These theme nights are available at no extra cost to clients who sign up for Playa Grande’s new All-Inclusive Meal Plan. The Basic Plan, priced at $75 pp, includes three meals a day at onsite restaurants and 50 percent off at the higher-tiered Brigantine, as well as domestic drinks and half off the use of the fitness center, tennis court, mini-golf and the Kids Club for ages 5-11. At $95, the Premium Plan adds Brigantine to the list of dining options, as well as room service and use of the fitness facilities. Similar all-inclusive options are available at Solmar’s other beachfront resorts.
The All-Inclusive Plan can be added to regular rates or the Five-Night Family Package when you call the hotel directly. The package includes accommodations for five nights in a 1-bedroom suite, daily breakfast, a $50 certificate for dinner on site, a couple’s massage and four tickets for a sunset cruise aboard the Buccaneer Queen, a “pirate ship” that will take them near Cabo’s famous Arch. This offer is good through Dec. 22 and is priced at $1,299
The beachfront resort has become certified as a Sea Turtle Watch and Rescue Site and is hosting a rescue program where guests are encouraged to assist; for more information, contact Playa Grande.
the solmar family The land where Playa Grande and the other Solmar properties sit was purchased from local ranchers in 1970, and in 1973 owner Don Luis Bulnes opened Solmar Resort. This hotel is still open today, holding on to much of its Old Cabo charm with fully tiled bathrooms, a grill provided for those who get lucky at sea and a quieter feel to the entire property. It’s not as polished as the other Solmar hotels, but it’s plenty adorable if clients are fine with an old-school Baja stay—it reminds us of the beach hotels of our youth, in fact.
Playa Grande is home to The Ridge Luxury Villas, a hotel-within-a-hotel. This is a more luxurious boutique property with 98 villas (including six presidential suites), most of which look out to the Cabo marina, housed in a structure designed and built around a natural rock formation and with its own pool with a view. Coming up is Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2011. Featuring nothing but oceanview accommodations, it’s set to have 291 suites. Outside of the Solmar Beach area there’s Quinta del Sol, right by Medano Beach.