With its combination of luxury hotels, trailblazing restaurants, world-class golf courses and outstanding fishing, complete with vistas that will jam your Instagram feed, Los Cabos, set at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, delivers the quintessential Mexican beach holiday. Just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles, this vacation oasis, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, unsurprisingly attracts a healthy celebrity quotient pretty much year-round. With its pleasant desert-like weather (think dry and hot days and cool, breezy nights) there’s really no bad time to visit Los Cabos. Jennifer Aniston is regularly spotted at hotels like the One&Only Palmilla, and George Clooney loved the area so much that he built a beachfront pile and flipped it to a Mexican billionaire for a tidy sum.
Widely considered to be the best place for snorkelling in the area, Bahía Santa María (also referred to Santa Maria Bay) is brimming with a multitude of tropical fish and marine life. This is largely thanks to its placid waters being a protected fish sanctuary and part of an underwater reserve. Edged by a serene horseshoe-shaped bay and surrounded by cactus-covered rocky cliffs, brightly coloured fish swarm through chunks of white coral and golden sea fans. It is in this cherished location that Montage resorts – which are situated all over the States – has built a high-end resort of contemporary design that sits lightly in its idyllic setting, and is sensitive to the beautiful environment surrounding it.
Joining the private residential community of Maryville Los Cabos, perched upon the best piece of beach in Cabo and set within 39 lush acres, luxury Montage Los Cabos resort will open in May 2018 with 122 generously-proportioned guest rooms and suites, a sprawling full-service spa and multiple dining options, as well as 52 whole ownership residences.
In addition to ocean views from every hotel room and residence, the extensive use of natural woods and stones, plus native planting indigenous to Mexico will create a timeless environment that reflects the careful balance, care and elegance in the resort’s design. And being the first international outpost of Montage, the American brand has really gone to town with the resort’s facilities, which will include a Fred Couples Signature golf course in addition to onsite tennis courts, a 20,000-square-foot pool spanning two levels, sport fishing, sailing, surfing, yachting, horseback riding and countless other leisure activities.