A Day in the Life at One&Only Palmilla

Welcome to the legendary One&Only Palmilla, where tropical gardens bloom with fuchsia flowers and sparkling waves break onto golden sands. Set on Los Cabos´ dramatically beautiful coastline by the Sea of Cortez, this exclusive retreat enjoys one of the few swimmable coves in the area. Time stands still among swaying palm trees and hacienda style architecture oozes charm at this luxurious home away from home.   

Let´s journey through a day in the life at O&O Palmilla


Recharge and refresh in an array of elegant accommodations that find a perfect balance between Mexican design and contemporary luxury. Endless ocean views complement muted hues, patterned textiles, and sophisticated wooden furniture.  

After a deep nourishing sleep – note the linen and pillow menus for upper categories – pour a coffee, step onto your private outdoor terrace, and gaze out to azure blue water from a plush daybed. Suites offer expansive al fresco living spaces and Casita Suites boast infinity pools, while the four-bedroom Villa One and Villa Cortez, sitting on its own stretch of beach, provide ultimate privacy. 

As well as scintillating sea views, each accommodation comes with the assistance of a dedicated butler to take care of any arrangements while you surrender to vacation mode.  


Following a leisurely wake up, wander out to enjoy a complimentary breakfast at a choice of two eateries. Breeze is a gorgeous open-air brasserie with pool-to-sea-views from a rustic terrace, while Agua, perched on the clifftop, enjoys vistas overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Sip on a tropical smoothie and start the day with anything from fresh fruits and classic Mexican breakfasts to sweet treats and organic eggs. 


Unwind, go on an adventure, or learn something new.  

Head to a private cabaña on the Pelican Beach cove to snorkel, swim and spot seasonal migrating whales on the horizon. Chill with a dip and a zesty margarita at Vista, an adults-only infinity pool with a swim up bar and oceanfront views where waves crash onto craggy rocks. Try a Mexican cooking master class, learn to sculpt, or become an expert on different types of tequila and mezcal. You´ve also got the choice of a 27-hole championship golf course and some of the best surf on the planet nearby. 

O&O has mastered the art of the family holiday, keeping younger travelers entertained with treasure hunts, piñata-making and exclusive movie nights at KidsOnly club, and teens engaged with surfing and DJ parties at OneTribe. Enjoy some fun all together at Agua freeform infinity pool, featuring a child-friendly splash pool to one side. 


When it’s time to eat, Breeze and poolside Agua restaurants serve up tasty lunch menus that can satisfy an array of cravings. Tuck into fresh seafood and crunchy salads, gourmet oysters on ice, or some good old fajitas before you ease into the afternoon.  


Invigorate your body in the hotel´s ultra-modern fitness center, find balance with a grounding yoga practice, or melt into healing relaxation at One&Only´s Spa, offering signature treatments in 13 private open-air therapy rooms. The spa experience comes complete with plunge pools, rain showers, outdoor pavilions and swinging day beds in tropical gardens.  

Go deeper and take part in an ancient Mayan ceremony lead by O&Os shaman. Purify body and mind with a temazcal ritual, a pre-Hispanic sweat lodge, participate in conscious breathwork practice to open the heart, or enjoy a guided meditation accompanied by the sounds of the ocean and aromas of medicinal herbs. 


Dinner is brought to you by the internationally renowned Michelin-star Chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. 

Seared serves up the finest cuts of meat and fresh seafood prepared over a wood fired grill. Pair with grapes form one of the most extensive wine lists in Mexico for an elevated dining experience. 

Suviche innovates Japanese cuisine with a local twist. Sip on a selection of sakes and savor inspiring creations with the glittering ocean as a backdrop. 


Ready to take a trip to southern Baja California, home to striking desert-meets-ocean scenery, wild sweeping coastline, and a wealth of natural beauty? Check out our magical 6-night itinerary that will be used as a starting, inspirational point and fully customized to your preferences. Explore the best of Baja while treating yourself to a stay at the ultra-luxe One & Only Palmilla, set on one of Los Cabos´ only swimmable beaches.

What is included? Enjoy a private scenic flight on route to the beautiful Espíritu Santo Island, where you can snorkel with sea-lions and bathe in turquoise waters. Get to know the Pueblo Mágico and creative cultural hub of Todos Santos before savoring a 5-course lunch at Jazamango. And take the plunge into Baja´s surf culture with a personalized session accompanied by your private expert guide.

View the itinerary here!

Live the One&Only Palmilla Lifestyle in your Custom Travel Itinerary

To include One & Only Palmilla in your next trip to Mexico, contact Journey Mexico´s team and speak to a travel planner. Get some ideas flowing with our exclusive itinerary:  Ocean Adventures & Time to Unwind, which includes a stay at the resort and can be customized to your preferences.  Trips start at $1,800 USD per day for two travelers.