At the southern tip of Mexico’s rugged Baja Peninsula is Cabo San Lucas — a beach town on the stretch of coastline collectively known as Los Cabos (The Capes). This has long been a popular vacation spot for sun-worshipping party seekers, but there are plenty of luxurious — and yes, grown-up — options for peace-and-quiet-seekers, too. Take a look at the top luxury hotels in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The 118-room Resort at Pedregal is an artisanal boutique with exclusive and secluded atmosphere and plenty of romantic style. Set on a long sweep of beach at the base of towering mountains, the resort offers striking sea views from almost every vantage point. Spacious and colorful rooms have a blend of modern and rustic decor and massive bathrooms with iron fixtures, walk-in showers, and soaking tubs. Oceanfront casitas with plunge pools and fire pits are available. Excellent dining options including cliffside Champagne bar and restaurant. Other features include ocean-view infinity pools, an organic spa, a modern gym, and a posh boutique. Note that the ocean here isn't swimmable.
This is luxury, and the ultra-swank Cape lives up to the expectations of its high-end brand. The modern, minimalist architecture is sleek and chic, but manages to stay out of its own way so that guests can focus on the stunning beachfront location. The 161 rooms vary greatly, but all have sharp decor, minibars, luxurious bathrooms, and ocean-view balconies. Villas offer plunge pools, butler service, kitchens, and loaner surfboards. The property has two oceanfront infinity pools (plus a swim-up bar), two high-end restaurants, a tasting lounge, a rooftop bar, and 24-hour gourmet room service.
Spectacular Sea of Cortez views and some of the best dining in Cabo San Lucas -- Hacienda Beach Club & Residences has a lot going for it. This luxury property's 109 contemporary apartments range from One-Bedroom Residences to Beachfront Villas. For the most part, the property is the definition of tranquility, with a lovely spa, gym, and a bi-level infinity pool with stunning Land's End views. And while the location on Medano Beach is fantastic -- and San Lucas' bustling marina is less than a five-minute walk away -- a bit of noise from party boats in the bay is inevitable.
Montecristo is just one of the sections of Pueblo Bonito -- a massive 1,850-acre development. Most of the vacation experience at Montecristo happens in the 151 bi-level villas (truly a highlight), which can sleep up to eight people. The super-luxe standalone villas feature private pools, hot tubs, gas fireplaces, and washer/dryers. Days might be spent swimming, sunbathing, and watching whales in the distance, while evenings are for enjoying sunset cocktails before cooking on the grill. For a change of pace, there are plenty of resort facilities to enjoy within the gates. There is Montecristo's own cushy lobby, fitness center (with views!), larger infinity pool, and restaurant and bar, not to mention access to other resort amenities within the complex. Overall, this is a dream-like vacation experience combining the best of both worlds for all ages -- and hopefully someone who can foot the bill.
The all-inclusive, adult-only Pueblo Bonitio Pacifica Resort is a tranquil, upscale resort on a gorgeous beach. It feels removed and secluded from the Cabo nightlife, though it's only about a 10-minute drive away. Amenities are plentiful: there are two beautiful pools, tennis courts, five restaurants, five bars (no well liquor here; they serve Absolut, Bacardi, and Cuervo 1800, along with over 50 brands of liquor), a large fitness center, and a full-service spa with a sexy Jacuzzi and a meditation labyrinth. All 154 rooms feature Mexican accents such as local artwork and floor mosaics, ocean-view balconies, and free Wi-Fi.