I’ve been on a little hiatus in Cabo San Lucas! My hubby, “The Chef”, and I’s honeymoon in April to the Dominican Republic was a little crazy since I was bound to a wheelchair and forbidden to drink alcohol due to the medications that I was taking for a foot injury. What better than to plan a joint honeymoon with a couple of good friends at Breathless in Cabo for a second chance!
Breathless is a very new all-inclusive resort that was built only one year ago and is linked with AMresorts. It’s also the fun big sister of Secrets, a more mellow, relaxing, and more secluded resort. The mommy and daddy of AMresorts is Dreams, a family-friendly resort. If you’re going with a group or looking for a ton of fun, Breathless is the place to be. It’s central to everything and is only a 5 minute walk away from the downtown nightclubs and bars.
THE VIEW: The room options indicate ocean view and marina view but I’m pretty sure they are all the same. To my surprise marina view is spectacular and you get the ocean in the background as well.
There’s a ton of action going on in the marina. You’ll see charter boats pulling with fresh caught fish and if you’re lucky, you may even get to feed a sea lion!
THE FOOD: There are at least 5 restaurants and 1 buffet at the resort. I didn’t expect much from an all-inclusive resort, but the Breathless restaurants far surpassed my expectations!
BITE Restaurant was probably my favorite only because it’s primarily tapas and there’s a lot of variety from day to day. The view is nice and the location is basically central to the resort. There was even a night where they offered a Spanish buffet with fresh Paella made on the spot in the hugest Paella pan I’ve ever seen! The wings and onion rings are definitely a two thumbs up. I also enjoyed the Breakfast Chilaquiles. Pop on in any time of day! It’s a different menu every time.
SPUMANTE Italian Specialties was probably my most favorite as far as finer dining. I am amazed at the quality of the food! The seafood Paella was loaded and surprisingly the Spaghetti and Meatballs was the best I ever had! I SWEAR! I loved that it wasn’t drenched in marinara but instead lightly coated in a white sauce.
SPOONS is a breakfast and lunch buffet located by the adult pool and bar. It’s a great spot to meet your friends in the morning. Don’t forget about the bottomless mimosas and unlimited drinks from the bar! You can basically order anything you want. On my last morning there I was craving ceviche because they had served it around noon the other day. Unfortunately, it was too early and ceviche had not been prepped. One of our servers named Martin went above and beyond and found me some Aguachiles (we may recognize this as Shrimp Ceviche in America). Loved it! Ceviche in Cabo is my fave. I’m not going to lie…I think it was more the memory of the ceviche than the ceviche itself, but either way it was delicious! Our hostess Dalia was also great. We were pretty rowdy for only a group of four and she remembered us for our demand for “shots!” every 10 minutes. It was really nice how special they made us feel during our stay at Breathless.
There were a few more restaurants. One was named Kibbeh for Mediterranean food and the other was La Bibloteca for Mexican food, but La Bibloteca is the ONLY restaurant that you have to pay for. It’s 20% off if you are staying at Breathless Resort. We definitely wanted to try it, but we were going with the flow and we never made it there. Next time!
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