Photo by Grand Velas Los Cabos
WHERE TO STAY
We bunked down at Grand Velas Los Cabos, a sprawling, high-end retreat that hits the sweet spot between big-resort swag and individualized hospitality. On any given day we had our choice of three pools or the beach (though Cabo’s notorious currents preclude ocean swims) and an abundance of restaurant options. Cocina de Autor is a tasting-menu spot led by chef Sidney Schutte, whose Librije's Zusje, in Amsterdam, has two Michelin stars; Cabrilla is a killer poolside ceviche bar. All-inclusives have a rep for less-than-stellar service, but the staff at Grand Velas was attentive and personable—despite having just over 300 suites, employees remembered both our names and our fresh-squeezed juice preferences at breakfast ( the green morning juice is amazing).