The Evolution of All-Inclusive

The Evolution of All-Inclusive

The new Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos blends local style with a stunning setting to create an authentic guest experience.

In the age of all-inclusive mega resorts, is it possible to find a truly authentic vacation experience? Creators of the new Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos say yes. To reflect the particular flavor of Los Cabos in the new resort, Hyatt Ziva contracted local architects and designers, and paid special attention to all the things that make the destination unique for visitors. The result is an authentic space that showcases ocean views, whale watching and local style throughout.

“Mexico isn’t a destination where every place feels the same,” says Kevin Froemming, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Hyatt All-Inclusive Resorts. “Los Cabos is different than Playa del Carmen, and Puerto Vallarta is different than Cancún. We create an experience that focuses on the strengths of the destination.”

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One of the most spectacular aspects of Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is the observation deck, which is outfitted with high-powered telescopes that take advantage of the resort’s vantage point above the Pacific Ocean. During the day, guests can use the telescopes to spot humpback whales that migrate through the area from December through April, and on clear nights, stargazing from the deck is unbeatable.

The resort also captures the unique flavor of Los Cabos with its one-of-a-kind sports bar that is themed to reflect the spirit of the 1968 Olympics—the last time the Games were held in the country. “It was an interesting period in time,” Froemming says. “The older guests will remember and the younger guests will get a little piece of history. It’s something everyone will enjoy.”

The new resort has 12 restaurants, including Spanish, French, Italian and Mexican cuisine, among others. Froemming recommends the many outdoor dining options. “It’s very comfortable with cool breezes in the evenings and you can still feel the sand in your toes and see the beach,” he says.

Italian restaurant at the new Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

Italian restaurant at the new Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

Speaking of the beach, Hyatt Ziva boasts one of the best in Los Cabos. Though the beaches in the area are not generally swimmable, this one is a picturesque stretch of white sand where sun-seekers can spread out and relax. “Even when the resort is full, it doesn’t feel crowded. There is plenty of space for everyone,” Froemming says.

And for a unique place to relax after the sun goes down, the resort features floating fire pits surrounded by shallow reflection pools. Each individual fire pit is on its own small island that comfortably seats up to eight people (arguably the coolest place around for an evening cocktail).

It’s not just the unique inclusions at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos that make this resort feel like an authentic experience; its signature concept of “service from the heart” is reflected in every staff member. “Everything starts from service,” Froemming says. “We have some of the best employees in all of Los Cabos, so from the moment you walk in, that friendly spirit will be there. At the end of the day, we think it’s the most exciting resort in all of Los Cabos,” he continues.

And we would have to agree.

Lisa Lach

Lisa Lach is a Contributing Writer for Here & Beyond, where she covers vacation trends and in-depth explorations of top destinations. She has a background in content development and social media for travel and tourism brands including Funjet Vacations, Weddings by Funjet and the Funjet Insider. Lisa holds a BA in English with a creative writing emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has always had the travel bug and has visited Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Mexico; Samaná and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Rincón and San Juan, Puerto Rico; London, England; Rome, Italy; Santorini, Greece; San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala; and many U.S. cities.