JC Stays: Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort, Mexico

Get a taste of the celebrity lifestyle at Cabo's brand new luxury resort


The danger of staying at the brand new Grand Velas Los Cabos, on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, is that you’ll forget how to do anything for yourself.

Sunglasses dirty? A beaming man will materialise to polish your Ray Bans. Run out of suncream? A tray magically appears with a range of products, from oils to SPF50+.

Not sure what to eat for lunch? The waiters are only too happy to change the many menus available to accommodate dietary requirements, allergies, or indeed, whims.

At times it feels like the 700 staff are blessed with psychic powers, as they also have the knack of knowing when they’re needed without making you feel uncomfortable.

The newest of Velas Resorts’ five properties, the beachfront resort is in the heart of A-list territory. Los Cabos or Cabo, as the destinations of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are known together, is a favourite of George Clooney, Michael Jordan and Jennifer Aniston among others.

With hardly any rain, its desert location also makes it a great year-round choice unlike some of the humid and stormy weather found at times on the country’s east coast.

Opened as part of a £115 million project, no expense has been spared. Even the smallest room category is absolutely enormous, with breathtaking ocean views, separate living areas, sleek interiors and gigantic bathrooms.

Hair straighteners wait in the cupboard, adapters by the bedside table. You even have your own butler.

The fact the resort is all-inclusive means there are some serious perks too: not only can you eat freely in any of the casual and fine dining restaurants, but there are treats to be found wherever you look. Tequila, truffles and fruits in the mini-bar, for starters.

If you tire of noshing, the 35,000 square foot spa has a “seven step water journey” along with its treatments, where a spa valet directs guests from room to room, including eucalyptus-scented steam with chromotherapy and an aromatherapy sensory shower.

For families with kids, the Kids and Teens Clubs are tempting enough that you’ll have plenty of chance for some me time too.

If you do drag yourself away, galleries and street art fill San Jose del Cabo with its historic town square, while the Casa San Jose restaurant has experimental dishes featuring unexpected flavours such as hibiscus salt and chlorophyll.

A good reminder that eventually you will have to leave this lazy person’s paradise and start polishing your own sunglasses once again.

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