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Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences at One&Only Resorts for Gifting This Festive Season

Located in some of the most sought-after destinations around the world, One&Only Resorts offer guests genuine hospitality and distinguishing style as they invite travellers to indulge, explore and immerse themselves in the rich cultures of each locale through one-of-a-kind luxurious experiences. Celebrating the art of travel, the collection of ultra-luxury resorts debuts multi-destination itineraries and exclusive access experiences that are well-suited for immersive gift giving this festive season. From all-encompassing wellness and culinary journeys to remote indulgences in beach enclaves, One&Only invites you to give the gift of ultra-luxury travel to loved ones.

Globetrotting with One&Only: From Desert to Ocean

This 17-day excursion takes travellers from Dubai’s golden desert to the Maldives’ sparkling white shores for an unforgettable getaway. Starting at One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai, guests can check into a suite at The Residence & Spa before enjoying a five-night stay complete with daily spa and Oriental Hammam experiences, a private cabana at DRIFT Beach Club, a culinary adventure at Moroccan-inspired Tagine, a gourmet dinner at Celebrities by three Michelin-starred Chef Mauro Colagreco, and daily Arabic afternoon tea. During the stay, guests are also invited on a private Sunset Range Rover Desert Safari, complete with a six-course dinner in a Bedouin tent. From Dubai, guests will head to One&Only Reethi Rah in The Maldives for a luxurious seven-night stay in a Grand Villa with daily sunset cocktails and canapés, and a daily spa treatment for two. The stay takes guests on a culinary tour from dinner on a remote sandbank or in a treehouse serenaded by the sounds of the forest to a beach barbecue, while days are filled with Manta Ray snorkelling, big game fishing, whale shark adventures, yacht charters and more. Before returning home, guests will stop over in Dubai for a five-night stay at One&Only The Palm in a spacious and grand two-bedroom villa. Daily Guerlain Spa experiences are a soothing complement to daily adventures such as a sunrise Hot Air Balloon voyage with falconry and a luxury yacht cruise around the Dubai Marina. Guests will also indulge in private wine tastings in their own villa and an eight-course dinner at Stay by master chef Yannick Alléno with wine pairings and caviar. 

Winter Wellness at One&Only Portonovi

Chenot Espace at One&Only Portonovi is a first-of-its-kind wellness concept derived from over 50 years of experience by world-famous wellness leader Chenot. The concept blends Chinese medicine and Western technology in a revolutionary approach to wellness – creating a transformative journey of detoxing and resetting the body based on the Chenot Method. The Advance Detox at One&Only Portonovi is targeted towards those guests who are in search of a full-body, holistic wellness reset. Offering a deep purification and detoxification of the body, the treatments are tailored to meet individual needs after three medical consultations and two nutritional consultations. The full roster of treatments include diagnostics with Chenot Lifestyle Biomarkers® (Arterial Stiffness Assessment, Minerals and Heavy Metals Intoxication Analysis, Oxidative Stress Assessment, Measurement of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs), and Skin Collagen Thickness Assessment), one body composition analysis, one bio-energetic check-up, four Chenot bio-energetic treatments, six Chenot energetic massages, six hydro-aromatherapy treatments, six Phyto-mud treatments and six hydro-jet treatments. The six-day/seven-night stay also includes a stay in Villa One – a three-bedroom oasis complete with a private spa room, a soothing library and a warm, welcoming fireplace, all with sublime views of the Adriatic Sea – and all meals on the specially curated Chenot diet, a low-calorie plant-based nutritional plan that complements the spa therapies. 

Exploring the Indian Ocean from One&Only Le Saint Géran

Located on an exclusive tropical peninsula, flanked by the warm ocean and a tranquil lagoon, One&Only Le Saint Géran is a modern-day icon, redefining ultra-luxury in the Indian Ocean. For guests looking to fully get away and explore an untouched paradise, One&Only Le Saint Géran offers a luxury catamaran sail to Saint Brandon in the Cargados Carajos Shoals, a group of over 50 islands, coral ridges, and vast sand flats on an extended reef in the Indian Ocean. Situated 268 nautical miles Northeast of Mauritius, Saint Brandon is one of the very few untouched places left on the globe as only 200 tourists are allowed to enter the atoll each year, preserving the pristine condition of the archipelago. After a two-night stay at One&Only Le Saint Géran, the eight-day excursion on the luxury catamaran will begin, bringing complete immersion in nature and the breath- taking ocean waters. Without any phone signal or interruptions, travellers can enjoy impeccable diving, the best bone fishing, fly fishing, kite surfing, bird watching and more as they take a full digital detox in nature. Upon return from Saint Brandon, guests will enjoy a three-night stay at One&Only Le Saint Géran to gently ease them back into the connected world. 

Wine and Dine with One&Only Cape Town

A global destination for epicureans and oenophiles alike, Cape Town boasts incredible culinary delights and a wealth of vibrant, exciting vineyards and wineries for travellers to enjoy. For a curated roster of the best culinary pleasures of the city and beyond, visitors need to look no further than the ultra-luxury One&Only Cape Town for unparalleled access. Framed by the towering natural wonder of Table Mountain, the resort’s Wine Studio boasts almost 700 labels, creating one of the most balanced and diverse wine collections on the continent. The sleek and sophisticated space showcases the impressive offerings, curated by Luvo Ntezo – internationally recognized as the Best Young Sommelier in South Africa. Luvo will lead guests in a private Sip & Savour bespoke tasting that showcases prestigious vintages from the Cape’s most exquisite wine estates. For a viniculture experience like no other, guests are taken to discover the Cape Winelands via an exclusive Harvest Day at Simonsig wine estate. Invited to go behind-the-scenes of the established wine farm, guests can first-hand discover the process involved in making the ‘Champagne’ of South Africa, known as Cap Classique. After wandering the grounds picking grapes and learning about the age-old process of making sparkling wine using the French ‘method’, guests can return to the resort to enjoy dinner in Nobu offering a decadent six-course Omakase ‘tasting menu’ with signature sake pairings. Taking its name from one of Cape Town’s lesser-known peaks, Devil’s Peak Penthouse is the ultimate home base for this culinary journey, perched atop the hotel with unobstructed, 360-degree views of the metropolis. The four-bedroom contemporary-style penthouse boasts multiple indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, a private pool, gym, business centre, and private wine ‘cellar’, all stretching over two floors while a private chef is on hand to prepare special regional menus in the beautiful penthouse kitchen or cook al fresco, crafting an outdoor BBQ while the in-house mixologist prepares exciting cocktails behind the private poolside bar.

A Mexican Odyssey with One&Only

Travellers can immerse themselves in the very best of Mexico with One&Only, as a seven-day adventure invites them to discover the wild beauty of Riviera Nayarit and the coastal charms of Los Cabos while showcasing exceptional cuisine, tequila tastings, and revitalising wellness treatments. Starting at One&Only Mandarina, guests are invited to explore an idyllic natural playground of crystalline waters and Mexico’s most awe-inspiring coastal rainforest. Sunset cocktails at the botanical Treetop bar kick off the stay in style, before dinner at Alma, the Pan-American and Mediterranean garden-to-table signature restaurant. The next morning, a hike to the 500-year-old majestic Higuera Blanca tree named La Abuela (the grandmother) is a centring experience, connecting to nature and the incredible ecosystem of the resort. In the following two days, wellness treatments and guided Spiritual Journeys are balanced with sun-soaked activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, horseback rides, ziplines through the jungle and more. A day trip to the surrounding beach towns brings travellers into the beating heart of Riviera Nayarit while nights showcase decadent and innovative dining at Carao, helmed by famed Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, or during intimate private dinners at Jetty Beach Club. Next, travellers embrace the coastal energy of Los Cabos, arriving either via private jet charter or after an overnight in the dynamic, buzzing metropolis of Mexico City. Once at One&Only Palmilla, guests are invited to enjoy the finest locale along Los Cabos’ unrivalled coastline, nestled between Baja’s desert landscape and the azure Sea of Cortez. The stay kicks off with complete serenity at the private beach cove with overwater hammocks and cabanas with floating day beds. After a tequila masterclass, dinner at SEARED by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten tantalizes with a Petrossian Daurenki caviar service. An invigorating Sunrise Purification Ceremony welcomes the next day before a morning spent at the spa and an afternoon at sea, on a sunset yacht cruise. Surf lovers are invited to cruise the coastline looking for swells in the resort’s Land Rover Defender, before jumping in the water with their very own TropicSurf pro for an exhilarating surf session. Meanwhile, culinary experiences are sprinkled throughout the stay, from private cooking classes to meals at the resorts’ various restaurants that highlight Baha cuisine and ingredients. It’s a Mexican holiday like none other.

A Focus on Fitness at One&Only Desaru Coast

Nestled on the south-eastern shoreline of Malaysia between lush jungle flora and the South China Sea, One&Only Desaru Coast is the ultimate retreat for the active traveller and fitness aficionado who wants to strengthen mind and body. The resort’s bespoke menu of fitness experiences encompasses active sports such as tennis and padel; destination-led activities including tree climbing, trekking in the jungle and sessions on the ancient martial art of Silat Melayu; expert-led classes on mindfulness and a variety of yoga techniques at the beachfront Yoga Pavilion; and a state-of-the-art Pilates studio and fitness gymnasium with the latest equipment from Technogym and coaches on hand to lead personalised classes in Muay Thai, Boxing, HIIT and TRX. Avid golfers can tee off in style at two championship level golf courses at The Els Club, featuring an 18-hole course designed by Ernie Els in collaboration with Vijay Singh, before honing their game with a private golf class taught by an international PGA golf coach. Adventuresome guests can try their hand at fishing for sailfish and black marlin in one of the world’s top ten deep sea fishing spots, relishing the thrill of the hunt and unmatched adrenaline rush. Home to the first Chenot Spa in Asia, whose science-based treatments are designed to leave guests feeling entirely recharged and full of vitality, the tailor-made programmes focus on optimizing health. The three-day Chenot Fitness Programme – which includes physical assessments as well as deep tissue massages and personal training sessions – focuses on strengthening the body, while the three-day Chenot Golf Programme is engineered for golfers – helping to improve posture using recovery massages and stretching sessions.

The Best of the Outback at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

After months of not being able to visit the country, Australia’s borders are set to reopen in 2022, making a trip ‘Down Under’ the ultimate gift. An idyllic couples’ escape, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley invites indulgence, adventure, and reconnection in a remote 7,000-acre reserve that is home to kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, reptiles, and birdlife. After landing in Sydney, a private helicopter transfer will whisk guests directly to the resort, where a Heritage Villa merges the natural splendour of the conservation and wildlife reserve with the indoors via floor-to-ceiling windows and a private pool. Days are filled with adventure, as bushwalks with a private field guide are scheduled around morning teas, gourmet picnics and daily 90-minute spa treatments. Romantic private horse trail rides on long-winding paths through picturesque grasslands offer opportunities to be awed by the wildlife before heading back for intimate wine and cheese pairings in the wine cellar, which features over 150 wines and an eclectic selection of Australian labels. Come nightfall, , private dinners by candlelight transition into an unforgettable stargazing experience, next to a cosy campfire.

Uncover the Secrets of Rwanda with One&Only

Experience the remarkable Rwanda with an eight-day itinerary that showcases the country’s bustling capital, wild jungles, and scenic countryside. Starting in Kigali, visitors can explore the capital, learning the history of the country, touring the art centres and dining at incredible restaurants. After a scenic helicopter ride over Rwanda’s wild and beautiful lands, guests arrive at One&Only Nyungwe House. Alongside ancient rainforest, within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, the resort’s farm-to-table dining showcases regional specialties and the nature-inspired wellness offerings at the spa connect guests to the healing energy of the forest. Morning canopy walks and chimpanzee treks bring further opportunities to interact with the incredible wildlife while afternoons are spent taking spear throwing lessons, on conservation walks, enjoying tea tastings, or exploring the countryside via bike. At night, nocturnal walks showcase a different side of the vibrant forest ecosystem under sparkling skies. After a helicopter transfer to Volcanoes National Park, travellers check into One&Only Gorilla’s Nest for a three-night stay, cushioned in the foothills of the breath-taking Virunga Volcano Range. Guests are invited to embark on unforgettable Golden Monkey treks or mountain gorilla treks followed by afternoon visits to the Iby’lwacu Cultural Village to meet and interact with the local community or spa treatments to soothe tired muscles. At night, a special outdoor barbecue dinner with an atmospheric bonfire gathers guests to share stories and talk about their days. After seeing the magnificent country from city to jungle, guests are brought back to Kigali for their final night in Rwanda.

Continuing the celebration of the art of travel, One&Only Resorts launched the exclusive One&Only Heritage Collection by Jay Ahr, a limited edition of custom-designed vintage Louis Vuitton Keepalls. Sourced from 10 global resort destinations, each treasured bag draws on the natural beauty and rich culture of each location of One&Only – a blend of timeless travel and distinctive craftmanship, reflecting the One&Only ethos of exceptional beauty and unique charm. With fashion as an intrinsic part of One&Only’s guests’ lives, the brand collaborated with the incredibly creative artist Jonathan Riss for Jay Ahr to create something truly bespoke for travelers. Every authentic Louis Vuitton Keepall is traced to its provenance and informs a design that continues to tell a story. Only two bags have been designed for each resort – one showcasing the national flag or the representative passport of that country; the other with a design that epitomizes the inspiring location.


About One&Only

Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. The exclusive collection includes One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla and One&Only Mandarina in Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia; One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only will be opening One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro in 2021. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai as well as communities of One&Only Private Homes around the world. More information on One&Only is available at