I Dined in a Cave at This Luxe Los Cabos Resort — Here’s What It Was Like

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Los Cabos needs little introduction as an iconic Mexican destination in the Baja California peninsula. The region is known for its luxury properties, world-class beaches, and excellent food scene. And one decadent hotel offers a lesser-known hidden gem dining experience that is so unique, it’s a must-visit for guests. 

Meet Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort. From the moment guests arrive at the luxury property to when they depart, they’re serenaded with unique experiences. The hotel is home to the city’s only speakeasy, eateries that showcase the cultural beauty of Mexico, and, perhaps most impressively, a dinner in a man-made cave called El Grotto.

I was greeted at the Oasis pool — a 5,000-square-foot, infinity-edge swimming pool with a lazy river — by a server and a butler, who guided me to my table. (Butler services are complimentary to all guests staying at the hotel.)

The pool was heated to a warm temperature to handle the cool night breeze, which was comforting as I waded through the dimly lit water. After two minutes of walking through the light waves, we reached El Grotto. I immediately noticed a round table planted in a jacuzzi — and I knew I was in for a treat.

“The restaurant’s setting is a huge draw in itself, between the lantern-laden sculpted trees by Guadalajara-based artist David Luna and the sunken tables amid the shimmering infinity waters,” Sebastien Dental, the resort manager of Las Ventanas al Paraiso, told Travel + Leisure. “We took this dynamic ambiance to the next level by creating a unique and private Arbol dining experience for our guests inside the bubbling waters in the Grotto’s jacuzzi for either romance or adventure, offering guests a private ambient atmosphere heightened by open fires and the rhythmic tunes of our resident DJ.”

Courtesy of Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort

As I stepped into the jacuzzi to sit down, I felt the hot (but ultra-soothing) bubbles lightly splash at my waist. Fully relaxed, I looked through the carefully crafted a la carte menu. I ordered the lobster bisque, stir-fried Wagyu beef, and charcoal baja lobster seasoned to perfection.

What’s more, the menu at El Grotto has something for everyone. “The Grotto sits beneath our signature restaurant, Arbol, which features elevated coastal cuisine with Asian influences and flavors of India, incorporating both tandoor and wok cooking and a stunning seafood raw bar selection,” Dental told T+L.

Once dinner was finished, I stepped back into the pool, and the server guided me back to the entrance. I was then greeted by a butler, who had a towel, robe, and slippers waiting for me!

Guests staying at the property can make reservations for dinner via their butler after booking their stay. Reservations can be made at rosewoodhotels.com.