The atmosphere at Grand Solmar Land’s End is zen-like. Though the resort is almost full during my visit, the gardens, pools and beach are quiet. I gaze out from one of several infinity pools to the sea, lulled by the rhythmic crashing of the waves. A fish leaps out of the water, foreshadowing the humpback whales which will soon make their winter appearance at this point where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.
Grand Solmar has made the most of their desert environment. They’ve landscaped water-hardy gardens reminding me of the landscaping in Moroccan palaces. Gardens and palm trees are sprinkled throughout the tiered patios and pools that stretch out from the residence buildings down to the hotel’s long private beach. Behind the buildings is the mountain which separates Cabo San Lucas from the famous El Arco arch in the ocean, and the architects of Grand Solmar have created pathways and even a restaurant which take advantage of the high mountain walls and the cool shade they bring. While the hotel is located in a quiet and tranquil area, it’s just a 10-minute walk to downtown Cabo San Lucas.
Rooms at Grand Solmar are also designed to be restful. Each room is a suite. The smallest are 65 square metres and can sleep a family split between a king-sized bed and a fold-down Murphy bed. Each suite has a full kitchen and a dining area, so it’s easy to cook for yourself. Or, select an optional meal plan and choose among the excellent on-site restaurants. Wooden and wrought-iron furnishings are handcrafted and there’s plenty of space to unpack and stretch out. Every suite has a large balcony overlooking the beautiful resort area too.
For a truly tranquil experience, don’t miss Grand Solmar’s spa. I spent an afternoon in a cabana overlooking the beach getting my body and face exfoliated, massaged and rejuvenated. I would have crashed for a nap afterwards but was revivified by a delicious spa meal that was light and nourishing.
As the sun sets over the Pacific, one of Grand Solmar’s infinity pools is the place to be. Sunsets here can be spectacularly red and soaking in an infinity pool is the perfect place to experience it. Many people head to the aptly named Sunset Pool, but there’s a good view from several others on the Grand Solmar property as well.
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