- Personal butlers are always on call
- Exclusive yacht for excursions (extra cost)
- Onsite Signature Jack Nicklaus golf course
If you want the epitome of luxury on the Baja Peninsula, look no further than One&Only Palmilla. The ultimate in white-glove treatment in a beautiful, secluded jungle setting with a golden sand beach and sparkling turquoise water—what’s not to like?
Casual but chic, this posh resort hosts a six-to-one staff-to-guest ratio, meaning guests are treated like royalty from the moment they arrive — and often by name.
The 173 accommodations range from single rooms to huge villas with butler’s quarters. Tastefully decorated with plenty of natural wood and bright colors, they are a blend of traditional Mexican and contemporary Bohemian with plenty of amenities and outdoor space. Villas come with a staff that includes personal chefs, butlers, and personal trainers. Many rooms have a private pool, lagoon pool, or hot tub on the terrace. Other standard amenities include in-room espresso machines, luxury turn-down service, unpacking service, free Wi-Fi, daily snacks, and separate soaking tubs in the bathrooms.
Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten heads Seared by One&Only, the resort’s main and most elegant restaurant. The menu includes prime cuts of meat — including Wagyu A5 beef — seafood, pasta, and an impressive selection of wines. Next is Suviche, a bit more casual, serving a variety of Mexican and Japanese dishes. At Agua by Larbi, Moroccan-born chef Larbi Dahrouch offers cuisine that is a unique blend of Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean, and the sea view only heightens the dining experience. Rounding out the restaurant options are Pelican Beach Grill and Breeze, casual and laid-back eateries serving breakfast and lunch.
Fifteen minutes away by car is San José del Cabo, a laid-back, artsy town with great beaches, a lively art scene, great restaurants, cobblestone streets, and charming Spanish colonial architecture. Nearby is the San José estuary, a nature reserve with over 200 bird species.
Head south to Cabo San Lucas for lots of fun in the sun. In addition to many dining and shopping options, countless land and water activities are available, including snorkeling, scuba diving, flyboarding, kayaking, deep sea fishing, glass bottom boat tours, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, zip lining, ATV tours through canyons, and fascinating tours of the city itself.
Don’t miss El Arco, the most famous attraction of the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. This spectacular rock formation is part of Land’s End, a series of huge granite rock projections jutting out of the sea. Take a water taxi or rent a kayak in Cabo San Lucas, enjoy the breathtaking views from the water, and then spend some time relaxing on one of the two beaches—Lover’s Beach or Divorce Beach.