Stayed at SPLC from 6/21 -6/28. We were originally supposed to arrive on 6/20, but had a delayed connecting flight in Mexico City. We arrived at about 2am on 6/21. We avoided any timeshare presentations in the airport and at the hotel. Check-in was quick and easy. Becuase we were there on our honeymoon, there was a nie welcome letter and bottle of champagne. The 24 hour room service was super handy at this point, as we were starving!!! Every single employee at this resort goes above and beyond. PLEASE be sure to TIP. I can't tell you how many people we saw not tipping. Being a NY'er I find this highly insulting to the dedication and hard work of the staff. We started out in a garden view room in bldg 2 (which technically has an ocean view). We quickly upgraded to a swimout in bldg. 2 after spending a day at the main pool. The water-aerobics and volleyball get old after about 2 days. There were also several groups of people who in their mid 40's -50's who forgot they were in Puerto Los Cabos and not San Lucas, or Cancun for that matter. Each afternoon we enjoyed our swim out pool with no one around to bother us. The mini-bar was restocked daily and if you are present when they restock and tip a couple of $$, you will certainly get extra Coronitas & Pacificas! We also found that in order to have the room decorated for our honeymoon, that we needed to be preent for a phone call from either the Room Service Manager or Concierge. They had told us that they were trying to reach us, as we often had the "do not distrub" light on. We came back from dinner with a room decorated with roses and a banner on the door, it was so nice. Honeymoon breakfast needed to be set up with the concierge and it came within 15 minutes of our requested time. The rooms were great and room service wonderful.
The sand is very hot and coarse, and due to the riptide/"undertow" it is unswimmable. You can walk about 15-30 min (depending on how quick you move) to the marina and swim with the locals. We did this one day and certainly it was nice to get in the Sea of Cortez! But the walk back was brutal!
Breakfast - Market Cafe was wonderful - we sat in Solimando's section daily. He was wonderful.
Lunch: we ate at Seaside Grill- the food was good, but the service is slow. Barefoot Grill --- THANK YOU CRUZ! This guy hustles, he is constantly getting you drink refills and clearing your plates. This seemed to be more Americanized food: pizza, fajitas, burgers/hotdogs, chips.
Dinner: The first night we ate at Market Cafe for the Mexican Show- the show was great, food was good too. The only other restaurants we ate at were Portofino, Oceana, and Seaside Grill. Only ate at Oceana, and Portofino. You must try the catch of the day at Oceana! Portofino- everything on the menu is great. Again, with seaside - the service is spotty, which makes for a less than pleasant dinner experience.
POOL: The service goes above here: THANK YOU ABEL & JUAN. Seriously the BEST waiters at the pool. Never had an empty glass.
EXCURSIONS: We did a glass bottom boat tour of San Lucas - the Arches, for $40pp including transportation. I am glad that we saw San Lucas. The drivers try to push you to stay longer for "shopping time". We opted out, and took the 9:40am bus there and 1:00pm bus back. 1 hour of shopping/drinking/being harassed by people on the street was enough for us. The Amstar reps on property were lovely to talk to and did not try to push any excursions or upsell.
The only real dissappointment here is the lack fo a swimmable beach. I also think if the hotel is at full capacity, there will be a problem with the size of the pool, perhaps they will build another?
Overall, great stay at Secrets PLC --- it toook way too long to get to and from NY so not sure if we will return, but will definitely now only be staying at AM resort properties. I feel the need to keep saying this: the service was OUTSTANDING. Thank you Cruz(Barefoot), Abel &Juan(Pool), Santos(room service), Solimando(Market Cafe) & Silvia(Rendevous)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Settled in front of the Sea of Cortez, this all-suite ocean front resort offers 500 spacious suites with finely- appointed amenities, full service spa, gourmet a la carte restaurants and elegant bars and lounges. Surrounded by mountains, the Baja desert and two golf courses design by Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, guests will enjoy all the Unlimited-Luxury® privileges they deserve. For added luxury, 150 ocean view suites are reserved for Preferred Club with access to additional privileges. This ocean front resort is just 10 minutes from downtown San Jose del Cabo and 30 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport. Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort – Secluded. Stunning. Splendor. ... more less
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