This resort is great for both families and couples looking for a complete getaway, featuring 591 suites, eight restaurants ranging from French to Italian and Spanish to Japanese, seven bars, four pools (including an adults-only option), and a Kids' Club. The massive property's rooms are equipped with Jacuzzi tubs, microsuede couches, onyx lamps, marble countertops, and thick white duvets. An 18,000 square-foot spa offers plenty of pampering, while the 34 swim-up suites are truly exceptional. Other perks include free room service and Wi-Fi, Spanish classes, pool activities, a sports bar, theater shows, and a piano bar. The food is surprisingly good for an all-inclusive.
Swim-up suites are the coolest accommodation option, but all room types include king-size beds, sleek contemporary décor with handmade furnishings, and private terraces. Most also include kid-friendly, pull-out sofa beds.
Bathroom highlights include roomy jacuzzi style bathtubs and walk-in showers with overhead Raindance shower heads.
After Hurricane Odile in 2014, the lobby was reconfigured to show off a more dramatic open-air design, with a flowing series of ceiling arches, contemporary art and accents, and stylishly arranged seating areas.
The resort boasts four swimming pools, two with swim-up bars, and one set aside solely for children.
Over a dozen types of soothing massages are offered at the Zen Spa, as are facial and body treatments, and a variety of relaxing hydrotherapy options.
Personal training sessions and private yoga lessons are upgrades to the standard fitness services, which include a gym outfitted with cardio and resistance-oriented exercise machines.
Eight restaurants showcase numerous international culinary styles, from Japanese sushi and Spanish tapas to French, Italian, and of course Mexican fare.
Hyatt Ziva is known for its margaritas (ask for fresh mango margaritas during the summer months), which are available at several on-site lounges, including two swim-up bars.
Tequila tasting is the specialty at El Agave.
Taxi service is convenient for short trips to downtown San José del Cabo, but rental cars are recommended for more ambitious regional explorations.
For a taste of fine Mexican cuisine downtown, visit Tropicana Restaurant (Blvd. Mijares), which has been serving up traditional favorites for nearly 30 years, and features live evening entertainment Thursday through Sunday. Jazmin’s (Calle José María Morelos, between Zaragoza and Obregón) is another popular traditional restaurant, and features its own live shows three nights per week.
Rock & Brews from KISS musicians Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley is located conveniently close to the resort (Plaza del Pescador, on Paseo Malecón), and offers rock star ambiance with its generously portioned burgers and beers.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This large, immaculately maintained property is friendly to both families and conventioneers, with abundant dining and activities choices that will appeal to guests of all ages, and over 35,000 square feet of meeting space.