Dive in: Montage Los Cabos’ oceanfront pools are as exquisite as the cocktails served at the swim-up bar at Marea, where a salty breeze flows through the alfresco restaurant.
From the moment your luxury black car winds its way through the cactus-lined private road leading to Montage Los Cabos, service is top of mind for the newly opened property’s elite staff. Set within the master-planned community of Twin Dolphin, the 39-acre resort wows with 174 guest rooms, suites and residences—all with views of two tiered infinity pools and Santa Maria Bay, one of Cabos’ only swimmable stretches of sand, where snorkeling and diving are among the best in the area. Sip a mezcal-spiked paloma negra as you’re escorted to your sprawling quarters. For larger groups, there are three private haciendas. Casa Santa Maria sits as the crown jewel, boasting five bedrooms and 5 ½ marble bathrooms, and sleeps up to 12. Then there’s the 40,000-square-foot Spa Montage—the largest in all of Baja California Sur—where experiencing resort-exclusive treatments such as the Jewel of Baja are a must (think a cleansing foot bath ritual followed by a four-hand massage and cold floral facial). When hunger strikes, the open-air Marea restaurant satisfies with offerings from the sea, while nearby Mezcal restaurant puts on the glitz with fireside dining that brings the heat with potable craft cocktails and premium carnivorous cuts. As checkout calls, take one last dip in the pool for a finish that’s as sweet as the paletas (popsicles), which are made from scratch daily and passed around when the scorching sun kisses the grounds. Room rates from $525 per night, Casa Santa Maria from $9,975 per night
Originally published in the April/May issue of Silicon Valley