5 Ways to Go Luxe for Less in Los Cabos
San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas—sister cities at the dramatic southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula—have been go-tos for beach lovers for years. Now, luxe lovers have good reason to join (or rejoin) the fiesta: A building and reno boomlet has brought not only a spate of posh lodgings, but all kinds of offers to sweeten deal. Five cases in point:
Montage los Cabos
With 39 acres on the calm, protected waters of Santa Maria Bay—and a 40,000-square-foot spa where you'll find the likes of a Mezcal Renewal Massage and Baja Desert Cocoon—Montage Los Cabos is one of the most tempting new places to peace out. All the more tempting? The grand opening offer: a resort credit of $100 per night for guest room stays—and $300 per night for suites or residences if you book through Sept. 30. Or consider an alternate deal: Spend three nights here between now and Dec. 20, and the fourth night will be on the house. Or casa, as the case may be.
Viceroy los Cabos
An archipelago within a peninsula, the stunningly modern structures that make up this resort are surrounded by water and linked by walkways. These paths also lead to any of three pools, four restaurants and endless vantage points from which to stare at the adjacent Sea of Cortez. For the grand opening, the hotel is offering up to 40 percent off the room of your choosing, where you shouldn't let the stark white interior fool you: Check out the adjustable color lighting for a stay that ranges from pretty in pink to mood indigo.
Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos
Though there's something inherently romantic about Los Cabos's blend of desert and sea, hiding out at an opulent, adults-only retreat certainly doesn't hurt the cause. See: the all-inclusive Le Blanc Spa Resort, where items that come standard with your room range from top-shelf liquor to Chi hairdryers and flat irons. Also included is an amazing way to undo your hairstyling handiwork: the spa's water journey, which starts with a cinnamon-infused sauna and ends in a hydrotherapy pool. The opening offer, for those who book by Aug. 31 and travel through Dec. 23, includes room discounts of up to 35%, round-trip airport transfers and a $1500 resort credit to apply to any extras.
Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa
For Cabo regulars who are already devotees of the Grand Solmar brand (this explains a lot, especially if you wait for the thatch roof huts on stilts), there's a new sister resort inspired by the beloved Lands End—and ensconced in the private beachside community or Rancho San Lucas. Though you may never want to leave the winding ribbon of a pool (or for that matter, your artisanally decked-out digs), the private beach beckons, as does the local golf course. Among the offers currently available, the $100 spa credit will perhaps be put to the best use (see: Coco-Lime Body Scrub).
Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort
Outside is always in at the new Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort . From the restaurants to the rooms, the line between hotel and beach is blessedly blurry. Not that there isn't plenty to capture your attention indoors, from the sculptures and paintings of acclaimed Mexican artist César López-Negrete Solaz to the cuisine of Le Cordon Bleu-trained Chef Pedro Arceyut. And though there's no specific grand opening deal, Starwood Preferred Guest members should ask about any applicable offers—not least, free nights.