November Spa Spotlight – One&Only

Introducing November’s Spa Spotlight, heroing 3 of One&Only Group’s spas across the world every month.

One&Only Capetown:

On its very own private island at One&Only Cape Town, lies an exclusive, unparalleled spa retreat. An oasis of serenity surrounded by water and lush vegetation, One&Only Spa offers tailored holistic experiences ranging from pure relaxation to signature wellness journeys. With soothing therapies and calming rituals, One&Only Spa has created a carefully considered environment for total wellbeing, embracing local African influences together with cutting-edge research and results-driven products.

Based on ESPA’s innovative ‘Unwind, Elevate and Restore’ spa philosophy, One&Only Spa offers tailored treatment plans, making use of powerful authentic techniques, indigenous ingredients and highly natural, paraben-free products produced by ESPA. A range of Only Here signature treatments has been designed specifically for One&Only Cape Town, these treatments are unique, drawing on the resort’s beautiful surroundings and the Spa’s experienced therapists to create a wellness experience that encapsulates the heart of the destination.

For those wishing to extend their beauty and body care into their own homes, One&Only Spa also sells their exclusive spa products online. One&Only Spa is the only place in South Africa that stocks the high-end ESPA product range.

One&Only Spa currently has on two special spring offers available. The first invites all guests booking any 90minute treatment to enjoy an additional 30minutes of complementary pampering. The second offer treats guests who bring a friend along for a joint treatment at Studio with complementary 15-minute hand or foot massages as well as a glass of bubbles each.

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One&Only, Palmilla:

Discover the ultra-luxury Los Cabos resort perched on the edge of the stunning Baja Peninsula, a legendary retreat immersed amongst blues skies and turquoise waters – where the marvels of Mexico come to life in ultimate style – One&Only Palmilla sets the standard for warm, authentic service and captivating experiences 

 Occupying a secluded setting, One&Only Palmilla offers extraordinary views of the Los Cabos landscape and beachfront access to one of the few swimmable beaches in the entire region. When not basking in the warm sun, guests can enjoy exceptional dining and bespoke wellness rituals, created exclusively for the resort drawing inspiration from the indigenous Mayan tribe of Sonora. Meanwhile, young guests are invited to explore and be entertained at the world-renowned KidsOnly with activities that educate and inspire. One&Only Palmilla’s team of highly trained, dedicated butlers provide unobtrusive, around-the-clock, heartfelt service. 

Where the Sea of Cortez meets the golden sand beach of One&Only Palmilla, the tropical climate and blissful weather create ideal days full of outdoor adventure.  

An oasis of escape, One&Only Spa offers cultural healing rituals, therapeutic podiatry practices by Bastien Gonzalez, and an extensive menu of holistic renewals and signature treatments. Guests can now experience The Ultimate Wellness Sanctuary with a Shaman-led spiritual journey at sunrise. A guided meditation that infuses copal incense and medicinal herbs to cleanse aura and mind is paired with the sounds of light drums and ocean waves to bring inner peace and harmony. One&Only Palmilla also offers an assortment of grooming services created exclusively for men at Barber & Blade. [su_youtube url=””]

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One&Only, Reethi Rah:

One&Only Reethi Rah, the ultra-luxury, all-villa resort set on one of the Maldives’ largest private islands, is a blissful sanctuary for a holistic wellness escape. With an award-winning One&Only Spa, personalised retreat programmes, renowned visiting practitioners, state-of-the-art fitness facilities as well as healthy superfood menus, the resort is an idyllic oasis for guests to focus on their wellbeing.
Only&Only Spa is a haven of quiet pampering nestled amongst secluded lush tropical gardens overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Harnessing rejuvenating therapies from East to West, experienced One&Only Spa therapists guide guests on a journey, combining ancient therapeutic rituals with modern day research. Embracing local Maldivian design influences, eight private treatment villas with thatched roofs boast spectacular Ocean and garden views, while the two over-water couple’s spa treatment suites offer an enticing private retreat. Guests are invited to extend their relaxation and enjoy the swirling vitality pools, outdoor steam and sauna, indoor crystal steam rooms, stimulating ice fountains, refreshing burst of tropical rain from the lifestyle showers and garden relaxation pavilions to complete their spa journey.

In this extraordinarily tranquil setting, One&Only Spa presents a collection of ‘Only Here’ spa experiences exclusive to One&Only Reethi Rah, each carefully crafted to enhance personal rejuvenation and renewal. Delivered by hand-picked, highly trained therapists and utilising ESPA products featuring only the purest extracts of natural ingredients, the experience is both holistically therapeutic and very personal.

The signature spa experience is ‘One&Only – The Essence of Reethi Rah’, a deeply restorative and uplifting treatment that begins with an immersion in the restorative waters of the ocean-side WatSu pool, followed by a body exfoliation made from local coconuts, a deeply relaxing massage with coconut oil follows and is completed with a tension-releasing scalp massage to ensure guests leave in a true state of serenity.[su_youtube url=””]

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Gemma Bosanko

Gemma Bosanko

Writer and expert