Los Cabos sits at the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula, cleaving through the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. The well-known vacation spot offers picturesque rocky shores and craggy cliffs, giving way to small pristine beaches with churning waves but the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico offer caution in the water. Swimmers venturing too far from the golden sand may find themselves in the famed California Current, whose Arctic chill and all too powerful pull into foamy and deep waters.
However, the world’s best Cabo pools reside within the curated luxury villa collection of Cabo Platinum, named by Insider.com as one of the area’s best places to stay and the only rental company listed by the digital publication. \ These meticulously selected villas are known for providing the best of the sand and sea with the gentleness of an artificial pond.
Located along a quiet strip of golden sand beach in the gated community of Pedregal, La Datcha is a one-of-a-kind private vacation experience with ten bedrooms and twelve bathrooms. The estate arguably features the largest pool for a villa in all of Los Cabos. The salt-water-based aquatic space stretches across the entirety of the 20,000-square-foot home and is heated year-round. Both north and south sides of the water feature contain a heated jacuzzi slightly submerged in the water. The one to the north accommodates large groups, while the opposite for more intimate gatherings. Other highlights of the manmade lake include a tree in a planter, a swim-around dining area, underwater mood lighting, a sound system, and a fire feature for the cooler evenings. The villa can accommodate up to 20 guests. Rates start at $35,000USD per night, not inclusive of tax.
Between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas lies the luxury gated community of Palmilla. While many guests frolic around the famous resort pool nearby, privacy is paramount at the 10,000-square-foot vacation palace of Brisas del Mar. The six-bedroom and bath vacation rental features three Cabo pools and seven hot tubs. If you feel a little wrinkly from the pool time, think about drying off at one of the 11 fire pits. If that’s not enough, while others share resort equipment, Brisas de Mar comes with a complete gym, massage room, sauna, and steam room. Up to 12 guests. Rates begin at $10,600USD per night, not inclusive of tax.
While La Datcha’s location showcases opulent serenity with beach access, Villa Vegas Dave 1’s (because Dave 2 is under construction) pool overlooks Cabo San Lucas marina and the Sea of Cortez. Guests can partake in evening cocktails while watching the twinkling city lights and random firework displays into the wee hours of the morning. The modern 7,000 square-foot seven-bedroom and bath vacation spot comes with a home theater and tri-level seating to watch blockbuster Hollywood movies or even one of the major sporting events without leaving the villa. Up to 22 guests. Rates start at $3,450USD per night, not inclusive of tax.
With sleek modern lines, Casa Ocho wouldn’t be out of place in Malibu or Miami, exuding Hollywood sexiness and come-hither architectural lines. The 30,000 square foot vacation rental features floor-to-ceiling windows with views overlooking golden sand and ocean from nearly every room. The 10-bedroom and ten-and-a-half baths delight the senses, including a gourmet kitchen, game room, and access to a private beach. Even the large gracious showers are open to the outdoors, but it’s the pool at Casa Ocho with an infinity edge that one can’t resist. Swimmers gently glide on the calming heated water while overlooking the teal blue Sea of Cortez waters. Guests can float underneath the blue sky while the thunderous waves (seasonally) roll in and out. The pool offers luxurious security, while the ocean offers wild but breathtaking nature. Up to 34 guests. Rates start at $9,500USD, not inclusive of tax. Casa Ocho is currently for sale.
A winding road through the gated community of Pedregal leads you to a comfortably nestled cluster of very private homes, one of which is the contemporary Villa Paraiso del Mar. The 5,500-square-foot villa offers a modern Spanish design with four well-appointed bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, and a half bath. The open living concept leads to not only one pool but – surprise! – an additional one on the ground floor – with a hot tub in-between, integrating the indoor with the outdoor seamlessly. Guests will find the upstairs Cabo pool heated for the cool tropical nights. Downstairs, the recently constructed pond is warmed by the Mexican sun. Paraiso del Mar is arguably the deepest pool in Pedregal if not Los Cabos, measuring 10 feet to the bottom. Guests love to gather around the rooftop fire pit and find quiet time watching the sunset from the hot tub. And for those that need separate space to gather thoughts or meditate, an additional rooftop deck offers sensational views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Rates start at $1,300USD, not inclusive of tax.