There’s still time to get away this summer with your special someone
Words by KATHRYN ROMEYN
Like a fine reposado, Mexico gets better with age. Home to some of the world’s most lavish resorts, the country’s Pacific Coast remains a classic destination for Californians embarking on a romance trip. And a few beloved properties are making it easier than ever to indulge.
Fresh on Cabo’s scene and celebrating its one-year anniversary is Montage Los Cabos (from $595/night), set on the halcyon swimming beach of Santa Maria Bay. Couples can relax on one of three oceanfront lawns with verdant turquoise landscaping; or choose to simply cleanse and reconnect under a blanket of stars with the help of the resort’s shaman. Whatever the mission, the Twin Dolphin Couple Journey — with a breathing meditation, guided tea ritual and side-by-side massage — ensures romantic R&R.
A few miles up the beach is perhaps the most seductive stay anywhere: Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort (from $710/night). That’s thanks in part to having an actual Department of Romance, able to magically produce private fireworks shows or intimate dinners when lovebirds aren’t swimming in infinity pools to underwater music or gazing at the galaxy through their own rooftop telescope.
The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita (from $895/night) has introduced the idea of a Soulcation — think Huichol blessings, chakra-balancing rituals, intention-burning ceremonies, Reborn mud rituals, dreamcatcher-making, sea-foraging, Hakali massage, and mole and mezcal at the new gastronomic Mexican highlight, Dos Catrinas.
Feature image: LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO, A ROSEWOOD RESORT. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.