One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
Once the favourite haunt of Ernest Hemingway, One&Only Palmilla is simply idyllic; a verdant oasis of exquisite fountains, swaying palms and tropical flora.
Reflecting the style of grand haçiendas, and one of the most luxurious resorts in Mexico, it’s easy to see why One&Only Palmilla has been attracting movie stars and presidents with its stunning location, graceful style and enchanting ambience over the years.
Perched above the beach and commanding the finest location in all of the Baja Peninsula, the Old Mexico style, red-tiled roofs and whitewashed walls of its 173 casually-luxurious rooms, suites and Villa, (all with 24-hour butler service and a patio or balcony facing out towards the Sea of Cortez), are sublimely at home amongst 250 acres of swaying palms, birds of paradise and pink sunsets.
This resort's leisure facilities include a championship Jack Nicklaus 27-hole golf course, seasonal whale-watching aboard the property's 43-foot yacht, and the tranquil spa which offers 13 private treatment villas.
There are several acclaimed restaurants too: the pool-side Agua offers alfresco 'Mexiterranean' cuisine; whilst Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten delivers Euro-Asian fare with a Mexican influence in Market, and the freshest sushi and ceviche in Suviche.