The Ridge is a 'private' area w/in the Playa Grande Resort with it's own restaurant (The Ridge) and pools (2- small adult pools & 1-kids w/slide). Our package included free breakfast that had to be redeemed only at the Ridge restaurant. Although there is a full breakfast menu (eggs, pancake, waffles, fruit, meat, bagel w/ salmon and other typical Mexican breakfast options), the free breakfast was limited to eggs, toast, sweet rolls, coffee or tea and juice. No bacon, sausage, hash brown, fruit or extras. (FYI, The Ridge lunch menu was burgers, salads, nachos, tacos, etc. No dinner here.)
We had a marina/harbor view which came along with sounds of traffic (bus turnaround right below), and jackhammers from construction). We didn't hear anything with the doors closed which was great; however going out to the patio to 'relax' was not an option. The view was more so of the bus turnaround and the naval base across street with the Marina in the background.
The entire resort was beautiful. The room smelled fresh and was very nice, large & clean. If you stay at The Ridge, you also have access to Playa Grande restaurants and pools which are much larger with water aerobics, music, volleyball, etc. There were a few quieter areas to choose from as well, either poolside, by jacuzzi or overlooking the beach.
It is not only a bit of a walk between The Ridge and Playa Grande (hilly, cobblestone walkways) but the elevators did not correlate to the floor you were on since the property has been added on to over the years and is very hilly. Not only was the distance a bit annoying, it was confusing to get to/from The Ridge to/from Playa Grande. I'm 38 and my husband is 42, so it was definitely doable just took more planning since it wasn't quick to 'run back to the room' if needed.
After one full day comparing The Ridge to main Play Grande area, we requested a room change to Playa Grande. We spoke with many people who had done the same thing and general consensus (21 - 50+ aged people) was that it was better to stay in Playa Grande vs. The Ridge. We liked our room at Playa Grande better, although it was almost identical to The Ridge rooms and we were much happier in this location overall.
We also changed to all inclusive meal plan after 1 full day since the prices are so inflated for food & drink that it was just easier not to have to think about it. We kept track and compared and in the end it was basically a wash.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- : Every stay at The Ridge Luxury Villas at Playa Grande comes with a 4 Diamond Resort rating from AAA. It’s easy to see why. The Ridge lives up to its name. It is strategically perched on a nautral rock ridgeline that just happens to offer one of the most stunning views in all of Los Cabos. In one direction is the mighty Pacific Ocean. In the other, the enticingly blue Sea of Cortez. That’s not all. The Ridge is a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the Cabo marina and just minutes from the shopping, dining and nightlife of downtown Cabo. The Ridge is also the perfect starting point for fishing, snorkeling, jet skiing, beachcombing and cruising around El Arco, the world famous arch.If you want to stay close to home, The Ridge offers three infinity-edge pools. One is connected to the children’s pool by a spiral waterslide. Another features a swim-up bar. Doesn’t that sound like heaven? A cool beverage and a tasty appetizer while you relax in an infinity-edge pool.For more formal dining, there are several first-class restaurants in the resort., including The Ridge, a popular choice for all-day dining and Mediterranean dishes. You also have access to the restaurants at the sister properties of Playa Grande and the Solmar Resort. For the ultimate in dining experiences, you can even have your meal prepared in your suite by a private chef.Of course, The Ridge is a full-service resort. ... more less
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- The Ridge At Playa Grande Luxury Villas Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos