Melia Cabo Real All-Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort
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I have been on many long walks here. The most adventuresome, most challenging and most beautiful take me away from the development toward the nearly complete Jack Nicklaus championship golf course. Of the eighteen holes I have walked, I think that only one does not offer a spectacular ocean view; many border the ocean atop cliffs of sculptured stone and rock. The course wraps completely around a ...
... in the water but we could clearly see him just below the surface. It was pretty weird (and awesomely cool) to be shadowed by this rather large being for the next half hour or so.
Thursday November 7, at 0420 we crossed the finish line, about 750 miles south of San Diego.
We had estimated it would take us 36 hours to get from Bahia Santa Maria to the final finish line. We were only off by about an hour. Just before crossing the ...
... in the new pizzeria, we took another stroll around the deck of the ship to view the town where we had just spent the day walking, enjoying the sights and shopping of the town.
Where is Harriet?
On the last hunt for Harriet, she was quickly found by Deloris. Congratulation to Deloris. Deloris has been on a real hot streak during the cruise locating Dan and Harriet. Today for our last hunt we will again be looking for Harriet as she enjoys our walk thru the ...
... the cave of San Andreas. Do you know why he is named so?’
We both shook our heads
This obviously lost something in translation. As this cave is on Lover’s beach, I guess this St. Andreas wasn’t such a saint after all. In fact he sounded like a bit of a ‘lad’. He obviously went in with a young maiden and came out 9 months later with an additional member of the family. As I said, lost something in translation!!!
Friday, March 16th... the Star Princess arrived in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at 7:15am and anchored in Cabo San Lucas Bay. Passengers were required to be on the last tender, which left for the ship at 2:30pm. The forecast called for partly cloudy skies with a high of 77°. The dress for the evening was smart casual.
Since we had visited Cabo so many times, we tendered into ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Melia Cabo Real All-Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort Cabo San Lucas
I just got back from a four day weekend at the Melia Cabo Real and I loved it. I went with my 8 year old daughter and we had a great time.
Okay, here is the deal. If you are looking for a real quiet, hang out by the pool, walk on the beach, read books hotel.. this is the place for you. Except everything is super expensive, and the food is just not that great. Plus, you have to pay out the nose for a taxi to get to town. I would really really recommend staying downtown. You will be close to all the fun stuff, and can sample lots of different cuisines.
We just got back from our 5 night stay at the Melia Cabo Real. We've been to Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Hawaii last year. This year we chose Los Cabos because of the location at the southern tip of baja, and the desert/ocean terrain. We did the all-inclusive, which was nice. They give you a wrist band to wear. The restaurants were nice. We loved the breakfast buffet, with traditional american cuisine as well as a little mexican mixed in. We never got sick. The Saturday beach party was nice, with beef, pork, chicken, lots of desserts! The gourmet restaurant was great, with open air, and a great view of the pool/ocean. Even the lobby bar had snacks after 5 pm, you could get a burger, chicken fingers, etc. The El Queztal restaurant was okay, they had different buffets every night, and a fiesta on Tuesday with a mariachi band, which serenaded every table, it was rather nice. I wasn't as impressed with the selection of food at this place. Seafood seemed to be a part of most of it, and I'm not too crazy about seafood. The gym was so-so. Free weights, not too much cardio equipment. I got a massage by the pool, which you NEED to do. I paid about $70 for an hour, and the masseuse had magical hands. They offered a couples moon and stars massage in the evening, as well. The pool here is amazing, and very large. They offer water volleyball and other activities, which is nice, and music plays all day, which was great too. We saw a whale just off the rock jetty while we were standing by the pool. A pilot whale and her baby. They were so cute, and we happened to have our telephoto lens on the camera and captured some great shots. Also, go to lover's beach and the sea lioins swim right up to the water-taxi, it was amazing! There were so many seals lying on the rocks at Land's End. This was one of the highlights. The service here could have been better, especially when waiting for drinks. We never got our drinks the night of the mexican fiesta and El Queztal; we had to "steal" we ordered never found their way to us, even though there were several drink stewards standing around. This was dissapointing. The staff speaks very broken english. Some speak no english at all, or very little. I'd say it's about 60/40. 60 percent of them can carry on a conversation easily. We played golf at the Cabo Real. We chose to play twilight; after 2:00. We rented clubs and it ran us $400 for the two of us for 18 holes of twilight. The greens fees were $150 each, you get 10 percent off. We had to purchase our balls, and I bought a sunvisor for $20 with the logo, running our total to $400. It was worth it though. Lovely course. Splendid views. Breathtaking. We heard you can take a timeshare tour (they will grab you as soon as you get through customs, so beware! ) and get half off golf at Cabo Real or El Dorado. All in all, I'd have to say I enjoyed the Cabo Real. We stayed at Swept Away Negril in Jamaica which is a high-end all inclusive at over 500 per night, and this place was pretty close. If the service would have been better, I would have enjoyed it more. One more bone to pick......room service was not included with the all inclusive, and funjet's website said it was. Also, at El Terrazo, the gourmet restaurant, they add a surcharge for lobster for all inclusive guests. 10 bucks extra if you order real expensive dishes. That was kind of a bummer. Not truly all inclusive. Kind of deceiving. The shuttle only goes into town 3 times per day, at like 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm. They drop you off at Puerto Paraiso shopping center, which is a lovely establishment, but underdeveloped. No one can afford to rent space there, and the top two floors are empty, with the bottom level only 1/4 complete I'd say. But there are a couple of nice shops inside. We had better luck walking along the marina and bartering with the vendors there. I'd have to rate the Melia Cabo Real 8.5 stars out of 10. Enjoy your trip when you go!
Melia Cabo Real is a nice Hotel
The hotel was nice and clean. The pool is beautiful and the Saturday night dinner on the beach was fun for the entire family. We traveled with our 3 year old son and he had a good time at he pool and they even opened the kids club to let him play. we did stay "all-inclusive" which made things much eaiser. The Breakfast Buffet every morning was wonderful and all of our lunches were good. I did not care for the food served at dinner but I do not like fish or seafood. The only complaint I have is that since we were "all-inclusive" I sometimes felt the service we recieved was not as good as it could have been.
We returned on 03-04-03 from an all inclusive 7 day vacation. The hotel had checked us out 2 days early because Feb only has 28 days. This problem was corrected easily enough but we were locked out of our room, and we met them (luckily) at our door about to remove our belongings. This incident made us late for a prepaid excursion. We were also charged for free/included water ($6 per bottle) and a free/included kayak rental. Apparently the items that are inclusive are lost in the English to Spanish translation. The entertainment staff worked very hard with almost no budget to entertain guests. Tuesday night is Mexican Fiesta Night which includes dinner, drinks, and 6 games that cost the hotel about $15 including the prizes for any winner that can hang around long enough. We did enjoy watching the entertainment staff try their best to do their jobs. They did their best and were very nice. Casino night for example was one guy with a deck of cards who gives you 10 stinky beer bottle tops to use as chips while he deals blackjack. The rest of the staff was lacking personality and seemed to be very uninformed. All in all we had fun in Cabo but the Melia Cabo Real was way over rated (4 stars) and way too expensive.
We just returned from the Melia Cabo Real and could not have been happier. The staff was wonderful and the service was great. Very well maintained resort with beautiful views everywhere.
Cabo Real exceeded my expectations
My boyfriend and I stayed at Melia Cabo Real from February 13-18th, 2003 and had a wonderful time. The hotel is beautiful, open and airy, filled with activities, and a welcoming staff. The room was beautiful, bright, clean, and elegant. I truly loved the entire experience at the hotel. The only problem I had was with the quality and taste of some of the buffet dinners. The food was decent but very expensive. I would recommend going to the Hilton (next door) for their breakfast buffet, and taking the shuttle to downtown for dinner at La Trattoria or The Office. If the shuttle isn't available, the city bus works just as well. I recommend ATVing in the desert and going sailing. Overall, we loved the hotel and our entire trip.
Our large party of 16 reserved 7 rooms at the Cabo Melia Real. The rooms were nice, the staff pleasant, the beach was beautiful. The prices of all items, however, were an outrageous rip-off.
OK place, but hope to find better next time
We just finished 10 days at the Melia Cabo Real, arriving there 12/23/02. The "Ocean View" units seemed more like a garden view; you'd need to pay for "Ocean Front" to get much of an "Ocean View." The gym had Out of Order signs on 2 of the 6 aerobic machines for the full 10 days. The maid gave us bottled water each day without charge and the housekeeping was excellent.
The saving grace for this place is that the new Hilton is only a block away and we hiked over there for over half our meals. The Hilton felt much more festive during the holiday season and we got a better selection for our money.