Located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, the neighbouring resort cities of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas have long enticed travellers looking for a beach vacation. The destination’s popularity breeds demand, and Los Cabos is in the middle of a resort boom. There are 13 new properties set to open over the next four years.
Here are four of the most luxurious new resorts to check into in 2018.
If you love architecture: Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas
Slated to open in December 2017 and set on the Pacific Ocean near Cabo San Lucas, this property has been built with an eye to the surrounding desert landscape. Look for coastal palettes, hand-chiseled stone and intricate ceramic designs inside guest rooms that feature full kitchens with marble counters and private terraces. Other resort amenities include pools, a fitness centre, spa and access to an 18-hole Greg Norman golf course.
If you love fitness or are travelling with kids: Montage Los Cabos
Overlooking Santa Maria Bay on the region’s “Golden Corridor” (between Los Cabos’s two cities), Montage will offer 122 guest rooms, suites and casas (like villas) along with 52 residences, when it opens in May 2018. The property’s calling card is its highly personalized fitness and wellness programs, along with a range of indulgent treatments at the signature Spa Montage. Parents who want to work out or bliss out can check their children in to Paintbox, the immersive kids’ program.
If you seek privacy: Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Enjoy butler service, private infinity plunge pools, outdoor terraces with firepits and stunning views of the too-blue Sea of Cortez when this exclusive Ritz-Carlton concept makes its Baja debut in early 2018. The 115, single-storey, elegantly appointed suites and villas are placed unobtrusively along the region’s duned topography and blend in perfectly with the desert landscape. It’s an ideal retreat for those who want to get away from it all.
If you so happen to have (or rent) a sailboat: Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas
Moor your sailboat in one of the Costa Palmas Marina’s 250 slips, then check in to a luxurious room or private residence when this much-anticipated Four Seasons Resort opens on the Baja’s spectacular East Cape in 2018. The property is part of Costa Palmas, a 400-hectare private beachfront resort community that includes the hotel, a marina, yacht club and an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Guests can set sail, tee up, book a spa treatment or simply splash around in the calm, clear waters of the Sea of Cortez.