With a list of Hollywood visitors that is as glittering as its waters, the vibrant Mexican outpost of Los Cabos is a best-kept secret. Make your way to its most southerly point – a stretch of sandy beaches and dunes between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas – and you’ll find Rosewood Las Ventanas al Paraíso. This is a hotel where the name says it all: it means the windows to paradise. The entrance is discreet (there’s little sign of it from the road) but as you turn through the gates to find majestic fire pits and friendly Mexican staff, you’ll realise immediately that you’re somewhere special.
Just a 20-minute drive from San José del Cabo International Airport, Las Ventanas al Paraíso is located at the tip of the 1,000-mile Baja Peninsula on a wide stretch of beach. The resort looks over the merging of the Pacific Ocean to its west and Sea of Cortez to its east. This meeting of waters creates one of the world’s richest marine environments, right on your doorstep – a stark contrast to the beautiful desert landscape surrounding.
Luxury is imposed at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, with only suite accommodation available. Starting at 100 metres squared, every suite is designed using artisan local furniture that will infuse the local culture into your every waking moment. And in true Rosewood style, the attention to detail with interior design means the high-spec mod cons artfully sit in the background. Your suite will be stand-alone giving you the utmost privacy; so as you tuck into the bottle of fine Tequila that welcomes you on arrival, there’ll be no one to judge your student thirst for shots to kick-start the holiday.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Spectacular location and year-round 30-degree sunshine aside, Las Ventanas al Paraíso has pretty much everything you could imagine covered. Whether it’s the whale watching you’ve always longed to do, the poolside ice-cream cart delivering you a much-needed coconut ice-lolly, your butler saying he’ll call in the astronomy expert for some guided star-gazing on your private deck, an escape to the stunning spa or start each day with one of the best breakfasts you’ll ever taste, this place does it all.