Escape to Paradise: Best Resorts Near Santa Maria Beach

Santa Maria Beach, with its horseshoe-shaped shore and clean sand, is undeniably one of the most beautiful beaches in Los Cabos. However, the resorts that have appeared in the vicinity make Santa Maria Beach even more special, providing an unforgettable stay for those who choose to explore this tropical haven.

So, in this article, I will provide a detailed description of these resorts, including the range of amenities, the different types of rooms available, the price ranges (from budget-friendly to luxurious), and most importantly, why they have gained popularity among visitors to Los Cabos. Also, I will also offer additional tips to help you make the most of your stay at these exceptional resorts.

The Best 10 Resorts Near Santa Maria Beach

Although there is no limit to the number of resorts around Santa Maria Beach, but here some of the best ones.

  1. Hilton Resort
  2. Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort
  3. The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas
  4. Chileno Bay Resort & Residences
  5. Montage
  6. Marquis Los Cabos
  7. Casa del Mar Golf Resort
  8. Grand Velas
  9. Secrets Puerto Resort
  10. Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

1. Hilton Resort

Hilton Resort

Hilton Resort is a prominent luxury destination in Los Cabos, boasting a prime beachfront location.

It stands out for its convenient location near Santa Maria Beach and its strong commitment to sustainability. The resort has a unique approach that places a high value on the environment, implementing energy-saving measures and maintaining a strict policy against the use of plastic.

Hilton offers 375 rooms, each beautifully designed with stylish furnishings, vibrant decor inspired by different destinations, and balconies that offer stunning ocean views. Every room has convenient amenities such as a mini fridge, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV.

The dining experience at this resort has been taken to a whole new level, offering a selection of six eateries that showcase a range of culinary styles. From the romantic Italian-inspired menu, to the delicious seafood, there is something to satisfy all your tastes.

Hilton Los Cabos is still among the best in its category for families because of its Splash Zone pool with water slides, dedicated kids club, and babysitting services.

conference area of hilton resort
Party area of Hilton resort

The resort also continues to be known for excellent conferences and other events. Beautiful beachfront and terrace areas and a ballroom that can seat 800 guests are available for such events. The resort’s championship course provides a testing environment for golf enthusiasts to hone their skills and you can also spend relaxing days in the sun on Santa Maria Beach.

Rooms at Hilton start at $388 per night, depending on the room you choose and when you book. You can also save money by booking a longer stay at the resort and taking advantage of their package deals.

2. Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort

Located between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas on a stretch known by some (real estate developers, primarily) as the Golden Corridor, lies Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort that is about 30 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and is within walking distance to the incredible Santa Maria Beach.

I love this resort because of El Gabinete “Del Barco,” a captivating indigenous gallery and a museum showcasing regional artifacts. It offers open spaces to explore while immersing yourself in the stunning natural scenery.

The guest rooms here are equipped with a range of amenities, such as a double-bed massage table, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, flat-screen TV, and a steam room. The bathrooms are also well-appointed, with a pleasant rain shower, a deep soaking tub, and luxurious toiletries.

Solaz offers a spa, a fitness center, and a variety of restaurants to satisfy your taste buds. On top of that, you’ll have access to exciting water sports like snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking at the nearby Santa Maria Beach.

restaurant of solaz resort
Restaurant view of Solaz resort

Furthermore, the resort provides a wide range of exclusive services tailored to give you the ultimate experience of everything Los Cabos offers. You can choose from two options: a private helicopter trip to discover the unique cave paintings of Baja or a cooking class organized by the resort management where you can learn about the heritage of Los Cabos.

Furthermore, you can explore the nearby attractions, including the picturesque historic town of San Jose del Cabo and the awe-inspiring Cabo Pulmo National Park.

In addition to the rate of $503 per night, Solaz is also a Marriott Bonvoy partner, which means you can earn and redeem points during your stay. Additionally, it’s worth noting that the resort sometimes provides special packages to enhance your stay, so be sure to watch for any deals.

3. The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas

The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas

The stunning Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas can be found at the very tip of the Baja California Peninsula, and it offers stunning ocean views and direct access to Santa Maria Beach, which is located about 7 miles (11.3 kilometers) away, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a luxurious and peaceful getaway.

You can rest assured that your stay at the resort will be relaxing and comfortable thanks to the amenities available, such as the room, which features high-end furnishings and conveniences like a balcony, kitchen, and living area. Although not free, you can have access to Wi-Fi.

In addition to the rooms, the resort features a state-of-the-art fitness center, a luxurious spa, and an exquisite infinity pool with breathtaking ocean views. Thanks to the wide selection of restaurants, you can get excellent food without leaving the resort premises.

Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas pool area
Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas pool area

To help you plan your ideal vacation, I’d like to offer you a detailed list of popular activities available at the resort and in the surrounding area. Santa Maria Beach, situated near the resort, offers a range of thrilling water sports like snorkeling and kayaking.

Alternatively, you can fully embrace the lively local culture by joining cooking classes. A day trip to nearby attractions like El Arco is also worth considering for a change of scenery and the resort’s concierge service is consistently accessible and prepared to help you organize these activities.

The cheapest room at this resort costs $254 per night, but I recommend checking their website or calling to see if they offer any specials or discounts.

4. Chileno Bay Resort & Residences

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences

If you’re looking for a beach vacation in Cabo, look no further than the five-star Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, which was voted one of the best resorts in Cabo thanks to its modern design, stunning luxury property, and convenient proximity to both Chileno Beach and Santa Maria Beach.

Chileno Bay Resort’s cuisine is what sets it apart from its competitors. There are many restaurants to choose from, each offering a unique dining experience, from the finest seafood at Sabila to traditional Mexican cuisine at Comal.

The resort features multiple swimming pools, a spa, and a fitness center, and each room features a private balcony or terrace, plush linens, and a spacious bathroom. TnT, a beachfront taco bar, features a selection of premium tequilas and a laid-back, social atmosphere steps from the sand.

Many different forms of entertainment are available at the resort. After a morning of refreshing yoga, you can hit the beach for some fun in the sun with activities like snorkeling and paddleboarding. If you’d like to play a round of golf, the resort is also home to a golf course.

Prices range from $889 for the most basic room to $1,698 for the most lavish one, and please be aware that on the third night of your stay, the resort offers a delightful package that allows you to take full advantage of all the wonderful amenities.

5. Montage

Montage resort

What are the key factors that contribute to an exceptional resort experience? I would say a strong focus on detail, outstanding service, and visually pleasing design.

Montage can be found right on the beach of Santa Maria Bay, which is widely considered among the finest beaches in Cabo. This boutique-style luxury resort expertly combines all the features I mentioned above despite being smaller than many of the mega-resorts in the surrounding area.

What sets Montage apart, though, is its staff, who are among the best I’ve seen at a luxury resort. They’ll treat you like royalty the whole time you’re there. The staff will also supply you with fresh water in a bottle daily, chocolates, slippers (for you and the baby), and bottled water each night.

This resort’s rooms and suites feature convenient amenities like free high-speed Internet access, a safe, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a coffee machine, a hair dryer, a sitting area, and sometimes a Jacuzzi. In addition, each room has blackout curtains, so you can get some quality sleep even if the sun reflects light.

Montage's dining area
Montage’s dining area

Their dining options are exquisite, with chefs who are among the best in the world preparing dishes inspired by local flavors. There are three restaurants, including the beachfront Marea, the resort’s signature Mezcal (a distilled alcoholic beverage made from any agave), and the recently added Talay, which serves exquisite Thai cuisine.

Montage offers 30,000 square feet of meeting space; there’s a kids’ club with activities like arts and crafts, and the resort’s concierge can set up any excursion you can think of, from sports fishing trips to camel safaris.

In addition to horseback riding at Santa Maria Beach, there are opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and exciting Jeep or ATV tours.

The price per night can vary from $1004 to $2000 or even higher, depending on the room type and amenities you opt for. For stays of two nights or more in standard rooms, you’ll receive a resort credit of $100 per night. Suites come with a $150 credit per night, while residences offer an even more generous $200 credit per night. You can also request and receive a complimentary upgrade to a better view during check-in.

6. Marquis Los Cabos

Marquis Los Cabos

Marquis Los Cabos is truly a sight to behold. Situated on the picturesque Santa Maria Beach, this architectural masterpiece offers stunning panoramic ocean views that will leave you in awe.

The resort offers 235 generously sized suites, including honeymoon and casitas (wooden cabins), ensuring guests’ greater sense of privacy. The rooms are furnished in a contemporary Mexican style, and some even feature balconies with hot tubs and stunning views of the Sea of Cortez.

Furthermore, the resort offers an impressive range of amenities, such as a luxurious spa, multiple pools, a variety of dining options, a stylish bar, a cozy café, and a modern fitness center. There’s also a variety of indoor and outdoor event venues, along with a team of dedicated wedding coordinators and packages, to help you plan the perfect seaside ceremony. So, no matter what your purpose for traveling may be, Marquis offers a wide range of entertainment options to cater to your every desire.

In addition to that, the resort provides thrilling water sports activities such as snorkeling and swimming, allowing you to discover the rich marine life at Santa Maria Beach. Rates at the Marquis start at $530 per night, and if you stay for five, you get the sixth night free. Also, it’s important to remember that the resort frequently runs some discounts, so be sure to keep an eye out.

7. Casa del Mar Golf Resort

Casa del Mar Golf Resort

Located close to the world-famous Santa Maria Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, known for its crystal-clear waters and rich marine life, Casa del Mar is a beautiful beachfront resort that I will always remember fondly.

I truly admire the vibrant and imaginative atmosphere at Casa del Mar. The resort is adorned with breathtaking murals and sculptures, creating a unique and artistic atmosphere. Additionally, the museum showcases rotating art exhibits, ensuring a rich immersion in Mexican culture throughout your visit.

The resort’s rooms are generously sized and equipped with all the essential amenities, such as comfortable beds, private balconies, modern decorations, a minibar, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV. You can also spend your afternoon relaxing in the resort’s beautiful infinity pool, which offers stunning ocean views and complements the resort’s golf course, tennis courts, spa facilities, and fitness center.

Casa del Mar Golf Resort room
Room view of Casa del Mar Golf Resort

For those seeking adventure, various exciting watersports like snorkeling, paddle boarding, and scuba diving await, along with land-based activities like golf, hiking, and wildlife safaris. In addition, there are cultural workshops, evening entertainment, and a kids’ club to keep your little one entertained.

Starting at $430 per night, the cost of your stay will vary based on the room type you choose and the amenities you require. Be sure to watch for any deals or packages the resort might be offering, as they can help reduce the overall cost of your stay.

8. Grand Velas

Grand Velas

Among Los Cabos’s beautiful scenery sits Grand Velas, a five-star resort that has stood out for years. Conveniently located near Santa Maria Beach, you can appreciate the resort’s friendly staff and clean, comfortable rooms.

After a day at the beach, you can relax in the comfort of your room with the private plunge pool, stocked minibar, plush seating area, and bathroom with shower and deep soaking tub.

You can take advantage of the resort’s infinity pools, which are conveniently located right outside your room, and you can also relax with a cool drink in hand, courtesy of the resort’s attentive staff. Foodies (like me and you) will enjoy the resort’s restaurants, which serve a wide range of delectable dishes from around the world.

If you’re looking for fun things to do, Grand Velas has you covered with everything from yoga to spa treatments to snorkeling and paddle boarding to Mexican cooking lessons.

Kindly note that this resort is of the highest quality; therefore, the prices reflect the exceptional experience you will receive when making your reservation. Starting at $1,200 per night, the rates for double occupancy can vary and go up to over $2,000 per night, depending on the time of year and the services you request.

The rate includes various benefits such as food and drinks (including premium liquor), minibar items, and various activities. However, please note that spa services, certain meal add-ons (such as a special wine pairing menu), excursions, and similar treats are not included.

9. Secrets Puerto Resort

Secrets Puerto Resort

Once you arrive at Secrets Puerto in Los Cabos, Santa Maria Beach is conveniently located nearby, making it easy to access without needing a treasure map.

Considering the resort’s policy of only allowing adults, it is evident that the establishment is designed specifically for guests who are 18 years old and older, although in a manner that may surprise you. Instead of a bustling party scene with pool parties and numerous bars, Secrets Puerto offers a serene atmosphere perfect for unwinding and rejuvenating. Whether you’re traveling solo, with a partner, or with your family, you’ll find this resort to be an ideal destination for relaxation.

The rooms and suites at this resort offer luxurious amenities such as comfortable bedding, a well-stocked minibar, round-the-clock room service, and a personal balcony or terrace, just as you’d expect from a five-star resort, and outside your room, you’ll find two stunning pools. One is an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, allowing you to savor a refreshing beverage while soaking in the breathtaking ocean views.

room of Secrets Puerto Resort
A room of Secrets Puerto Resort

The resort comes to life at night with themed parties, live music, and movies shown under the stars, in addition to its many other activities, such as pool and beach volleyball, rifle shooting, and archery tournaments.

Like other resorts, the $552 per night rate at the Secrets Puerto includes all meals, drinks, and most activities like tequila tastings, cooking classes, and themed parties. Tee times at the adjacent golf course, bike tours of the marina, and spa treatments are also available but come at an additional cost.

Surprisingly, the resort is offering a $200 voucher that can be used for various on-site activities or resort-organized excursions such as horseback riding on the beach and zip lining. Suppose you’re willing to spend between $800 and $2,900 per night. In that case, you can book a Preferred Club suite, which provides you with several premium amenities, including butler service, a stocked minibar, and entry to a private club and pool area that serves breakfast, appetizers, and other treats.

10. Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Zadún is just a short drive from the beautiful Santa Maria Beach on the Baja California Peninsula, offering convenient access to the stunning coastline. The distance can be covered in about 15-20 minutes by car, making it a convenient choice for those who want to enjoy beach activities at this luxurious resort.

There are numerous compelling reasons to consider visiting Zadún.  Perhaps it’s the charm of the spacious rooms, each equipped with a private plunge pool and deck, where you can quietly admire the beauty of the beach or the meticulous attention to detail exhibited by the resort’s staff.

In addition, the resort features three pools: the infinity pool, the adult pool, and the spa pool. Also, Zadún prioritizes your well-being; so you can improve your stay by taking pleasure in their spa, where you will receive refreshing treatments such as sound baths, massages, facials, body scrubs, and more.

Once you are in Zadún, numerous restaurants with distinctive Latin American flavors are at your disposal. The main restaurant, Humo, is an Argentinian-inspired grill with an endless selection of steak and seafood. El Barrio, a Mexican eatery, serves up delicious tacos all day, and Equis, a raw bar for adults only, serves nothing but a selection of snacks and alcoholic beverages.

Depending on your age and interests, you can choose from various activities, from golf and tennis to paddle boarding and surfing. There are also exciting day trips to local attractions and kids’ clubs.

The cheapest available rate here is $615 per night, and you can get special discounts, though, by entering the Corporate Box’s Promotional Code when making a reservation online or by calling 1-800-MARRIOTT and asking about a discount code.


Overall, the resorts mentioned above offer a wide range of luxurious amenities and stunning aesthetics; they pay great attention to detail and guarantee a delightful experience for you and your family.

But remember that the choice of resort ultimately comes down to personal preferences and tastes. However, regardless of your choice, the key is to embrace and savor every moment of your stay.