Cabo Platinum is a villa rental, real estate, property management, interior design and concierge service located in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Established in 2011, the family-owned Cabo Platinum offers a collection of carefully selected and curated private villas for discerning travelers.
In addition to stunning views, private beaches, impressive pools and quiet ultra-luxury, the five large, pricy villas below offer access to local concierge and estate managers with in-depth knowledge of the area. The managers and concierge can provide customized vacation and travel plans, and experiences, including private air transportation, yacht charters, personal chefs and special excursions.
1. La Datcha
Located along a quiet strip of golden-sand beach in the gated community of Pedregal, La Datcha villa offers 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The estate features the largest villa pool in all of Los Cabos; the salt-water-based aquatic space stretches across the entirety of the 20,000-square-foot home and is heated year-round. Both the north and south sides of the pool feature a heated Jacuzzi slightly submerged in the water. Other highlights of the pool include a swim-around dining area, underwater mood lighting, a sound system and a fire feature for the cooler evenings. The villa can accommodate up to 20 guests, with rates starting at $35,000 per night.
Between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas lies the luxury gated community of Palmilla. Privacy is paramount at the 10,000-square-foot vacation villa Brisas del Mar. The six-bedroom and -bath rental features three pools and seven hot tubs. If you feel a little wrinkly from the pool, think about drying off at one of the villa’s 11 fire pits. If that’s not enough, Brisas del Mar comes with a complete gym, massage room, sauna and steam room. Accommodating up to 12 guests, rates begin at $10,600 per night.
3. Villa Vegas Dave 1
Villa Vegas Dave 1 (Dave 2 is under construction) boasts a pool overlooking Cabo San Lucas marina and the Sea of Cortez. Guests can partake in evening cocktails while watching the twinkling city lights and random fireworks displays into the wee hours of the morning. The modern 7,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom and -bath villa comes with a home theater and tri-level seating to watch movies or major sporting events without leaving. Available for up to 22 guests, rates start at $3,450 per night.
4. Casa Ocho
With sleek modern lines, Casa Ocho wouldn’t be out of place in Malibu or Miami, exuding Hollywood sexiness and beautiful architectural lines. The 30,000-square-foot vacation rental features floor-to-ceiling windows with views overlooking golden sand and ocean from nearly every room. The house offers 10 bedrooms, 10 baths and includes a gourmet kitchen, game room, access to a private beach and large showers that open to the outdoors. At the infinity pool, swimmers can overlook the teal blue Sea of Cortez. This vacation rental accommodates up to 34 guests, with rates starting at $9,500 per night.
5. Villa Paraiso
Another road through the gated community of Pedregal leads to the contemporary Villa Paraiso del Mar. The 5,500-square-foot villa offers a modern Spanish design with four well-appointed bedrooms with en-suite baths. The open living concept leads to not only one pool, but also an additional one on the ground floor, with a hot tub in between, integrating indoor with outdoors seamlessly. Villa guests love to gather around the rooftop fire pit and find quiet time watching the sunset from the hot tub. An additional rooftop deck offers sensational views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Rates start at $1,300 per night.
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As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
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The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
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The Tampa EDITION recently launched two new offerings this festive season. Book the Holiday in the Sun promotion and receive complimentary valet, $50 in food and beverage credit, $50 in spa credit, and a signature EDITION Le Labo amenity. This offer runs through Jan. 5. Book here.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
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