Queen for a Week… Las Ventanas Style!

 

Sunset over Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo

Sunset over Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo

OK, so I’m a little late with recounting my birthday celebration this year. It’s not because I didn’t have a great time, on the contrary!! It was one of the best birthdays where I felt celebrated, not counting the one when my husband surprised me by flying in all my siblings…and I’m the baby of 8! I’ll have to post on that one another time 🙂

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort, was magical! I have stayed in other luxury resorts, but I’ve never experienced this kind of extra special attention to detail before, from the moment we were chauffeured in a black car from the airport, with wifi, snacks and a cold cerveza I must add. Once we reached the beautifully manicured resort, we were promptly greeted by some of the staff with a cupcake and a candle, just for me!!!

Tequila set with snacks and directions recommending how to enjoy the tequila :)

Tequila set with snacks and directions recommending how to enjoy the tequila 🙂

After meeting our personal butler, we were whisked away for a relaxing neck massage while our luggage was being delivered to our rooms! In our room, we were pleasantly surprised with a complimentary bottle of tequila and snacks to enhance the flavors. Olé!!

I'm scouting for people ;)

I’m scouting for people 😉

The AAA 5 Diamond resort is very well maintained and we never felt crowded, in fact, lots of our photos makes it seem like we had the whole place to ourselves!! Or did we? 😉

Infinity pool at Las Ventanas

Infinity pool at Las Ventanas

The many pools were crystal clear and perfect for a cool dip after soaking up the rays on the comfortable lounge chairs. Poolside service was impeccable with perfectly mixed drinks and food. They also served free samples of drinks and snacks throughout the day!

Mesmerizing crashing waves

Mesmerizing crashing waves

In case you didn’t know, swimming in the Sea of Cortez is not recommended since the riptide is so strong. Though walking the beach is highly encouraged!! I loved strolling along the beach, watching and listening to the powerful waves.

Beach Dinner, Cabo

Beach Dinner, Cabo

We had a private dinner set up on the beach just for us!!!

Beautiful handcrafted llama tablecloth for our Beach Dinner table.

Beautiful handcrafted tablecloth for our Beach Dinner table.

It was such a beautiful way to spend dinner, toes in the sand and a calm breeze cooling the air 🙂

Sunset over Cabo

Sunset over Cabo

Candles were set up all around our private dinner setting…A bottle of Caymus Zinfandel complimented our meal perfectly!

Cheers to many more happy times spent with with this fantastic man!

Cheers to many more happy times spent with this fantastic man!

We had the most romantic beach  dinner ever! It was just the two of us near the Sea of Cortez, underneath a breathtaking sunset sky, with waves crashing, and Michael Bublé  playing on our personal boombox stereo. We were escorted to our perfect setting and had our own personal butler serving us a delicious meal! Yep, I felt like a queen!! I must get a tiara next time! 😉

Sunnyside eggs with salsa

Sunnyside eggs with salsa

Delicious fresh fruit

Delicious fresh fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sushi!

Sushi!

We never thought of going elsewhere for any meals. We were perfectly satisfied with the fresh offerings from the chefs at the 3 restaurants on site that we very much enjoyed!

Tequila time!

Tequila time!

One afternoon, we enjoyed a personal tequila tasting at the Tequila, Ceviche & Sushi Bar including blanco, reposado, añejo, and extra añejo varieties. Did you know that tequila tastes great sipped, from miniature looking wine glasses, instead of taken as shots? That is, tequila that is made 100% from the Weber blue agave plant (a member of the lily family and not a cactus as it is sometimes assumed) that’s grown in central Mexico in the lowlands and highlands around the town of Tequila itself, like George Clooney’s, Casamigos Tequila

Creators of Casamigos Tequila: George Clooney & Rande Gerber.

Creators of Casamigos Tequila: George Clooney & Rande Gerber.

I can’t forget to mention the extremely relaxing 90 minute massage where I got to choose not only the scent, but also the music: Gregorian Chants is what “spoke” to me at that time 🙂 It was ammmmazing!!! The Spa is well appointed with all the amenities one might need to freshen up after a relaxing experience.

Spa waiting room, al fresco

Spa waiting room, al fresco

Entertainment for the young and the young at heart

Entertainment for the young and the young at heart

In front of the resort, I came across a young boy building a neat looking sandcastle. He was actually be taught by a local sandcastle artist 🙂 Not a bad way to entertain younger kids, though I definitely enjoyed watching!

Wishing to return to Las Ventanas soon! :)

Wishing to return to Las Ventanas soon! 🙂

We celebrated my birthday in La Cava” where we were served a fantastic menu including wine pairings. They also created a decadent birthday cake with macarons on the sides, for me!

The way to celebrate 4th of July Las Ventanas style in Cabo!

The way to celebrate 4th of July Las Ventanas style in Cabo!

Now, since my birthday happens to be on July 4th, I always get fireworks here in the States. I didn’t know what to expect while in Cabo… The resort put on a fun Independence Day event, on the beach. It included comfortable seating, delicious food & drinks, a movie on a big screen and last but not least, a booming fireworks display!!

Custom sewing kit

Custom sewing kit

Have you ever been presented with a custom sewing kit, with perfectly threaded needles that coordinate with your clothes?? Me neither, until Las Ventanas! I actually used the blue.

Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez

Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez

I loved walking the beach! Everyday it was a different experience. We had an early morning walk that was so fun!

Love this guy!

Love this guy!

Kenny set the bar way high for birthday celebrations! I LOVED it and will always remember this fantastic experience he planned for me.

Jumping for joy and to see if I can do this ;)

Jumping for joy and to see if I can do this 😉

I can’t wait to return to Las Ventanas especially since Austin offers direct flights!!! Olé!!

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One thought on “Queen for a Week… Las Ventanas Style!

  1. I really enjoyed your birthday celebration Dana. Almost like I was there. You looked so beautiful in every picture. You and Kenny are blessed to be able to do things like that. Take care of each other. Thank you for the celebration.

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