COMBINE ULTRA-LUXURY WITH LEARNING AT ONE&ONLY RESORTS
COMBINE ULTRA-LUXURY WITH LEARNING AT ONE&ONLY RESORTS
6 August 2014. One&Only Resorts offer guests the unique opportunity to learn a new skill on an ultra-luxury holiday. With an incredible variety of life-enhancing experiences, including learning to surf at One&Only Palmilla, becoming a wine connoisseur at One&Only Cape Town, the opportunity to learn Arabic at One&Only Royal Mirage or even sand surfing at One&Only The Palm.
At the re-imagined One&Only Hayman Island guests can explore the splendour of the Great Barrier Reef which offers an abundance of vibrant underwater life. Guests in this spectacular new resort can take advantage of snorkel lessons, experiencing the world's largest coral reef system first hand. The One&Only Hayman Island Diving and Snorkelling Centre provides guiding, expertise, and the use of all equipment required to enjoy an unforgettable underwater escapade, enabling guests to learn the best tips and techniques to enhance the snorkelling experience.
A learning paradise for families, One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai boasts Arabic and sand sculpting lessons. Reminiscent of Arabian times gone by, One&Only Royal Mirage recalls the romance of Old Arabia, with intricate arches, domes, towers and courtyards. Activities offered to younger guests include learning the intricate art of henna painting, sand sculpting and even the opportunity to learn Arabic through fun, interactive lessons, giving kids something to proudly share with their classmates once they return home.
Guests can become golfing experts at One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius. Perfectly positioned on a private peninsula, One&Only Le Saint Géran sits amidst immaculate gardens and swaying coconut palms, providing a paradise island enclave. The lush Gary Player 9-hole, par-33 course, complete with its own clubhouse and One&Only Golf Academy, offers complimentary green fees for guests. Instruction for players of any level is available at the One&Only Golf Academy, from intensive training with video analysis, to fine-tuning game play on the practice range followed by 9 holes with the pro, to a fun day on the greens with the whole family.
Visit One&Only Cape Town and become a wine connoisseur in a spectacular setting on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the perfect base to embark on a tantalising journey of the Cape Winelands. One&Only Cape Town features one of the most diverse wine collections on the continent with over 5,000 bottles. At the impressive Wine Loft, guests can develop their knowledge and delight in prestigious vintages, as well as discover up-and-coming South African boutique wines. The mezzanine tasting room offers an exceptional introduction to the region's vineyards, including rare South African wines and the best wines from all over the globe. Once a month, Reuben’s restaurant at the resort hosts a wonderful Wine&Dine evening where Head Sommelier, Luvo Ntezo, recognised as the Best Young Sommelier in South Africa 2012, and Reuben Riffel himself, guide guests through a stunning food and wine pairing evening. This experience starts from ZAR350pp.
Get colourful at the One&Only Reethi Rah Artist Studio. Sleek and spectacular, One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives is a secluded island sanctuary for those looking to truly escape. If guests ever tire of the pristine white beach they can make their way to the resort’s Artist Studio, which offers lessons on a wide range of artistic skills; from painting to ceramics, stained glass, Venetian mask decoration and even scrap-book making - the perfect way to take holiday memories home.
Learn to surf with One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, on the stunning shoreline of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. Renowned as a popular surfing location since the 1960’s, Los Cabos is the perfect place to pick up some surfing skills whilst on holiday. For beginners and surf lovers looking to hit the waves, experienced instructors from Tropicsurf, rated within the top ten in Mexico, are on hand to give personalised, expert lessons.
Learn to surf on sand and fish the deep with One&Only The Palm in Dubai. In the urban metropolis of Dubai, One&Only The Palm offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city with its stylish design, manicured lawns, fountains and pools. One&Only The Palm offers an adventurous deep sea fishing excursion where guests will delight in the opportunity to learn the skills required to catch the likes of sailfish, kingfish, tuna and bonito, as well as providing a bonding experience for the whole family. For something a little more unusual, One&Only The Palm also offers its guests the unique opportunity to learn how to surf on sand, an exhilarating experience guaranteed to thrill young and old adventurers alike. On this exciting excursion, guests will leave Dubai in the early morning for a 4x4 excursion into the desert and will then join a camel caravan to the spectacular red dunes of Margham.
Guests can achieve perfect tone and gain specialist fitness knowledge in the Technogym at One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas. Amidst the colonial splendour of One&Only Ocean Club, a fitness experience with a difference awaits, enabling guests to take the next step in their health and wellness regimes. The Fitness Centre features the latest equipment with Kinesis systems and personal one-on-one training. Half-hour kinesis classes are offered on a complimentary basis, providing a state-of-the-art exercise experience through an integrated resistance control programme designed to strengthen the core, increase balance and enhance flexibility.
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About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town, South Africa and One&Only The Palm, Dubai. The newest resort in the collection is One&Only Hayman Island in the heart of The Great Barrier Reef in Australia which began welcoming guests as of 1 July 2014. One&Only recently announced plans to develop and operate three new One&Only resorts, in Sanya, Hainan, China; in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe and in the city of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com
About One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Located off the coast of Queensland and nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, this private island has unparalleled access to the adventures and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Exhilarating helicopter and seaplane tours, diving, snorkelling and fishing adventures are the gateway to the natural riches of the reef.
About One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
With spectacular views over Palm Island Bay, three equally distinctive properties – The Palace, Arabian Court and Residence & Spa – create a wondrous destination paying tribute to Arabian hospitality on a truly regal scale. Here along a kilometre of private coastline within 65 acres of scented gardens, days are filled with world-class golf, the One&Only Spa, exceptional dining, and endless play in pools and sea.
About One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
Nestled on the silver sands of its own private peninsula, this exclusive Mauritian hideaway is a wonderland for all manner of water sports with beaches, coves and reefs famed for kiteboarding, water-skiing and scuba diving. Ideal for couples and families alike, guests enjoy incomparable hospitality, the One&Only Spa, world-class golf, KidsOnly programmes, and exceptional cuisine.
About One&Only Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town’s premiere urban chic resort exudes contemporary glamour with an authentic South African vibe. Located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with views of Table Mountain, its accommodation is Cape Town’s largest. A destination unto itself with unrivalled hospitality, guests enjoy cuisines of Nobuyuki Matsuhisa and Reuben Riffel, One&Only Spa, and a vibrant nightlife. An ideal gateway to safari adventures and wine country excursions.
About One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, this superb all-villa resort offers an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalized exploration. On the beach or over the water, villas of exceptional design are among the largest in the world. Enjoy exceptional dining experiences, the award-winning One&Only Spa, six kilometres of private coastline and 12 spectacular beaches. The renowned dive programme is PADI certified.
About One&Only Palmilla, Mexico
A verdant oasis at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, renowned as Mexico’s most celebrated resort. Perched above the beach, accommodation features new beachfront casita suites and the spectacular Villa Cortez. Enjoy the award-winning spa, the Euro Asian creations of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and idyllic wedding venues. Choose from championship golf on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, deep-sea fishing, snorkelling, diving, seasonal whale-watching and desert adventure tours.
About One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Located on the peninsula of one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, Palm Dubai, discover an exclusive enclave of impeccable accommodation secluded in a residential environment of manicured gardens, fountains and pools. Experience the culinary wizardry of Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno. Indulge at the One&Only Spa. Explore the New Dubai Skyline by private water taxi, or bask in the sunshine by the exclusive marina, the expansive pool, or along the private beach.
About One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
With its legendary reputation for entertaining the world’s elite, service is elevated to a gracious art form in exquisitely designed British colonial accommodation. Discover a beachfront playground of world-class golf, Har-Tru tennis courts, an award-winning spa, the delectable cuisine of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and of course, water sports. Here, spectacular waters are famed for their diving, snorkelling, sailing, wind-surfing and luxury yacht charters to private out islands.