A few years ago I went to New York in early January. It was below freezing and snowing, and while it was fun to see the city for the first time, it was kind of miserable to walk around. Your toes can only handle so much freezing snowy slush! This year, I was so excited to ditch the cold and head somewhere with a little more sun; CABO! It was my first time to this part of Mexico (and my boyfriend Brent’s first time out of the country!), and it was more beautiful than we could have imagined. I was floored by the beauty of the ocean and beach mixed with the desert. It was so different than places I’d been like Cancun or Cozumel (which are also gorgeous obviously, but Cabo was just so unique!).
We had the pleasure of spending 4 days and three nights in Cabo at the amazingly fabulous Secrets Puertos Los Cabos Golf and Spa Resort. Check out the rest of the post as I highlight my favorite parts of the resort, my photos from the trip, details on a few of the outfits I wore, and why I think it’s THE place to stay in Cabo! After this trip, I’m over winter and ready for warmer weather!
The resort itself is just breathtaking. With clean lines, extraordinary flowers, and attention to every little detail, it was such a serene place to be. Everything screamed romance and luxury. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful, which made our stay even more enjoyable, and the service everywhere was wonderful. We enjoyed walking around every day and enjoying the ocean breeze and gorgeous views of the Baja desert and golf courses.
My favorite thing about the resorts location was how secluded and private it was. It created such a luxurious atmosphere to be the only resort in sight rather than looking over and seeing another hotel near by. It was almost like being on our own private island.
Every night there were fun shows and entertainment (we had a blast at the moonlight dance one night) and during the day there was no shortage of activities. There was a putting green, giant chess set, bike tours to the Maria, yoga, archery, and tequila tasting just to name a few options to keep you busy during the day. It was fun to mix and mingle with the other guests and try new things!
Hanging out by the pool was one of our favorite things to do. The swim-up bar was a frequent spot of ours, and I loved the palm trees in the pool! Everything felt so luxurious.
The Baracuda bar was where we spent a lot of our time (did you see my Instagram stories?), and the reason is obvious! How fun are these swing seats? Our favorite bartenders made us delicious frozen cocktails while we listened to the waves crashing. I can’t even begin to explain how badly I wish I was back here right now! It was so relaxing and fun.
The water was too rough to swim in safely while we were there, but we still laid towels on the beach and enjoyed the sand. I also went in the water up to my waist (briefly) to say I had swam in the Pacific Ocean.
How breathtaking is this view? It speaks for itself, but I’ll elaborate. The sliding doors open up completely from wall to wall, and we were close enough to the ocean to hear the waves crashing from our room. It was like having a sound machine on! The sunrise and sunset views were also incredible. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the light was!
The room itself was also so comfortable and elegant. I took a nice relaxing bath in this giant jacuzzi tub, and the bed was like sleeping on clouds. What is it about hotel beds? Where can I buy those sheets?? It was so cozy that breakfast in bed was a common theme throughout the trip. Since we ordered so much, we made use of the Secrets Box where the staff could leave us little desserts or treats we ordered without waking us up early. It was such a nice little touch.
The best part about opting for an all-inclusive resort is the food and drinks. It makes it so much more relaxing to not think about how much everything costs when making your selections for your meals. You can try one of every desert, order room service and then go to the buffet and see what else is cooking, order burgers by the pool, and grab a delicious fresh coffee or smoothie any time.
The first night, we tried El Patio Restaurant, because we wanted to be festive and have Mexican food on our first night in Mexico. I had the street tacos and Brent had a steak, and the churro dessert was absolutely phenomenal.
I wanted to try out the seafood restaurant, but with my shellfish allergy I figured it was best to play it safe and try the other amazing options. We had fun at the hibachi restaurant Himitsu on our last night, where we chatted with other guests and had a blast with the entertainment.
I think my favorite food though was the Barefoot Grill! I love casual bar food, and it was so fun to order while we were at the pool. Definitely try the burger!
Needless to say, it was an absolutely perfect trip. The Secrets Resorts team made us feel so welcome, and I can’t wait to visit again soon!
This post was sponsored by Secrets Resorts and Spas, all opinions are my own.