Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos
KM 18.8 Carretera Transpeninsular CSL-SJC Cabo Real, Tourist Corridor, 23405 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los CabosWhy We Love It
The sprawling 33-acre retreat trades traditional hacienda aesthetics for high-design chic.
-The landscaping features endemic desert plants like agave and cacti, with hardly a palm in sight.
-Personal butler service for each room can arrange everything from swimming with whale sharks to ordering a bottle of local wine from the property’s wine cellar.
-A gallery dedicated to local historical artifacts and tools made by indigenous peoples, including a 43-foot-long whale skeleton.
Though the Baja Peninsula has welcomed a slew of luxury properties in the wake of Hurricane Odile, it seems Luxury Collection’s 128-room Solaz is only in competition with itself. First, there are the sophisticated stone-and-wood interiors, which balance high-tech amenities like remote controlled lighting and luxe amenities like outdoor showers and private plunge pools with locally sourced accessories and wall sculptures by Mexican artist César López Negrete. Then there’s the spa, a 10,000-square-foot refuge that features the region’s only Thalassotherapy seawater treatments and a Himalayan salt igloo. Five pools—including two sleek infinity pools that overlook the Sea of Cortez and span lounges, swim-up bars, and a casual beachfront restaurant (there are two others and a coffee shop elsewhere on the property)—and 4,000-square-feet of white-sand shoreline complete the desert watering hole.