Speaking of dining, Grand Solmar will complement the offerings of La Roca later this year with Don Luis, which will offer Baja Mediterranean cuisine. Guests can also take advantage of the other restaurants in the adjacent Solmar properties and off-site Solmar-owned restaurants, including the friendly Hacienda El Coyote, which serves great Mexican standards and toe-tingling margaritas, plus about 200 types of tequila.
Grand Solmar will have its own spa as it grows, but for now clients need to spend a few hours at the Thalassotherapy Spa on the adjacent sister property Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa. This is one of our favorite spas in Mexico, with a quiet outdoor saltwater pool that looks out to the property from above and a wealth of treatments that use the water from the Sea of Cortes to heal and purify. It’s easy to spend a day here and forget about the world outside. Under the blessed hands of Laura the spa therapist, we experienced the only effective hot stone massage we’ve ever had, combined with hot oil therapy and incorporating a heavenly hydrating facial. This combo is known as the Sea of Cortes and our results were dramatic, bringing a migrainous zombie back to life in less than two hours.
There’s a target date of 2013 to finish the rest of the property, which will also bring a deli-Internet cafe, sports bar and more water features, as well as 170 more units (for a total of 289 suites) and the spa, of course.
A Grand Studio Suite starts at $401.80 per night and a Grand Master Suite is $525 per night. Clients who wish to bring family or friends can book a 2-, 3- or 4-bedroom penthouse at $1,413 per night, so a 4-couple group would pay just $353 per room.
Couples thinking about tying the knot might want to consider the beautiful location of Grand Solmar’s wedding gazebo on the Land’s End Terrace—a classic Cabo landscape of rocky hills on one side and crashing waves on the other. A ceremony here means you’re right by the water but on firm footing on the gazebo, which is decorated with seasonal flowers for the special day and can be lit up with tiki torches and fireworks. Wedding packages start at $900 and can include spa treatments, photo shoots and more.