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The latest addition to Mexico’s Velas Resorts’ premium portfolio, Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos, opened earlier this year to stellar reviews, including—you might have heard—an extraordinary TikTok appearance that gave rise to their new $600K Billionaire Buyout package (search for it on our website—it’s a trip!).

Located in Los Cabos’ Tourism Corridor about halfway between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the 79-suite Grand Velas Boutique stands right next to the 307-suite, family-friendly Grand Velas Los Cabos and the graceful 48-suite Mar del Cabo by Velas Resorts, the group’s only EP property.

Elevated Experiences at Velas

“Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos offers a sanctuary for adults seeking an elevated experience in Baja, redefining luxury with a focus on personal service,” says Juan Vela Ruiz, VP of Velas Resorts. We agree: As soon as we stepped into the airy, marble-clad lobby with its sculptural columns, intricately carved screens and sophisticated mix of neutral tones and natural materials, we knew we’d entered the world of Velas.

Upon arrival, we were invited to check in at what became a favorite meeting spot: 51 Bar, an indoor-outdoor lounge that offers cappuccinos and fresh pastries in the AM and cocktails by the fire pits in the PM, served with a side of drop-dead gorgeous views of the Sea of Cortez. Afterwards, we were happy to head to the poolside Roca Snack & Bar for lunch.

Poolside at the resort.

Serving snacks, ceviche, salads and seafood with a Medi-Mexican-Latam twist (ask for the tuna tostada and the kale salad; no regrets), this beachfront perch is the go-to for an afternoon bite after catching rays on one of the many plush chaise lounges and Bali beds (no extra charge) by the mosaic infinity pool. Leave room for more: The pool/beach butlers make frequent rounds with delectable snacks from Roca and ice-cold drinks from the Aqua Bar.

Sensational Suites

During our time at Grand Velas Boutique, we stayed in a fourth-floor Grand Class King Suite, one of six suite categories. At nearly 2,000 sq. ft. total, this category has a full second bathroom, a living and dining area, a plunge pool and a fire pit. All suites start at 900+ total sq. ft., by the way, and have an ample private terrace with ocean or garden views, white goose-down pillows and comforters, Dyson hair dryers, a Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine, a premium minibar, Molton Brown amenities, plush robes and linens, separate tub and shower, and a beautiful straw beach basket to use during your stay.

There are 11 Grand Class King Suites, and they’re worth the splurge. The only category above it is the Elite King Suite, which has similar amenities, an extra bedroom and nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of space, including the terrace. The most numerous suite category is the Sunrise Suite (40 in this class), followed by 16 Ambassador Garden Suites, eight Pool King Suites and three Grand King Suites. Truth is, there’s not a bad suite in the house—and “with 24-hour personal concierge services ensuring every need is met,” says Vela Ruiz, “Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos promises an unforgettable escape where every experience is curated to exceed the expectations of discerning travelers.”

Buen Provecho

In addition to the aforementioned, Grand Velas Boutique offers three other culinary experiences, including the Agave Tasting Room, where we savored a delectable pairing of fine Mexican wines with local cheeses hand-picked by the executive chef. True to its name, the Agave Tasting Room is also where your clients can enjoy tequila and mezcal tastings and pairings accompanied by experts (all included).

For breakfast, we had a choice of in-room dining (24/7) or heading down to the main pool level to Del Mar. The extensive buffet breakfast includes two made-to-order stations, one for omelets and one for Mexican specialties, and plenty of fresh choices. Like most of the hotel, this restaurant takes advantage of Cabos’ dry, breezy weather and has indoor and outdoor seating.

Loto Robata Grill.

Dinner at the resort’s main restaurant, Loto Robata Grill, led by 2-Michelin-starred chef Sydney Schutte, means a menu that pairs the art of Japanese grilling with the best of Mexico’s locally sourced ingredients. Our meal was family-style, so we had the opportunity to try just about every dish on the menu, and all were exceptional. We ended the evening with an artisanal chocolate tasting paired with tequila beverages, also included in your client’s stay.

Now is the perfect time to point out that the resort has a fantastic state-of-the-art fitness center with Technogym equipment and personal trainers. All in the name of being able to swan around the pool in style, of course.

But Wait, There’s More

“Our commitment to wellness is at the forefront of the experience,” says Vela Ruiz, and here the signature SE Spa is boutique-sized and perfectly appointed with the finest high- and low-tech. Included with treatments is a relaxing Wellness Ceremony in the hydrotherapy area before moving into one of four treatment rooms with a view, so it’s recommended to arrive early. (I had a signature Ice & Fire Fusion Therapy that pleasantly melted me.)

Last but certainly not least are the exchange privileges: As part of their all-inclusive stay, guests of Grand Velas Boutique have unlimited access to the amenities at Grand Velas Los Cabos—this opens up five more fine-dining restaurants, among other delights. Clients are also welcome to enjoy the farm-to-table dinner menu at Encanto at Mar del Cabo next door, although this would incur an extra charge.

A final note from Vela Ruiz for those who want more: “Our concierge can arrange outdoor soft adventure activities for guests looking to explore the surroundings of Cabo. From surfing sessions and ATV outings in the desert to scuba diving, and fishing expeditions, there’s an array of experiences awaiting our guests, all seamlessly organized to enhance their stay.” 

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