This summer we took our first real family vacation and our first flight together as a family of 4. Although it was short and sweet, it’s one I’ll always remember and cherish.?????????????? We chose Cabo as the destination since it’s only 2 hours away by plane from Orange County but far enough away to feel like a trip! We had a great vacation and I am so happy I read up on some top family tips when travelling because this made the trip more relaxing and run a bit more smoothly!
At first, we looked at some Cabo villas as we fancied having a little home from home rather than staying in a hotel, especially as we had children with us. There were some amazing options but we felt guilty for ignoring the advice of a close friend who recommended a place they had stayed to us. Maybe next time we’ll choose a villa but this time we decided to stay at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, which is a family-friendly beachside resort with the option to be all-inclusive. Surely it must be on the list of best all-inclusive resorts in Cabo San Lucas for families because it really was fantastic. We were treated to the Executive Suite in one of the buildings closest to the ocean, so the sound of waves crashing was constant and calming. All the rooms actually have ocean views since the resort is perched atop a cliff facing the Pacific Ocean.
Before we had children, my partner and I used to visit Mexico all of the time. It was always a great trip away. We’ve been dreaming of visiting the beachfront resorts in Puerto Escondito so hopefully, that will be next on our list. This trip was a trip to test the waters, show the kids what they could have. It certainly went down well.
The beach isn’t for swimming, but the reservable cabanas and many pools make up for it. We spent one of the days in a cabana, which features food and drink service directly on the beach. You have the option to rest under the shade or play right outside the cabana. Bring lots of sunscreen and beach toys for the kids if you plan on reserving one!
Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Cabo San Lucas. Step into a world of unforgettable moments at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort. Situated within the exclusive residential development of Quivira Los Cabos and overlooking the Pacific Ocean in sun-kissed Cabo San Lucas, family-friendly Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach is an all-inclusive luxury resort blissfully secluded on a private coastal bluff. This prime location offers both tranquility and convenient access to the vibrant downtown corridor of Cabo San Lucas. In addition to an array of restaurants and The Market at Quivira, an enticing culinary food hall, the resort offers the award-winning Armonia Spa, private beach privileges and exclusive access to the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Quivira Golf Club, a thrilling layout that scales the heights at Land’s End.
We adored Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach and stayed there for our whole Cabo San Lucas trip — there was plenty to do, plus I was just so happy to be poolside with the kids, eat all-inclusive at their many restaurants, and get a little vitamin D. The only thing I wish we did differently was stay a few days longer since the first and last travel days didn’t really feel like vacation due to packing/unpacking, driving to and from the airport (which was made bearable by the luxury car service that our resort reserved for us), the actual flight, and customs, etc.
I did get to enjoy a bit of me time during our family trip with my 80-minute luxury massage at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Armonia Spa. That was one of the highlights of the trip for me. The massage itself was really unique in the techniques my therapist used, and a spa treatment for mommy is always a welcome experience.
I absolutely LOVED the variety of dining options. We ordered room service into the room multiple times when it just felt more convenient. The restaurants, which range from Mexican cuisine to Asian to Italian and everything in between, had a lot of variety. You can choose to go more casual in some of the on-site restaurants or opt for the fancier adults-only dining options (including shuttles between the Pueblo Bonito sister resorts and babysitting services). It felt very liberating to have choices, since I’m used to more strict dress codes at adults-only resorts from when we used to travel, just the two of us. One of my favorite family-friendly dining places was The Market at Quivira, which is essentially a beautiful food court with something for everyone in the family; you order from multiple restaurants under one roof but eat together at one table. We ordered pasta, sushi, and gelato all together for lunch one day!
Thank you to Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach for hosting our family and making it a memorable experience! We hope to be back very soon.
Disclaimer: Our hotel stay was complimentary in exchange for media coverage; I purchased the flights myself. All opinions are my own.