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One&Only Palmilla

Los Cabos, Mexico

The One&Only Palmilla is a luxurious and exclusive resort with excellent children's and teens' facilities located on Los Cabos on the tip of Baja California in Mexico where azure Pacific Ocean meets stark desert landscapes.

At a Glance

  • Exclusive hideaway with excellent children's and teens' club

  • Suites with Mexican accents and stunning sea views

  • Five tennis courts and 27-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus

  • 4 dining options including Mexican Agua by Larbi & new Steakhouse SEARED by Jean-George

  • Destination One&Only Spa, chic Beverly Hills based OBO Salon and Barber & Blade for men

  • Take a hummer ride into the desert or explore the ocean on the resort's 43-foot Azimut yacht

Family, Golf, Beach, Fishing

Insider's View

Learn to surf or hone your skills with Tropic Surf pro Matt on the One&Only’s beach!

Maudie Tomlinson

Insider's View

You can’t beat the Popsicle cart that offers fresh tropical fruit ice-lollies to guests by the pool or just when you're wandering around the resort!

Maudie Tomlinson

Insider's View

Go on and take a selfie with resident tortoise Priscilla – just like Paris Hilton!

Maudie Tomlinson

Insider's View

Making Mexican piñatas and maracas is a favorite for arty and crafty kids at the One&Only Kids Club.

Camilla Swift

Insider's View

Unwind at the pool on one of the loungers and enjoy a complimentary 10-minute foot massage as the waves crash against the shore nearby.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to One&Only Palmilla


One&Only Palmilla is an exclusive resort, long frequented by Hollywood's a-list, offering a superb beach front location on the outskirts of Cabo San Jose. Its white stucco walls and red-tile roofs are set among stunning gardens and fountains with swaying palms that lead down to a dramatic shoreline.

The guest rooms and suites are exquisitely furnished with handcrafted Mexican accents and have either a patio or balcony, all with breathtaking views of the ocean. They also offer a 24-hour butler service to see to your every need and the list of complimentary room amenities is nothing short of heaven. Despite having 174 rooms, the resort is spread out enough that guests feel a sense of seclusion and privacy.

The colorfully decorated outdoor lounge area offers an ideal place to relax at sunset and the award winning spa features 13 private treatment villas providing the perfect indoor/outdoor setting for guests to enjoy a spa regime in complete tranquillity. The restaurants are spectacular with delicious food, outstanding service and memorable views.

If you're looking for adventure, the Sea of Cortez is best explored on the resort's 43-foot Palmilla yacht, or head out on specialist whale watching excursions (November-April) or deep-sea game fishing trips. On land it is possible to enjoy championship golf, 4x4 excursions into the desert, horse-riding, authentic cooking sessions at mountain ranches or aerial tours of the dramatic coastline.


One & Only Palmilla offers 174 guest rooms, all with ocean or beach front views. Tasteful in every detail and appointed with modern amenities, guest rooms are sensuously elegant and comfortably spacious. Featuring handcrafted Mexican accents, each guest room faces towards the sea, offering expansive views of the Pacific Ocean or Sea of Cortez from a private patio or balcony.

Ocean Front Room

The Ocean Front Rooms come complete with a marble bathroom including a rain shower. These rooms extend onto a private terrace with daybed. They are available with one King-size bed or two Queen size beds. Shared butler service is also available.

Ocean Front Premier Room

Great location overlooking the Bay of San Jose. Each room comes equipped with a spacious lounge area and outdoor terrace. The large marble bathroom is equipped with a rain shower and twin vanity. These rooms are available with on King-size bed or two Queen-size beds. There is also a shared butler service.

Ocean View Terrace Junior Suite

Great location with views of the Sea of Cortez. Each suite features a spacious sitting area, terrace and daybed. The marble bathroom comes equipped with a pebbled rain shower and sculpted tub. Available with one King-Size bed.

Ocean Front Junior Suite

Spacious suite with panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez and a terrace with private daybed. The marble bathroom comes equipped with a pebbled rain shower and sculptured tub. This suite has a King- sized bed and shared butler service.

Ocean Front Palmilla Junior Suite

Spacious suite set over 79 square meters and a separate lounge area and private terrace with daybed. The luxurious marble bathroom features a rain shower and these suites are available with one King-size bed or two Queen size-beds.

Ocean Front Junior Suite with Plunge Pool

These junior suites have large ocean front patios with a private plunge pool and day bed and panoramic sea views. The marble bathroom comes equipped with a sculptured bathtub with rain shower. Suite is available with one King size bed and shared butler service.

Ocean Front One Bedroom Suite

These suites offer superb sea views and a spacious living area with a wet bar and private terrace and day bed. These suites come with one King-size bed and a spacious marble bathroom.

One Bedroom Premiere Suite

These suites feature a separate bedroom, lounge and dining area with sliding glass doors they leas onto a private patio with a daybed, dining table and sun lounges. The luxurious marble bathroom is equipped with a separate rain shower and bath tub. The suite is available with one king-size bed.

Ocean Front One Bedroom Grand Suite

This spacious suite is set over 1400 square feet and has scenic views with a generous living area and terrace with a private day bed. The marble bathroom has a rain shower and sculpted bed.

Ocean Front One Bedroom Grand Suite with Pool

These suites located in Casa Gardenia are 130 square meters and offer great scenic views and boast a spacious beach front patio with private plunge pool and daybed. They are available with one King-size bed and personal butler service.

Ocean Front Pool Casita Junior Suite

These luxurious suites come complete with a private infinity pool, spacious sitting area and pool terrace with day bed. They have a spacious marble bathroom with a rain shower and over-sized bathtub. The suites are available with one King size bed and shared butler service.

Ocean Front One Bedroom Pool Casita Suite

These suites come equipped with a beach front infinity pool and Jacuzzi and boast a secluded setting. Each room of the suite has great sea views, pool terrace, daybed, and pool lounges and alfresco dining area. There is a spacious bedroom and living area and luxurious marble shower with rain shower.

Ocean Front One&Only Pool Casita Suite

This suite located in Casa Playa has a private infinity pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor living area complete with daybed and pool lounges. This Casita Suite also has a luxurious marble bathroom, and spacious bedroom with one King-size bed and a dedicated butler service.

Villa Cortez

Located on its own private beach this spacious four bedroom villa covers more 10,000 square feet. This residence also comes equipped with a private screening theatre, state of the art gym, leather panelled home office, kitchen, infinity pool, outdoor rain shower and luxurious spa.

Villa One

Spread over 14,000 square feet, Villa One offers 4 bedrooms and spectacular views over the Sea of Cortez from floor to ceiling glass panel doors. It has a large glass-sided infinity edge pool to make the most of its stunning location and an open display kitchen and outdoor fire pit allowing ample space for entertaining. Other facilities include an in-home spa, BBQ facilities, surround sound audio system and a state of the art screening room seating 12.


Children are welcome to stay at the resort and they are well looked after at One&Only Pamilla. There is a "Kids Only" fully supervised program of activities for children ages 4 to 11 years, including games, golf, tennis, and cooking classes to keep the younger ones entertained. The complimentary KidsOnly Club is managed by staff trained to the highest standard and there is also the option of professional baby-sitting and nanny services. For teens there is also a fantastic program open all year long for ages 12- 17 years. This includes Ping-pong, surfing, water activities and more.


The facilities at One&Only Palmilla are second to none. Guests can enjoy two tennis courts, two infinity edge swimming pools, a spa, air-conditioned massage pavilion, fitness center, hair and nail salon, designer fashion boutique, yoga garden, beach, Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, library, restaurants and bars.

Dining at One & Only Palmilla is an experience within itself. Agua Restaurant serves the famed 'Mexiterranean' cuisine of the award wining chef Larbi Dahrouch. Seared Restaurant is headed by Michelin starred Jean-Georges Vongerichten who creates wonderful Euro-Asia dishes using Mexican ingredients. Suviche served a superb selection of fresh sushi and ceviches and Breeze Cafe is the ideal place for a light lunch or snack. In Herb Garden, a state of the art outdoor kitchen, up to twelve guests can enjoy cooking demonstrations with a focus on fresh produce and delicious Mexican cuisine.

The One&Only Spa at Palmilla offers thirteen private treatment villas and an extensive list of treatments delivered by ESPA-trained spa professional who use natural products to make you feel and look good.


One & Only Palmilla offers a wealth of activities including golf, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, diving, seasonal whale-watching from November to April, tennis and adventure tours into the Baja desert. Or why not visit San Jose del Cabo, located just 10 minutes away by car. This charming, laid-back and authentic Mexican town offers a variety of shops featuring local artisans’ handmade arts and crafts, silver and clothing, as well as numerous restaurants and art galleries.

Location & Directions

Los Cabos, Mexico

One&Only Palmilla is located at the southernmost point of Baja California along the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez within the Los Cabos Corridor, a 21-mile stretch between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.

When to go

Baja California is a rare destination that offers a great getaway year long. Peak time for travel is when weather is temperate in the low 20ºc range and whale watching opportunities are at their best (late-November to April). This also includes the festive vacation and New Year period. Cool temperatures are ideal for desert adventures and hiking and boating for wildlife viewing and island exploration. Summer (April to September) can be hot and humid but the beaches are less crowded. Summer waters are ideal for snorkeling and diving. Hurricanes are much less common than in the Caribbean, but it is something to be aware of for September and October travel which is considered low season.

Baja is blessed with two marine life rich oceans; the Sea of Cortez to the east has a warmer sea temperature than the more exposed than the Pacific Ocean to the west. In the summer the breeze coming from the Pacific is a blessing. For surfing, waves break on the eastern side of the peninsula March to October and on the Pacific west November to March. The most popular summer breaks start in San Jose and extend up to the Eastern Cape making Los Cabos an excellent base. In the winter the best breaks are south of Todos Santos at Cerritos Beach.

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