3) Spend the Pesos to upgrade—Our favorite room was the Passion Suite Ocean Front King. Not only do you get a full-on ocean-facing room, it comes with a large, very private balcony and two reclining loungers, perfect for sipping on a yummy banana margarita while sunbathing. If you can’t quite splurge for this, go for anything ending in “Suite” instead of “Room.” This gives you access to the ME+ services: the quiet Deep Lounge and concierge, access to the Passion Club VIP room, and room service breaky to help you recover from the night before.
4) If you don’t like tequila, don’t go to Tequila Fusion—If you had a bad tequila episode during your college years, be forewarned: Every dish at Tequila Fusion Tapas Bar has tequila in it. However, in reality, it’s more of a secret ingredient because we actually didn’t taste the alcoholic bevvie in any of the dishes, so don’t be scared.
5) Bring your dog—ME Cabo has a Bali bed meant just for Rover and his pack of friends. (In this regard pooch is taking his/her master’s and mistress’s lead. We saw mostly groups of guys and groups of gals lounging around together around the pool.) Pet concierges will make sure man’s best friend is well watered, fed and walked while you talk about grown-up stuff with your own pack. Rumor has it that Adam Sandler may have sparked this service, but we can’t be sure.
6) Get out every once in a while—The location of the hotel is right on. It’s a short walk into the town of Cabo San Lucas and to the popular marina area full of high street-type shops, craft sellers, restaurants and bars and, of course, there are boats galore. You can buy a tour on a big boat, a small boat or a dinghy depending on your sportiness comfort level. There’s snorkeling, deep sea fishing, whale watching, or partying—to each his or her own, right?
Another location plus? The hotel is on one of the only swimmable beaches in Cabo.
7) Don’t just chill at the pool—The YHI Spa at the hotel has a sleep-inducing signature treatment, the Abhyanga Massage ($239), that takes place in one of the treatment rooms you find as you cross the spa’s outdoor courtyard. An ayurvedic treatment, it’s meant to stimulate your "prana" or life force, and while that may be the case, we also found that it deadened our get-up-and-go force as we laid on an outdoor lounger afterwards, sipping water and snacking on dried fruit.
Rates range from $199 for an Aura Room to $1,440 for the gargantuan Suite ME Ocean Front King in December, even cheaper if you're a Melia Rewards member.
[Photos: Janice Tober]
While Janice stayed as a guest of ME Cabo the views expressed are most definitely her own.