Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort
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Well we are currently in Cabo San Lucas under a big blue sky and about 88 'F. We are staying on board since we were ther a few months ago. The ship is pretty empty as a lot of passengers have gone ashore.
We did go ashore yesterday in Puerto Vallarta, after Pat got over her mad- angry as a tick she was. That's really ...
... home to soften the edges of some of the pieces we found. Then I really realized how different things are between being here on vacation and what it is like at home. Here, there is time for thinking...not frenzied thinking, like planning...to do lists, etc. Time for creative thinking. We've walked and talked about life thoughts. Steve and I have spent time assessing how life is going...what things ...
determine to unleash my 'inner mechanic', after crawling around in the dirt
under the truck looking for the starter motor, I find it - up in the engine
compartment (duh) and give it a wrap while Wendy tries to start it and voila!
We are in business and drive the last few KM's to the ranch. It would have been
a hot & difficult walk.
I have so many good picture from the ranch I'm splitting the post in two so I can use more of ...
... on a cliff and our room is in one of the buildings that is higher up on the cliff so we have a view of the entire resort as well as the ocean and downtown Cabo. I ate mexican scrambled eggs while Shery munched on french toast, and we both listened to the hustle and bustle of the staff preparing the resort for the day.
The purpose of this trip was to relax and do nothing all day. So, we went down ...
Two....Two...Two Blogs For the Price Of One!!
As I look out the window at the glass-flat Pacific Ocean, I am looking forward to getting home. Three days of shore excursions in a row in 85 degree heat is very tiring!
I skipped writing about Puerto Vallarta because frankly it wasn't all that exciting. Perhaps we should have just stayed on the ship rather than wandered around town although we did see parts of the city we had not seen before. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort San Jose Del Cabo
Las Ventanas REVIVED our marriage
I could not say ENOUGH about Las Ventanas!! When we first arrived at the airport we were pretty tired. Hurricane Ignacio was in! We were delayed in Phoenix for 6 hours. But, when the represenative from the hotel arrived and grabbed our suitcases and lead my husband and I to a stretch limo, everything started looking better. We got in the limo and our favorite bottle of champagne was on ice. We had the whole bottle by the time we arrived at the resort. We were greeted and swept away immediaetly to our suite. we didn't even worry about our bags. We walked into our suite and WOW! Fresh flowers everywhere and another bottle of champagne waiting on ice for us. Keep in mind the hurricane is getting closer. We had no worries. We had dinner in our suite (which I recommend the rooftop oceanfront suite) the food was to die for. We were stuck in our suite for 2 days b/c of the hurricane but we were so happy. The service was fantastic! Pool service was great. Housekeeping was great. The SPA WAS GREAT. My husband and I have traveled the world and have stayed at five star resorts and hotels, but this was great.
Way beyond my expectations. The only thing I suggest emphatically is to pick a package. It would be way too much if you went a la carte. The package I picked was the "Lovers for Two" package for 7 days. You don't want to stay any longer. Overall excellent!!!!
It really is Paradise
We just returned from a weeklong, honeymoon stay at Las Ventanas. I must say that we had high expectations upon arrival; however, they were met or exceeded by the wonderful staff---who truely enjoy making your stay as comfortable as possible. You are treated like royalty as soon as you and your luggage are gathered by their driver who awaits your arrival at the airport. I would strongly advise splurging for a rooftop suite--preferably OF. The view and setting is spectacular!---much more private than the lower floor units. It is so easy to relax by the pool all day long considering all of the amenities--the staff will place your lounge and umbrella at the proper angle toward the sun, offer you icewater, Evian misters, sorbet, personal CD players with a nice selection of music, books, and even offer to clean your sunglasses! The food is excellent---the staff will arrange a private dinner on the beach or your rooftop--there is also an excellent beach barbeque on Wed night which features many authentic Mexican foods. Our honeymoon was a magical experience and we have already begun to look forward to our return either next spring or summer for our anniversary.
This was the best place that I've stayed - bar none! The grounds are very well kept, the service is fabulous in every part of the resort, and the rooms have every detail you could imagine. My husband's only complaint -- there should be someone to apply lotion to you before you go to the pool! Fresh fruit and water in the room each day, fresh damp towels and water given to you in the gym and at the pool, even a person that comes by to wash your sunglasses for you. Our only real complaints were that the restaurant could have a little more variety (especially the Sea Grill) and there was a beach barbeque one night that we were not informed about and couldn't get into by the time we saw them setting up. But those things are minor compared to how terrific everything else was -- whatever we asked for, we got. There's no such thing as "We aren't allowed to do that" or "No that's not possible".
Yes, as all say, it's expensive, and the meal plan, at least for a few days, makes sense ... If you plan to go off resort to eat dinner, however, the portions are big enough to split one entree at breakfast and lunch and don't add up to $100/pp. The gift shop is a bit limited on standard supplies, too.
Just returned from 5 nights in paradise! The resort really is world-class . . . the setting is spectacular, the resort is beautiful, and the service truly is outstanding. We loved our room, especially the outdoor living room for breakfast and reading. We can't say the same for Cabo itself, it's probably best if you spend all of your time at the resort. The food at the resort was great . . . we loved eating lunch at the ceviche bar. Our only complaint would be the prices . . .
$17 for a pina colada?!?! You're better off not looking . . . !!
Best place we've ever stayed
Just back from Las Ventanas. We've stayed in lots of nice places but this is the best. Spectacular facilities (we had rooftop terrace) and all the help went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable without being overly solicitous. It is very expensive, but once you accept that, there is no way they could improve on what they are doing. Food is exceptional, we would recomment the American plan. Even at $100 per person per day for two meals it is cheaper than paying off the menu.
Can't wait to go back....
My wife and I dream of this place daily. We have traveled extensively and have found Cabo and Las Ventanas to be the most beautiful place in the world. The decor/spanish look, the location, infinity pool, and the service are wonderful. Only poss compliant is the food is ok, not a spectacular as the resort itself. Be careful of going in late summer/early fall...the heat is deadly.
Did not meet our expectations
Having read all the rave reviews on Las Ventanas we were disappointed in the resort. The rooms were very nice (we had a rooftop jacuzzi suite) but they were looking a bit tired - especially for the price you pay. The food was very expensive and just OK (we ate at Esperanza and it was far better). We stayed at Esperanza and preferred the atmosphere there (less elite and more relaxed) although the beach is far more expansive and walkable at Las Ventanas. We would not stay at LV again. The pool service was quite good but Four Seasons Hawaii do a far better job! The spa was disappointing - small and basic - poor changing facilities and terrible robes. The treatment I had however was very good. When our checkout time came at 12 on the last day, we had 3 knocks on the door & 2 phone calls from 11.55 - 12.05pm ! they wanted us out so quickly and let us know it!!
We just returned from 3 nights at Las Ventanas and cant wait to go back. The suites are gorgeous and luxurios...the staff is gracious, attentive and professional...the beach and pool are beyond compare. We've stayed in some of the best resorts and asia and had yet to find comparable atmosphere and service, until now.
Best Honeymoon You Could Ask For
Well - for starters, my husband and I got married September 20, 2002. We were greeted at the airport in Cabo by our limo driver - on our 15 minute drive we managed to drink champagne, mix drinks and just aboslutely relax - Ah, we are here! We pulled up to Las Ventanas and we thought we had died and gone to heaven.. You never had to check in - they know who you are, your names, everything. We stayed in an oceanview junior suite and it was GORGEOUS!! The rooms are clean - that is the first thing I look at... Absolutely spotless, and the maid service is unbelievable, they come in about 4 times a day - remarkable!! The pools are just breath taking. Everyday when you go to the pool you find your chair which is a mattress practically - so comfortable - you stand there for about 10 seconds and the pool guys come running to lay out your towels and bring you cold lemon scented wash clothes and Evian spray mist bottles so you don't over heat - its hot!! But that is what the gorgeous pools are for!! The pools are cascading so they look like they are over flowing into the ocean - so cool!!
Get the meal plan - so worth it - otherwise your bill will be tons more at the end!! Breakfast, lunch and dinner is awesome at the Restaurant - the Sea Grill for dinner isn't so great but you really don't get bored eating at The Restaurant every night for dinner - the chef is outstanding!!
The Spa is awesome and they are building a huge new one at the moment (the hammers going all day couldn't even bother you because you were so relaxed)!!
You feel like a movie star when you go to Las Ventanas - no stone is left unturned - you are paying for what you get here but it was a remarkable experience that I will NEVER forget!!!
We are going back on our 10 year anniversary - it will have to be that long to save up - its really expensive!!
The Ultimate in Relaxation
One of the most fabulous resorts I've ever stayed in..Las Ventanas caters to your every whim with a classy staff that understands the concept of excellent service. The rooms were beautiful, quite and were the ultimate in amenities provided,cleanliness and breathtaking views of the resort and Sea of Cortex that knocks your socks off either day or night. The restaurant served amazing breakfast, lunches and dinners all the way around. The tequila and ceviche bar was a must have almost everyday. Laying by the beautiful infinity pool and then swimming up to the bar surrounded by the gorgeous pool was very cool. Would recommend it to people looking for a resort to completely decompress and be waited on hand and foot while relaxing under the sun.