My husband and I came to the resort for a wedding anniversary. We organized a shuttle from the airport to the resort for $22. We were told to go directly outside the airport and our driver would be waiting for us. After clearing customs and attempting to get outside we were told by several men that we HAD to check in with them and that they would contact our driver and that it would be free (the hotel would pay for it). It ended up being another attempt to get you to go to a time share presentation at another resort during our stay and you would be given all kinds of free gifts. I told them "no" and walked away. All the while I had other men trying to stop me and tell me I had to check in with them. As soon as we walked outside... there was our driver, waiting for us just like the resort said he would be. We shared a shuttle with a few other couples. We were the first stop and it took about 15 minutes. I heard other couples who also took shuttles talking about how their drivers offered to stop at a liquor store on the way to the resort. It was funny to see people getting out of their shuttle like it was a party bus. They were lubed and ready to go!
We got to the resort around 2pm and our room wasn't ready yet. We walked the 15 minute walk over to the mega store and bought our fair share of alcohol and tons of snacks and water to last us the next 4 nights. There were taxis outside the store and it cost $5 back to the hotel with all our booty. By the time we got back to the hotel, our room was ready. We had to sit a few minutes with the concierge and they let us know that the hotel was under two years old and they have run out of money and wont be able to finish the Lobby until they find the funds. And after they get the money it will take an additional 11 months to finish. The lobby is in converted rooms and are still very nice. The concierge also offered us a complimentary breakfast for the next morning. We accepted and then they told us it was a 90 commitment. That's how they roped us into the presentation. We did it any way just because we were curious and they offered us $150 resort credit and a 10% discount card. We had to sit and eat breakfast with a stranger and make small talk while he started into his presentation on the resort. It was actually very interesting and they show you their "model" rooms that of course have the best views of the whole resort. Anyway, typical timeshare presentation.
We got a great deal through Travelzoo. When we checked in they upgraded us to a two bedroom villa. It was just the two of us so we really didn't need two rooms but it was still nice. Our view was horrible. It was of the tile roof above the gym. If you stood on the railing you could see a bit of the ocean. I'd suggest if you also got this travelzoo deal and don't really need the two bedroom, ask which room has the better view. The garden view would have been better than the one we had.
The villas are truly awesome. Very clean and spacious. The beds were incredibly comfortable. The sliding glass door open the length of the villa giving you that open outdoor feeling. Our priority, once settled in seemed to be getting a cocktail in us before the pool adventure. I took the ice bucket and went in search of ice. After 10 min of looking in vain I finally found someone who worked there and he told me that they didn't have ice machines. "But you have ice buckets!" I told him. He looked at me like he hears this 10 times a day. He said you can go get some from the bar or call room service and for $3 they would bring you some. I ordered some from room service and was peeved that I was going to have to pay for ice everyday but we were brought a huge monster bag that lasted us the whole week. So I was very happy. The kitchens are also very nice and they only thing I was wishing for was larger better cutting boards and cutting knives. All we had was regular silverware so cutting anything harder than butter was a challenge. (not complaining.... just nit picking) One thing we wished we would have brought or bought ourselves was big plastic cups to take our drinks in down to the pool. But the swim up bar makes it way too easy to constantly have a drink in your hand.
The gym was very nice and had the standard equipment. We attempted to go running on the beach barefoot. That wasn't possible because the sand was too coarse for me. We tried to go on what we hoped would be a romantic walk down the beach and that wasn't possible either. The sand is just to hot during the day (duhh) and way to painful. (I don't think most people have as sensitive as we do. Try it though because the stretch of beach in front of the resort is beautiful.
The pool was amazing. It will truly spoil any other pool experiences you may have this year. You wont find any of those cheap plastic lounge chairs here. They all had nice terry cloth covers over soft cushions on them and there seemed to be an umbrella every few chair so shade was never an issue. We noticed that people got up pretty early to stake their claim to the best located chairs. We got to the resort on a Sunday and out to the pool at almost 4pm and just about every lounge was occupied. Mon-Wed there were plenty of chairs available all day long. There is always someone walking around asking if you need anything. I highly recommend the carne asada nachos and the fish tacos while bellied up to the swim up bar.
They have weekly events. There was a beach party one night that we went to and had a blast. It was around $40 per person for all you could eat and drink. EXCELENT!!!!!!
This was such a great resort. I was in tears having to leave. 4 nights wasn't enough. I'm already trying to find friends to come back with us in a few months.
I thought it was strange that they didn't have a shuttle service to take you back to the airport. they'll call you taxi and it was a flat fare of $35.
Go to Cabo Azul and relax in luxury!!!!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cabo Azul Resort has a truly fresh look and feel, far superior to any Cabo San Lucas resorts. Our Cabo resort and spa stands out from the standard Cabo San Lucas resorts and hotel choices in the San Jose del Cabo area with Studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom luxury villas guaranteed to pamper your mind and soul. We truly provide the luxury vacation you've been dreaming of. From the abundance of luxurious amenities to the thoughtful interior design choices, Cabo Azul Resort has labored over even the smallest of details to ensure an exceptional experience with every visit to our Cabo resort's ocean side paradise. Don't settle for anything less than the best at other Cabo resorts, find the perfect vacation at Cabo Azul Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cabo Azul Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
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