Visited by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Eva Longoria, One&Only Palmilla is an exclusive 5-star resort on a wild stretch of the Baja Peninsula. It’s a sprawling beachfront property with manicured grounds and two infinity pools, one with its own waterfall and lazy river, as well as a secluded adults-only pool. The nearest town is San Jose del Cabo, which is 10 minutes away by car. The town is described as a "peaceful" place by Fodor's, but buzzier Cabo San Lucas is a 20-minute drive away.
Plenty of treats are laid on for free, including welcome tequila, poolside popsicles and oxygen shots, a packed beach tote and daily fresh fruit. Complimentary on-site facilities include an outdoor basketball court, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkelling. Guests can also call on a team of butlers to unpack their suitcases and prepare afternoon snacks, and it’s this personal service that "makes this big resort feel like a boutique hotel", says Travel + Leisure.
The spa has a sauna, steam rooms and outdoor plunge pools, and treatments can be arranged in private villas or in oceanfront Palapas. There’s also a full gym and guests can attend fitness classes and boot camps for free. Enjoy sushi and cerviche paired with sake or Asian-inspired fine dining. Agua, the open-air restaurant by the pool, serves Mediterranean dishes with a Mexican influence. Drinks and lunchtime snacks are available at the terrace café. Across the road lies a 27-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Guests benefit from reduced green fees and get complimentary use of a golf cart, the practice facility, bag storage and water.
Spacious rooms and suites overlook the Sea of Cortez or the Bay of Cabo and binoculars can be requested for whale-watching -- there’s a good chance of seeing grey whales on their migratory journey from the Arctic in December-March. Tiled floors, colourful prints and heavy hardwood furniture create a tropical feel, and all rooms have free Wi-Fi. Several of the Ocean Front Suites have their own private infinity pools.
From the press:
"Stars including Jennifer Aniston, Eva Longoria and Bethenny Frankel get away to the stylish One&Only Palmilla retreat" -- Forbes
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Extra beds / roll away beds
Golf course (on-site)
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Kitchenette in some rooms
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Outdoor space for some rooms
DVD / CD player & library
iPad on request
Video games on request
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Complimentary valet service
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible pool area
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children under 11 years old stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cot/crib and extra bed available on request free of charge for children aged 2 and under, $35 for older children and adults.
Pets under 40 pounds are allowed on request and are charged at $50 per stay, payable at the hotel on checkout. They are required to be on a leash at all times while walking around the hotel premises. Meals can be arranged on requests. Pets are not permitted in restaurants, bars, spa, health club or pool areas.
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resort is 35 minutes by taxi from Cabo San Lucas International Airport. From the resort it is a 10-minute drive to San Jose del Cabo or a 20-minute drive to Cabo San Lucas. The hotel can arrange transfers on request (extra charge applies), and there is free parking on site.
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