One&Only Palmilla

San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

Over-the-top luxurious while remaining casual and family-friendly.

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Robert Merlin

St. Louis


Property Overview

A legendary retreat where the marvels of Mexico come to life in ultimate style. One&Only Palmilla is the original Cabo hotspot; dating back to the 1950’s it offered a luxurious escape for the Hollywood jet-set and today, it remains a chic hideaway. Designed in a classic hacienda-style architecture that embodies the grace and charm of Old-World Mexico while reflecting a touch of modern elegance.

The resort is set in a lush tropical oasis along the Sea of Cortez with stunning ocean views on display throughout. Guests enjoy beachfront access and one of the few swimmable beaches in the region. Here you’ll find private beach coves with floating daybeds that beckon for relaxation and exhilarating ocean activities for days of sun-soaked fun. Gray whales can be seen rising majestically offshore, reminding you of the vibrant sea life that thrive in these coastal waters.


SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • One category upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • One time $150 USD resort credit
  • Daily continental breakfast for two


Agent Tips

  • With multiple pool areas on property with one dedicated to being kid-friendly, adults are able to have their own oasis.
  • The Herb Garden is the resorts best kept secret venue for culinary events and is an ideal location for a cooking class in the late morning, or a private a pizza fest with Italian Chef Sandro Falbo who prepares the pizza in the woodfired oven; it's also a perfect setting for an intimate dinner under the stars.
  • Each and every guest enjoys the care and attention of a personal Butler; consummate professionals charged with customizing your resort experience to match your individual preferences and needs. Like a full-service personal assistant combined with the world’s best concierge. Whether customizing a special celebration or arranging a thrilling excursion up the coast, your Butler is at the ready to make your stay that much more wonderful.
Rooms + Suites

Sophisticated, elegant and casual all at the same time.

Comfortably spacious rooms and suites invite guests to surrender. Private terraces offer endless ocean views and oversized daybeds for lounging. Remarkable Casita Suites impress, each with their own private infinity pool and expansive ocean-facing terrace, perfect for secluded stays. Two extraordinary Villas are amongst the most coveted. Each with four bedrooms, dedicated spa and fitness areas, cinema rooms and a team of dedicated staff. Bold Mexican designs are complimented with contemporary furnishings and handcrafted embellishments that are reflective of the region. Sumptuously appointed amenities include custom-curated minibars and signature Blue Agave bath products.
Pool + Gym

Specialized care at the edge of the sea.

Two resort pools make leisure time feel like a luxury. Both are set just at the edge of the sea boasting dramatic views and pampering services. The adults-only Vista pool is the place to be with an energetic ambiance and swim-up bar. Conversely, the family-friendly Agua pool invites the whole family to enjoy a day of fun in the sun.

Whether you’re new to fitness or a seasoned fanatic, you can enjoy a holistic range of training with specialized support at the property's state-of-the-art Fitness Center. An integrated collection of Technogym® equipment and Peloton bikes provide the ultimate in choice for cardio, strength, and functional training. Join in on a myriad of fitness classes or allow the team to curate a wellness journey designed to meet your specific goals.

An authentic, cultural experience.

A heavenly spa specialises in the art of tranquil healing techniques and results-driven therapies. Discreet private treatment cabanas provide open-air seclusion surrounded by tropical gardens and sensory delights. Indulge in bespoke wellness experiences and treatments inspired by Mexican traditions coupled with modern techniques in a beautifully tranquil setting. Those seeking an authentic, cultural experience can enjoy ancient healing rituals led by the resort’s resident shaman. A full range of pampering services include hair styling, glamour sessions and even a gentlemen’s grooming studio.

The finest steaks and freshest Pacific seafood.

Dining is masterminded by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and exceptional cuisine is served from four unique venues, each with a distinct menu. SEARED features well-known signature dishes and showcases a selection of the finest steaks, as well as the freshest Pacific seafood, accompanied by the country’s most complete wine list. Suviche showcases a striking presentation of sushi and ceviche with an extensive sake pairing menu.

Perched on a bluff, overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Agua is an open and airy space, perfect for both indoor and al fresco dining all day long. The seasonally driven menu highlights locally sourced fish and seafood selections. For a romantic evening; reserve one of the restaurant’s moonlight dining tables overlooking the cliff’s edge. Or gather your closest family and friends for an unforgettable dining experience at Agua’s Chef Table. Breeze provides an all-day dining menu and relaxed atmosphere where evenings come alive with elevated Mexican classics and live mariachi music.
  • Bar
    Stop by Agua Bar for light bites, craft cocktails, and live music nightly. Enjoy an extensive menu of spirits or on one of the signature regionally-inspired cocktails; the Spicy Martini and Avocado Margarita are among guest favorites. Get hands-on in an expert-led Mixology Master Class, learning to craft the finest libations and classic cocktails. Enjoy tequila as it should be through a guided tasting journey of some of the best tequilas or mezcals found throughout Mexico. They even have a bespoke custom blend of Clase Azul created exclusively for One&Only Palmilla. Plus, ample staff on hand, you will not be without a drink for very long!
  • Who's it for?
    Celebrated for its breathtaking beachfront location and authentic design; the resort is holistic heaven that caters to distinguished travelers looking for an escape that offers more than just a luxurious setting. This is a place where every sense is awakened, every desire indulged; the property offers an inviting atmosphere to reconnect, to celebrate one another, and to dive into discovery. And for those looking for a wedding venue, Palmilla is an amazing place to get married; they have a historic Mexican chapel on-site and plenty of lovely areas to comfortably host your closest loved ones to celebrate.

    But the property is also a true family paradise and playground of adventure for all ages. The KidsOnly Club provides active programming for little ones so adults can enjoy time for their own pursuits! Plus, plenty of opportunities to come together for meaningful family moments, from art and cooking classes to active pursuits on the Sea of Cortez and private celebrations. The Kid's Club is fully staffed and offers a huge variety of activities for children aged 4-11. Teens can enjoy thrilling watersports, golf, surf, and other activities.
  • Location
    Cradled on the cusp of the Baja Peninsula, where stunning turquoise waters lap against golden sands, One&Only Palmilla is located in the colonial town of San Jose del Cabo just outside the tourist corridor of Los Cabos.
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