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What We Love

  • Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best for Romance
  • The rate includes one garment pressing per person on arrival, a welcome tequila amenity, espresso and tea service, daily fresh fruit, daily cocktail snacks, a sun-care kit and a beach tote
  • This is the only resort on the rugged, rocky Los Cabos coastline with its own private swimmable beach
  • The Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course, with 27 holes overlooking ocean, mountains and desert

What To Know

  • Most resort activities, including spa, golf, and boat tours, are pricey
  • Family-friendly, but preferred by a more grown-up crowd
  • The resort is between San Jose de Cabo and Cabo San Lucas; it’s a taxi ride to both

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Sunshine stay for the Hollywood set since the 1950s, with a celeb chef–helmed restaurant and beach butlers

The Lowdown

With its whitewashed adobe walls, arched doorways, terra-cotta floors and exposed wood beams, this Spanish mission–style property feels like a Mexican beach resort done right. Which isn’t to say the hotel is short on luxury: When the One&Only hotel group took over the property, it poured some $100 million into jaw-dropping improvements, including an oceanfront infinity pool, a gorgeous indoor-outdoor spa and a bevy of new restaurants. Yet the original feel of this historic property remains intact. The resort’s rooms (173 in total) have all the luxe touches you’d expect—lavish bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, Bose surround sound—plus surprise extras like telescopes on every balcony for whale-watching by day and stargazing by night. Even the smallest rooms are essentially suites, but it’s the level of service that sets the resort apart. From welcome drinks and a butler (who will unpack your bags for you) to poolside foot massages and aromatherapy turndown service, you’ll feel pampered from arrival to departure. There’s also no shortage of on-property distractions. The resort has its own beach, golf course, tennis center, spa and fitness center, plus five dining options. You can charter the resort’s private yacht for daytime sightseeing or sunset cruises, book personal training sessions, schedule a wine or tequila tasting —or do nothing at all.

In the Area

One look at the mega-yachts parked at the luxe, 380-slip {link} will tell you all you need to know about Cabo’s upscale transformation. The chic open-air restaurants along the waterfront are a great place to grab an early bite before hitting the clubs, or you can shop in air-conditioned comfort at the ritzy new Plaza Paraiso Mall. You’ll find Mexican and international paintings, sculptures and objet d’arts at Galeria Corsica, and David Luna’s handcrafted furniture at Adobe. Work on your swing at the 27-hole ocean-view Palmilla Golf Club, the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course in Latin America, or work on your game at The Palmilla Tennis Club, a five-court complex that’s open until 9 p.m. daily. After splurging on one dinner at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s on-site Market restaurant, go casual with fish tacos (a Baja specialty) at Rossy’s, in San Jose del Cabo then stick around for a glass of vino or top-shelf tequila at La Santa Wine Bar.

How to Get There

One&Only Palmilla Resort
Km 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
San Jose Del Cabo, 23400 Mexico

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 1100 Reviews
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Ari K

We had wonderful time.The staff is always very attentive the food was delicious I have to say just perfect . If I have to go to Cabo’s again ill go to one&only.During the stay at Cabo’s we visit it some of the other resorts nothing is like one&only

not worth it
michelleivy8158

The grounds of the resort are beautiful. The beaches are beautiful. The staff is friendly. The issues that we had with this resort is the room/accommodations and the cost of food. We paid 1000 a night for our room. It was nothing special. The rooms are old. It was dark and very awkward layout. We paid extra for an ocean terrace but ours was lower level near the pool so it was surrounded by very tall hedges which not only caused the room to be dark but also blocked the view that we paid extra for. The only way to see it is to stand up on the terrace. The cost of food was our other complaint. Breakfast was about 130.00 for 2 which included 2 omletes, bacon, and 2 bloody mary's. Dinner was around 350. We come to Cabo 3 times a year and stay at many different resorts. I was looking forward to this stay but honestly just thought this place was not near as nice as some of the other places that we have stayed like Esperanza or Grand Solmar or the Rosewood resorts.

Magic! - Get here if you can!!
amirroizman

A-Z nothing but 100% across the board. Exceeds my expectations. Either the staff are incredible actors or, they TRULY care about you and your experience. I don't have the words to describe the warmth of all staff. In particular if you are into superior SPA treatment and experience, I am not sure how it could be better than here. Attention to details like the landscaping, trees and flowers and the incense that is lit and burns in subtle locations is remarkable and memorable. A magnificent place and team.