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Where to Stay Now in Cabo

In southern Baja California, new luxury hotels continue to tap into what guests want most, which is to live there.


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The post–Hurricane Odile building boom in Los Cabos is showing no signs of slowing down, with hotel residences at the forefront of the area’s comeback. In February, Auberge Resorts ushered in the next wave of development with Chileno Bay Resort & Residences (rooms from $675) in the Tourist Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. A younger sibling to Esperanza, Auberge’s other Cabo resort six miles down Route 1, Chileno Bay has 60 rooms, a Tom Fazio–designed golf course, a water-sports center, and 32 whole-ownership villas. Ten minutes away, Solaz opens in November. The 128-room hotel, under Marriott’s Luxury Collection Resorts umbrella, will have three restaurants and 21 residences. In December, the 620-room Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas will soft open with a Greg Norman golf course. Its separate residence property will have 105 units.

Next year, construction on Montage Los Cabos will finish. The 122-room resort, with 52 homes, is located on Santa Maria Bay, a secluded, swimmable beach. Nobu Hospitality is aiming to debut a 200-room hotel on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, and the Ritz-Carlton will unveil its fourth Reserve hotel, Zadún, with 120 rooms and 27 residences in San José Del Cabo. In 2019 Barry Sternlicht’s sustainable hotel collection, 1 Hotels, will open a 115-room, 50-residence property on the swimmable Médano Beach near Cabo San Lucas marina.

Four Seasons is going farther afield for its first Cabo foray. An hour north of the San José airport, the resort, which will launch with about 60 villas, casitas, and residences, will have 18 holes by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and access to a 250-slip marina for yachts up to 250 feet. It’s not the area’s first superyacht-friendly marina (that’s farther north, in La Paz), but it will be Baja’s most private.


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