One&Only Palmilla

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

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The One&Only Palmilla Grounds

A recent $30 million enhancement brings this already-luxury property of One&Only Palmilla far beyond any hotel visitor’s highest expectations.

Awards and Accolades

Condé Nast Traveler – Gold List – 2008 & 2011, Travel + Leisure – 500 World’s Best Hotels – 2009 & 2011, Condé Nast Traveler – Readers’ Choice Awards – No. 1 Resort in Mexico – 2008, and more.


The One&Only Palmilla property features 173 rooms and suites. Room options include Beach Front Casita Junior Suites, Beach Front Casita One Bedroom Suites, and a newly built Villa Cortez, offering 4 bedrooms, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, 12-person private screening theater, fully equipped gym with Kinesis studio, spa treatment area, leather paneled office, infinity pool, and whirlpool. Guests enjoy 24-hour Estate Butler Service with a dedicated household and culinary staff.

All One&Only Palmilla rooms include: 24-hour shared Butler service, unpacking of luggage, pressing of one garment per person, welcome tequila beverage, espresso and tea services, fresh fruit of choice, delivered daily, choice of cocktail snacks, delivered daily, laundry for children 2 years and under, pillow selection menu, aromatherapy turndown menu, robe, slippers, sandals, beach/shopping tote, Palmilla logo caps, sun care kit, high-speed Internet access, with Wi-Fi available, Flat-screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player, Bose surround sound audio system, terrace daybeds or table and chairs for all fresco dining, telescope for whale-watching and star-gazing, state-of-the-art voice and data lines, writing desk, Lady Primrose bath amenities, hairdryer, and safe deposit box.

Villa Cortez suites include, in addition: 24-hour Butler service, iPhone to communicate with your Villa Butler, dedicated culinary and household staff, One&Only Spa services, 8am -8pm, without advanced notice, preferred seating times at all resort restaurants, daily afternoon canapés and margaritas, milk and cookies for children, linen selection menu, personalized robe, screening centre and candy/snack basket.


The new renovation at One&Only Palmilla included infinity pools with one adjacent to reception and overlooking the beach, and guests can enjoy nightly live music in the lounge. Sports options include five floodlit tennis courts available day and night, a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, and a variety of water sports on one of the area’s few swimmable beaches. Shoppers can enjoy the onsite boutique shopping options. Reserve a Hummer for an off-site tour, or board the Palmilla yacht for some whale-watching. Enjoy the nightlife of Cabo San Lucas, or explore culture in local museums and art displays.

Included with your stay at One&Only Palmilla are a variety of child and teen activities, such as: usage of all games and game rooms, arts and crafts, child-sized backpack, birthday gift & amenity, giveaways for activities, and Kids Arrival Amenity.


Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten provides the menu at his first “South of the Border” venue at One&Only Palmilla – Market, featuring Euro-Asian fare with Mexican influence. Guests are invited to customize their own dishes. Other dining options include the Suviche Restaurant and Lounge, offering ceviches and sushi with live nightly lounge music.

Inspiring Features

1. Bring the children when staying at One&Only Palmilla – services include laundry for children 2 years and under, complimentary milk and cookies for children, and KidsOnly Club, offering programs of entertainment and activities, as well as babysitting and nanny services.

2. Two infinity pools at One&Only Palmilla offer concierge services, including The Agua Pool with waterfall and meandering river, and one pool is dedicated to families.

3. Admire Land’s End or try snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez with the Azimut 40S One&Only Palmilla Yacht, exclusively available to One&Only Palmilla guests.