Your trip to Cabo San Lucas calls for a new pair of sunglasses. The tropical weather, pristine beaches, and promise of yachting obviously require shades. But perhaps more important, Cabo is a favorite vacation spot for A-Listers like Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Cindy Crawford. Now that you and your beloved have pulled off the wedding of your dreams, it’s time to join the celebrity ranks and bask in your glory. Put on those BluBlockers and prepare to honeymoon like a blue blood at the One & Only Palmilla.
You know what fancy people have? Butlers. And here at Palmilla, you and your beloved will have access to a butler 24 hours a day. He will unpack your suitcase, iron your travel-crumpled clothing, and provide you with lovely things ranging from a sewing kit specially created to complement your wardrobe to daily snacks for happy hour. But, honestly, every hour you spend here is a happy hour. Whether you opt to stay in a deluxe room or the 10,000-square-foot Villa Cortez, you can be assured of luxurious linens, sweet-smelling bath products, and postcard-worthy views of the Pacific Ocean or the Sea of Cortez.
With amenities this fine, you may be tempted to stay in your digs for the entire trip. That would be a huge mistake. It’s only by walking around and exploring all this beautiful resort has to offer that you’ll truly be able to appreciate how special it is. The friendly staff will greet and guide you as you take in the sights, including two pools (one is adults-only), cool courtyards, beach-side cabanas, and a tiny white-washed chapel that sits atop a hill. If that chapel doesn’t enhance the romance, the tequila and wine tastings at Agua Restaurant sure will.
Exploration—whether of a wine list or your surroundings—can be exhausting. Reward yourselves with a trip to the spa. Book a massage, facial, or one of a number of custom treatments like the two-hour Mayan Deep Tissue Pindas Ritual, and you have all-day access to the hot and cold plunge pools, wellness garden, and snacks like fresh fruit and granola.
Once you know the lay of the land and you’re in a state of relaxation, readjust the lunettes and concentrate on the most important issue of the day: food. Enjoy delicious snacks like guacamole and ceviche at Breeze Alfresco Cafe. Grab sushi, more ceviche, and fusion selections created by chef Yoshiaki Akaike at Suviche Sushi Restaurant. And when you’re ready to trade the flip-flops for Louboutins, you simply must head to Market, an elegant eatery created by world-famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
After a day or two of living the good life, we doubt you’ll experience any homesickness. But if you do, don’t fret. The only people who love the One & Only Palmilla more than celebrities are Texans.