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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


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


5.0 Excellent 1035 Reviews
Best Anniversary Ever!
Reviewed 2 days ago

This property is exceptional and the staff is even better! The tradition of crossing a hand over the heart when greeting guests is a touching and poignant example of the managements commitment to the guest experience. The food is excellent, the rooms are spot on and the staff that faces the guests most intimate needs look like they are out of central casting. We will go back for many visits and encourage friends to experience the One and Only brand too!

Reviewed 3 days ago

The One&Only Palmilla is an exceptional resort. From the moment you arrive every person on staff makes you feel welcome and like
you are their most important guest. Everyone is so nice and beyond accommodating.

My husband and I stayed here for 7 days and wished we had booked it for longer. The restaurants are great, especially Agua. The pools are relaxing and the spa is wonderful (had a 90 min couples massage). They also have a great gym and the grounds are immaculately kept. You feel beyond safe at such a big resort.

The butler service should win an award. I’ve stayed at several places with this type of service, but the One&Only surpassed all of my of expectations.

I’m already planning my next trip back.

Chris & Karol
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was an unforgettable experience for us! We can feel like in paradise, on a private beach. A beautiful place and great service! Delicious food. It was amazing. We recommend, we will definitely go back there :)

Great Property. Rooms could use a refresh.
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic property. Unlike other resorts in Cabo as this place is very lush and beautifully landscaped as compared to Las Ventanas or Chileno Bay which are sparse and decorated more authentically with desert rock, cactus and concrete. Palmilla is much more tropical. Pools are great. Service is as reported. Although, the Butler Service for our stay failed at simple requests. Also, room service food did not seem to be of same quality and prep as in the actual restaurants. Rooms felt a little dated. I know I'm nit picking as the Palmilla is still one of a kind.

Palmilla 4th of July
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent resort. Resort designed for adult relaxation bit also very kid friendly with a lot of activities (golf, tennis...) 4th of July party was amazing with fireworks, and entertainment of great quality.