The Best Luxury Hotels in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

It’s all about romance and relaxation at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
It’s all about romance and relaxation at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Courtesy of Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
Ali Ray

Luxury hotels in Cabo San Lucas entice the world’s well-heeled travelers with a combination of Mexico’s laid-back luxury and the natural beauty of the Baja California peninsula. Think Balinese day beds on the beach, private infinity pools and in-room craft cocktail bars. Here’s our pick of the top five-star hotels in Cabo San Lucas – all bookable with Culture Trip.

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Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection

Bleached woods and natural materials are at one with their beachside surroundings at this hip family-friendly hotel. Three sides of the resort edge onto the desert, while the other tickles turquoise seas and soft sands. Vast guest rooms feel more like suites. In bathrooms, blue-and-white tiling sweeps across floors and over walls to frame freestanding tubs and rainforest showers. There are private outdoor showers, too, with bespoke herbal potions to enhance the al fresco bathing experience. A changing schedule of visiting chefs makes dinner a highlight.

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

The clean, contemporary lines dreamed up by visionary Mexico City architect Javier Sánchez give an elegant feel to the Cape. Each of its guest rooms takes in El Arco, the famous rocky landmark where the Pacific washes into the Gulf of California. Gaze at it from a hanging daybed on your private balcony while sipping a cocktail from your own craft cocktail bar. Alternative view points could be your 360-degree rain shower or, perhaps, the freestanding copper-leafed tub.

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

This 200-room resort brings Japanese styling to Cabo. Indeed, the joint venture between celebrity chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa and his buddy Robert De Niro is the Nobu brand’s first hotel in Latin America. Whitewashed walls mix with dark teak, and landscapes planted with cacti and agaves as a backdrop. Despite the pared-back design, the chilled party atmosphere adds genuine warmth – it’s a perfectly curated balance of luxury and hospitality.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

Emerging from the mountainside, this cocoon of five-star luxury sits where the desert meets the sea. A grand entrance via a privately owned tunnel – hung with chandeliers, no less – sets the expectation for this 24-acre (10ha) resort. Choose from a villa, casita or beachfront suite. All boast enormous sink-into-me beds, marble countertops and chandeliers. The complimentary bottle of top-of-the-line Clase Azul Reposado tequila is a nice touch. But it’s the personal service that excels. A team of butlers caters to your every whim, often before you’ve thought of what you need yourself.

Hacienda Beach Club and Residences

Touching the shores of swim-ready Medano Beach, the Hacienda might just have one of the best views of Land’s End in Cabo. When you push open the heavy wooden farmhouse doors to reveal your suite, an immense living space reveals itself, leading to a large outdoor terrace. It’s awash with handcrafted metalwork, softened with fine furniture and accented with original artworks – a high-end homey aesthetic in heavenly surroundings.

Grand Velas Los Cabos

This imposing beachfront hotel is a treasure trove of character once you step inside. Expansive ocean views are the backdrop to the soothing contemporary aesthetic, elegantly punctuated with colorful Mexican artworks. There are seven restaurants offering different fare. Don’t miss the 10-course tasting menu at Cocina de Autor, put together by celebrated Dutch chef Sidney Schutte.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort

It’s all about romance and relaxation at this adults-only resort. The 201-room boutique is a happy marriage of natural stone and glass, wedded together on a secluded stretch of sand, where double Balinese day beds line the shore – perfect for drifting off to the sound of the waves. If you’re feeling peckish, ask the butler to arrange a private dinner under the stars. In your room, dark teak furniture and soft neutral accents create a soothing environment for an in-room massage.

Grand Solmar Land’s End

With a pool complex that cascades onto a private beach, Grand Solmar is tropical Baja at its best. Days are best spent floating in the waters or sheltering under a thatch-roofed palapa. Swim-up bars provide a boost to tackle energetic activities – such as getting ready for dinner. Ocean-view suites come with muted tones and wood furnishings interspersed with pops of Mexican color. In the evening, hit up farm-to-table La Roca to taste the best of Baja cuisine.

If you’re looking for somewhere different to stay, why not book into one of the best resorts in Cabo San Lucas? Or, if you’d rather stay like a local, opt instead for authentic Mexican accommodation. Alternately, head up the coast and stay at one of the best resorts in San José del Cabo. For inspiration for your itinerary, there are plenty of things to do and see here, including some incredibly beautiful beaches. Make your stay complete with knowledge of the best places to eat.

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