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South Beach Style at Cabo’s Hip Bahia Hotel

If you’re looking for one of the best boutique hotels in Cabo San Lucas, check out the Bahia Hotel & Beach Club.

Some of the hippest rooms we’ve encountered recently can be found at this hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Bahia Hotel, Cabo

Owners Lee and Meredith Vosburgh ditched New York for Cabo several years ago to jazz up the old hotel, which had seen better days.

The Bahia Hotel is only a block away from Medano Beach.
The Bahia Hotel is only a block away from Medano Beach

The all-white, minimalist décor and polished concrete floors (in the remodeled deluxe rooms) appeal especially to young couples in their 20s, 30s and 40s (yes – 40 is still young!).

Rooms have queen-size beds or two double beds, but no kings.

Guestroom at the Bahia Hotel, Cabo San Lucas
Guestroom at the Bahia Hotel

Tiny kitchenettes in the studio-style rooms are good for making snacks and perhaps a light breakfast.

The best room is a large poolside “villa.”

It features a king-size bed and a private jacuzzi outside on the patio.

The "villa" suite at Hotel Bahia in Los Cabos
The “villa” suite at Hotel Bahia

Bar Esquina restaurant

Bar Esquina restaurant, Cabo San Lucas
Sushi? Salad? What’s for dinner?

For dinner, check out the hotel’s happening Bar Esquina restaurant.

Start with an intriguing pre-dinner drink. Maybe a spicy cucumber cocktail?

And for food?

The wood-oven pizza is always a hit! (Try the short rib pizza.)

But there are many more options too – like lobster gnocchi and blackened tuna with fennel and celery root sauce.

Location

The Bahia Hotel beach club on Medano Beach
The Bahia Hotel beach club on Medano Beach

Very South Beach in feel, the boutique hotel is about a block away from the lively stretch of Medano Beach.

There, you’ll find a beach club for Bahia guests, along with Cabo SUP (run by the Bahia Hotel’s owners), where you can rent stand-up paddle boards and take SUP lessons.

The Bahia Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, is oh-so-cool!
The Bahia Hotel is oh-so-cool!

When the Medano Beach party gets too much (and you tire of getting sand in your bikini), retreat to the Zen-like pool area back at the hotel.

It features couples’ sunbeds, gauzy white curtains, soft music and free WiFi.

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Photo credits: The Bahia Hotel


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Charu

Saturday 23rd of February 2013

The rooms look gorgeous! Love the jacuzzi and pool...very Spanish in look and feel.