One & Only Palmilla Resort: Mexico

One & Only Palmilla Resort: Mexico


palmilla_overviewThe Palmilla resort-hotel is acclaimed as one of the most luxurious and breathtakingly beautiful resorts in the world. The resort consists of 172 elegant accommodations, including 152 spacious guest rooms and 20 suites. 1,400-square foot one bedroom suites offer magnificent views of the sea from all corners. Guest rooms, at 750 square feet, are among the largest of any resort. All accommodations (including the bathrooms) offer magnificent views of the sea. The resort also includes two pools, a conference center and wedding chapel.

When the resort opened it had guests lists that included names like John Wayne, Desi Arnaz, Leonard Bernstein, Dwight Eisenhower and Clark Gable. Bing Crosby eventually became a partner and a 1958 Sports Illustrated article featured Palmilla and gave the resort instant status. Today, the resort maintains the classic Mexican ambiance which has made it a favorite among an international “who’s who” since its original opening, while expanding and recreating the legendary property for a new generation of travelers.


One & Only Palmilla rests on the tip of the Baja Peninsula where the azure ocean greets the mountainous desert terrain. Where Pacific waters merge with the Sea of Cortez and sandy beaches offer unimpeded views of gray whales rising majestically just beyond the crashing surf. This verdant oasis juxtaposed by desert and sea reflects the gracious style of Old Mexico with its red-tiled roofs, whitewashed walls, and idyllic setting of exquisite fountains, swaying palms, bird of paradise and other tropical bloom.


Palmilla ResortMichelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has developed Market, a world-class dining experience marked by Eurasian flair, punctuated with Mexican grace notes. The renowned chef also oversees Suviche, where Japanese and Latin flavors meld to produce delectable fare from the sea. In addition, guests have two enticing casual fare options to savor, at the poolside restaurants. Perched atop a bluff with panoramic sea views, both restaurants offer innovative menus showcasing the culinary heritage of Mexico and other international traditions. Other bars and areas for light refreshments are located poolside.


Palmilla ResortAccommodations are presented in single-story and three-story buildings, or “casas” encircling the resort grounds along the peninsula’s edge. Perched above the beach, all rooms and suites offer a patio or balcony facing out toward the sea, allowing optimum privacy and unobstructed scenic views.
Standard amenities include:

Flat-screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player and Bose system surround sound.
State-of-the-art voice and data lines.
Writing desk
Separate seating area
Services provided for all rooms and suites include:

Personal butler service
Twice daily maid service
Welcome tequila beverage
Fresh fruit of choice, delivered daily
Aromatherapy menu


palmilla_spa1Palmilla’s spa celebrates the unique natural beauty of the Baja region and the architectural and artistic heritage of Mexico. Ancient healing and rejuvenation techniques and philosophies are performed in an indoor and outdoor setting in 12 personal, private treatment villas. An inviting exercise area will invigorate both body and spirit. Considered the world’s richest sportfishing waters, the sea around Palmilla teams with a variety of fish. Other activities include tennis, snorkeling and diving, and horseback riding. Palmilla also offers one of the only swimmable beaches on the Peninsula. Younger guests will enjoy organized activities and games.


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