One&Only Palmilla Spotlights the Integrated Spa, Beauty, Grooming and Fitness Centre
Iconic Los Cabos resort continues to raise the bar for Baja peninsula ultra-luxury
Long known as one of the world’s most exclusive ultra-luxury resorts, the iconic One&Only Palmilla resort offers the most comprehensive integrated spa, beauty, grooming and fitness center in the Baja region. The center includes a full-service beauty salon, as well as Barber & Blade, the men’s grooming and shave studio, plus a state-of-the-art Technogym™ fitness center with a range of personal training, fitness and wellness programs. One&Only Spa also offers a menu including traditional Mexican healing services, an expansive retail area and fresh juice bar.
Mark Bodnar, Spa Director, One&Only Palmilla states, “We have included a number of traditional Mexican healing services in order to enhance the experience of our guests, which incorporate elements of the region and are influenced by Mexican culture. Wellbeing has always been an important element of the One&Only Palmilla experience and I am looking forward to having our guests discover these authentic services.”
The 22,000-square-foot spa and fitness centre offers extensive space – both indoor and outdoor with ocean views and lush landscaping which sets the perfect scene for relaxation. Signature treatments are provided within 13 private villas, each set within its own secluded courtyard, many complete with plunge pool, rain showers and swinging day beds. A tranquil lunch in the Spa’s Yoga Garden is another delight for visitors, as is the fresh juice bar.
Perfect for the needs and tempo of a tropical beach vacation, One&Only Beauty offers signature “unplug without being undone” hair and beauty treatments, where guests may opt for formal appointments or a quick drop-in for a pre-dinner touch-up. The Salon offers a series of styles designed to reflect the personality of each of the world’s One&Only resorts and caters to every beauty need of the dozens of weddings and milestone celebrations hosted annually at the resort. The salon also offers a curated selection of the very best in retail hair products sourced from the US and Europe, with a small bespoke collection from California.
Not to forget the men, Barber & Blade is One&Only Palmilla’s exclusive men’s grooming and shave studio. A dedicated grooming expert offers male guests the chance to unwind and indulge in a series of shaving and barber shop treatments, as well as pampering for the face and body. This traditional experience combines authenticity with cutting edge advancements in a space that was purposefully designed. Barber & Blade features Murdock of London products.
Within the One&Only Spa, a collection of results-driven treatments exclusive to the resort have been carefully crafted to enhance a journey of personal rejuvenation and renewal. The focus is on the individual; each experience tailored to the specific needs and desired outcomes. This collection introduces a whole menu for guests to enjoy. Only Here is completely bespoke to One&Only Palmilla, treatments that are unique to the beautiful surroundings, indigenous ingredients and authentic techniques that honour the regional traditions. This includes such treatments as the Secret Garden Remedy, focusing synergistically on the body-mind equilibrium. Only Body offers a variety of massages, elevating and optimizing the complete body experience. Only Face offers the latest in facials from Intensive Age Defyer to Lifting, Firming and Toning utilizing Nuface® technology.
The men have their own collection, Only Him, focusing on treatments specialized for his needs and desires. Only Vitality is a curated collection of treatments designed to enhance overall well-being, longevity and energy. These treatments were inspired by collaboration with the world’s finest holistic and wellness practitioners and give an unparalleled intensity and authenticity to each guest’s One&Only Spa experience. These bespoke treatments include Contouring and Firming Body Treatments and specialized detoxifications.
For the younger spa-savvy guest, Only for the New Generation offers treatments purposefully-designed for guests aged 13 to 16. These treatments include a variety of massages, as well as a facial, perfect for a post-sun glow.
Couples can design their own specialized time with Only Couples. Our Private Spa Suite allows complete privacy with a loved one or friend for an enriched experience from head to toe; a complete progression into holistic well-being. For those individuals looking for a personal journey, Only More provides a bespoke solution. Guests can book time and choose from Refresh, Calm or Escape experiences, depending on their desired results.
Temazcal, the newest wellness experience, is designed for guests seeking a cultural healing experience, and inspired by ancient regional healing practices from the indigenous Mayan tribe of Sonora. The Temazcal combines traditional medicinal herbs, heat, steam, indigenous music and copal incense to create a journey that will leave you feeling mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically lighter with a sense of renewal.
For the ultimate care of hands, feet, and nails, guests of the One&Only Spa can also choose from a wide variety of exclusive treatments at the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio, by internationally renowned French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez. Among the most popular treatments is the signature “Duo” treatment that features two therapists in synchronized motion taking care of both feet and hands. The ending massage leaves guests relaxed and renewed while the result on the hands and feet is remarkable. These impactful results are why so many people around the world have become Bastien loyalists.
The state-of-the-art Fitness Center, equipped with Technogymä equipment, welcomes guests to continue – or begin – healthy lifestyle pursuits, equipped with advanced cardiovascular and weight-training machines, Pilates reformer, TRX® Suspension training and more. A myriad of group and individual classes are on offer for all fitness levels, ranging from yoga and transformational breathing to nutrition and personal training, while outdoor activities such as Sunrise Yoga and Beach Boot Camp allow guests to breathe in the healing powers of Baja’s sea air and sunshine. The entire space has been oriented to enable those using the equipment to enjoy the extraordinary views of the resort’s gardens and ocean beyond.
As the iconic luxury retreat in the destination of Los Cabos, One&Only Palmilla is unrivalled in its suite of offerings provided with world-renowned service from a beloved family of genuinely warm staff. The resort provides for a wide variety of fine-dining options and authentic, immersive culinary experiences; unparalleled family offerings and KidsOnly programming; one of the only swimmable resort beaches in the destination, complete with beach cabanas and a wide range of water sports including paddle boarding and surfing lessons; a diverse spa, wellness, fitness and beauty program; and numerous other active excursions including yachting and whale watching. All of this is offered within the resort’s verdant oasis on its own peninsula overlooking the dramatic coastline of the Sea of Cortez. The range of offering is unmatched in the region and second to none.
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. One&Only has announced the expansion of the portfolio with the inclusion of resorts in nature, urban centres and One&Only Private Homes. These new experiences will complement the existing resort collection including 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 in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia and One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only has announced a second resort in development in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, as well as One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai. Other resorts in development include One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, the first properties for the collection in Europe, and two new resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, One&Only Mandarina and One&Only Xala. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com