What: A five star luxury retreat where active pursuits are combined with the ultimate in relaxation.
Where: On the most southern tip of the Baja, peninsula facing the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean in Mexico.
Why: It would be fair to say that the Palmilla has it all. An award-winning hotel, a world-class golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, deep-sea fishing, haute cuisine and a One & Only Spa are just some of the reasons to come to the resort. To stay in keeping with the 1950s architecture, all the accommodation was designed in traditional Mexican style but with a modern twist; terracotta floors, iron-studded doors and oversized beds appear alongside flatscreen TVs, surround-sound audio systems and power showers. If you’re looking for a place to dine, one of the three restaurants and two bars will be sure to satisfy any appetite, even after the variety of sporty activities available which include diving, snorkeling, fishing, tennis and riding. And the One & Only Spa with its 13 private luxurious treatment villas, Hydrotherapy Circuit, healing tonics and locally inspired treatments (An Aztec Aromatic ritual to boost circulation is available) ensures that guests will forever remember their journey to this sanctuary of renewal.