The Williams Take Cabo ✈ the Cape, a Thompson Hotel

So to say we were in desperate need of a “relaxing” vacation, is laughable…I say “relaxing” because my husband tells me I always seem to plan those  go-go-go vacations. You know, where the crazy family member(me) makes an itinerary for each day and dinner reservations weeks beforehand? Yep, I am guilty but my competitive side had to show him I could let go of the reigns and plan  (but not really plan) a real vacation.Below are the details about our trip to Los Cabos San Lucas and where to get a few of the outfits I wore!


{The Hotel- the Cape, a Thompson Hotel}


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First and foremost, you have to set your budget (food/drinks/activities/transportation/hotel). In my opinion, where you stay can make or break your trip; therefore, I always like to do a lot of research before making my final decision. One thing I seem to immediately go to is  Travelocity, it has proved itself useful again and again, but I do not like to use that as my single source of information. I ask friends, who have vacationed in that area, what they suggest. Also, I enjoy checking out multiple travel blogs-gotta share that blogging love♥. Through all of this delegation, I decided to book our stay at the Cape, a Thompson Hotel. I have provided my own ratings, on things that I believe are important inquiries before booking your stay. SCALE: 1(bad)-5(excellent) 


My Ratings & Why

OVERALL: (5)★★★★★

Travelers: Couples/Friends (5) Business (4) Families (2.5)

Staff/Service: 5+

Rooms(Suites): 5 

Pools & Amenities(Spa): 5

Food&Drinks(Manta, Pool bar, lobby bar, room service & Ledge): 4

*We were unable to try out the Rooftop due to the weather

Location: 5+ (private beach)↓

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Travelers: I would recommend this place to couples or business groups. Even though it is not a loud and crazy place, sometimes they hold events that can go late into the night. For instance, while we were there, the hotel hosted a DJ party where most of its attendants were young adults. Due to the rain, it was moved into the main lobby and the music did not stop until 2am. The event did not bother my husband and I, but our neighbors had two children and they were unable to get them to bed at a decent hour. I am not saying that this place isn’t kid friendly, but I do think couples, families with older children(18+) and business groups would have a more enjoyable stay.

Staff/Service: Like most women, we like to feel special and important. That is exactly how both my husband and I were treated from arrival till departure. As we checked in, we were greeted with a complimentary refreshment and afterwards we were given a tour of the grounds. The day we spent at the pool, we were waited on from 9am-4pm. The staff came by to take our orders, offer us food and anything else to make us comfortable. They even went above and beyond, I could not see a reservation available (online) at the restaurant Sunset da Monalisa and I mentioned it to our waiter. He then asked what time we would like to eat dinner, next thing I know he is walking back to our cabana with a reservation at Sunset da Monalisa. I could go on and on about their amazing staff/service, but I think I got my point across.

Rooms: Since this hotel is relatively new, there weren’t a lot of traveler’s photos on review sites. So I looked through as many photos on review sites that I could and decided on the Junior Suite. When we opened the door to our room I was pleasantly surprised. I had no doubt that the room would be nice, but nice is not an accurate description. This room was massive and the bathroom was to die for. The shower had a shower head connected to the wall AND a rain shower, if that wasn’t impressive enough the large, copper tub put the cherry on top. There were two large closets, a couch, a bluetooth radio and a patio with a breathtaking view and a couch swing. Yeah, the room was quite alright. 

Pools&Amenities: I have a thing for infinity pools, I find them aesthetically pleasing yet deceiving. This pool had La Paz and a crystal-blue ocean as its background, you cannot beat that. Oh and did I mention there was a swim-up bar? Yep. In addition to the infinity pool, there was a smaller salt water pool with cabanas around them too. Onto another amenity, the Spa. Chris and I had a couples massage that was relaxing, but what I enjoyed just as much was our treatment afterwards. It didn’t hurt that the halls and rooms were romantically lit and parts of the ceiling was glass. It just so happened to be raining, so the view and sound was exceptionally calming. After our massages, we were led to an open area with lounge chairs, plunge pools and a fruit/drink bar. As we laid down a warm eye mask and neck towel was brought to us. We were also able to use the steam room, sauna and plunge pools for the rest of the day. 

Food&Drinks(excluding the Rooftop/Manta): One of my favorite things came from the pool menu, ceviche ahi tuna with citrus, sweet corn and sweet potato. It was divine and now I am craving it…The drinks, well they had no problem with making sure your drink was strong. Their signature cocktail menu was also very good, but most of the time I stuck to the Mimosas and Piña Coladas which were also satisfying. Oh, I did try an unusual drink it was called a Horchata Mimosa and it was pretty dang good too.

Location: The Cape is situated back from the road and secluded from other hotels and resorts. That is what I loved most about it, the seclusiveness. The beach was small and uncrowded, I could count the number of people I saw on any given day. The location was a perfect setting for our relaxing vacation.


++Hotel Info & PHOTOS++

Style: Luxury, Boutique

Price: $$$$(avg. $599, Deals are available-we did 3 nights stay the 4th night free)

All-Inclusive: NO

Number of Guest Rooms: 161

Valet Parking: Yes (complimentary for hotel guest)

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

cabosaltpoolThe SALT water pool

cabotheboxThe back of the Hotel and the Glassbox (Our room-farthest right, third level)

cabochairsPart of the {Beautiful} Balcony

cabolastumbrello∞The Infinity Pool∞

cabotequilaA little gift ✉ as you enter your room 

cabobathroomA Copper Tub…No complaints here.

cabobarbetterThe Pool Bar

cabolastchairsOn the other hand just sit and take in the view☀ 

cabocabanaLook at that view…I mean the complimentary cabanas 🙂 

As you can tell, I think I took on my husband’s challenge pretty well…I mean look at all that relaxation occurring above, wouldn’t you say he is pretty content? He is tanning, playing a gameboy and I am taking pictures and figuring out dinner reservations. Fine, I can be controlling but it is nice to have some set plans. Speaking of those plans, I have included those details too! Before I get more off subject, I want to say THANK YOU to all the staff at the Cape. I cannot say enough about how accommodating and enjoyable everything and everyone was, the next time we go to Cabo I won’t even need to do research! 

For More Reviews+++ Click on the Links Below

JETSETTERRobb Report and LUXURY travel diary


◊A Few Vacation Outfits & Info◊


〈The Ruffle Blouse〉

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Shirt: Front Frill Blouse

Skort: Satin Skort

Shoes: Rockstud Ankle Strap

Purse: Eva Clutch

Earrings: Filigree Drop Earrings (Similar)

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The BACK view ↓

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〈The Colorful Swimsuit〉

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Top: Tricot Triangle Top

Bottom: Tricot High Waist Brief

Sunglasses: Tinsel Town Runway Sunglasses (Similar)

*Similar earrings are listed in “The RUFFLE Blouse


The {Deep-V} Midi Dress

caboblackdress2 Dress: Deep-V Midi Dress (In different colors: cream & metallic)(Black isn’t back in stock yet, but I love the other colors available)

Necklace: ‘Twinkle Chain’ Bib Necklace (Similar)

Shoes: Quinn Black Heels

Purse: Eva Clutch
It’s a little blurry

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Under the purple sky, I guess I’ll keep him forever.


Outstanding Restaurants


 Manta

Cuisine: Seafood

Chef: Enrique Olvera

Recommended Dishes: Sashimi with Avocado and Wasabe & Creamy Lychee Rice, Orange, Corn “Buñelos”

Featured Articles: Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Los Cabos, The New York Times, Questions for Chef Enrique Olvera

*My husband and I ordered two appetizers, a main course and two desserts. Each and every course was not only delicious it was complex,  a beautiful combination. This restaurant is for foodies and those who have a mature palette, because you want to truly appreciate every, last bite. Also notable, they have a diverse wine list with every option imaginable. You will have no problem finding that perfect wine to pair with any dish on the menu, including the dessert menu.  


Sunset da Monalisa

Cuisine: Italian

Chef: Paolo Della Corte

Recommended Dishes: Lamb Ravioli and Truffle Risotto

Featured Articles: Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Los Cabos, 32 Restaurants With Spectacular Views, Sunset da Monalisa in all its Glory

*Not only does this restaurant have exquisite, Italian food, it has one of the most memorable views I have ever experienced. So many of us travel thousands of miles just to lay our eyes on a beautiful sight- The Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls, The Grand Canyon. Sunset da Monalisa is a place you just want to lay your eyes on, but then add mouthwatering, authentic, Italian cuisine and you have experienced something quite exceptional and almost indescribable. 

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We had such a good time just enjoying the view and devouring our dinner, that we forgot to take pictures until we were almost out the door. It was that mesmerizing.


Luxury Sailing with Los Cabos Adventures


cabosailtoo Since we had limited time, we decided that we would choose one activity…Also because our vacation would turn into that “go-go-go” trip instead of a “relaxing” one. We made a great choice, Luxury Sailing with Los Cabos Adventures met all of our expectations and the price was extremely resonable. Even though it was a gloomy day, it did not dampen our time on the boat. The trip included an open bar, snacks, lunch, paddle boarding, snorkeling and a great time. Another plus, it was adults only and very romantic. 

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I’ll keep him♥


The Misc. Photos


cabocrabMi amigo, Mr. Cangrejo

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Mr. Cangrejo’s Side Profile…Yeah, he was cool ✌

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Relaxing, doing the whole utopia thing☮

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My husband, always refusing to smile…

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The other part of our balcony in all its gorgeousness

cabolastdayslefieSure, last day selfie?


Whoa, this post took a lot more time than I thought. So I would like to keep the ending short and sweet. We had a blast, made a few memories and enjoyed life. If you have any questions about our trip, feel free to send me a message or comment.

Announcement: On 10/19/15 I will be doing my FIRST giveaway, but in order to win you must be following me on Instagram @lydiauwilliams or use #MacaronsAndMasonJars to find me! The goodie bag may include a little Kate Spade and a few of my favorite things!

Love,

M&MJ

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