I want to thank my friend Joe Sasek for the inspiration to write this post. I recently wrote an article entitled “Why Do YOU Love Cabo San Lucas“, which resulted in some really great comments from so many of you. In my post, I shared one of my favorite traditions, going down to the adult pool at Grand Solmar later… Read more →
Pool Location & View
Grand Solmar is home to some of the most amazing infinity pools anywhere in the world. Las Brisas is located in the central portion of the “VIP” buildings of the resort. These are building G, H,and I. it is the rightmost pool in the picture to the left.
The pool is located so close the the ocean that, during storms, you can almost dunk your hand into the ocean. The pool is located in such a way that you get the sunlight from just after sunrise, almost to sunset.
The pool has it’s on swim up pool bar, which also has it’s own covered deck where you can order breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the Las Brisas restaurant, which is right behind the pool bar.
Obviously the view at Las Brisas is as untouchable and magnificent as the other infinity pools at Grand Solmar. I can’t say enough about Grand Solmar’s location, it is simply the best location in Cabo, and up there with any other resort in the world.
Lounge Chairs, Umbrellas, and End Tables
This topic seems to be the subject of the most controversy, perhaps in all of resort travel, which I don’t quite understand. Grand Solmar has a very reasonable policy surrounding holding pool chairs with towel. The policy is simply, your seat will be checked every hour, and if you’re gone for more than an hour, your towel will be removed. This allows for a couple to come out in the morning, save their seats, go have a nice breakfast, come back, and retain their seats. On a personal note, we know who comes out at 9AM and tries to hold a chair until they return at noon. Frankly, as an owner, I’ll remove the towels of people who do this myself.
The good news is, this past week, Grand Solmar was 100% full, and finding a shaded lounge chair was doable at all of the infinity pools, although the front row seats did fill up fairly quickly. Las Brisas has plenty of seating available for the size of the pool.
The swim up bar and restaurant at Las Brisas is fantastic. Our favorite bar tender this trip was Fernando, who makes a mean Cadillac margarita. To be honest, the only two things I ever drink in the pool are bloody marrys and Cadillac margaritas, and they are both quite good, no matter who is tending bar. The bar has a great selection of premium and ultra premium liquor, fresh juices, and high quality mixers.
It also has a great restaurant. Our favorite dishes are the pico de gallo, guacamole, Baja shrimp tacos, and you must get the Serranito!
Serranito is a sashimi preparation of frsh ahi tuna, thinly sliced, with a ginger / soy marinade, finished with hot (sorta) Serrano chilies.
The bar service, and pool side service is fantastic, but here’s a trick to ensure the best pool experience possible. Tip big, with cash, up front! I promise you this will be the best money you spend on your trip!
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