot tubs, optional plunge pools and afternoon cocktails.
The Casa Dorada Resort & Spa is perfectly situated for enjoying all the action on Medano Beach, known for its popular clubs and bars like the Mango Deck and The Office on the Beach, as well as the best swimming area in all of Cabo San Lucas. It’s within walking distance of the marina and many of Cabo’s top restaurants as well as boat excursions to The Arch and Lovers Beach. The elegant suites feature spacious kitchenettes and balconies with ocean views, and guests can also enjoy lounging around the big outdoor pool with its plush chairs and poolside service. Activity options include golfing at the 18-hole course, morning yoga and a large fitness center.
Sandos Finisterra boasts awe-inspiring scenery in every direction from its cliff-side location. Guests here have famously included Keith Richards and Patti Hansen who wed here in the early 1980s, though it’s undergone renovations and expansions since then. The incredible panoramic views of the bay, sea and mountains remain the same, but you’ll now enjoy an all-inclusive experience with four alluring pools and an expansive beach that leads to El Arco. Guests enjoy unlimited access to several bars and restaurants, as well as 24-hour room service.