One&Only Palmilla Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The One & Only Palmilla is easily one of the most luxurious resorts not only in Cabo, but in Mexico. But despite its upscale vibe and tranquil atmosphere, One & Only is a kid-friendly resort that caters to families. It features five tennis courts, a beautiful infinity-edge pool with a waterfall, and an extensive kids' club with free gifts and activities. The waves can be a bit rough, but tots enjoy playing in the white sand at the beach, and though the rooms are well-suited for romance, they are large enough for families; some even have small private pools overlooking the ocean.
Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The peaceful location of the Fiesta Americana is away from the main party atmosphere of Cabo San Lucas, which is why so many families (and couples) opt to stay at this luxurious hotel. Kids can keep entertained with a kids' club room packed with toys, art supplies, games, and computers, while parents enjoy the nearby golf courses and serene spa. The hotel also has a gorgeous infinity-edge pool overlooking the ocean. (The ocean often with rough waves, so it's not suitable for swimming). Although the food can be a bit pricey, the three on-site restaurants offer a variety of options.
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Rating: 4.5 Pearls
A great family-friendly option for Los Cabos, the 619-room Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe offers guests a decent variety of activities and facilities. For the young ones, there's the kids' water park, kiddy pool, and kids' club. And although the beach isn't swim-friendly due to rough waves, the pools offer more than enough space for taking a dip. Rooms are spacious and luxurious, and echo the hotel's overall vibe -- big, clean, and modern. They also come with marble bathrooms, soaking tubs, and patios or balconies. Plus, many families appreciate the all-inclusive option so they can stay at the resort and enjoy its many restaurants.
Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
All-inclusive Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa has the charm of a boutique hotel but the size and family-friendly amenities of a luxury resort. The palm-tree-lined infinity pool and several outdoor restaurants overlook the Pacific Ocean and the beach, and each of the bright and airy suites features kitchenettes and flat-screen TVs, while the bedrooms are outfitted with dreamy bedding and soft drapes. Families tend to enjoy the jungle-themed kids' club, while the lovely beach is a highlight for everyone. The hotel also features a kiddy pool, night-time outdoor movies, and evening craft markets.
The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Located along the secluded Tourist Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, The Westin Resort & Spa isn't close to much -- aside from the beautiful beach (with rough waves) and the airport. Rooms are large and sleek, and there are numerous gorgeous infinity pools with ocean views. Families looking to stay away from the party scene will appreciate the seclusion, quiet, and stunning desert coastline setting of this resort. Its kids' club, kiddy pool, and large rooms also help make it a good family choice.
Villa Del Arco Beach Resort & Grand Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Villa del Arco is a well-kept beachfront property featuring 220 studios and suites. Though the typical Mexican room decor (colorful tiles, beach-themed artwork, and sparse furniture) is uninspired, rooms are spacious, with kitchenettes and balconies which families are sure to appreciate. Plus, the massive pool, complete with pirate ship, is kid-friendly, and the waters at the beach can be calmer than those at some other hotels on our list (although there can be an undertow, so be sure to check the flags when considering swimming). The hotel also features a kids' club.
The Ridge Luxury Villas at Playa Grande Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This 98-villa property is ideally located in downtown Cabo San Lucas. It's within walking distance to the marina, and guests are only a few minutes from local shopping and cuisine, as well as fishing and water activities, such as sailing and surfing. The resort, which sits in between beautiful natural rock formations, has sweeping views from nearly every angle, including from the private balconies off each villa. It's a great choice for families as the villas offer plenty of room and nicely equipped kitchens(no ovens though). Aside from the beautiful, modern rooms and stunning views, kid-friendly amenities at this resort include three lovely pools, one of which features a water slide; a kids' club; and three family-friendly restaurants. The hotel may not be on the ocean (accounting for its spot at the end of the list), but most beaches in the area feature waters that are too rough for swimming.