Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, has opened in Puerto Los Cabos, along the coastline of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. The name Zadun is inspired by the Spanish word “dunas” and the dunes the resort is nestled amidst. This much-anticipated new resort marks the fourth property in the Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio.
“Zadun, like each Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is a rare estate that allows guests to feel completely immersed in the stunning fabric of the destination,” said Lisa Holladay, global brand leader for The Ritz-Carlton and Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in a statement. “Through bespoke design, thoughtful amenities and innovative culinary offerings, guests of Zadun will enjoy a highly personalized, transformative experience completely unique to the destination.”
The resort features 115 guestrooms and suites, many of which have an individual pool and terrace, within 42 two-story villas placed along the natural slopes of the land. All guests will have a tosoani, or private attendant.
Among Zadun’s 15 room categories is the property’s signature villa, the Grand Reserve Villa, which offers 5,930 square feet of living space, two large bedrooms, five lounges, a pool, one Jacuzzi, a private kitchen, a gym, a living room, two full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms.
“Zadun has been designed to celebrate the rich simplicity of living both indoors and outdoors, while showcasing the country’s incredible artisans,” said Sandra Estornell, general manager of Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in a statement. “We wanted to create a wholly immersive, culturally authentic experience for visitors and every element of a stay at Zadun is designed to encourage our guests to enjoy, explore and engage with their environment.”
The resort showcases the talent of handcrafters from culture-rich areas throughout Mexico, such as Oaxaca, Yucatán, Campeche, Mexico City, Jalisco, and Puebla.
The property’s Spa Alkemia features a variety of customized, locally inspired treatments, a mindful movement studio offers group fitness and mind and body classes, and a high-tech fitness center that includes a lap pool. A large leisure pool with expansive sea views is located near the beach.
Four food and beverage venues on property include Humo, serving dinner with an open kitchen and views of the Sea of Cortez; El Barrio that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is a gathering place that presents Mexican-street-food-inspired dishes by day, and a celebration of Mexican cuisine by night; X, denoting the spot on a map, that is open daily from lunch to sunset, seving a selection of ceviches, catch-of-the day fare, and handcrafted cocktails. The Candil Agave Bar, nestled into the hillside with panoramic views of the sea, features handcrafted cocktails, specially focused on spirits with an agave origin.
Guests of Zadun have direct access to the Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course, adjacent to the hotel. The 27-hole golf resort features three distinct courses designed by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus. The courses are championship layouts, perched above the Sea of Cortez and etched into rolling desert foothills, backdropped by the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains.
For more information, go to www.zadunreserve.com. Insight into other Ritz Carlton Reserves can be found here and here.