One&Only has curated a collection of awe-inspiring and adventurous experiences to evoke a magical sense of wonder of the natural world. The ‘At One With Nature’ experiences immerse guests in their destination from hiking through the ancient Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda, to flying over deserts through Dubai’s skies at sunrise, to discovering wildlife in the Malaysian rainforest.
Through expertly crafted once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the most unforgettable backdrops, One&Only Resorts shows guests what’s waiting on the other side of lockdown and for the time being, copious amounts of holiday dreaming.
Explore Mountain Peaks, Deserts and Rainforests
Hike the Prince’s Road route: Big Kabao Peak with One&Only Portonovi
One&Only Portonovi, an adventure playground located at the entrance of the wild Boka Bay, is a sheltered idyll on Montenegro’s Adriatic shores, surrounded by picturesque mountains and unmatched vistas. Guests can cruise the coastline by yacht or speedboat, or learn to dive or sail through the clear, calm waters… Find out more here.
Drift over Dubai’s deserts with One&Only The Palm and One&Only Royal Mirage
Only in Dubai will one encounter the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a hot air balloon ride to watch the sunrise over the golden sand dunes of expansive desert and observe a majestic falcon take flight and circle the skies. A guide explains how significant falconry is to the UAE’s history and rich cultural heritage and how these birds are trained from birth… Find out more here.
Listen to the ‘Call of the Gibbons’ with One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia
One&Only Desaru Coast is One&Only’s first resort in Asia, an ultra-luxury retreat positioned on the south- eastern shoreline of Malaysia between verdant rainforests, an expansive white sand beach and the South China Sea. ‘Call of the Gibbons’ is an exciting jungle trek during which guests can learn about the exotic nature and hear the morning chatter of the White-Handed Gibbons in the nearby Panti Forest Reserve, and spot magnificent creatures like the Dusky Leaf Monkeys, Pig-Tailed Macaques and Oriental Pied Hornbills… Find out more here.
Meet ‘La Abuela’ at One&Only Mandarina in Mexico
Woven seamlessly into Mexico’s most awe-inspiring coastal rainforest, One&Only Mandarina is on a serene, undeveloped stretch of coastline in Riviera Nayarit. The resort blends chic interiors amid the beachfront jungle wilderness. Experiences include hiking the Flatlands and surrounding rainforest, mountain biking trails, surfing excursions with a Tropicsurf Pro, ATV off-roading through volcanic shelves, and horse-riding tours… Find out more here.
Take part in the renewal of the Australian Bush
Following the bushfires that impacted Australia and the Greater Blue Mountains region in December 2019, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley continues to witness incredible natural regeneration in the impacted bushland areas, and beautiful native animals such as kangaroos, wombats and wallabies have returned to the valley in abundance. Guests can take part in habitat renewal projects, alongside the resort’s knowledgeable Field Guides, to protect smaller species and support the natural regeneration process… Find out more here.
Walk through the dramatic canopies of the Nyungwe Forest with One&Only Nyungwe House
Located in Gisakura in Rwanda’s mountainous southwest, One&Only Nyungwe House is positioned alongside the Nyungwe Forest National Park, one of the oldest mountain rainforests in Africa. The Nyungwe Forest is home to an incredibly diverse ecosystem, representing 20% of all apes in Africa, and the rich plant life that has thrived for millions of years. Guests can explore the forest through adventurous treks… Find out more here.
Wellness in the Wilderness
Salutations to the sky with One&Only Cape Town
Set in the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant waterfront on the doorstep of the city’s iconic Table Mountain, One&Only Cape Town is South Africa’s ultra-luxury urban resort which offers a number of nature encounters; from interacting with sea turtles in an exclusive ocean conservation experience, to paddling the tranquil waterways of the Victoria & Alfred Marina surrounding the resort’s private island by SUP… Find out more here.
Holistic Healing at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest
Offering a front-row seat to observe the endangered mountain gorillas in the wild, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is cushioned in the foothills of the Virunga volcano range. Guests can explore where few have been before in one of the world’s most exceptional natural locations in Kinigi, northwest of Rwanda and just five minutes from Volcanoes National Park… Find out more here.
Explore Lagoons and Oceans
Luxury snorkeling safari with One&Only Reethi Rah in The Maldives
One&Only Reethi Rah has 12 pristine white sand beaches and six kilometres of shoreline to explore, as well as energising water sports, experiences, and excursions – one of the most extensive offerings in The Maldives. Guests can explore the water by boarding a private yacht and setting sail into the endless blue Indian Ocean, with time to stop at reefs filled with life below the surface, including turtles, eels, fish, and manta rays… Find out more here.
Discover the secret mangroves with One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius
Nestled amongst tropical gardens with sublime Indian Ocean views One&Only Le Saint Géran offers the ultimate Mauritian experience for today’s discerning travellers, secluded on its own private peninsula. From the ‘Walk in the Wild’ trek with a Mauritian Wildlife Foundation eco-ranger to thrilling deep-sea fishing experiences, guests can discover protected nature reserves and take advantage of privileged access to unrivalled locations and memorable local characters… Find out more here.
Baja Land Rover Adventures with One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico
Located on Mexico’s rugged Baja Peninsula with sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla truly is the pinnacle of adventure paradises. The resort is home to the iconic Land Rover Defender, available to transfer guests to discover the best surf spots, desert safaris, and horse-riding journeys in all of Los Cabos. With every great swell coming in, TropicSurf pros can pack up the ultimate surf truck and take to the road
with guests to find consistent, quality waves for all levels… Find out more here.