More about Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort
Unbelievable!!!Everything at Las Ventanas is the best!The food is excellent.The spa treatments and staff are amazing.The rooms are beautiful,and the service....the service is by far the best I have ever had at a hotel or resort in my life!!Bravo to everyone at Las Ventanas....this is how it should be done.
Super Mario rocks
Las Ventanas is a resort like no other. The attention paid to detail is mind-boggling (the housekeeping staff creates a sewing kit for the room based on the color of the clothing in the guest's closet). Whenever my husband and I left the room, we passed at least four staff members who promptly asked us if there was anything they could do for us. The rooms are beautiful. We spent hours on our private porch which overlooked the Sea of Cortez and the gorgeous infinity pool below. The best memory of Las Ventanas? Super Mario, the poolside shade engineer. He will sooner die than allow a guest to adjust his/her own umbrella.
Are you kidding me...
What can be said about my recent trip to Las Ventanas.... a ton... In need of a great vacation to get away from it all, I decided that my girlfriend and I would go to Las Ventanas. From arrival (picked up in a suburban and greeted with chilled lemon scented towels to freshen up with) to check-in (there wasn’t a check-in) to the service (cleaning your sunglasses every hour at the pool to serving sorbet during the mid afternoon, IPOD’s to listen to our favorite music) the dining experiences (night beach dinner and dinner on our roof) to the jacuzzi on our balcony. A true paradise experience.. live it up, you only live once as far as I know… can’t wait to get back…
World Class Resort!
My wife and I consider ourselves very picky when it comes to resorts and service. We went to Las Ventanas for our honeymoon for 6 nights in June 2004.
I won't waste your time by repeating what everone else has posted. Just do yourself a favor book a trip to Las Ventanas. It will be an experiance unlike any you have ever had. A small boutique resort that prides itself in knowing ALL of it's current guest names. It is also a big celebrity retreat, but everyone is treated so well there, that they just blend in. (Halle Berry, Paris Hilton, and one of the Olsen twins was there when we were there)
If you have a trip already booked here, consider yourself lucky. If you are thinking about booking a trip here, just do it. We can't wait to return someday soon. (When we have money saved up again!).
ps. do the meal plan, it's worth it and may be the smarter way to dine while at the resort.
Beautiful setting but...
Traveling more than 25 hours my husband and I stayed at a wonderfull 600USD per night Junior Suite at Palmilla Resort during 4 days in end July 2004. One night, our concierge booked for us dinner at The Restaurant in Las Ventanas. The setting and atmosphere at Las Ventanas is beautiful, it is also very impressive how the architecture and gardens with desert plants adapt to the environment, just magnificent at dusk. We were welcomed at the entrance by a lovely PR lady who talked about the hotel and showed us our table at the bar where we had a cocktail and enjoyed the live soft music before dinner. There are only candles and apparently no electricity which produces a very unique atmosphere in a sort of open air terrace-palapa where the bar and restaurant meet. Quite unexpected, a young and self sufficient lady came to us and informed my husband that due to their dress code he would not be able to enter The Restaurant terrace wearing short trousers! The temperature was around 40C (100F) in the middle of the summer and the complement to the outfit shall be said was very appropiate at least for stylish european sommer standards. Unfortunately nobody warned us before about this specific code, not even our concierge at Palmilla.
It is amazing how the management and service staff of this resort dealed with the situation daring to bother their unadviced guests and at the end let us leave -no dining- back to our hotel without proposing any thoughtful solution. Elegance and sophistication is simple and it is an attitude which was not present at las Ventanas at least during that night. Previous experiences at the Ritz-Carlton in Bali, The Datai in Malaysia or The Banyan Tree in Phuket were just magnificent in the sense that guests are real kings and by no means disturbed.
Mostly loved, some service issues
We recently stayed at Las Ventanas. Mostly it was a delightful experience. The property/setting is exquisite, our "room" (a 2 BR condo) was spacious, well-appointed, and had wonderful views, and there are numerous lovely infinity pools scattered across the property. The beach is beautiful, but you cannot swim in the water b/c of undertow. Security is tight on the beach, so although there are some vendors, they are very tightly restricted in the way they can approach you on the beach, and they are relatively low key. The food is excellent, though WILDLY expensive (you can opt into a $150/pp/day plan which covers anything on the menu during the 3 main meals, and sadly, this turned out to be a bargain). The wine list is extremely comprehensive, and the sommelier is excellent. The spa treatements are extremely high quality. All of this said, our main complaint was the service, which started at an extremely high (almost comically so) level of attentiveness, and deteriorated significantly during our stay. This might be b/c we arrived mid week (somewhat quieter time, though they claim they are almost always 90% booked), and they became much busier by the end of the week, but given the prices, the inattentivenss became unacceptable (example: I waited 2 hours for a pool waitress to come by to clear our lunch dishes and take a drink order, despite repeated attempts to get her attention and repeated requests to the pool man to ask her to come over. And this is right at the main pool!). So overall, it is great, but be prepared for an expensive experience and uneven customer service.
Paradise in Mexico
You must go to Las Ventanas once in your lifetime.
The rooms are exceptionally unique with the state of the art everything in a eclectic Mexican motif. Luxury vacation to the max. You are escorted to your room and are enchanted as you walk through the small desert retreat. They give you a wonderful tequila and snack welcome in your room that has already been prepared for you.
You slip right into another world. We got the ocean view room with the roof top balcony. We actually had a balcony off our room and you went upstairs to your roof top terrace. There was plenty of privacy and romance. The stars are beautiful in the evening from your rooftop terrace. There is a professional telescope in your room for stargazing and whale watching.
The service is impeccable. Sunglass cleaning, cool Evian waterballs for spritzing in the desert sun, cool bottled water, afternoon sorbet treats all poolside. There are multiple pools to choose from. We preferred a quiet pool behind our building and had it all to ourselves with impeccable pool service. The main pool and the ocean facing pools are the place to be seen and there is plenty of action and people watching if you dig that too.
The spa is quite nice. We had massages and pedicures. We again experienced luxury pampering and loved the treatments.
I recommend including breakfast in your room reservation. We had breakfast in our room each morning as opposed to going to the restaurant.
The lunch and dinner cuisine are okay but not stellar as the price indicates they might be. Be prepared to dress proper for dinner, check with the hotel for the dress code so you are not surprised. I highly recommend the ceviche bar for lunch. We ate their every day or had lunch brought to our pool side.
We opted for dinners outside the property at Esperenza and La Palmilla as well as a few other choices in Cabo San Lucas.
This is a location that you can have the ultimate in privacy and luxury.
I can't wait to go back.
Trip Win - Las Ventanas al Paraiso!
The airport in Cabo is very small, but they appear to be building additions to it. Staying at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, the resort can arrange airport transfers via Mercedes SUV. The drive to the resort takes about 25 minutes. We asked our driver to stop on the way at the gas station so we could buy some good Mexican beer (Pacifico!).
Cancun.....love that place
"All Inclusive Places a plenty"
There is something about Cancun, Mexico. The most gorgeous 5 shades of blue water. Soft white sand. Good weather - most of the time. And GREAT Mango margaritas and shrimp ceviche. Paradise on earth!
Have stayed at the Omni in Cancun and the Iberostar Quetzal in Playa del Car.
"Cabo San Lucas"
I like Cabo a lot but prefer the Mayan Riviera.
Cabo has rocky beaches and not so soft sand but some great and beautiful scenery.
Great Restaurants - Nick-San for Japanese food. (yes strange in Mexico I know but awesome Japanese food)
Mi Casa for mexican food. Outstanding!
Visited Las Ventanas for Spa Treatments and it is absolutely gorgeous.
Baja and Beyond
"Baja Norte, Mexico - The next big spot!"
Mexico is amazing, underated and diverse. Americans, Canadians and Europeans don't know they are missing...they listen too much to the press. It has climate, beauty and opportunity beyond compare. Baja Norte is the sleeper. Five years from now, it will be a mecca for the Boomers, innovators and adventures to call home. Freedom, new opportunity and appreciation awaits for the pack leaders and the visionaries!
It is still affordable and possible to live in luxury on the ocean...check it out!
"Homes take on a new look in Baja"
The introduction of American and Mexico City developers brings a new sophistication to the Baja Norte coastline (Las Ventanas pictured).
Development on this beautiful attracts the like of Trump, ICON Group, Resorts.com to this area of Baja that previously had only local builders.
"Pristine Beaches in Baja"
Miles and miles of pristine beaches and bluffs are typical in Baja Norte. Coastal land is being purchased by large developers that see the future of this region and intend to sustain it beauty.