ONE&ONLY PALMILLA

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Situated at the edge of the Baja Peninsula, where golden desert sands meet breathtaking turquoise waters.

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LOCATION

Set amongst the stunning natural geography of the Baja Peninsula alongside the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla affords extraordinary views of the Los Cabos landscape and beachfront access to one of the few swimmable beaches in the entire region.


  • INEA (National Institute for Adult Education) graduates 

    One&Only Palmilla recently celebrated their INEA (National Institute for Adult Education) graduates that finished elementary and middle school. One&OnlyPalmilla supports the educational success of their Colleagues at all levels and celebrate the graduates for their hard work. One of the Colleagues who began his studies at INEA is Amador Anguiano, Maintenance Technician. This year, he gave the opening speech to the graduates in order to motivate them to continue their studies and make them aware of this big step in their careers. He completed his elementary, middle and high school studies with this programme and currently he is doing university studies online with the goal of completing a Masters Degree. Amador is 64 years old, a great inspiration and motivation to all Colleagues.

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Private Transfer

Airport Transfers

Arrive at One&Only Palmilla via chauffeured luxury SUV. The journey to the resort take approximately 20min (17 miles) from the airport.

Daily flights into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) from most major US gataway cities. Flights from Los Angeles are 2 hours 20 minutes.


One&Only Air to Go Lunches

In preparation for the flight home, we offer a selection of “One&Only Air to Go” lunch favourites for in-flight enjoyment. Choices range from slow-roasted pork to marinated grilled arrachera with chipotle aioli and roasted vegetables. All “One&Only Air to Go” meals are presented in a re-usable One&Only Palmilla lunch pack with local fresh seasonal fruits, gourmet cookies and perfectly paired condiments. Menus are placed in the room two days prior to the guest's departure. Delivery will depend on the guest's time of departure and preferences – it can either be delivered at Porte Cochere or anywhere on resort premises if the guest has already checked-out.


HISTORY & CULTURE


A legendary hideaway for Hollywood royalty and the jet-setting elite.

A rich and storied history.

Commanding the choicest locale in all of Baja California, One&Only Palmilla is situated on land that enjoys a rich and storied history dating back millions of years, when volcanic movement and earthquakes split a 1,100-mile-long finger of land off mainland Mexico. Los Cabos (Spanish for ”The Capes”) survived merchants, explorers and pirates to later welcome celebrated authors and biologists intrigued by the rich marine life in the Sea of Cortez.

The resort itself was built in 1956 as a 15-room luxury hideaway by Don Abelardo Rodriguez, son of the President of Mexico. Accessible only by yacht or private plane, its earliest guests included Hollywood celebrities like John Wayne, Lucille Ball, the former United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower is also among the past guests; all attracted by the privacy of the resort as well as the region’s deep-sea fishing.

Following the construction of the Transpeninsular Highway in 1970, the resort became increasingly popular and grew to 50 rooms by 1984. In 1991, the Palmilla Golf Club opened, and in 1996, the property was again expanded to 115 rooms. The glamorous flavour and ambience of the original resort were carefully preserved in One&Only Palmilla, which opened in February 2004 following a $90 million refurbishment.


Amenities


At One&Only Palmilla guests are looked after with genuine hospitality and discreet service, touched by the freshness of local warmth and charm.

Al Fresco Dining - One&Only Palmilla
Al fresco dining
One&Only Palmilla OBO Beauty Salon
OBO Beauty Salon

SAVOUR

Dine on the finest cuisine in Los Cabos as Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten debuts his newest creations at SEARED, a refined steak and seafood restaurant, in addition to the sushi and ceviches served at his already established Suviche venue. French-trained culinary powerhouse Larbi Dahrouch presents his signature seasonally-driven Mexican farm-to-table cuisine at Agua by Larbi. Agua Bar is perfect for light fare and speciality drinks.

ONE&ONLY SPA

Mexico's premier destination spa, the exceptional One&Only Spa nestles peacefully within the vibrant bloom of tropical gardens, enhanced with outdoor relaxation areas and a Yoga Garden. Here guests enjoy supreme levels of privacy and pampered care in individual spa villas. Renowned Beverly Hills celebrity stylists Jonathan Antin and Amanda George have opened their exclusive OBO Salon by Jonathan and George, and the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by renowned podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez cares for feet and hands with exacting perfection. Debuting at One&Only Palmilla is Barber and Blade, an exclusive grooming studio especially for men.

WATER PLAY

Explore the Sea of Cortez on amazing scuba diving and snorkelling adventures, or try world-renowned sport fishing with captain and crew. Bask and play along the pristine sands of one of the only swimmable beaches in Los Cabos. Two ocean view infinity pools provide perfectly unique atmospheres, one for adults, and the other especially for families.

DISCOVER

Explore the marvelous landscapes of the Baja Peninsula in a chauffeured all-terrain or on horseback, and go whale-watching on private in-season cruises - from January to March - aboard one of the One&Only Palmilla yachts.

ENERGISE

Challenge yourself in the cutting-edge Fitness Centre with Technogym® equipment and systems. Play on one of three tennis courts or on the basketball court.  Enjoy the waters with non-motorized water sports.

CHALLENGE

With stunning views of the Sea of Cortez, and dramatic landscapes dotted with arroyos and canyons, the One&Only Palmilla Golf Club is a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed course.

CELEBRATE

A historic chapel provides an intimate setting for weddings, renewals of vows and receptions. The Herb Garden, beachfront and Conference Courtyard are also perfect for meetings or celebrations.

ONE&ONLY PALMILLA AWARDS

Romance beneath a Baja blue sky
Romance beneath a Baja blue sky
Glamorous ambiance with Mexican charm
Glamorous ambiance with Mexican charm

2017 AWARDS

 
  • Condé Nast Traveler (US) Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 – One&Only Palmilla ranked #15 amongst the ‘Top Resorts in Western Mexico’
  • Spa & Wellness Mexicaribe – One&Only Spa at One&Only Palmilla honoured at 2017 Best Spas of Mexico, The Caribbean & Latin America in the Luxury Spa Division
  • Eite Traveler (USA) – One&Only Palmilla featured amongst the ‘Top 100 Suites 2017’ list
  • TripAdvisor (USA) – 2017 Travellers’ Choice Winner
  • Travel+Leisure México (Mexico) – Best Room Experience in Mexico
  • Travel+Leisure México (Mexico) – Readers’ Choice Award Winner
  • Brides (USA) – ranked #1 amongst ‘Top Resorts in Mexico’
  • Condé Nast Traveler (US) Gold List 2017- listed as ‘One of the Best Hotels in the World’
  • Golf Advisor (Mexico) - ranked #6 amongst the ‘Top 10 Golf Courses You Can Play in Mexico’
  • Elite Traveler (USA) - featured amongst the ‘Top 100 Hotels’ list

2016 AWARDS

  • Boutique Design Gold Key Awards (US) - recognized as the ‘Best Suite’
  • Condé Nast Traveler (US) Readers’ Choice Awards - ranked #17 amongst the ‘Top Resorts in Western Mexico’
  • Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards: ranked #6 amongst the ‘Best Resort Hotels in Mexico’
  • Travel+Leisure Mexico Awards: recognised for ‘Best Room Experience’
  • Celebrated Living Platinum List Awards (US): recognised amongst the ‘Best Interior Design’ hotels and resorts
  • Brides Best Honeymoon Awards: ranked #1 amongst the ‘Top Mexican Resorts’
  • Conde Nast Traveller China: Readers’ Choice Awards: recognised amongst the ‘Best Hotels in The Americas’
  • Professional Spa & Wellness Awards (UK): recognised as ‘Best Hotel Spa Of The Year – North & South America’
  • InMexico Magazine (Mexico): recognised as #1 Resort in Mexico
  • Golf Digest (US): recognised as Best Resort in The Americas, Editor’s Choice Awards
  • Condé Nast Traveler (US) Gold List: recognised amongst the 'Most Tranquil Spas in the World'
  • TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards: in the top 1% on TripAdvisor
  • InMexico Awards (Mexico): ranked #1 in Top Of Mex Awards (covering Top 10 resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Los Cabos)

2015 AWARDS

  • ULTRA Awards (US): Best Hotel in Mexico
  • ULTRA Awards (US): Best Spa
  • Social Hotel Awards, Hotels Magazine (US): Best Use of Digital Video
  • Jetsetter Best Of The Best Awards: awarded Best for Romance award
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards: ranked#6 in Best Resorts in Mexico (Pacific Coast)
  • Andrew Harper’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards: listed 14th under the Top 20 Top Beach Resorts category
  • Travel+Leisure (US): ranked #1 World’s Best in Mexico
  • Travel+Leisure (US): ranked #17 in Top 100 Hotels
  • Jetsetter.com (US): named Best for Romance
  • TripAdvisor: granted the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame after receiving the Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row
  • Condé Nast Traveler (US): named in the Gold List 2015
  • Travel+Leisure: ranked #3 in the ‘World’s Most Romantic Hotels' category
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels of 2015: ranked #2 in the Best Hotels in Baja category
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels of 2015: ranked #8 in the Best Mexico Hotels category
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels of 2015: earned the Gold Badge Winner as Best Hotels in Mexico award
  • Orbitz Worldwide 2015: won the Best In Stay Elite Award

2014 AWARDS

  • AAA Five Diamond Award: the most coveted designation within North America's hospitality industry
  • Travel + Leisure, 100 World's Best Hotels: Voted #35 in Best Resort in the World
  • Condé Nast Traveler, Platinum Circle: made the list every year for the past 5 years running
  • Condé Nast Traveler, The Gold List: 97.2 Readers' Choice Rating in Best Hotels in Mexico
  • Travel + Leisure, T+L 500: 92.25 Readers' Choice Rating in Best Hotels in Mexico

2013 AWARDS

  • Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader's Choice awards (US): overall Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World One&Only Palmilla (#22)
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader's Choice awards (US): #1 of Top 10 Resorts in Baja
  • Expedia Insiders Select 2013: One&Only Palmilla Resort #1
  • Condé Nast Traveler, Top 270 Spas: Awarded #8 in Top 25 Spas in Mexico and Central America
  • Condé Nast Traveler, January 2013: The Gold List – One of the top hotel/resorts in the Americas region: Mexico with a rating of 96.3
  • Travel + Leisure, January 2013: T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels – One of the Top Resorts in the Mexico category: in the Los Cabos region with a rating of 91.14

2012 AWARDS

  • Voyages et Hotel de Reve 2012: Palmilla named the Best Hotel Stay for the Whole Family in the Americas
  • Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards 2012: Palmilla awarded in the Trip of a Lifetime category
  • Condé Nast Traveler, November 2012: Readers' Choice Awards – Ranked #1 (score 96.3) in Top 15 Resorts in Baja, under the Mexico category
  • Condé Nast Traveler, November 2012: Readers' Choice Awards – Ranked #29 in the Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World
  • Andrew Harper October 2012: Readers’ Choice Awards – Ranked #20 in Top 20 Beach Resorts– Based on Readers’ Poll
  • Travel+Leisure August 2012: World’s Best Awards – Ranked #6 in Mexico with 91.14 out of 100 in the Mexico – Based on Readers’ Poll
  • Conde Nast Traveler June 2012: Top 270 Spas – Named #13 in The Top 20 Spas in Mexico and Central America with an overall score of 95 out of 100
  • Celebrated Living Summer 2012: The Platinum List – Named #5 in The Top 10 Resorts in Mexico/Central America/South America
  • Travel+Leisure June 2012: World’s Best Service – Ranked highest in Mexico with 97.39 out of 100 in the Mexico – Based on Readers’ Poll
  • Travel + Leisure 2012: The World’s Greatest Hotels – Named the top place to stay in Los Cabos, Mexico with a score of 93.22
  • Robb Report May 2012: The Robb Report 100 Resorts – The World’s Top Resorts” – One&Only Palmilla is considered one of the Best Resorts in Mexico
  • Brides 2012: Best Honeymoons – Named Top 1 Honeymoon Resort in Mexico
  • TravelAge West 2012: 2012 WAVE Awards – The One&Only Spa at One&Only Palmilla has been nominated for Best Resort Spa, Mexico
  • Condé Nast Traveler January 2012: The Gold List – One of the top hotel/resorts in the Americas region: Mexico with a rating of 96.8
  • Condé Nast Traveler January 2012: Platinum Circle – Property was inducted into the Platinum Circle for being a resort that made the list every year for the past five years running
  • Travel + Leisure January 2012: 500 World’s Best Hotels – One of the Top Resorts in the Mexico, Central America & South America category: in the Los Cabos region with a rating of 93.22

2011 AWARDS

  • Spa Finder, 2011: 2012 Guide – Voted into Top 10 for Best for Romance in Reader’s Choice Category Awards
  • Spa Finder, 2011: 2012 Guide – Voted into Top 10 for Best for Pilates in Reader’s Choice Category Awards
  • Conde Nast Traveler November 2011: Readers’ Choice – Voted #1 for Best Resort in Mexico with a score of 96.8
  • Golf Digest 2011: The 75 Best Golf Resorts - Voted #12 for The 75 Best Golf Resorts with a score of 83.41
  • Conde Nast Traveler November 2011: Readers’ Choice – Voted #17 for Best Resort in The World on the overall Top 100 World’s Best List
  • Travel + Leisure August 2011: World’s Best Awards - Voted #48 Best Resort in The World on the overall Top 100 World’s Best List
  • Travel + Leisure August 2011: World’s Best Awards” – Voted #1 Resort in Mexico with a score of 93.22
  • Celebrated Living Summer 2011: Named #10 in Top 10 Hotels in “Mexico/Central America/South America
  • Conde Nast Traveler June 2011: Named #10 in Top 20 Spas in “Mexico and Central America”
  • Travel+Leisure June 2011: World’s Best Service – Ranked highest in Mexico with 97.24 out of 100 in the Mexico – Based on Readers’ Poll
  • Conde Nast Traveler 2011: Top 125 Golf Resorts– Named #3 in Top 25 Foreign Golf Resorts”
  • Conde Nast Traveler 2011: Gold List – Named “Gold List Honoree for Mexico”
  • Brides 2011: Best Honeymoons – Named Top 2 Honeymoon Resort in Mexico
  • Travel+Leisure 2011: 500 World’s Best Hotels – Ranked highest in Mexico with 92.69 out of 100 in the Mexico

Useful Details

One&Only Resorts Weather

Weather

This part of Mexico enjoys sunshine most of the year, and the weather in Los Cabos is very comfortable with most days filled with warm sunshine and low humidity. Average highs range from the mid-70s in the winter months to the mid-90s in the summer months when humidity can also be higher.

One&Only Resorts Visa

Passport

All persons, including US citizens, are required to present a valid passport in order to enter Mexico.

One&Only Resorts Currency

Currency

The Peso is the official currency of Mexico. As a result of a change in Mexican regulations, One&Only Palmilla does not accept settlement of any bills in US dollars. Instead, all accounts need to be settled by credit card.

One&Only Resorts Timezones

Time Zone

Los Cabos, Mexico is located within the US Mountain Standard Time Zone. It is seven (7) hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT -7).

One&Only Resorts Language

Language

Staff members are fluent in both English and Spanish.

One&Only Resorts Electricity

Electricity

Electricity is supplied at 120 volts. Adaptors are available.

One&Only Resorts Check In Check Out

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in is at 3.00pm and check-out is at 12.00 noon.

One And Only Resorts Internet

Internet

Complimentary high-speed WiFi service is available throughout the resort.

One&Only Resorts Currency

Accepted Credit Cards

American Express
Visa
Mastercard
Union Pay
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One And Only Resorts Gds

GDS Codes

  • Amadeus OOSJD459
  • Sabre OO39584
  • Galileo OO52642
  • Worldspan OO7883
  • Pegasus OO23856

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