Featured on Forbes: Cabo San Lucas Welcomes Back Tourists With A Focus On Creative Social Distancing
By Jim Dobson
(…) This property is located on one of the few swimmable beaches in Cabo, and the crowd here is more upscale than most. Positioned along a protected, quiet cove, guests can snorkel colorful coral reefs where you may come across celebrities and billionaires who are among the regular visitors and residence owners. During my visit, there were several billionaire homeowners, an Oscar nominee, and a pro athlete practically enjoying the entire resort to themselves.
The arrival experience is smooth, and you avoid the check-in process as you are taken by buggy directly to your villa. Among the best options at the Auberge property are the open-air oceanfront villas with sliding walls bringing in the constant breeze from the Sea of Cortez.
Guests can select from a wide variety of accommodations, including the dramatic and pricey 24,000 sf Brisa Del Mar Villa, which features six bedrooms that accommodate 12. You can host your entire family in the villa with your own private media room, outdoor terrace with custom bar, and outdoor pool table. The large outdoor pool with private outdoor shower also includes private beach access.
You can also opt to stay in one of the stunning Sky Villas with up to 5,700 sf of luxury indoor/outdoor living. The villas include a rooftop pool, up to four bedrooms, and an enormous bi-level rooftop terrace with dramatic ocean views, a private pool, fireplace, wet bar with grill and dining area. The sliding glass walls give you plenty of fresh air. The villas include a private butler, where everything from unpacking to preparing cocktails and snacks is provided.
There were few guests during my brief visit as the property had just opened, and considering the limit on occupancy, there is not a lot of contact with other people. The numerous outdoor health options include in-water spinning classes, snorkeling, swimming, and luxury Auberge spa treatments in airy cabanas on the beach, where you will find yourself far removed from the headline news.
The resort is headed by the wonderful GM Roger Ponce, who has put together an energetic staff dedicated to the customers safety and health concerns. All employees are masked, and every room is completely sanitized before you check in.
Guests are also provided with masks for use only when around other guests; you have the freedom to not wear a mask as you choose or when enjoying activities or dining. The dramatic open-air concepts at the resort provide many social distancing options from dining outdoors at the amazing wide open space of the COMAL Restaurant with possibly the world’s best tacos from one of my favorite Chefs in all of Mexico, Yvan Mucharraz.