Paradise on a Peninsula
GRAND SOLMAR LAND’S END RESORT & SPA
When the need for a getaway comes knocking but time is in short supply, a quick 2-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport can transport a SoCal globetrotter to a luxurious paradise in Cabo San Lucas.
Once one steps on to the private white sand beaches of Solmar, on the tip of the Baja California peninsula, the cares of the world dissolve and the soul is instantly energized. This is not just any escape, it’s the Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, a destination steeped in luxury that is designed to invigorate the senses and renew the mind of every visitor.
A walk around the grounds, at Grand Solmar, is an exercise for the body and a feast for the eyes. The resort combines old world Mexican décor with wood-carved furnishings, wrought iron and stone finishes, yet styled with a contemporary flair. The outdoor landscaping is meticulously arranged to reflect the tropical surroundings. Palm trees glisten in the sun and gently sway to the occasional breeze. Native plants contour the expansive property as they lay in a bed of sand that is carefully manicured by hand daily. Everywhere the eyes glance they find something wondrous to behold.
Natural rock formations outline the property and provide an excellent backdrop for wedding ceremonies. The resort can comfortably accommodate an abundance of event guests. Grand Solmar offers a wedding planner skilled in helping future brides create their dream nuptials.
The vast property includes something for everyone: A sports bar, deli cafe, coffee cart, hair salon, state-of the art spa, a fully-equipped fitness center — with trainers available if needed, and majestic infinity swimming pools throughout.
A winner of a number of prestigious awards, Grand Solmar Land’s End, is included within the portfolio of luxury vacation rentals of Preferred Residences, a division of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Properties featured in the Preferred Residents are identified by the brand as being “distinctively designed and located within the world’s most desirable locations.” The resort is rated 4.5 stars and has been classified as an AAA Four Diamond oceanfront resort since 2016. TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards ranked Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa number seven among the Top 25 Hotels in Mexico for 2017, as well as awarding it the Certificate of Excellence. It was the Family Vacation Critic Favorite of 2017.
The property is beautiful and serene, whether outdoors or in. The suites feature deluxe amenities and include a full kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, the most restful Murphy beds, private terraces, flat screen satellite televisions, a comfy sitting area, luxury bathrooms, and internet access. In-room dining and spa services are available.
The resort’s Sea Spa at Land’s End, which has also received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017, offers a full-line of luscious spa services offered in its signature open-air treatment rooms. They also feature gourmet dishes and refreshing drinks to complement each treatment.
Grand Solmar boasts 246 suites in six different room categories that offer ocean views.
These suites provide magnificent ocean views and offer one king bed, a queen Murphy bed and accommodate up to three guests within the 737 square foot units offer.
One-Bedroom Master Suite
Space and privacy reign in these 1,248 square feet suites. Incorporating all the Grand Studio features, these units can lodge up to four guests and include an additional bedroom
and bathroom, living room, dining room and walk-in closet.
Two-Bedroom Presidential Suite
These suites offer spectacular views of the Cabo coastline from every room. There are two spacious bedrooms, a granite wet bar, living room, dining room, three bathrooms, walk-in closet and a large private terrace. The two-bedroom units comfortably sleep eight adults in the 2,589 square feet of space.
With panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the plush penthouse suites come fully equipped with a living room, walk-in closet, three bathrooms and a Jacuzzi that overlooks a private terrace. The two-bedroom penthouse units allows up to eight guests in its 2,925 square feet.
There are three bedrooms and commanding views of the Pacific Ocean in these 3,524
square foot penthouse suites. A Living room, dining room, walk-in closet, four bathrooms, and a Jacuzzi that overlooks a private terrace combine to provide a balance of luxury and comfort.
The massive 6,232 square foot units offer unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean in all four bedrooms and sitting room. The finest spaces at Grand Solmar, these suites feature a separate parlor with elegant dining room, Bvlgari amenities, five bathrooms, walk-in closet and large terrace with private beachfront pool and jacuzzi. With room for up to 10 people, guests can choose from two King beds, four double beds and a Queen Murphy bed.
Prices vary and there are a range of packages from which to choose, including a golf package and honeymoon package.
Like the various room options, guests have a number of restaurants and eateries on the property from which to choose. Including two a la carte restaurants, three bars, a Sports Bar and a Deli Cafe.
La Roca Restaurant, which received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017, blends cuisine from around the world with signature fresh fare. The menu includes homemade baked goods, savory seafood dishes, authentic Baja cuisine as well as American and Continental fare.
Don Luis Restaurant was named after Solmar Hotels & Resort’s founder, Don Luis, and features the unique flavors of the Baja Mediterranean cuisine including fresh organic vegetables, fresh fish, Pacific Lobster, Black Angus cuts, organic free range chicken, multi-course tasting menus and themed nights. Don Luis Restaurant also received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017.
The Sushi Lounge features a comfortable ambience in Grand Solmar’s stately reception hall. Fabulous tropical cocktails, fine liqueurs, a nice wine selection and gourmet pastries can be consumed in this upbeat atmosphere, which also offers panoramic ocean views.
Las Olas Pool Bar offers a variety of Mexican and International cuisine options for those who wish to dine pool-side. The menu is casual and the tropical drinks and fine tequila are also amazing.
Las Brisas Snack Bar is the perfect option for the health-conscious. The menu features salads and wraps, low-fat smoothies prepared with exotic fresh fruits and vegetables, and a fresh juice station. Las Brisas also includes a sushi bar, offering a variety of fresh sushi daily.
A 10-minute walk from the Grand Solmar, guest can drop into downtown Cabo San Lucas, where they can enjoy shopping, a bustling nightlife and a visit to the marina.
Nearby, Cactus ATV Tours, one of the largest off-road tour companies in the world, provides a fun-filled experience driving ATVs through rugged terrain as well as along the coastline. The pristine white-sand beach offers views that are out of this world, and the driving experience is a blast. Professional guides accompany guests for a truly unique and unforgettable activity.
The Cactus ATV Tours lobby area features free tequila tastings by Museo del Tequila and the Aviary Exotic Bird Sanctuary where guests can enter and take advantage of a photo op with parakeets and other feathered friends. Horseback riding is also available. More details can be found at www.cactusatvtours.com.
Guests at the Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa Cabo San Lucas also have access to a variety of land and sea activities such as golf, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, sunset boat rides and more.
Cabo San Lucas, rich in natural beauty and a host of activity options is an ideal getaway, especially for those who would rather spend more time vacationing than navigating to their destination. The easy journey from Southern California makes even a spontaneous trip feasible, and the staff at the Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa will make sure the experience is as restful or as active as each guest requires.
GRAND SOLMAR LAND’S END RESORT & SPA CABO SAN LUCAS
by Monique Reidy
Ave. Solmar #1A
Cabo San Lucas, BCS
3625 East Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 230
Westlake Village, CA, 91362
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