A luxurious vacation at The Grand Mayan Los Cabos

I just got home last night from a week at The Grand Mayan Los Cabos. It was very nice. I had a one bedroom unit with a kitchen, large soaking tub, big balcony overlooking the pool area with a glimpse of the Sea of Cortez. The resort staff was very friendly and helpful. The pool activity staff was great fun especially Erika and Juan. Even if you didn’t participate in the physical activities they were fun to watch. One day we were taught how to make ceviche and another day we made Caipirinhas (a Brazilian cocktail).

I ate dinner twice at the onsite restaurant Peri Q. The first night I had braised short ribs with enough leftover for a full dinner the next night. The second time I had sea bass. Both were perfectly prepared. Breakfast at the Grand Café was OK but definitely overpriced. About a 15 minute walk to the south west is Mega which is kind of like a Walmart with a large grocery section. I purchased food for breakfasts, snacks and beverages at reasonable prices.

What I didn’t like was that all food and beverage bills had a 15% “service/tip” added on. I usually tip more than 15% but I would rather the tip be totally in my control. I did order room service one night and I added an extra tip but in cash so hopefully the delivery guy got it.

I took my iPad but could not get internet access for the week. They said that no guest has ever been able to connect to their wifi with an iPad because the iPad antenna was too weak. In my opinion the lack of connectivity because they have no distributed wifi access points. It’s a pretty spread out resort.

A spectacular sunrise

Early morning view of part of the pool area

My view from the pool chair

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4 Responses

  1. I have been reading about both iPad and iPod connectivity issues and one suggestion is to set the screen on full brightness. Crazy as that sounds apparently that brings more power to the iPad. It worked at my house, I connected to a router my iPod couldn’t connect to.

    Great pictures, sounds like a great vacation. I’m envious.

    • Sue, I remember you saying that there were some issues with your father’s iPad but thought that they were modem related. I’ll try the brightness technique the next time.

      The “rack” rate for my unit was over $500US. So for just the exchange fee I good a great deal.

  2. Looks like a beautiful place & sounds like you enjoyed it!

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