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One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos


One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos
Carr. Transpeninsular, Los Cabos
San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur
One&Only Spa | Winner of the Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe 2018 Spa Awards

Review by Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe

At the tip of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, there awaits a retreat like no other. The name says it all. The One & Only Palmilla Resort in Los Cabos. Upon entering the spacious grounds of the property, one experiences a sense of calm as a white uniformed sentry touches his heart in welcome. This gesture means he is opening up his heart to you. Everyone you meet throughout the property uses this same expression of warmth and hospitality. The lush tropical surroundings expand to the 115-room luxury $90 million refurbished resort where movie stars such as John Wayne and Bing Crosby came to relax back in the 1950’s.

Catering to the luxury resort market, the One & Only Spa fulfills every guest’s wish for a relaxing, rejuvenating and restoring experience with ancient healing techniques combined with avant-garde therapies. A meandering path surrounded by rock walls with lush, tropical landscaping leads to a relaxation area with a hot water quarry-like pond beside a cold water plunge pool. Individual private villas are available for spa treatments with open air gardens with day beds where a foot massage is given before the main treatment. Choose one of the specialized signature advanced facial treatments or experience the healing power of touch from the massage menu, or an aquatic body therapy to reconnect mind and body. No detail is spared to create a utopia of relaxation. Be prepared to be indulged, pampered and treated royally.

A fitness center, beauty salon and wellness center with personal trainers await your every need: Yoga sessions are held in the Yoga Garden or on the beach; aquatic therapy; salsa dance lessons; Pilates; and Zumba are also on offer. Rated #1 resort in Mexico by Condé Naste in 2011, the One & Only Palmilla is unrivaled in many categories. Three award-winning dining venues satisfy the most discerning palate. If an activity schedule is desired, there is golf or tennis, and snorkeling is available aboard Palmilla’s own yacht for charter. Enjoy an intimate dinner for two on board while gently sailing under the stars. A charming chapel sitting upon a small rise above the property is available for weddings and other celebrations. The old-Mexico style of architecture, ambiance and hospitality has visitors returning year after year to enjoy the swaying palms, trickling fountains, and all the amenities one expects in a 5-Star resort.

Sara Jones