Loved, loved, loved this resort! From the moment we arrived we were treated with respect and spoiled beyond belief. Yes this resort is expensive, however, you will not regret spending the money. We would pay more to go back again.
Honestly, we've never had a bad experience in Mexico mostly because of the lovely hospitable people, however, this resort far exceeded our expectations. The hotel noted that we were staying on their property for 10 days, so they upgraded us to an expansive suite. This was truly the largest, most luxurious hotel accomodation we've ever stayed in. Honestly, we could have lived in this room, quite comfortably, for the rest of our lives. The bathroom was amazing. The enormous terrace had a day bed for lounging as well as a dining table that seated up to 8 people. The welcome amenities included sipping tequila, as well as a ceramic tree decorated with chocolates that we enjoyed throughout our stay. We were assigned a personal concierge to help us with anything we needed. We were instructed to fill out a guest preference card in order to pick which snacks we wanted delivered to our room each afternoon. Small personal touches that really made the experience quite extraordinary.
The resort is expansive, but there are golf carts at the ready to whisk you off to your destination. Our suite was located on the far end of the resort, so we did have to call for a golf cart to take us to the main entrance each night for dinner. However, it wasn't an issue because we never waited more than 5 minutes for a ride.
We spent our days at Pelican Beach, which is the only swimmable beach on the property. It was located at the opposite end of the resort from our room, but there is a shuttle to take you. There is a lovely casual restaurant on this beach and a beach bar. We loved the fresh fish tacos and hibiscus margaritas! Perfection.
Our favorite restaurant on the property was Agua by Larbi because it was the most authentic. We had 2 delicious dinners there, and several lunches. Loved sitting at the banquettes carved out of stone overlooking the sea! So unique and gorgeous!
We weren't too fond of the pool scene at this resort. The smaller pool was adult only and always overcrowded. The larger pool was for families and was a bit noisy for our taste. But it didn't matter because we're beach people anyway.
Also loved the quaint Santa Maria church overlooking the main entrance of the resort and the O&O gift shop. Bought so many cute mexican handicrafts to take home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A verdant oasis on the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Where azure waters greet the mountainous desert and the Pacific Ocean merges with the Sea of Cortez. Where warm waves break onto a dramatic shoreline… and gray whales can be seen rising majestically in the distance. Here, the gracious style of Old Mexico - with its red-tiled roofs, whitewashed walls, and idyllic setting of exquisite fountains - is quietly nestled amidst swaying palms, bird of paradise and other tropical bloom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- One And Only Palmilla
- One&Only Palmilla Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
- Palmilla Cabo
- One Only Cabo
- La Palmilla
- One & Only Palmilla Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico