This postcard perfect beachfront resort lies where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. With cliffside tiers down to the water, these luxury digs have panoramic views over tranquil infinity pools to the crashing waves below. Sophisticated décor worthy of the JW brand adorns public areas and the well appointed suites, while the property offers a wide range of exceptional dining, an impressive signature spa, multiple sparkling pools and fitness center that make leaving the oasis simply unnecessary.
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Jasha Spa and Salon
Elements of the local culture are celebrated in the treatments at the Jasha Spa, though none so deeply celebrating an authentic sense of place as the ancient pre-Hispanic Temazcal, a sweat lodge used to promote health and overall well-being. For centuries the Temazcal has been used by Mexican traditional cultures . Led by a Temazcalero (a), a master in the ancient art of well-being, the experience is personalized with carefully selected herbs as guests are guided through a journey of discovery and rebirth. For a more contemporary way to reconnect, the 180 minute Baja Couple’s Retreat includes a deeply nourishing massage combining techniques reminiscent of the waves of the Pacific Coast, a luxurious facial and an aromatic hydrotherapy experience, enriched with local ingredients.
Guests at the JW are conveniently located above one of Cabo’s finest restaurants, Café des Artistes, which blends contemporary Mexican flare with French accents. The innovative cuisine can best be enjoyed at the private chef’s table, which allows guests a first-hand look at our master chefs who regale diners with stories of how recipes were developed and how their background inspired the dishes. For a lighter bite, sashimi and tapas can be enjoyed poolside.
True foodies will want to spare one night to venture off property for a visit to the unique Flora Farms (www.flora-farms.com). This organic farm yields a bounty of just picked fresh goods, partnered with the finest cuts of beef and fish pulled right off the small dories and boats in the harbor. Live music, twinkle lights and an atmosphere so removed from real life draw a constant flurry of foodies-in-the-know to the off the beaten path in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains.
Bahia Hotel & Beach Club, Cabo San Lucas
Sometimes you want a little nightlife to spice up your romantic escape. Cabo San Lucas has that to spare, but if you are looking for lively and fun — without the teenage amateur hour drunken nonsense, Bahia Hotel and onsite Bar Esquina has you covered.
Clean lines and modern white décor adds to the airiness of this hip boutique hotel. A talented bartender mans the swim up bar, using fresh produce and handcrafting cocktails so tasty it might be hard to pull away for a visit to nearby Sur Beach Club. However, your resistance will be rewarded. Fresh sushi abounds at the beachside restaurant, reached by a golf cart shuttle or two minute walk. Dining here not only satisfies picky foodies, but permits you to snag a coveted beach chairs on one of the few swimmable beaches in Cabo.
Pounding bass echoes from a bar down the beach, giving you the option to go check out the madness, before quickly retreating to the much classier Sur. Don’t be shocked when you are treated to an impromptu shoulder rub, they have a staff masseur who wanders the guest loungers offering complimentary massages.