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3.02.2018

Resort Review: Marquis Los Cabos

As you may know, David and I recently got married and went on our honeymoon to Mexico! I didn't know that there were "two" Cabos when we booked our trip - the more well-known Cabo is referring to Cabo San Lucas, and we stayed in San Jose Del Cabo which is closer to the airport. (CSL was about 30 minutes away by bus ride so not far at all and we did a day trip there.)

The resort we stayed at, Marquis Los Cabos, was absolutely STUNNING! We walked up to check in and were immediately blown away by the facilities and the view. 

The Lobby
When you check in you're given some sort of fruity smoothie-like drink that is delicious. 

We were able to check in a little earlier than 3pm because our room was ready. I hadn't indicated when we booked that we were visiting for our honeymoon, but told them when we checked in the reason for our stay and later that afternoon they put a honeymoon banner on our door, sent chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne. What a delightful surprise!

The room itself was immaculate. It was truly such a luxury to spend 6 nights in such a well kept, beautifully maintained, top of the line suite. We had an junior suite ocean view room which I highly recommend. I could not be happier with the value for what we paid, and for the view. It was truly amazing to be able to sit in the tub and have a view of the ocean!! We also had a rather large private balcony to sit on and enjoy the gorgeous scenery!!

The view from our balcony to the right
The view from our balcony to the left
Fish tacos at Dos Mares
Guacamole at Vista Ballenas

Room Service

Tempura at Sakke

Apple tart at Dos Mares

There are five restaurants to choose from at Marquis Los Cabos. Four of them are all-inclusive and one you have to pay extra for (we didn't eat at that one.) I LOVED the all-inclusive resort thing! We had never done that before and truly it was amazing to be able to eat and drink as much as you want, whenever you want, ha! We both went home a few pounds heavier for sure!!

Some of my favorite dishes:
- The tempura from Sakke, the Asian restaurant was LITERALLY the best veggie tempura I've ever had, and I've eaten my fair share of tempura. We ate it twice it was so delicious
- The cheese/tomato/balsamic vinegar appetizer from Pergola the Italian restaurant (I can't remember the name of the dish right now!) was bomb diggity. We loved it so much that one night our waiter actually brought us an extra one with our dinner, ha!
- The americanos and lattes from the coffee shop were some of the best I've had - I don't know what it was, maybe the milk? The lattes were so rich tasting and delicious! 
- I ate fish tacos for lunch from Dos Mares the poolside cafe and they were excellent two times out of the three, but on the last day the tacos were cold which was a huge disappointment. 

Now on to things to do besides eat and drink! David and I only participated in the rifle shooting which happens down on the beach. (We won the competition, by the way!) The water aerobics class looked fun but happened at noon most days and by then I was wanting to eat lunch. We didn't participate in any of the other scheduled activities but they give you a schedule when you check in. We did play ping pong and cornhole a few times, and of course lounged by the pool. I also used the AMAZING spa facilities. I had a Swedish massage (I think 80 min..?) with Claudia and it was glorious. Again, beautiful facilities and if you use the spa you can access the gym (which I did not) and the hot tubs (which I did and loved.) The massage was so relaxing I decided to have a detox seaweed wrap (also with Claudia) and this was a very cool experience, I had never had a wrap done before basically I got into this paper bikini and she rubbed this seaweed scrub all over me and wrapped me in a plastic sheet which felt so warm and toasty (I thought I would get claustrophobic but I didn't! It felt like a nice toasty place to take a nap.) Then you shower off and have kind of a mini massage. I had so much ENERGY after the wrap, I truly felt detoxed and rejuvenated.

Overall pros:
- Beautiful, well kept facilities
- Amazing views
- Adults only, all-inclusive
- Fun games like ping pong, cornhole
- Staff is incredibly polite
- Spa

Overall cons:
- Pool was cold
- Can't swim in the ocean right on the resort
- Small, I wish there had been more to explore
- Food wasn't as amazing or varied as I would have liked

I'll do an outfits post of what I wore on our honeymoon another time! Have a great weekend everybody!

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