12 Unique One&Only Resorts for Discerning Travellers

12 Unique One&Only Resorts for Discerning Travellers

Discover the complete One&Only portfolio to tempt clients on the voyage of a lifetime

One&Only’s handpicked collection of luxury resorts stretches to the most breathtaking corners of the Earth. Offering unforgettable travel experiences, the inspirational One&Only portfolio of 12 luxury resorts invites guests to explore the wonders of the world in its most beguiling locations, from sprawling nature reserves and postcard-perfect beaches to rich cultural enclaves.

Part of Kerzner International, a hospitality company famous for exceeding guests’ expectations, One&Only teams around the world build unparalleled bucket-list experiences, detail by detail, to create cherished memories. While this goal is shared across all One&Only resorts, each location is entirely unique. Here are the One&Only destinations your clients will adore…


1. One&Only The Palm, Dubai, UAE
Unique locations are the foundations of the One&Only brand DNA and no other resort on Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah could claim to have a spot as perfectly placed as One&Only The Palm. Enjoying a private apex at the westernmost tip of Palm Jumeirah’s crowning crescent, One&Only The Palm is a secluded Andalusian-style paradise primed for romance – and its sister hotel, One&Only Royal Mirage, is just a boat ride away.

Dining options at One&Only The Palm are as romantic as the setting

Under the expert eye of acclaimed French chef Yannick Alléno, the gastronomic visionary behind all One&Only restaurants, the cuisine draws inspiration from across the globe. Every setting is unique, each mouthful memorable. Gourmands gravitate to STAY by Yannick Alléno, a regal setting where dishes include warm French flans ladled with premium caviar, and 101 Dining, Lounge & Bar, elevated above the gentle waves on the resort’s stylish jetty, the perfect perch from which to enjoy the fresh catch of the day and the gem-like sparkle of the iconic Dubai Marina skyline by night.

Guests can indulge in impactful therapies at the Guerlain Spa; lap the sapphire pools; unwind on soft Arabian sands in a private cabana; and float in the warmth of the cerulean sea. This haven offers extreme luxury and comfort, from opulent hotel rooms with freestanding tubs and gallant terraces to the signature two-bedroom beachfront villa.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/the-palm

2. One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, UAE

This grand palatial retreat enjoys one of Dubai’s most sought-after addresses, within easy reach of Dubai’s famous postcard neighbourhoods – the superyacht-lined Dubai Marina, the cosmopolitan shoreline of Jumeirah Beach Residences and Bluewaters Island, home to the world’s tallest observation wheel. But within One&Only Royal Mirage’s ornate walls, guests are blessed with a calming sense of serenity.

Sprawling across three distinguished areas – The Palace, Arabian Court and The Residence & Spa, featuring an authentic hammam – One&Only Royal Mirage boasts nine elegant dining options, including the famous Jetty Lounge, and more than 65 acres of immaculately manicured gardens, dotted with the intricate detailing of Arabesque architecture, soothing fountains, ornate arches and majestic domes.

Take a dip in one of the azure pools or the warm Arabian sea, and then enjoy the luxury of the resort’s 1km private beach

One&Only Royal Mirage’s signature Beach Garden Villa, which features two master bedrooms, has its own private pool and lush garden.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/royal-mirage


3. One&Only Cape Town, South Africa
Framed by the towering natural wonder of Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town, this urban retreat is a tranquil enclave surrounded by mesmerising waterways and a traditional harbour, mere moments from the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Guests can enjoy expeditions through city and ocean; destination dining; bespoke wine tours; blissful spa treatments; and the city’s largest suites, cocooned on a private island, with coveted mountain views.

Spread across two elegant areas, Marina Rise and The Island, punctuated by shimmering pools, the landscape’s natural beauty is reflected in the resort’s 131 rooms and suites

One&Only Cape Town lays claim to having South Africa’s only Nobu restaurant where the legendary dishes of chef Nobu Matsuhisa, including his succulent black miso cod, make diners sigh with unadulterated satisfaction, while Ochre Restaurant is the place to be inspired by local and seasonal South African ingredients.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/cape-town

4. One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda

Discover Rwanda from the heart of the jungle. Captivating wildlife and vivid green mountain landscapes surround One&Only Nyungwe House, which has its own working tea plantation.

Be amazed by Africa. Chance upon exotic feathered friends during rewarding treks through vibrant valleys and explore the treetops on a canopy walk as you discover the mighty Nyungwe National Park on the doorstep.

After a wide-eyed wildlife safari, return to One&only’s striking tree-skimming wooden villas, immersed in wonderfully untamed park greenery.

Enjoy the serene forest spa offering personalised beauty treatments and holistic therapies to renew the body and mind

Find garden-to-table nourishment at Dining Room overlooking the stunning tea plantation. Tea Lounge and Tea Lounge Bar extend hospitality throughout the day – try the signature tea-infused scones and savour a tea-infused cocktail with primate views from the grand wood bar embellished with carved patterns.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/nyungwe-house

5. One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda

Experience the story of Rwanda through the eyes of majestic mountain gorillas. Surrounded by swaying trees, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest awakens a spirit of adventure. This exclusive front-row seat to nature is cushioned in the foothills of Rwanda’s stunning Volcanoes National Park. Personal encounters with the rare mountain gorillas await.

Set in a hidden garden atop volcanic peaks, a world of roses and eucalyptus blooms in fertile Rwandan soil

Indulge in a wealth of spa treatments drawing from traditional African wisdom and taste your surroundings in mountain-to-table dishes and drinks expertly crafted by resident chefs. The Nest restaurant and Nest bar are complemented by one-of-a-kind, private, curated dining experiences that capitalise on the unique setting.

Individual free-standing lodges and suites sit suspended over sprawling gardens. Discover a sanctuary thoughtfully decorated with binoculars, books and local Imigongo art.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/gorillas-nest


6. One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
Set in the soothing Indian Ocean on a private peninsula wrapped in ribbons of sand, the timeless One&Only Le Saint Géran is a tropical playground where the marvels of Mauritius are revealed. Described as a style icon and “the Grand Dame of Mauritius hotels”, this island sanctuary features 143 luxurious beach- and sea-hugging rooms and suites.

A resort firmly aimed at connoisseurs, there’s a bounty of dining options, from pan-Asian delicacies at Tapasake and Wagyu steaks at Prime, to barbecue platters at La Pointe and Creole connections at La Terrasse. Casual dining can be savoured at L’Artisan and Le Badamier, where nourishing salads, premium coffee and artisanal pastries and cakes tempt diners.

Days are spent kayaking through mangroves, snorkelling in the private lagoon, hiking through indigenous fauna and flora or paddling in the azure pools, complete with swim-up bars.

Treatments by ESPA and Biologique Recherche at the Only&Only Spa take relaxation to the next level

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For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/le-saint-geran

7. One&Only Reethi Rah, The Maldives

Defining luxury in the Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah is a benchmark in hospitality. The luxury Beach Villas, decadent Water Villas and exclusive Residences at One&Only Reethi Rah are among the Maldives’ most sought-after accommodations.


Guests can dine beneath the trees in plant-based, garden-to-fork Botanica or above them in the gloriously green Tree House; enjoy Japanese-Peruvian delicacies in Tapasake, or sample a rainbow of flavours from Asia, Europe and Italy in overwater Reethi restaurant. Rah Bar and Fanditha are the places to meet and mingle with sundowners and sunsets, while Beach Club is a bliss retreat for lazy days.

Eternal memories are made diving into the ocean for up-close encounters with sharks, rays and turtles; gliding across its sapphire surface, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing

Slip into the sparkling pools. Surrender to the spa. Master your downward dog in the yoga pavilion while the little ones are nurtured with the One&Only KidsOnly programme designed just for them.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/reethi-rah


8. One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro
Where the open waters of the Adriatic Sea meet Montenegro’s Black Mountains, the sheltered haven of Boka Bay is home to One&Only Portonovi. A gem on the Adriatic Sea, within an enticing meander through mythical citadels, sprawling olive groves and serene rivieras paint an idyllic picture.

Pioneering treatments curated by the world-famous wellness brand Chenot make this resort a beacon for anyone on a mission to reset the mind and body, but the ardent bon vivant will also be satisfied at this cultural riviera retreat.

At La Veranda, experience authentic Montenegrin cuisine with a wealth of history woven into every dish

Tapasake Club brings a taste of One&Only’s most exclusive island resorts to this cosmopolitan Montenegrin oasis, with pioneering mixology complementing Peruvian-Japanese creations. Seasonal Sabia, open from May to October, embraces an organic philosophy, placing local seasonal ingredients at the heart of every meal.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/portonovi


9. One&Only Palmilla, Mexico
Mexican charm resonates at this legendary One&Only Baja retreat. Regaled as Los Cabos’ most luxurious resort, One&Only Palmilla is immersed between blues skies and azure sea.

Each room faces the ocean, affording sweeping views of the breathtaking peninsula from a private terrace or patio, replete with oversized daybeds and chairs. The residences – Casa Mañanitas, Casa Margaritas and Tres Palmas – take luxury to a tropical level.

Signature dining will surpass any clients’ expectations. Clifftop restaurant Agua overlooks Los Cabos’ shimmering Sea of Cortez, where the view is as appetising as the menu

Chic Japanese fusion restaurant Suviche sculpts fish into masterpieces. ‘Seared by One&Only’, a concept by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, elevates steak and seafood to its highest potential. Repeat bookings guaranteed.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/palmilla

10. One&Only Mandarina, Mexico

Float eye-to-eye with the ancient jungle canopy in private plunge pools, part of the ecologically designed treehouses at One&only’s mystical Mexican paradise. The floors, walls and ceilings are carved in local Cumaru wood to reflect the natural surroundings, while ocean views provide breathtaking backdrops.

These stylish treehouses along with clifftop villas are just a stone’s throw from palm-fringed shores

While away days swimming in the warm waters or watching humpback whales end their long migration in the Pacific Ocean. Discover volcanic reefs during a private diving excursion or fish with the locals. There are miles of hiking and biking trails to explore, plus the Polo & Equestrian Club where guests can take horseback or polo lessons and try trail riding.

Unwind at the spa with yoga and healing treatments inspired by nature, before dining at one of three magical settings: Carao, high-altitude cuisine curated by celebrity chef Enrique Olvera; poolside pan-American Alma; and Jetty Beach Club, where you can feel the sand between your toes as you sample the catch of the day.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/mandarina


11. One&Only Desaru Coast, Malaysia
Elegantly poised between lush rainforests and the South China Sea, One&Only Desaru Coast guests can choose between a collection of luxury suites, a crowning four-bedroom villa and One&Only Private Homes, all inspired by Malaysia’s enchanting southeast.

This idyllic tropical retreat, spread across 128 acres of unspoiled nature and flanked by a secluded 1.5km stretch of pristine sand.

One&Only Desaru Coast is also home to a Chenot Spa, and activities on offer include tennis, padel, beach biking and picturesque putting on the golf course

Relish a world of feasts. Malaysia meets the Mediterranean at Ambara; Hoshi serves sublime Japanese omakase menus; Ember Beach Club serves simple and delicious barbecue fare; and Malaysian-inspired pool café Essential offers Malay specialities, while the Dusky Monkey bar serves expertly crafted cocktails with aplomb.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/desaru-coast


12. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Greater Blue Mountains, Australia
Discover the ultra-luxury conservation-based resort, occupying just one per cent of a 2,800-hectare nature reserve in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, when you stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.

Capturing the sheer splendour of Australia, on the Great Dividing Range between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, just a scenic three-hour drive from Sydney, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an unforgettable experience.

Explore the gentle curving valley floor, winding riverside roads and clifftop vista on horseback

Picnic in the vast outdoors and then retreat to the spa for organic facials, massages, scrubs and wraps inspired by the riches of Wolgan Valley.

Swim each day in your own private pool. The beautiful one-, two- and three-bedroom villas feature expansive verandas affording stirring valley views, with double-sided fireplaces at the beating heart of these cosy havens.

For more information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com/wolgan-valley

About One&Only
Found in the world’s most inspiring locations, One&Only resorts are hand-picked for their beauty, charm and individuality. Whether you send travel clients to a One&Only Beach Resort, Nature Resort, Urban Resort and Private Home, they will find themselves in the lap of luxury.

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