We were unsure whether this was actually the Sheraton, but it was. The Vacation Club side of the resort shares all amenities and all grounds with the Sheraton. Having never used one of my family's timeshare weeks before, it was a great experience using the guest certificate. They treated me the same as if I was the owner, and never knew the difference. The staff there is extremely friendly and accomodating, especially a gentlemen Jonathan/Johnny. He was so hopsitable and was willing to go above and beyond. He customized service for us and made us feel like we were old friends. When you come here (visit only allowable once every 4 years through RCI), tell Johnny the Azzarano's said hello! Ask for him by name, trust me.
While not situated at the Marina, the resort is nestled inside a private entrance at KM 11. The grounds are nice, but be ready, as it sits on a hill so you are typically walking uphill when going back to your rooms, etc. The beach is not really swimmable...there were a few guys skimboarding/surfing on the shore, which sits on an incline and is surrounded by rocks/boulders. Waves at 7-10 feet are breaking on shore and the water is rough, undertow terrible. However, if you can make it about 20 feet offshore past the crashing waves, the water is calm. (I'm 5' and petite, I did not go out in the water. Do not turn your back on the waves, and if you lift your feet on shore, you'll be knocked over.)
Restaurants are pricey, but you're at a resort.
Pitahayas, 4 star diamond rating (does not take AAA membership), serves Pacific Rim Cuisine, we spent $200usd on two of us with a bottle of wine. They have an underground wine cellar, we didn't see it.
De Cortez, favorite by far, better than Pitahayas we thought. USDA approved steaks, surf & turf with lobster, open dining, mesquite grilled. Spent same amont of money, no wine. Girasoles (set on the 4th floor overlooking the ocean and golf resort) has specials every night except Sunday; they have lower priced items, $20-$30, to even $45 surf & turf, authentic cuisine, but...they have $16.50 all you can eat breakfast every day until 11:30 a.m.! Do it, it's the best deal at the resort. Includes unlimited mimosas and bloody marys!
2 Beach Bars, Sirenas and Tortugas, snacks, burgers, dogs,etc. Ceviche, fish tacos, etc. Serves the beach, pools, and there are seats around the palapas.
They have a sports & Sushi bar with pool tables, ping pong, we didn't visit though.
Pools are amazing, however, we didn't go to them. We were on the beach, which they provide towels and they always provide lounge chairs, and umbrellas, with tables. Customary tips were always appreciated.
Grounds are amazing, set beside an HOA and Cabo del Golf. Sheraton has a golf course, we don't play. They have a few greens overlooking the beach.
We stayed above the conference center, in Villa 36; I have to say, there was a horrible knocking noise every couple of minutes,especially at night, coming from the vents above every bed and in every room, and it was impossible to sleep. Worst sleep on vacation ever. We didn't complain, it was probably unavoidable. However, I did write it down on the review, hopefully they'll check it out.
They have a shuttle service that sits about 8-10 people to the marina and back every 90 minutes; it's $10 per person roundtrip, or $5 one way. There are many stores on site, one at the vacation club, others in the Sheraton lobby. They give you 30 minutes free online access a day, but it's continuous; otherwise, you are paying $16 a day. Everyone speaks english, except our housekeeper did not. Luckily, my husband knows spanish. there's a $4 fee per day for housekeeping, whether you use them or not. Everything there is in pesos, but they will convert to USD for you. you will receive change in pesos usually. Conceirge, snorkeling, whale watching sitting on the beach! This place is amazing; no wonder they only let you come back once every 4 years :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exclusive beach front hotel, located in the Cabo del Sol resort community, with 273 suites. Our magnificent resort is adjacent to the world famous Jack Nicklaus designed Ocean Golf Course. The resort is composed of 20 Villas all in Mexican Hacienda style, with romantic walkways through lush green landscaped and tropical flowers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Del Mar Vacation Club Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Hacienda Del Mar Vacation Hotel
- Hacienda Del Mar Vacation Resort
- Hacienda Del Mar Cabo San Lucas
- Hacienda Del Mar Los Cabos Cabo San Lucas, Mexico