Giants quarterback Eli Manning may have been the hero of this year's Super Bowl, but in April of 2008, he triumphed in a trickier game—love—when he wed college sweetheart Abby McGrew. Attended by their friends and families, this perfect team said their “I dos” on the beach at the One&Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Located on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, One&Only offers secluded beaches for lounging, lots of water sports and a fantastic spa. The 172 guest rooms feature spacious verandas with large daybeds and telescopes for whale-watching and stargazing, as well as personal butler service and a daily delivery of fresh fruit. Resort amenities includethree restaurants, two tennis courts, two pools and a golf course.
Start off your day at the spa with an hour-long pedicure that features a leisurely massage. Then head to one of the private coves to relax together and listen to the crashing waves. The best part: The beach butler, at your disposal all day via cellphone, will deliver food, drinks and most anything else you may desire.
Now it’s time for an adventure! Explore the surrounding mountainous desert terrain in a Hummer or go deep-sea fishing—a popular sport in the region.
At the end of the day, dine at Agua, a Mexiterranean (Mexican and North African) eatery known for such specialties as Moroccan lamb tagine served with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese and raz alhanout sauce. Finally, toast your love with a Mexican wine (rates start at $500 a night; oneandonlyresorts.com).
Photography courtesy of One&Only Resorts