Over the years, I’ve become accustomed to being treated really well on my travels, but a new standard of hospitality has just been set on my recent visit to Los Cabos. Honestly if the Queen of England were to visit Los Cabos and I couldn’t imagine her receiving greater hospitality than that which I experienced…well certainly minus the body guards on my end!
This was a trip that I was really looking forward to taking, having traveled nearly everywhere in Mexico, over 20 times, yet never made my way to this tip of the Baja California Sur peninsula that seems more like Hollywood’s playground than any other beach resort town known.
Going into this trip, the only thing that I found missing was a sidekick or travel companion. Typically when exploring new destinations or more party worthy hot spots, I invite along company to share in the good times, so this was a bit of a first. However, I have no regrets of this solo trip, as my own personal red carpet felt like it was rolled out from the first night, having dinner with the charming, Angel Carbajal, chef and restaurateur of the famed Nick San to partying afterwards in the VIP terrace of The Passion Club, celebrating their 10 year anniversary, with new friends Roy Martin and Ernesto Luna. There was never a dull moment, nor a thought of loneliness.
Along the way, I picked up friends in every stop to join me for mojitos and sushi in the sun at the ever chic, Nikki Beach Club, sunset cocktails and breathtakingly gorgeous views at Sunset Da Mona Lisa or just chilling at my beachside cabana at Cabo Azul. One lovely surprise was coming across a fun partner in crime, Valerie, who was even more eccentric than myself, the rightful queen of her town for sure, yet someone who will remain a true friend in life.
So after days of partying, fine dining and enjoying the truly good life in the lap of luxury, the icing on my cake was the two day pampering finale to the SOMMA Wine Spa at the Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos. This spa and it’s amazing views of the Sea of Cortez were one of a kind, but not until this experience had I ever been able to drink wine while at a spa, and even between treatments at that. Such a far cry from my almost being kicked out of the Elemis Spa at BAs First Class Lounge in London Heathrow over a year ago for entering with a glass of champagne in hand. At least they hadn’t noticed the three that had previously drank.
This royal treatment of pampering went on to include the most sensual dinner experience ever, SOMMA’s Barefoot Dining Experience, out on the sand, under the moonlight, with the waves crashing only yards away, where for once on this trip, I was left wishing that I had a romantic interest to share that moment with and of course carry on afterwards in the oversized Jacuzzi of my presidential suite.
There was something magical about Cabo, whether it were the many friends that I met on my visit or the brilliant sparkle of the desert sky, viewed while relaxing around the numerous fire pits that light up the establishments at night, It provoked such a feeling of euphoria that before I even left, I knew I’d have to make my way back soon and certainly next time with my own prince in tow. For now, my red carpet must be rolled up and my tiara removed as I pass it to Valerie for safekeeping… Until Next Time Cabo!