OMNIA and the Wine & Cheese Festival

Two of the biggest & BEST events from February and March in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Article originally published in Destino Los Cabos Magazine.  View the latest online issue of Destino HERE!



by Justine Schock, your guide to the Cabo Social Scene



Photo by Joe Janet courtesy of OMNIA

Mexico’s first OMNIA Dayclub opened last month inside the Vidanta Los Cabos Resort (previously known as the Grand Mayan) in San Jose del Cabo. The Hakkasan Group and Grupo Vidanta have successfully created the ultimate new entertainment district in Los Cabos, which includes OMNIA Dayclub along with Casa Calavera (an authentic Mexican beachside restaurant with a trendy sugar skull theme), Herringbone (a “Fish Meats Field” California coastal cuisine concept), and SHOREbar Los Cabos (serving hand-crafted cocktails and tasty bites from a signature vintage van). The three-day grand opening extravaganza included performances by big names in the DJ world including Steve Aoki, Zedd, and Calvin Harris.

For those not familiar with the name, the Hakkasan Group is well known for their unparalleled luxury nightlife

Photo by Joe Janet courtesy of OMNIA

offerings and unique dining experiences throughout the world. OMNIA is part of the Hakkasan International brand with popular day and nightclubs in Las Vegas, San Diego, Jakarta, Bali and now Los Cabos. This new OMNIA location boasts a central pool, large center bar with palapa roof, pool side daybeds, private cabanas, and two 2-story VIP bungalows with private infinity plunge pools and incredible views of the Sea of Cortez. Upon entering the impressive, sophisticated and recently remodeled Vidanta property, guests pass through the architectural OMNIA skywalk and down a grand staircase to the Dayclub, as well as Casa Calavera, Herringbone and SHOREbar.

Photo by Conor Mcdonnell_courtesy of OMNIA

Thursday, February 22 kicked off the weekend with an exclusive invitation only party. Guests enjoyed complimentary appetizers and cocktails while exploring the property and enjoying all that Vidanta has to offer. Immediately upon entering the resort, I was in awe of the stunning architecture and design. It is truly an experience Los Cabos has not seen before! Though the evening was chilly, the atmosphere was alive with excited guests, moody pink and purple lighting and heart-pounding music.

Friday, February 23 brought the Orange Carpet to Cabo with appearances by world-class DJ’s Steve Aoki and Zedd, Chefs Bryan Malarkey, Alex Branch, and Geno Bernardo, and the girls from OMNIA Las Vegas. Later in the evening, Hakkasan Group resident Steve Aoki gave an energy packed show during which he jumped into the crowd and debuted his new song with Carnage called “Plur Genocide”. Saturday personified OMNIA’s day-to-night concept with an afternoon performance by Zedd, complete with champagne showers and gorgeous girls in bikinis, followed by a sold-out show by Grammy Award-winning artist Calvin Harris that had people dancing into the early hours of the morning.

OMNIA successfully packed the house all three nights of their opening weekend and ended each evening with a spectacular fireworks show. OMNIA is open to the public daily from 11:00am to close. Look for my article about Herringbone next month! For more information regarding OMNIA Dayclub, please visit @OmniaLosCabos



The 6th Los Cabos Cheese and Wine Festival was held on Saturday March 10 in the Hacienda Ballroom at the Sheraton Los Cabos Hacienda Del Mar. This well attended (and sold out) event benefited the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation. The night was a wine and cheese lover’s dream with more than 100 wine labels for tasting (with very generous pours) and over 100 varieties of national and international cheese. For only $999 pesos (about $55 USD) guests enjoyed unlimited wine, cheese, cured meats, pizza, breads, passed desserts, ice cream and more while listening to a live band who played popular hits all night long. This was my first time attending the event and it was one of the most enjoyable nights I’ve had all year! The ballroom was set up strategically with food and drink stations spread throughout the room, which allowed guests to wander about and mingle with friends and the wine and cheese experts. Participating wine producers and distributers included Baja Wines, Casa Madero, El Cielo, Enomancia, The Wine Co, Vinoteca, Viña de Frannes, Viparmex and Wine Planet. Aside from all the delicious wine, my favorite bite of the night was the mouthwatering goat cheese ice cream. If anyone knows where I can purchase it locally, you will have a new customer for life. Needless to say, this event has been added to my Cabo “must do” list for many years to come! @SheratonLosCabos

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