Some may hear Cabo San Lucas and think of a party destination, but the city and surrounding Los Cabos area are relaxing Pacific Coast retreats that welcome families. Here, rocky and mountainous coastlines surround resorts nestled along private stretches of sand. Some of the best resort options for families are all-inclusive, including these properties, which we love.
Written by Lissa Poirot
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
Once one of the most popular all-inclusive properties in Los Cabos (with good reason!), the Hilton
suffered major damage following a hurricane and finally rebuilt itself and reopened in summer 2015, bringing back its reign with a new look and amenities. The resort"s 375 rooms include a number of suite styles with plenty of space and balcony views overlooking the ocean and the property"s two oversized pools. Cabo Kids offers programs for children from ages 4 to 18, including special teen parties, educational programs and spa treatments.
Dreams Los Cabos Golf Resort & Spa
The elegant Dreams Los Cabos Golf Resort
was also severely damaged by a hurricane and had to close its doors. However, the damage has allowed the resort to renovate and improve upon its already fantastic accommodations. It is reopening in October 2015, so families looking to book ahead for the holidays or next year"s spring break will want to take a look at this resort, which will feature brand new Family Junior Suites with a private king bedroom, living area with a sofa bed, dining area, two bathrooms, and patio or balcony. The resort will maintain its many activities, as well, with the Explorer"s Club for kids, dance lessons for teens and water sports for all ages.
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
One of the Hyatt brand"s first forays into all-inclusive offerings, the Hyatt Ziva
knocked it out of the park when it opened in 2013 with eight restaurants, five swimming pools, a Broadway-style theatre, sports courts, water sports and a kids" program for ages 4 to 12. There is tons for families to do and see here before retiring to one of more than 600 guestrooms and suites with enough room to spread out and accommodate up to five.
Melia Cabo Real All-Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort
Located on one of the best beaches in Los Cabos, the grand Melia Cabo Real
is a traditional all-inclusive resort resting on an expansive beach and surrounded by the greens of a golf course. More than 300 rooms are available, with Family Junior Suites offering room for six. It will be hard to tear the kids away from a club dedicated to them with special events like dance classes, discos, camp outs and themed activities, but the large pool overlooking the ocean may do the trick.
Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Rated one of the best golf resorts, the Grand Fiesta Americana
may be known for its golf, but it is also a great family-friendly, all-inclusive resort in Los Cabos. With nearly 250 rooms and suites featuring balconies overlooking the ocean and pool, families can find space to spread out while enjoying private sunset views. The resort"s Fiesta Kids" club provides supervised activities and games, even welcoming parents to enjoy the fun, although mom and dad may want to leave plenty of time to enjoy the resort"s award-winning golf.
Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort
Tucked away in its namesake"s Sunset Beach, this smaller, hillside resort is secluded to provide a true getaway. The all-suite Pueblo Bonito
features 635 suites with sitting areas, balconies and patios, full kitchens and sofa beds. Outside of its comfortable and oversized rooms, the pools, beach, golf courses, spa and nearby Cabo San Lucas beckon and entertain families. The Kids" Club for ages 4 to 11 also includes arts and crafts activities, beach games and its own separate children"s pool.