One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos luxurious vista pool with blue skies

One&Only Palmilla

Los Cabos - Mexico


Perched at the tip of the Baja California peninsula, where the Mexican desert meets the Pacific Ocean, this jaw-dropping beach resort is the height of indulgent luxury.

Spanish colonial style meets exquisite modern design in the lavish rooms and suites, many with their own pool, and dining is overseen by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

One&Only Palmilla has long been a haunt of the rich and the famous, but the amazing staff extend a warm and gracious welcome to all guests, and it’s a popular upmarket choice for LGBT travellers. An unforgettable stay is guaranteed, whether you choose to spend your time lounging by the pool, partying in Cabo San Lucas or searching for whales in the Sea of Cortez.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

5 stars

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£2,299 from

Per Person

Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 7 nights, departing in June 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • Lavish resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Michelin-starred dining courtesy of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Exquisitely designed rooms & suites
  • Rooms and suites with binoculars for in-room whale watching!
  • Jack Nicklaus-designed 27-hole golf course
  • One&Only Spa which includes the PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez

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One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos airy junior suite with red pillows and ocean view
One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos oceanfront large patio
One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos oceanfront room with large brown headboard and desk area
One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos beach and palm trees landscape
One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos villa pool with comfortable cream seats and deck chairs
One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos cortez pool overlooking beautiful blue beach
One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos blue villa pool exterior
One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos yoga in centre by large orange ceramic pots

Nearby Attractions

One&Only Palmilla has one of the few swimmable beaches in the region, and you can make a splash with various watersports including scuba diving, surfing and snorkelling.

Baja California is one of the world’s great whale watching destinations, and the Sea of Cortez was memorably described by Jacques Cousteau as ‘the world’s aquarium’. The main whale watching season is February to April, with species including gray whales, humpbacks and the legendary blue whale. Your room even comes equipped with binoculars for spotting these magnificent creatures out at sea!

It’s a 10-minute drive from the resort to the arty town of San José del Cabo, where you’ll find plenty of upmarket restaurants, galleries and boutiques, while the more nightlife-focused Cabo San Lucas is half an hour away.


There are 174 spacious rooms and suites, blending colonial-style architecture with vibrant fabrics and contemporary furnishings. Soak up the sea views from the oversized daybed on your private terrace, and enjoy amenities including butler service, flatscreen TV, WiFi, Bose sound system, in-room safe and tea/coffee making facilities. It’s well worth splurging on a suite with a private pool, and the incredible Villa Cortez has four bedrooms plus a private spa and gym.

Extensive resort facilities include two stunning infinity pools, one strictly for grown-ups, plus two tennis courts, a fitness centre, complimentary non-motorised watersports and kids’ clubs for both little ones and teenagers. There is also a Jack Nicklaus-designed 27-hole golf course nearby. The fabulous One&Only Spa includes the PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez, a hair salon by Jonathan & George and the swanky Barber&Blade men’s grooming studio, plus free yoga and fitness classes are on offer daily.

Dining concepts include the succulent steaks and seafood at SEARED by One&Only and the fantastic sushi and ceviche of Suviche, both overseen by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Other options include the laid back Pelican Beach Grill and Larbi Dahrouch’s ‘Mexiterranean’ cuisine at the clifftop Agua by Larbi.

Amenities & Activities

  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Tennis Courts
  • Diving
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage
  • Kayaking
  • Yoga
  • Aerobics

Star Quality

The resort now known as the One&Only Palmilla was built in 1956 by Don Abelardo Rodrigues, son of the President of Mexico at the time, with just 15 rooms. Illustrious past guests include John Wayne, Lucille Ball and former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and it’s still the hotel of choice for Hollywood A-listers escaping south to Los Cabos.

Romantic view and experience. Cslooo Cortez Romance .

How to get here...


There are many options however we suggest you fly from London to Los Cabos via Mexico City. Flight time is approximately 16 hours including connections. Good connections via the USA are also available.

airport transfer

Transfers are available and can be arranged upon request. The One&Only is located around 45 minutes' drive from Cabo San Lucas international airport.

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Travel Information

Flight time

16.5 hours

Transfer time

45 minutes

Time difference

-7 hours (GMT)

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Average Weather

  • Jan 23°
  • Feb 23°
  • Mar 25°
  • Apr 26°
  • May 27°
  • Jun 28°
  • Jul 28°
  • Aug 28°
  • Sep 28°
  • Oct 27°
  • Nov 25°
  • Dec 24°

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