My husband and I spent our honeymoon at LV in March 2004. He is very picky about travel and I did a good deal of research before we picked LV....of course when you're spending this much per night, you need to be certain you will be pleased. Before staying at LV we had been to several high end resorts among these Manele Bay, Fairmont Kea Lani, Greenbrier, Pebble Beach, Four Seasons, etc. So we both felt like we knew what we should get from a five star.
LV did deliver on almost everything that we expected. When you drive up, the entrance is somewhat underwhelming.....tucked between a couple resorts - so there's not much land and there are LV condos behind the resort, not that I thought these were bad - just unexpected when I knew there were only 60 rooms. I actually got over this as soon as I stepped out of the limo that had thankfully wisked us from the airport. The view onto the Sea of Cortez was breath taking. Our room was also very well done. I really liked the living space outside and bedroom inside. We did not opt for the rooftop terrace. And although some in TripAdvisor say it's a must - I did not miss it. I thought that the rooms were very nicely appointed. Among the nicest I have stayed in. I agree that the cushions on the outdoor living area were faded - but they are outside. The bathroom was on par with other 5 stars. What I really liked that set LV apart was the wood fire place as well as the decor. I loved the wood beams, the flooring and the built ins and the room was very spacious.
The food I thought was quite good, I have had better at 5 star restaurants - but very nice for a resort. As a matter of fact, we ate at LV all 5 nights we were there. I will say that the wine prices were above what I felt was reasonable......$70 for Rosemont Shiraz and that was the lowest on the menu. What I do recommend is eating on your terrace. They do a marvelous job.....bring you every course separately, set up candles, it's very private and very romantic.
Also very romantic, the first night they spread flowers over the bed, drew a bath for us and lit candles all over the room. My husband called it 'Romance for Dummies'. Not to miss was also to have a complimentary fire lit every night. I thought it sounded odd - given how warm it was in the day - but at night (at least in March) it cooled off and a fire was great.
The main pool area was very beautiful - but there are two other pools off to the side that we found to be much more quiet. If you would like to remove your self from any children, I recommend the other pools.
One thing that I will note, and I have not seen this in other reviews, I experienced terrible bug bites. I assumed that they were mosquitos except the welted and swelled much more than a normal mosquito bite. LV did make a special trip to Cabo to find benedryl lotion for them....but these bites were very bad. Odd thing is that my husband did not get any and those at the hotel seemed to imply that it was because I have a fair complexion. So, blonds be warned and wear OFF to the pool and do not sit near the grass area as the bugs seemed to be worse there. Of course, this may be a seasonal bug but make certain in March to watch out. I just did not expect them as I have been many other tropical locales without incident.
Overall, I did love LV and would love to go back. Most of all, I found the resort to be visually stunning and the service to be a close second to the beauty.
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