If you’ve been lucky enough to visit exceptional properties like the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Auberge Du Soleil in Napa or the nearby Solage Calistoga, then you are accustomed to the first-class experience inherent to an Auberge resort. Taking their signature hospitality south, far south, to Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Esperanza imparts that familiar luxurious lifestyle, but with an appropriate topical twist.
Recommended Resort: Esperanza, an Auberge Resort. A frequent addition to travel magazines’ top lists, this waterfront experience earns its reputation as one of Mexico’s most desirable getaways. Comfortable, atmospheric and loaded with amenities, romance is in high order from arrival to departure.
All accommodations, whether a Casita, Suite or Villa, feature views of the Sea of Cortez, some with infinity hot tubs, gourmet kitchens and private swimming pools. The resort is adorned with magnificent Mexican art, some for display and some for purchase. For those who want the magic to last a lifetime, there is the option of ownership, partial or whole.
Also, in celebration of the resort’s 10th anniversary, guests can enjoy more than 35 percent off of standard rates this summer with the Feliz Cumpleaños package. Available for stays throughout 2012, the package offers guests a fourth night free in addition to a complimentary bottle of Esperanza’s private label sparkling wine, a special welcome amenity, roundtrip airport transfers, breakfast daily and more.
Check In: Carretera Transpeninsular KM 7, Manzana 10, Punta Ballena in Cabo San Lucas. 866-311-2226, esperanzaresort.com
Check Out: The Spa. With its signature water passage, the Cabo Spa at Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas is world renowned as a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. No wonder it has been named the #1 spa in Latin America by Travel & Leisure.
Celebrated for its coastal desert environment and handcrafted botanical treatments, the Cabo spa features 14 treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite, a large soaking pool, an outdoor shower and a private sunbathing area.
Don’t Miss: The Culinary Experience. This summer, the resort will feature two exceptional dining experiences you won’t want to pass up:
Mexican Beach Clambake: Inspired by the traditional beach clambakes of the Eastern United States, Esperanza puts its own twist on a summer classic. Guests will assist Chef Cerda in preparing an intimate clambake on the resort’s private beach by selecting the best local catches of seafood including Pacific and indigenous chocolata clams, black mussels, Baja lobster and scallops from the Sea of Cortez, all served with grilled potatoes, corn on the cob, sweet potatoes and lemon butter sauce. This two-hour culinary experience is offered each Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for $135 per person (class includes all ingredients, dessert and a glass of house wine; two person minimum).
Summer Spa Pairing: Available beginning June 1, this decadent duo pairs Esperanza’s new Tequila Soother body treatment with a signature Paloma cocktail. The Tequila Soother treatment begins with a salt and lime body exfoliation prepared by Executive Chef Gonzalo Cerda using pure salts from nearby Guerrero Negro. The guest’s journey continues with an aloe vera and honey mask, complete with a fresh bouquet of mint leaves, followed by a tequila agave body wrap. Guests will also enjoy a light facial with a yogurt and oats based mask that is removed with cantaloupe and cucumber juice to help improve and enhance skin tone. Guests will conclude their experience with a full body massage that uses an agave-enriched massage oil then head to the outdoor relaxation lounge for Esperanza’s signature Paloma cocktail consisting of white tequila, grapefruit and lime juice. ($335 per person for 2-hour spa treatment and tequila pairing).
Blog post by Always a Bridesmaid columnist, Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of Esperanza.
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