If you are ready for a tranquil and lovely experience for any time of the year, book your air travel to Cabo San Lucas, and get ready to enter paradise. One&Only will be there upon your arrival to greet you and in twenty minutes... luxury awaits you.

The staff at the One&Only are dedicated to making your stay magical. We have been part of the Palmilla family for 11 years. I say family because that's how they make you feel. The Palmilla is one of the most respected resort properties in the world, and as a guest they truly care about delivering an 'experience' along with your vacation. 

The family pool area overlooking the Sea of Cortez. There are lifeguards always present, and the service is incredible.  After the hurricane, Palmilla suffered a lot of damages... they not only restored it to it's original beauty; it's back and better than ever, and without losing the heart and soul of the enviroment.

The Adult pool sits beside the restaurant Breeze... You can enjoy tasty tacos, salads, chips and margaritas

  Enjoying lunch with a little backgammon at Breeze. I'm pretty sure I lost this round.

Enjoying lunch with a little backgammon at Breeze. I'm pretty sure I lost this round.

All around the property you will find seating areas that accommodate any mood you might be feeling. Next to Seared and Ceviche you can relax by the fire pit at night and unwind with the waves.

The Game room and library are equipped with plenty of board games and books to choose from. It's fun on a rainy day to engage in a little healthy competition with a game and some family time.

Another beautifully designed waiting area next to Ceviche. I love the detail of this table.

A festive decanter of artisanal tequila awaits you upon arrival, along with a display of handmade sweets. Clasé Azul is my top pick.

Defenitely need these hats... You will find plenty of goodies for your kids too.

One of the prettiest areas on the property is the Agua Bar. It's known for the stunning lights that cascade from the palapa roof, and the view is just as impressive. It's also beautiful in the daytime. Don't forget to order the spicy's delicious.  

Agua Bar, Backgammon, and a spicy margarita.

Everywhere you walk on the property is a tranquil experience. It's so lush and tropical, and it's obvious how much attention is paid to the details. There are 173 rooms, 40 full time butlers, and approximately 900 staff who create the heart and soul of the Palmilla. 

Indulge in a spa experience tailored to your specific needs and desires, choose from an á la carte menu or personalize your own spa journey.

Make some time for yourself to gather your thoughts, clear your head, and just sit in silence.

Palmilla is an oasis of serenity, get ready to step into paradise. You immediately  feel the calm spirit of the atmosphere.

There is no need for an appointment to float in the pool or relax on the chairs. This was my favorite time of the day, relaxing in the spa area, showering, and enjoying my time walking to the room, then to dinner. I tried the Hot Stone Massage (90) minutes. Felt fantastic.

Great place for a cocktail party, birthday party or a private yoga session.

If you need some time for beauty, they have incredible products, accessories, and a nail salon.

Hidden amongst the lush grounds are flowing fountains for relaxing moments. You feel as if you are strolling through a garden or museum.  Just sit, relax, close your eyes, and feel at peace while listening to the sound of el aqua.

You must stop in and visit NEO, the boutique with all the best of summer collections, kaftans, shoes, hats ,and purses,  lemlem is one of my favorite summer brands for day or night, and JADEtribe for their fun and exotic clutches.

lemlem KAFTAN / There is a fun boutique called Beach House Brand  - 1403 Abbot Kinney Blvd. They carry a large selection of lemlem and JADEtribe.

COMME de GARCONS / White perfume / JADEtribe clutch / Ray-Ban glasses

Ceviche Restaurant - located upstairs with a beautiful view of the Sea of Cortez along with live music that is truly enjoyable... and the sushi was fantastic.

  The bar area at Ceviche - enjoy your dinner with a view.

The bar area at Ceviche - enjoy your dinner with a view.

Spicy Tuna Roll / We had several dinners at Ceviche, every dish was so tasty, along with the presentation.

Seared - Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten brings his culinary style to the new steakhouse at Palmilla. For the finest steaks and fresh Pacific seafood, and a complete wine list.

Agua by Larbi / Every morning we couldn't wait to have our breakfast at Agua... and our lunch...and dinner. Be sure to ask for Larbi, and say hello, he's always open to your feedback.

Fresh fruit and yogurt, toast with fresh orange juice, and a view that sets the tone for the day.

The coffee is always perfect. All of the china is hand made from local artist.  The service is wonderful and don't forget to ask about your servers. It's a good way to begin your day.  They all have an interesting story, and it's nice to appreciate other peoples cultures.

After breakfast you can head to the gym if that's your choice. They offer many classes and their gym is equipped with everything you'll need to keep your fitness routine on track. A private trainer is on hand at all times if needed.

Every room has a beautifully designed corridor. Notice the fine details, from the menus to the fabrics used in all the outdoor seating. You can meet with your friends and family before going to dinner, enjoy the sun as it sets and notice the sky as it turns stunning colors.

Agua prepares an incredible lunch. You can enjoy the restaurant for lunch, or the bar.

Enjoy dinner on the cliff side. They provide fans for each table to provide a little breeze.

A favorite lunch - Fish Tacos with habanero sauce.

Agua Bar- with a view of the pool, and step right into the water and swim back to your lounge chair after your lunch.

A friendly visitor who loves cherries...FYI

Every evening on your return from dinner you will find a floral design on top of your bed that was carefully decorated by your housekeeper. She also surveys your closet to coordinate a sewing kit with threads that fit your wardrobes colors.  You will also find, at cocktail-hour snacks of your choosing (mixed nuts, olives and feta) They create magic for you, and when you leave, you can always reflect on those special details they provide for your stay.

Every night you will find a different floral design on your bed. No small luxury or detail is overlooked. When our son was younger, the best surprises were always waiting for him in the room. We have many great memories here at the Palmilla, and we are so thankful for the  incredible comeback after the hurricane. 

And then there was this...A delicious bubble bath with pink (my favorite color) plumerias. They know what you need before you do. The staff are warm and gracious, chances are when it's time to check out, you won't want to leave. 

Historic Chapel located on a hill overlooking the resort's tropical grounds and beaches.

You can also spend the day at the beach club with plenty of activities to choose from.

Saying 'adios' for now and we can't wait to return. Gracias Palmilla, you have always welcomed us with an open heart and gracious smiles. / lemlem / tunic  Hasta Pronto...  One&Only has stunning resorts all over the world. The service is top notch, along with the food and details. You will truly enjoy your vacation, and leave with an experience you will look forward to repeating.  The Staff  are there to provide a magical  stay and lasting memories.


A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.

*Robert Orben