La Vida: The Wonderful Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos
At the tip of Baja California Sur, where the mountains and the desert meet the sea, lies a one-of-a-kind destination perfect for business and leisure travelers alike. The 243-room, Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos has earned its spot among the world’s best resorts with its dramatic architecture, elegant guestrooms, luxurious services and an abundance of amenities. Glam recently visited the sensational resort, and experienced the ultimate in luxury at this truly unique destination.
Standing as a tribute to the celebrated Land’s End arch in Cabo San Lucas, The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos blends curves and color to reflect the natural landscape. Famed Mexican architect Javier Sordo Madaleno combined contemporary lines, curves, and colors to capture this essence with his nine-story resort, nestled between two desert hills. The avant garde, expansive lobby is at once both inviting and intimidating. But the margarita I was handed upon arrival, definitely had me feeling welcome, warm, and fuzzy.
The traditional guest rooms are clean, crisp, and bright. And that signature Westin heavenly bed is indeed simply celestial. The deluxe bathrooms are lovely with spacious walk-in showers with dual heads and and roomy tubs. With desert and garden view corridors, all rooms boast sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez.
Of course if you have the budget, you should skip the traditional and splurge for the posh Presidential suite. With an impressive balcony, parlor, full kitchen, sitting area, and large bathroom and bedroom, these elegant accommodations epitomize the luxe life.
The resort’s five restaurants, and four bars will meet and exceed the expectations of even the finickiest foodie. But no matter which elegant eatery you choose, allow me to press upon you this piece of advice: Just order the catch of the day, and you’ll never go wrong.
Arrecifies offers an upscale menu complemented with live jazz music. Nestled in the rocks surrounding the resort, a dramatic entrance welcomes diners into an open, circular setting with breathtaking views of the water. The menu puts an emphasis on fresh seafood creations like lobster and sea bass.
Located in the center of the resort’s arch, La Cascada is all about the alfresco ambiance. The casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and provides a different buffet every evening.
Ciruelo’s panoramic views of the desert mountains and luminous ocean are spectacular; and the sunset is not to be missed – nor is the worldly cuisine.
Designed around the seven pillars of well-being, The Spa promises a divine retreat from the outside world. Each treatment is designed to relax the mind, lighten the heart, and soothe the body. The Spa offers a broad selection of massages, body treatments, wraps, salt glows and facials. The Spa is also home to a full-service beauty salon, and a fitness center featuring the best equipment.
Guests can put their feet in the sand, lounge by the palatial pools, play golf, use the tennis courts, go hiking, try horseback riding, engage in water sports, whale watch, deep-sea fish, and more. While I did take an excursion to kayak around the famous and phenomenal Cabo arch, most of the time you could find me napping by the La Cascada pool (one of seven) or sipping tequila inside the adults only Margarita pool.
Disclosure: Lauren Barth was a guest of Starwood. Airfare, hotel accommodations, activities, and meals were provided.