We’ve been trying hard to keep up with all the new openings in Los Cabos, with the latest addition being our in-depth review of Chileno Bay Resort and Residences. This Auberge Collection resort isn’t the newest in town since that title rarely lasts more than a few months these days, but it has already soared up the rankings to join the elite luxury resorts that have been established for more than a decade, like sister Auberge property Esperanza.
Chileno Bay Resort, as you would probably imagine, is named after the section of the ocean it overlooks, with the architecture designed to make the most of the view from every point in the horseshoe-shaped property. In your room or villa, by the pool, or having dinner, you’re nearly always going to have the blue sea in sight.
As with most stretches of sand in this area, the ocean waves and steep drop-off demand respect. In most of the Los Cabos region, the sand is nice for a morning walk, but you’re more likely to spend your day kicking back on a lounge chair at the pool. El Chileno is an exception though: there’s a small bay area with a designated Blue Flag certified swimming area where you can actually step into the ocean without getting hit by monster waves. Otherwise…
Starting at the edge of the fitness center are the three infinity pools, all of which cascade toward the ocean. The first pool is ideal for wading with the little ones and even teaching them to swim. Drop down to the family pool, cabanas on one side, and chairs on the other. The last pool, adults-only, is the closest pool to the beach and two restaurants. It rolls out a floating tequila bar every day at 4 p.m.
Room options at Chileno Bay go from large junior suites to palatial luxury digs, with four-bedroom villas available and private bungalows for those who find the villas’ private pools and chef insufficient for their family’s needs. This is one of the highest-tech resorts in the area, many options controlled with your smart phone and staffers summoned quickly via a messenger app. You can expect top amenities, fine toiletries, impeccable housekeeping, and spacious marble baths at your disposal.
The well-trained, often well-traveled staff here is on par with what you’d find at other Auberge Collection resorts, which is saying a lot in a region of Mexico where staff demand is high and the housing situation is a challenge. The restaurants here get high marks too, especially dinner at Comal, despite the secluded location where nearly everything has to be shipped in or flown in.
See our full review of Chileno Bay Resort and Residences in Los Cabos, Baja Sur, Mexico.