Driving along a pathway of cacti and palm trees, I was soon greeted by the scent of saltwater, the sound of waves crashing against the mountainous rocks, and the breathtaking views of the infinity pool overlooking Santa Maria Bay.
Perched atop a mountain, I looked across the vista — at guests relaxing by the 20,000-square-foot pool at Montage Los Cabos and residents enjoying the Mexican-style beach club at Maravilla Los Cabos, yet there was still much more to see.

Sited along the Golden Corridor between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas in southern Baja, Mexico, Twin Dolphin is a 1,400-acre master-planned community being developed by Ohana Real Estate Investors.

The expansive project includes Montage Los Cabos, a five-star resort hotel and residences, Maravilla Los Cabos, a private residential community, and a Fred Couples Signature Golf Course.

 Upon entering Montage, I was immediately amazed by the azure waters of Santa Maria Bay. Whether it’s from the hotel or residences, each room overlooks the water — from the one-bedroom suite and beachfront presidential suite to each of the 52 residences.

 “The location of Twin Dolphin is extremely special,” notes Neil Johnson, managing director of residential real estate for Ohana Real Estate Investors. “There is a natural topography of the land, which slopes up from sea-level making it optimal for development, because it allows everyone to have an ocean view.”

 With two-bedroom prices starting at $2.7 million and three-bedrooms starting at $3.2 million, each residence at Montage comes fully furnished. Also featuring 122 guestrooms, Montage features luxury amenities such as a full-service Spa Montage, Montage’s signature Paintbox children’s program and access to one of the only swimmable beaches in Cabo.

For those looking for a more secluded experience, there is Maravilla…

The Maravilla exudes a sense of privacy perfect for the entire family. From coastal-style villas and townhomes to customizable homes and homesites, prices begin at $3 million. Reminiscent of the land’s natural beauty, both developments embrace contemporary design.“We wanted to showcase the true sense of Cabo and its natural desert surroundings. The minimal and contemporary aesthetic truly underscores the authenticity of the destination,” Johnson notes.

In addition to access to amenities at Montage Los Cabos, residents at Maravilla may exclusively enjoy the 60,000-square-foot clubhouse with two restaurants, three-level infinity pool with a water slide, full-service spa, outdoor amphitheater, community park, and much more.

Despite the incredible landscape, immaculately designed homes and luxurious amenities, the biggest appeal of Maravita has to be its sense of community.

“Our goal was to create a private residential community that is exceedingly focused on families,” Johnson says. “It’s been incredible to create a destination where the parents don’t want to leave, but more importantly the kids don’t want to leave.” 

Both developments also offer out-of-this-world, beachfront dining options with deliciously curated drink menus — for lunch, enjoy authentic fish tacos with a local artisanal beer, or treat yourself to freshly-caught lobster with a beach-inspired cocktail for dinner.

When I wasn’t gazing out at Santa Maria Bay during meals, relaxing by one of the many ocean-view pools or indulging in a wellness treatment at Spa Montage, there was no shortage of adventurous activities to explore — from discovering exotic marine animals and vegetation while snorkeling to touring the Baja Outback atop a camel’s back.

Photos Courtesy Twin Dolphin Los Cabos

This orginally appeared in Unique Homes Fall ’18

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