Smitten Spotlight


One&Only Palmilla

san jose del cabo, Mexico

Property: One&Only Palmilla

Country: Mexico

Region: San Jose del Cabo  in Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, overlooking the intersection of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez

Time difference: GMT -6 hours

Property size: 173 rooms ranging from suites to casitas to villas

Best time to travel: Cabo enjoys warm temperatures and sunshine year-round, with the thermometer often rising above 90 degrees during the summer and rain showers increasing from August through October.

Flight time: Minneapolis to Cabo is a four-hour flight nonstop. San Jose del Cabo International Airport is an additional 20-minute drive from the One&Only Palmilla.

Why I’m smitten: The One&Only Palmilla oozes romance. Not only does this luxe property offer guests a variety of serene rooms with breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez, its commitment to making private experiences available for honeymooners is top-notch. For example, you can start your day at the resort’s celebrated spa, which includes 13 secluded treatment villas and bespoke couples’ services. That same evening, you can dine privately with your hubby or wife at an exclusive location, whether it be oceanside or in one of the resort’s beautiful gardens. To top it off, you can end the night on an unforgettable star-gazing excursion. (Seriously, could there be anything more romantic than lying under a dazzling sky in paradise with the love of your life—with the option to first learn about the constellations and their mythological history from an expert astronomer?) Clearly, the One&Only Palmilla just can’t help itself.

Travel tip: While unique opportunities for unforgettable honeymoon experiences abound at the One&Only Palmilla, make sure you don’t miss out on any that you’re dreaming about. Have your travel consultant reserve your favorites well in advance. For instance, the resort’s custom built in Italy Catari Yacht may be your ideal setting for a romantic sunset cruise, but it likely won’t happen without arrangements made prior to your arrival.

(Photos courtesy of One&Only)