Mexico will never stop being one of our favourite locations for a great honeymoon. The sun, sand, culture, food and people are just a few of the things we love, and we know for your honeymoon you’ll want all this and them some. What better time than the beginning of a new chapter in your life to indulge in some of the most luxurious experiences possible? That’s why we’ve put together a complete itinerary to have the ultimate honeymoon in one of our favourite locations: Los Cabos, Mexico.
Nestled in the southeastern tip of the Baja California Peninsula is one of the most lavish resorts you can imagine. There’s no better time than your honeymoon to indulge, and we know just the resort to help you do so. The One&Only Palmilla is pure luxury at its finest, and the only place you’ll want to stay for a honeymoon full of relaxation and romantic experiences. As soon as you enter the resort, you’re greeted by palm trees, gorgeous architecture, and caring and attentive hotel staff who will provide you with a lovely cool refreshment.
Any room you book will give you an absolutely stunning view of the waters of the Gulf of California, but for your honeymoon in particular we highly recommend the Casita Suites. Each suite has its own infinity pool that looks right out onto the water, allowing you to enjoy the views in the privacy of your own space. In fact, if you were to spend all your days in your suite, you’d be perfectly fine—each one has its own personal butler service. We also enjoy the attention to detail that’s shown in what’s provided—fresh fruit and cocktail snacks are delivered to your room twice a day, and in the evenings you can drift off to a sound sleep, with the help of personalized aromatherapy and a pillow menu.
One of the benefits of staying at the One&Only is its roster of restaurants right on the property so you don’t have to venture far away from the comforts of your bed to enjoy some of the best food Mexico has to offer. Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten helms two restaurants of the five at the resort: Seared, which serves high-quality meat including A5 Wagyu beef, and Suiviche, which serves the best seafood on the coast in the form of sushi and ceviche. Agua by Larbi serves inspiring dishes with seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients, and offers an intimate setting that allows you to dine in private booths for two right by the water.
The One&Only Palmilla also offers tequila tastings and one-on-one cooking lessons with a chef.
If you want to venture off the property to enjoy a romantic ambiance and gorgeous view, the Sunset MonaLisa offers a view of The Arch of Cabo San Lucas, (also known as El Arco, a rock formation that’s also a famous landmark). Sit on one of the nine terraces at this super cool restaurant, which was built into a cliff that overlooks the bay of Cabo San Lucas. With candlelit tables and live music (including opera singers that will serenade you—just make eye contact), this restaurant sets the tone for a dreamy, romantic evening.
No matter where you go on your honeymoon, a spa visit is essential. The One&Only Palmilla spa gives you an incredible pampering experience, and then some. As soon as you enter, you’re engulfed by calmness and tranquility with relaxing music and a serene ambiance. If you’re going to the spa for a treatment, you’ll be led to your own private suite, with nature just outside your doors. A couple’s massage is absolutely ideal in this setting.
A unique experience at the spa can be found with the One&Only’s newest offering, the temezcal. A temezcal, which is made out of clay, is a small structure that acts like a sweat lodge. As you sit in the temezcal, a shaman leads traditional song, dance and chants as healing herbal water is poured over hot volcanic rocks, creating steam that’s meant to purify both your body and your mind. This eclectic experience will have you feeling renewed and relaxed afterward.
Some of the best vacations involve laying on the sun and sand, and you can do that on the One&Only Palmilla’s secluded beach. If you prefer to relax poolside, head to the adults-only infinity pool with a swim-up bar.
Participating in a myriad of adrenaline-pumping activities with your new spouse is easy to accomplish in Los Cabos. Take a surf lesson together (Los Cabos is well-known for being host to several surfing competitions), or set sail with Cabo Sailing to explore the Sea of Cortez, as well as take in the views of The Arch of Cabo San Lucas from the water. Your captain and tour guide can whip up margaritas for you right on the boat, as well as a tasty snack and sandwiches, which can feed the appetite you’ll work up from snorkelling in the sea.