Warning! If you’re a “strictly-for-sleeping” kind of traveller, then a reservation at one of the hotels below may not be for you. If however you like your accommodation with a side of unforgettable experiences, then One&Only, should be the One&Only lodging option you consider.

In fact, this global luxury group offers such unbelievable onsite excursions, you’d be forgiven for never leaving your resort!

One&Only Wolgan Valley - Signature Campfire & Stargazing

If it was a case of friendly rivalry between day and night activities at the One&Only Wolgan Valley resort, then the jury would still be out on selecting the winner…
While sunlight hours allow guests to go mountain biking, or on wildlife safaris, come dusk they can experience a spectacular excursion of Southern sky star-gazing. This uniquely Australian affair is a combination of scientific insights into visible planets and galaxies, with a sprinkling of celestial mythology mixed in. With the warmth of a Wolgan Valley campfire enhancing your outing (and Wolgan’s unique nocturnal animals providing the exhilarating soundtrack), your evening under a canopy of the heavens is sure to soar to magical levels that truly are out of this world.

One&Only Palmilla - Tropicsurf

Always wanted to learn to surf, but never sure where to start? You could certainly do worse than the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos Mexico. This resort takes advantage of its Baha Peninsula frontage and offers guests private ocean surfing lessons from Matt Lindsay and Chucho. The Tropicsurf guides live on property and know the resort – and its surrounding waves – intimately. Whether you’re an expert, or your experience at hanging ten is closer to a zero, a few lessons with Tropicsurf are sure to take your skills to the next level. And if you’re bungled off your board more often than riding it? Treat yourself to Surfer’s Massage – a restorative combination of stretch and electronic treatment focusing on major areas of soreness for surfers. (Alternatively, there’s bound to be a bottle of complimentary commiseratory tequila waiting at your room!).

One&Only Reethi Rah - Watsu Wellness Therapy

Luxury resorts are somewhat of a signature in the Maldives, so it unquestionably takes something special to stick out in a literal sea of powdery perfect beaches with aqua blue waters. The One&Only Reethi Rah has managed to do so by offering guests access to Watus Wellness Therapy – and the only Watsu pool in the entire Maldives. Lead by renowned therapeutic water therapist, Toru Ogasawara, Watsu focuses on aquatic bodywork, meditation, and supporting rhythmic movements – which work to activate pressure points, mobilise joints and gently stretch your muscles. It’s the most indulgent way to do wellness and harmony… Although following class with a cocktail in your overwater villa would have to feature as a very close second…

One&Only Cape Town - Sip & Savour Cape Town Winelands

Convention suggests that your standard South Africa itinerary should include trips to Table Mountain and a wildlife safari. But did you know this nation is also home to some of the most acclaimed boutique wineries in the world? In fact, a short half hour drive outside Cape Town lies the largest winemaking region in South Africa, the Cape vineyards, dating back to the 1600s.

Solve the designated driver dilema by signing up to a One&Only Cape Town Sip & Savour Cape Town Winelands tour, with head sommelier Luvo Ntezo. On this excursion guests on a private tour of the impressive Wine Loft at the resort. This magnificent tri-level glass and steel wall houses over 5,000 bottles of wine. Following the crash-course in all things vino, guests can indulge in decadent South African cheese and sample prestigious vintages from Cape’s most exquisite wine farms.

One&Only Le Saint Geran - Born to be Wild Harley Ride

Debunk the stereotypes that posit Mauritius as a sleepy paradise better suited to lazy relaxation (although it does do that very well!) with a wild motorbike ride around the island. Take your mark at One&Only Le Saint Géran resort, then Get Set and Go! with an exclusive two-wheeled tour offered by the hotels’ own General Manager, Charles de Foucault, in conjunction with Harley Davidson. Being a motorbiking enthusiast himself, Charles relishes the opportunity to share his passion with his guests. And if you can tear yourself away from the palm-fringed paradise of your resert you’ll be equally addicted to the thrill of discovering the hidden hot spots of Mauritius as the salty wind runs through your hair.

One&Only The Palm, Dubai - Guerlain Spa

The flamboyant Palm is a physical celebration of Dubai’s commitment to rampant consumerism – a man-made archipelago built in the shape of a palm tree with an almost 5km-long trunk and a fan of fronds lined with luxury villas, water parks and wildlife encounters. But nestled among its conspicuous five-star hotels, lies One&Only The Palm, and its positively discreet Guerlain Spa – a veritable sanctuary of rejuvenating calm and blissful serenity. Insulated from the rest of the resort, and indeed all the chaos that is Dubai, the Guerlain Spa offers luxurious treatments in private suites and relaxed pavilions overlooking open courtyards. With a philosophy of transforming every appointment into a unique and personal occasion, you’re certain to leave feeling a million dollars. Just try not to confuse that aura with the balance in your bank account!

One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai - DRIFT Beach Club

For the blueprint of a beach club created by an architectural genius, who’s also figured out how to work in harmony with mother nature, check into DRIFT. This so-hip-it-hurts hotspot at the One&Only Royal Mirage has transformed a one kilometre stretch of private sand and ocean, into a luxury destination where glamour and beach-chic combine. The resulting oasis is one framed by lantern cabanas, with award-winning mixologists on site and features a sparkling infinity pool with panoramic views of Palm Island Bay and Dubai’s iconic skyline. *Handy Hack: A special speed boat is available to to transport guests between One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm – An amazing way to see the Dubai skyline from the water.