By Ariel Shearer
Surf, 300-plus days of sunshine each year, and excellent seafood and tacos have earned Los Cabos its status as a Baja California favorite. The latest reason to hop a flight: Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve opens this month with 115 rooms and suites tucked among the dunes of Puerto Los Cabos. Bright, modern architecture and wood accents frame open-wall views of the Sea of Cortés, while outdoor showers, soaking tubs, and private plunge pools transform villas into secluded, butler-serviced oases.
Our pick for family gatherings: the beachfront Grand Reserve Villa, which comfortably accommodates eight with multiple bedrooms, lounges, and pools spread over two levels. On-site dining includes El Barrio for authentic street food or Humo for wood-grilled seafood and meats, and candlelit agave bar Candil for craft cocktails. An outpost of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment adventure program gives parents alone time while kids explore the surrounding ecosystem. If shoes must be tied, let them be golf cleats worn on Zadún’s three courses, designed by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily, a $150 resort credit, and round-trip airport transfers.