THERE’S REASON TO LOVE the new Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, which opened this past September. For starters, it’s conveniently located just 30 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and 15 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas. It’s the first Waldorf Astoria to debut in Mexico, taking over The Resort at Pedregal—an already luxe property that Travel + Leisure called the best resort in Mexico in 2019. And it’s pulled out all the stops, especially when it comes to service.
If your passport is calling for a relaxing vacation with sand between your toes, consider being one of the first to check out the new Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. The spa treatments, infinity pools, exemplary service, and comfortable rooms will recharge your batteries faster than you thought possible.
Here’s why you should consider booking it for your next trip to Cabo.
Pedregal, which means rocky, is one of the most exclusive destinations in Cabo. The 24-acre resort is only accessible via a private tunnel, the Dos Mares, which translates to two seas, so it’s also off the beaten path. It’s perched atop a stunning cliff with crashing ocean views. Entering your room to a complimentary bottle of Clase Azul tequila isn’t a bad way to kick off vacation, either—nor is the private plunge pool (yes, in your room!).
There are numerous complimentary luxuries—welcome margaritas, daily room delivery of chips and guac and beer at 4 p.m., take-home beach bags, sunscreen stations, poolside butlers, and then some—but the resort isn’t all-inclusive, so it’s a good excuse to explore, too. Using the (free!) concierge service to set up excursions beyond the property is an ideal way to get a tailored vacation experience.
The tranquil Waldorf Astoria Spa is the heart of the property, with 12,000 square-feet of space, eight floating treatment rooms, private access to waterfalls, and a saltwater mediation pool. The spa offers 50- or 80-minute treatments inspired by the phases of the moon, the sea, and native healing featuring natural ingredients and unique techniques that enhance the restorative process.
The Dining Options
The culinary experiences throughout the property are as noteworthy as the coveted ocean views, and it’s best when you combine the two: El Farallon offers al fresco dining over the ocean with a premier “ocean-to-table” menu. The Champagne Terrace offers a champagne and salt tasting with a sommelier for $50 per person with 24 labels of champagne to choose from. There’s also the signature restaurant, Don Manuel’s, serving breakfast and dinner, a made-to-order juice bar, and the Va y Viene Beach Bar with swinging chairs, ocean views, and more champagne—be sure to time it perfectly and catch the breathtaking sunset, flute in-hand.
Traveling abroad can prove stressful, but this is where the resort excels with five-star services and not-so-small extras—like coordinating your checkout time with your departure time so you can take advantage of as much sun, sand, and tequila as possible. The resort offers airport hosts to help with luggage and the check-in process thanks to their great relationships with the airlines. They can even walk you through the priority lines if the main economy line is too long—which is common at SJD—expediting your way through security.
Booking: There are many packages with breakfast included—also included if you book via American Express. Be sure to ask for options and perks prior to booking.