Each year, amidst our busy schedules, the entire ID Team takes a company trip to one of our top destinations to experience firsthand all the locale has to offer.
This June, we escaped to the striking shores of Los Cabos, Mexico – where the desert meets the sea and luxury is in abundance!
Our first stop – The Resort at Pedregal.
Situated at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California, this ultra-luxurious resort offers breathtaking views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean along with ocean views and plunge pools in each accommodation.
With so many unique settings amidst the sounds of crashing waves and dramatic cliff-side scenery, this property is a haven for exploration or simply a sanctuary for relaxation – a spa treatment at the award-winning Luna y Mar Spa is a MUST! For an evening to remember, we started with a sunset champagne tasting on the Champagne Terrace followed by dinner at the famed El Farallon, the resort’s hallmark seafood restaurant tucked away into the cliffs offering unsurpassed vistas…
Next stop and our home for three days, was the all new gourmet, all-inclusive, Grand Velas Los Cabos!
This picturesque resort is the perfect locale for couples and families alike searching for the ultimate holiday! With five fine dining (to die for!) restaurants, 304 magnificent suites all offering ocean views, a relaxing spa and three infinity pools, the entertainment is endless, luxury service in abundance and the panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez are striking.
ID’s Insight: For dinner, experience Cocina del Autor, the resort’s signature restaurant led by two Michelin star Head Chef Sidney Schutte of the Netherlands. Indulge in the 10 course tasting menu for the finest fresh produce, local meats and fish of the region – you will not be disappointed! PS- all cocktails and wine pair perfectly, so get ready for an ULTIMATE dining experience.
Next up – Chileno Bay Resort & Residences.
This ultra-modern hotel brings a sophisticated chicness to Los Cabos, with one of the few swimmable beaches in the destination. At every turn, unique qualities set the property apart – from the zero edge three-tiered infinity pool to the sexy décor and natural color palette, enhancing elements of the desert and sea – this gem is sure to wow its guests.
ID’s Insight: Have dinner at the Galleria Terrace for stunning views complemented with the resort’s signature cocktail, a Chilenito on the rocks – infused with a blend of smoky and sour flavors; the first sip will send you on a flavorful sensory journey. (The secret ingredient is Mezcal – which gives it that smoky flavor…shhh!)
Last stop – Esperanza, An Auberge Resort.
Overlooking the majestic Sea of Cortez, this property offers an incomparable natural setting on 17 lush acres accompanied by stunning panoramic ocean vistas. Guests can relax on the resort’s private beaches or take in the sun poolside at the beachfront infinity pool.
ID’s Insight: Embark on a tequila tasting voyage at Palapa Cocina del Mar with the charmingly knowledgeable Sommelier, Christian Moya, followed by dinner at Cocina del Mar. Indulge in homemade chips and guacamole, while sampling four unique tequilas. After sipping some of Mexico’s finest options, enjoy an exquisite dinner overlooking the Sea of Cortez amongst the setting sun.
…Our last evening was celebrated by a sunset dinner at the A-list favorite, One&Only Palmilla. After touring the famed Villa Cortez (equipped with its own gym and cinema) we enjoyed a sumptuous meal overlooking the Sea of Cortez with the sounds of a Mexican band enhancing the authentic Cabo cuisine that was amongst the best!
And wait! What’s a “work-cation” without some adventure? Our team experienced some of Cabo’s best tours offering upfront insight to the destination.
Baja Desert Oasis:
For an authentic Mexican experience, immerse yourself in Cabo’s natural beauty. Take in the sights of the serene desert oasis including lagoons, mountains and wildlife – photo-ops galore!
The Best of Cabo:
First time in Cabo? You must experience the striking natural rock formations or “El Arco” – up close and personal! If you’re lucky, you may even be greeted by the marina’s very own pet sea lion, Pancho!
For those seeking a little more adventure, this ATV tour is for you! Drive through steep dunes until you reach the beach to enjoy the ocean views – the ULTIMATE way to see Cabo’s diverse landscape!
Now that you’ve had a taste of our experience, make Los Cabos your NEXT getaway, call your travel agent to make it happen!
…Other properties seen & experienced on our 2017 Los Cabos Company Retreat: Dreams Los Cabos Golf Resort & Spa, Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, Marquis Los Cabos, Paradisus Los Cabos & The Cape, a Thompson Hotel.