Need to know
192, including 86 suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, also flexible.
Double rooms from $415.00, excluding tax at 16 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 3% per room per night on check-out and an additional service charge of 15% per room per night on check-out.
Rates don’t usually include breakfast.
The hotel is on a beachfront, but hold fire before diving right in: the majority of beaches in Los Cabos aren’t good for swimming, thanks to a pesky rip current – stick to the four pools instead.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, bicycles to borrow, gym, beach, cinema, valet parking. In rooms: free bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine, tea-making kit, 65-inch smart TV, iPod dock, air-conditioning, minibar and Roil bath products.
Our favourite rooms
If you dream of waking to uninterrupted Pacific views, go for one of the ocean-view rooms – though even the ‘partial’ categories will give you enough pleasing glimpses to be getting on with. All rooms are winners, though, with a day-bed-enhanced terrace, as well as a pool if you've booked wisely.
Take a dip in one of the five pools. The first is for adults only, tucked away on a rooftop. There are two on the beachfront, one of which has a hot tub; and another that's family-friendly. The main pool is an oval, with a ring of sunloungers.
The spa has assorted treatment rooms for Natura Bissé rituals, including mani-pedis, hot-stone massages and reflexology. Pilates, yoga and other fitness classes are held regularly. It's adults-only, since clothing is optional, but there are some special treatments for under-15s, as long as they're accompanied.
Bring tan-showcasing colourful kaftans and cover-ups. Swapping your sun hat for a sombrero is optional.
The resort is easy to navigate for wheelchair users and there is a specially adapted bedroom available.
Fluffy Smiths can come along for US$150 a booking – beds, bowls and a toy are provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in San José del Cabo.
All ages are welcome. Extra beds and cots can be added to rooms. Babysitting, booked at least a day in advance, costs from US$25 an hour (three-hour minimum), plus a taxi surcharge of US$20 after 11pm. A kids’ club is coming in 2019.
Babies and up
Extra beds and cots can be added to all rooms, and interconnecting options are available.
Little Smiths from four to 12 are welcome in the kid’s club, where they can build sandcastles, splash about in the (gentle) waves, go on mini nature walks and meet new friends. Advance booking is required and prices start at US$40 (for one child) for a half day of supervised fun.
Three of the four pools are family-friendly.
Kids are welcome in the resort restaurants – there are no special menus but staff will be happy to cater to Little Smith palates. Children are allowed in the bar, but can’t sit up at it (obviously).
Babysitting, booked a day in advance, and starts at $30 an hour (three-hour minimum), plus a taxi surcharge of US$20 after 10pm.
No need to pack
The hotel does its bit for the environment by using locally sourced, fair-trade produce where possible – and its cleaning products, light bulbs and toiletries are Mother Earth-minded, too. That straw in your drink? It's biodegradable and made from recycled avocado pips. Your colourful salad? All sourced from local farm Cabo Organics.