We spent 4 nights in Cabo to celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary (which was back in August). We stayed at the Marquis Los Cabos All Inclusive (Adults Only) Resort. If you’re interested in more about where we stayed and what we did, read more below!
When we were looking for a place to celebrate our anniversary we wanted it to be….
- Somewhere we have never been
- And a location not likely to be impacted by hurricane season
…Cabo checked all the boxes!
Where We Stayed
We stayed at Marquis Los Cabos, an All Inclusive, Adults only resort. I have our room location circled in the pic above.
Since we were celebrating our 15 year anniversary, we wanted a room that was little over the top with a plunge pool or something similar. The Marquis resort offers Casita rooms that sit outside the main hotel building, and line the beach and pool. We stayed in an Ocean Front Casita, and it was wonderful. If I went back, I would save a few $$ and opt for the Oceanview Casitas or Master Suite with plunge pool.
- The hotel is small, so the restaurants were never booked up or crowded. While the food was not award winning, it was decent enough. All restaurants had at least one vegetarian option.
- You could always find a spot at one of the pools and all the chairs were poolside.
- The staff was attentive with drink and food service to our seats at the pool.
- The rooms were nice and spacious.
- The location was in-between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, so easy to get to either location.
- Since the hotel is small, all rooms are close to the pool and beach.
- Short ride to/from the airport (around 25 minutes whereas Cabo San Lucas is closer to an hour)
- We had to remind the staff to restock our in room food and beverages. I would have preferred they just keep us loaded up with snacks and drinks.
- Because of our room location, there were often private events held right in front of our buildling. For example, the last night there was a wedding reception we had to walk through to get to our room 🙂
- Small selection of bars to hang out at late night (which we only did one night).
- We did a wine tasting and it turned into a sales pitch for diamonds (they didn’t trick us into buying any but we didn’t go to learn about diamonds, we went for the wine)
- I mentioned above, but the foods was average. That is in line with most all inclusives though.
What We Did
We mostly relaxed at the pool. However we did leave the resort twice. Once to do to dinner at El Farallon Restaurant and the other to visit Flora Farms. I highly recommend both, and will talk about them below in the food section.
The resort has lots of activities you can participate in throughout the day, and always a special event in the evening such as a “Fire Show” or “Acrobatics Show”. We did the wine tasting one day….but besides that, spent our days at the pool.
What we Ate
We ate most of our meals on-resort. For lunch I was able to eat poolside and some of the things we ate included pizza, nachos, quesadilla, chicken fingers (Jonathan). For dinner the resort has 4 dining options (one is a Prix Fixe with an additional charge). The first night we ate at Vista Ballenas, a Mexican cuisine restaurant. The last night was ate at Sakke, a Japanese restaurant.
El Farallon Restaurant – This restaurant is at the Waldorf Astoria, and I highly recommend if looking for a fine dining experience in Cabo. It is a coursed, prix fixed menu. They offered a vegetarian menu, and it actually had so many good option for me to choose from (just make sure to let them know of any dietary restrictions in advance). We also enjoyed the wine pairing with our meal. The dinner was fantastic and the view was amazing (overlooking the ocean and the crazy waves crashing against the rocks below).
Flora Farms – We visited Flora Farms for lunch one day, and actually spent several hours there shopping, visiting the on-site wine shop and strolling the beautiful farm. Visiting Flora Farms is a must! We said that when we go back to Cabo, we will stay closer so we can eat there multiple times! The food was amazing, and so were the cocktails! I could go on and on. For lunch Jonathan and I shared pizza, burrata and tomato salad, and a carrot and lentil dish.
Overall, I would definitely visit Cabo again. We are actually already talking about taking Sienna in a year or so!