My first visit to Cabo San Lucas was in 2007 for a friend’s bachelorette party. It was a blast. Thirteen girls, all staying in a huge, beautiful, luxury villa on cliffs overlooking the ocean and downtown Cabo. Needless to say, we all had a great time. Cabo is a great destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties. I remember being at the bar in Squid Roe, well after 2am, and seeing a guy friend of mine from LA standing at the bar next to me. We exchanged drunken salutations of mutual surprise to see each other, and then we discussed our reasons for running into each other in México. I said “I’m here for my friend’s bachelorette party, what are you doing here?” to which he replied, “I’m here for my friend’s bachelor party!” Classic.
My next experience in Cabo was distinctly different. The following year I went with my parents and my little sister for a relaxing week at Las Ventanas al Parasio. This was a completely different kind of trip. The service I experienced at Las Ventanas was quite possibly the best service I’ve ever experienced in my life. We had a limo waiting for us at the airport, a champagne buzz before we even stepped out of the limo, and a personal butler just for our suite – which was also, amazing.
It was above and beyond luxurious. Just to give you an example of how I was literally waited on hand and foot the entire time, I distinctly remember dozing by the pool with my sunglasses on. I opened my eyes after my nap, only to realize how dirty my sunglasses were. I took them off my head and went to clean them, but before I could do anything with them, someone had taken them out of my hands. I looked up to see a man, whose sole job was to clean guests’ sun glasses. It was beyond ridiculous. I have to admit, it was nice, but I felt a little silly when he insisted on putting them back on my head for me. It was a little much. Sill though, my two other siblings who couldn’t make that trip are still quite bitter they missed it.
The highlight of that trip, aside from the hotel itself, was probably when we decided to rent a yacht for the day. Two of my friends (now fellow Baja.com Team members) came to meet us and we went out for the afternoon. Despite having ordered a very significant amount of food for everyone on the yacht, somehow only one sandwich plate was delivered to our yacht. One sandwich plate and about 15 bottles of wine. So we ended up having a pretty boozy day on the yacht – which was topped off with a whale swimming right by us to say hello, a very special moment for all of us.
After that trip I didn’t make it back to Baja until 2011. A number of circumstances aligned and in June, practically on a whim, I found myself in Baja joining my old friends (mentioned earlier) to work on Baja.com. It has been a whirlwind since I arrived but I have loved every minute of it (well, almost every minute).
The months of June – November were spent in the beautiful town of Todos Santos, a ‘Pueblo Magico’. It is indeed a beautiful and peaceful little town. It must be one of the best places in Baja for solitude and relaxation. The months I spent in Todos Santos were quiet months, since tourist season does not really start to pick up until the intense heat and humidity of summer has started to drop off in October. Now that it is December though, Todos Santos is a bustling town with something different going on almost every day and new restaurants and stores popping up all over town. I loved chilling out there, especially at the famous, Cerritos Beach just outside of town; but since I grew up in London and I also lived in LA for a few years, I’m slightly spoiled when it comes to entertainment, especially in regards to nightlife. So I am very excited to say that starting in January, I will be living and working full-time in Cabo San Lucas. I am excited to experience a new side of Cabo, one as both a resident, and as someone who works there, not just as a tourist. I look forward to sharing with all of you the very best of Cabo San Lucas.
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