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5.0
Excellent 950 Reviews
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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 950 Reviews
Words do not do it justice!
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a true challenge to put into words an experience at the One&Only. The service, rooms, dining, spa and facilities are all of the highest quality. Once setting foot on the property, I felt like I did not have a care in the world - because the staff were so eager to make sure every need was met, and every expectation was exceeded. I cannot speak highly enough for the experiences I had during my time at the One&Only.

Great time!
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful resort with unbelievable service! I would highly recommend staying here. The butler service is unique and they truly try to serve you in every capacity. The ocean view and access is stunning!

Over the Top Experience
Reviewed 3 days ago

Oh where do I even start....this place is like Heaven on Earth! The staff, the beautiful accommodations and the food! I can’t recall any resort that I would give 5+++ stars in all three categories! Ask for Francisco to be your butler....he is awesome! He was over Hacienda Encanta when we stayed this past week. The spa is AMAZING too! I highly recommend this resort to all looking to be pampered to the extreme!

Another Excellent Stay & Love The Beach
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed here over spring break for 4 nights and had a lovely time. We have visited this property many times and every time it is just great.
I love the beach here - it is so pretty and great for swimming. The restaurants, room and staff are all excellent. We will continue to return.

White glove service
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing exclusive hotel, with highly trained crew and impeccable attention to every detail. Excellent food, butler service and incredible luxury rooms with view to turquoise sea and migrating whales!.