One&Only Resorts

Winds of Change

A venerable resort charts a new course on its comeback from catastrophe.  On September 12, 2014, One&Only Palmilla announced the launch of a luxurious new amenity for its guests. Catari—a 95-foot, four-cabin yacht built by the Rome-based Canados shipyard—was intended to supplement the sublime experience at the famed Mexican retreat, a sleek vessel for exploring […]

Private Preview 2015: Cabo’s Comeback

On September 14, Hurricane Odile slammed the southern tip of Baja California with 125 mph winds and torrential rains that caused an estimated $1 billion in damage. The popular Los Cabos corridor, which runs for about 20 miles from San José del Cabo in the north to Cabo San Lucas in the south, was closed to […]

FrontRunners January 2015: TRAVEL

Reef Renaissance Since its charting in 1770 by the British explorer James Cook, Australia’s Hayman Island has led many lives. The 726-acre expanse in the Whitsunday Islands has served as a marine-biology research laboratory, a film set, and, beginning in 1950, the archipelago’s foremost beach resort. Last July, in its most impressive metamorphosis yet, the Great […]

FrontRunners September 2014: TRAVEL

A Star is Born Even without its Hollywood connections, the Brando (www.thebrando.com) would be generating plenty of buzz. Set within French Polynesia’s Tetiaroa atoll—which the actor Marlon Brando purchased in 1967 after filming Mutiny on the Bounty in the area—the private-island retreat opened in July as the region’s most luxurious new resort, with 35 thatched […]

Villa Cortez at One&Only Palmilla

The Resort: The Palmilla was one of the first hotels in Los Cabos, and it remains among the few authentically Mexican properties on this now-touristy stretch along the Sea of Cortez. Reopened as a One&Only in 2004, the resort sprawls across 250 oceanfront acres, where palm trees shade hacienda-style structures with white-plaster walls, red-tile roofs, […]

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