Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Marquis Los Cabos Resort and Spa Is the Epitome of Luxury

Pools and ocean provide a relaxing water scenes.
Sunshine and cool ocean breezes. Sandy beaches and splashing waves. An attendant dropping by my lounge chair every half hour ready to bring whatever I desire: diet cola, pina coloda, or chips and salsa. Yes, I really am working, checking out the Marquis Los Cabos Resort and Spa in Mexico for future visitors.

Testing the temperature of the negative edge pool is actually research, even if it looks like pleasure. A stroll on the beach to check out rock formations that break powerful waves rolling onto shore is a fact-finding mission. How high is the tide? How far inland will the water spray?
Amazing sculptures decorate the grounds of
Marquis Los Cabos Resort and Spa
After four days at this luxury resort located on the Lower Baja coast between San Jose and Cabo San Lucas, I understand why it’s tagged “A resort for all senses.”

Arriving by car from the airport, I experience my first sensory image, a huge archway framing the artistic angel statues for which the resort is known. Open to the infinite sea, the reception area provides a beautiful introduction to this slice of paradise. Immaculately landscaped grounds, more than 40 pools, a spectacular 36 foot waterfall, and original Mexican artwork in every room and public area are additional feasts for the eyes.

Then there are the sounds, waves rolling up to the beach and crashing onto shore in a display of power. Yet, the regularity of a rising and falling sea manages to calm the soul as a variety of water features on the property add soothing background sounds.

Salt spray perfumes the air; and that slight fishy smell is explained to me as the ocean cleaning itself. Then there are flowers, some sweet and dainty, others (like society garlic) faintly pungent.

Beautiful setting for a serene getaway
Walking barefoot in the sand, stretching out for a nap in the rope chair hanging beside my casita, or dipping toes into the private plunge pool provide tactile experiences. You can splurge on a massage or become one with the sea during an early morning open-air Yoga class. And, of course, there is water—pool or ocean—to wash over you and tantalize your sense of touch.

Sink into this rope swing and be lulled
by its motion.
Your taste buds are in for an exquisite treat when dining at Canto Del Mar, the resort’s intimate gourmet restaurant. The menu changes daily—according to whatever fresh ingredients are available—and the sommelier pairs Mexican wines you’ve probably never tasted before with the day’s offerings.

While stirring up your senses provides grand memories, it’s not the only way to enjoy Marquis Los Cabos Resort. It only takes a few hours to transition from work mode to relaxation, especially with the incredible level of service from staff. It’s simply the perfect venue for the perfect vacation.

Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier

2 comments:

marthaandme said...

It sounds perfectly glorious. Especially the part about an attendant stopping by your chair every half hour! I'm leery of Mexico in general though - concerns about the water and the high rate of poverty turn me off.

Irene S. Levine said...

One of my favorite properties, too!