HOOD: Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
VIBE: Serene with a twist of energy and fun
PROPERTY SIZE: 173 guestrooms
ROOM STYLE: Elegant with Mexican accents
WE LOVE: the service standards, the Mexican flavours including the coconut margaritas!
WORDS BY: Anthony Goldman
From the moment we drove into the porte-cochère, we know we were in for a special experience. Our welcome playful popsicles set the tone for this luxurious Mexican sojourn in this exclusive hideaway.
Our room was spacious and had all the amenities one would expect at one of the world’s top resort locations. Very tasteful with Mexican old-style accents and handicrafts scattered throughout. One feels an interior decorator had the time of their life when commissioning the rooms. All guest rooms here have views towards the sea, offering wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean or the Sea of Cortez from a private balcony.
Our personal butler welcomed us to the resort, complete with tequila, fresh fruit and evening canapés delivered to the room. He was always there to assist with reservations, tour arrangements and anything else that tickles your fancy.
The food here was excellent. We ate at Agua by Larbi which features the renowned Mexican cuisine of the award-winning Executive Chef Larbi Dahrouch. A blend of Mexican and Moroccan flavours provide a party for your taste buds.
The signature guacamole and hummus washed down with a chilled coconut margarita is a must!
The refresh after Hurricane Odile in 2014 destroyed parts of the hotel and allowed One&Only Palmilla to welcome guests back to a resort with a number of new elements, including the new steakhouse, SEARED created in collaboration with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, completely refurbished guest rooms and suites, and new outdoor lounging areas with panoramic ocean views.
The service was outstanding, complete with pool butlers, refreshing our iced water and facial spray. If you’re looking for a special experience, only 2.5 hours flight from LAX, consider One&Only Palmilla. Your little Mexico experience as close to home as you can get.
AMENITIES: (book with us for)
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
- 30 minute Virtuoso Exclusive Spa Experiences per booking (One per person)
- A set of Aromatherapy Candles (His & Hers)
- Early check-in/late check-out – subject to availability