We just returned from a fabulous 25th anniv. celebration at Las Ventanas. After reading ALL the reviews on this site, I felt we were pretty much prepared for what to expect. We are realistic and expected a few glitches but overall were very pleased.
On arrival at the airport, we did as this site suggested and did not talk to anyone after customs. Numerous men were asking for our passports and transportation plans but we sailed right past them and out the doors where our Las Ventanas driver was standing right in front with a sign for us. The ride in the Mercedes SUV was great with water, scented towels and candies. On arrival, we were greated by name and shown to our room. The room was beautiful with a great view. We were happy with our complimentary champagne and tequilla. Our first night, we had the Sea and Stars massage on our roof top terrace while we listened to the guitar players below. We highly recommend it. The grounds were stunning and we love the desert landscape. The pool was beautiful but the service varied. Occasionally, we had to ask numerous times for water and umbrellas. Some of the attendants seemed to respond faster to people offering large tips while other seemed to happily respond equally to all. We never got upset and actually found it humerous at how others made it all work for them. We did use the ipods and sunglass cleaners. It was so hot the popiscles were melting almost faster than they could give them out. We spent most of our days relaxing by the pool and reading in its shallows. We never grew tired of the beauty of the pool and the ocean beyond. Seeing Kevin Costner was a bonus.
We did leave one day and go fishing with Pisces Sport Fishing. We caught 2 dorado and 2 sailfish. It was alot of fun and my husband was appreciative of fishing on our anniv. The hotel froze and packaged our dorado for us to take home in a cooler we purchased in Cabo. Another day, we went to San Jose del Cabo for some shopping. After all, it was our silver anniv. We met the owners of Mexican Fire Opals Jewelry Factory. They showed us how they design and make all their silver jewelry. We bought several pieces and felt like we made new friends. Other than silver, the town did not offer much more than t-shirts and wraps. We have been in classic old Mexican towns with cowboys, horses and squares. It wasn't even close. We preferred staying at the resort and enjoying its beauty.
We ate at both The Restaurant and The Sea Grille. We thought the food and the service was much better at The Sea Grille although both were good. We especially enjoyed breakfast each day with their mexican specials. We did purchase the breakfast /dinner plan for $130/person. It was a savings but if we return we may not purchase it. Their serving sizes were very generous and could easily be shared (Many people were sharing). On our anniversary, we had a private dinner at the Plaza. We initially booked a private beach dinner but found out that several others were also having it the same night and when we looked at the set up, we canceled and booked the Plaza. We could not have asked for better service and set up. The Plaza over looks the resort and beach (beach set up $200, plaza set up $100). It is very private and beautiful. The guitarist came and played for us while we danced. They served us champagne and gave us a special cake for our anniv. celebration. The meal was perfect and we felt it rated our best celebration. What a great day... Jewelry, sun, beach, LaStone massage, private dinner, chocolate, champagne, dancing and a private roof top ocean retreat to show my husband how much I love him!! Perfect!! The 25th was our best celebration ever!
Room service was prompt, cleaning service was perfect and the tequilla and ceviche bar was great. We now love ceviche and love clase azul tequilla. The airport attendant from LVP met us at our departure and stayed with us until we went through security.
A few negatives....they charge $6 for newspapers (we thought like all other resorts we stayed, they were free. $775/night plus 28% tax and service charge does not rate a free newspaper.) They spa shorted us 20 min on our massages. We complained and gave us one free. Were surprised with built in service charge that some still expected a tip (not all). Their margaritas were exceptional but ranged from $17 to $24 each plus 28%. Hubby says they were worth it.
Would we go back after $7000 for 4 nights? Yes, we would. My husband says a definite yes. Would probably take the cheapest room because all are great .
Sorry for the length but wanted to share as much as possible.
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