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Grand Velas Los Cabos With Kids Review Day 2

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Day two at our travel partner Grand Velas Los Cabos started with a room service delivery of piping hot coffee and green smoothies. With the in-room Nespresso makers, we didn’t really need to call for coffee, but it was so delicious that we did anyways. Plus, the green juice was pretty fantastic too. Some of my favorite moments on vacation are waking up and enjoying my coffee on our balcony overlooking the ocean and this was one of my favorites. Making it even better was being able to hear the crashing waves. It was so peaceful and serene.  

breakfast

After coffee, or as I like to say “first breakfast” we set off to Azul for breakfast. This ended up being where we ate each morning and it was a truly remarkable way to start our day. Although it is a buffet set up, it is unlike most others in that the food is all made in small batches for a fresh and luxurious culinary experience. Really, all of the dining here was at a higher level. 

meals

Plus having it situated almost on the beach elevates the whole experience while still feeling casual enough for kids of all ages.

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After breakfast Emmy was excited to head to the kid’s club. 

That really isn’t an accurate description. She was desperate to go back. There was so much to do and with such an attentive staff she was dreaming all night of what fun she would have the next day. After we dropped her off, Pete and I decided to explore the resort more.

pool view

We walked along the walkways and found an oasis to sit and relax. This area is also used for private parties, weddings, and other events. For us, it was the perfect spot to see so much from above. Every which way I looked I saw bright blue and aqua colored waters staring back at me.

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beach

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view down beach

Soon it was time for lunch so we picked Emmy up from the kid’s club.

The only way we could get her to happily agree to leave was to take her to the splash pad. She had such a great time here. There is a shallow pool for the little ones along with water sprouts and other water attractions. Right past this area are a couple of play structures that Ashley took her to a few times over our stay. 

grand velas los cabos splash pad

water fun for kids

We were all still full from breakfast so we opted to have a light lunch in our suites. The girls love room service (what kid or teen doesn’t?), so we ordered in. Even the room service here is over the top! The complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day and is one of the most extensive room service menus around. Plus, if there is something that isn’t listed on the menu, they still try to accommodate your requests. 

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On our way to our room, we stopped at the coffee bar in the lobby for lattes and Americanos. We loved the coffee, but I secretly think that Pete and I also loved this view just as much and were trying to find any reason we could to enjoy it.

coffee

Our room service order… I didn’t get a picture of the girls’ order because it was already delivered and enjoyed before we even had a chance to get our cameras out.

grand velas room service

Pete and I spent a little bit of time getting caught up on work and then we all went swimming. I keep looking back on how productive we were working while we were here. It was equal parts that it was such an inspiring environment and also that since we were responsible for nothing but having a great time, we could focus on work and then get back to fun.

working on vacation

swimming

The pools are the perfect temperature too. I have no idea how they do that, but they seem to anticipate even that!

teens club

Maddie and Ash left the pool early and we met them at the teen’s club a bit later. 

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Pete and I were talking about how this would have been our dream place as a teen. They had everything you could imagine! 

teen club

Snacks, drinks, pool tables, air hockey, a dance floor, video games, little open rooms to hang out in, and so much more. We even saw teens having room service delivered straight to the club!

activities for teens

At this point, I was ready to find a nice spot on the beach to sit and relax, but Ashley had other ideas. She did a balcony workout the first day, but after seeing the gym, she made a point of going there for her future exercise needs. The lighting wasn’t my friend at this time in the day, so you can’t see this in the pictures, but this spot had a full ocean view. Ash has worked out in some pretty awesome places, like on the top of a bungalow gym in Jamaica, but she said this is the best view she has ever had… and the equipment was everything she needed and more!

grand velas gym

After showers, t was time for dinner. The time goes by so quickly here.

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We ate at Lucca again because it was so good the night before. It was also the casual, family-friendly restaurant for the night. We had planned to go to one of the adult restaurants while we were there too… but we never made it. We are totally the type that if we really like a place, we will eat there over and over again. That just means we need to go back to try the other restaurants, right? Since we chose to eat as the sun was setting, this was the only picture I could take. It was too dark to capture the rest of the meal. This was the tomato Caprese salad. The name doesn’t do it justice. Pete and Ash are in love with this. 

tomato salad

Emmy ordered her food first and our wonderful wait staff rushed it to her because she had an amazing experience waiting for her. It was movie night at the kid’s club. But it wasn’t just any movie night, this was movie night under the stars. I might have made that name up… but oh my! This is something she will remember forever! 

As soon as Emmy was done eating, Pete walked her over to the play area by the splash pad where she had an epic time! All-day the staff has been setting this up. There was a huge screen set up with kid and adult-sized lounge chairs, pillows, and blankets waiting to be enjoyed. The kids are also treated to a full spread of movie snacks and party favors. 

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Even though Emmy was one of only a handful of kids and the only one even there that night, they still put the show on. That is the level of service here. We walked over to the movie after we finished eating and found one of the caring kid’s club staff members hanging out right with her and they were laughing together at the silly movie scenes. 

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I decided to stay and watch the movie with her for the last few minutes. 

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It was such a wonderful day! 

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Pete and I enjoyed a drink on our balcony and this view before falling fast to sleep ourselves. Emmy, Ash, and Maddie were all asleep long before Pete and I even moved back into our room. It was the natural sleep machine sound coming from the ocean! I still wish I could have bottled that up and brought it home with me.

Here is a link to our Day 2 video review of Grand Velas Los Cabos.

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Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog It's a Lovely Life®! In addition to traveling 150+ days a year, she also helps new bloggers build successful blogging businesses.

62 Comments

  • This looks like a wonderful resort and I would spend all of my time at the pool. The view is just amazing.

  • Grand Velas looks awesome! We’ve been talking about taking a trip down to Mexico, and I can already tell that this is going to be where we stay. It’s amazing!

  • Idyllic is what comes to mind. Your pictures make me want to book a vacation here right now! My favorite is the pool over looking the beach, that works for me as I hate sand!

  • Sounds like a really great place to stay. The kid’s club looks like it would be a lot of fun.

  • Sounds like you had an amazing time. I would have started my day with coffee too. I think it is awesome that they have a kids club. My kids would love that.

  • It looks like it is GORGEOUS and fun! I would love to check out that place! Can I just come with you next time! 😉

  • What a beautiful vacation resort. I love that they are kid friendly, and the service sounds great. The food looks delicious, too.

  • Wow, this resort looks beautiful! It is great to find resorts that go so well with family life.

  • We are actually looking into visiting Los Cabos but don’t know where to stay…looks like I’ll be doing some more research into Grand Velas! It looks gorgeous.

  • We haven’t been to Mexico in far too long. It’s so much fun down there, and we’ve been talking about getting back there. That resort is AH-mazing.

  • That looks like so much fun. I wish I were there right about now. This would be a great vacation for my family. I know we would enjoy it.

  • I always look for a resort that has a kids club. The kids love it and it gives me some time to do things on my own. Grand Velas Los Cabos looks beautiful.

  • Grand Velas Los Cabos looks amazing. I would love to be able to see it in person. The kids club would be a hit with my little ones.

  • I would love t stay at Grand Velas Los Cabos. I am always looking for family friendly places to go.

  • Sounds like a great vacation. Scenery look fantastic. Food looks so delicious

  • Who wouldn’t absolutely love staying here during their vacation? This place has everything…wonderful view, beautiful beaches, great amenities, fabulous food, resort activities…no wonder you felt that the day went so fast! Just brilliant and somewhere I wouldn’t mind spending some time.

  • Gand Velas Los Cabos looks like such an amazing vacation destination. I would be in absolute paradise with my family if we were able to go visit! I love your photographs, too!

  • Wow, this is indeed a lovely place. I love the pool, its view, everything! I am sure you really had a blast weekend! I hope I can visit this place too.

  • Wow these photos sell the place on their own! And after reading how fun it was and the high quality of food I am totally sold!

  • What a beautiful resort – and the food looked so wonderful. I think Emmy really loved that kid park. She looked like she was having a blast under the fountain – great photo!

  • Grand Velas Los Cabos is absolutely breathtaking, the view is everything. So glad that it went well and the kids club and all the amenities looked pretty well organized x

  • We typically only vacation as a family. I love that there is so much for everyone to do, and so much perfectly suited for each member of the family. The kids club and teen room all look perfect.

  • Man… This trip seems so relaxing. I love that it seems like it was a good trip even for children. The accommodations seem amazing!

  • This looks like the perfect place to visit with the kids. Traveling with kids always makes things better!

  • This looks like a fabulous place to stay. I love the view. The teen’s club looks like a place my daughter would enjoy.

  • Your pictures look fabulous!!! We have a time share in Cabo San Lucas but haven’t been in a while because of the long flight with two kids! We would love to go back in a few years! It looked like your kids loved it! The coffee and green juice sound amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  • Wow looks amazing. I would love to spend a few days there. Looks like it has everything you need to have a great holiday or at least a few days to get away from it all.

  • Can this resort be any more perfect? I think it’s awesome that there are so many things to do there! The amenities are great as well.

  • The fact that they brought green smoothies for breakfast makes me jealous. I’ve never had a hotel do that before or even offer it.

  • Amazing vacation. Looks like you and your family had a great time. Would love to visit. I am looking now for a destination for the summer. Will keep it in mind.

  • I wish I could LIVE there. OMG, talk about relaxation and luxury. Thanks for sharing your photos. I’m adding this place to my bucket list.

  • Wow. Now I know about THE place to stay in Cabo. I wish I could fly out now, entire family in tow. Even taking small kids won’t be a hassle because of the kids’ club!

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