Perched on a hill, overlooking the pristine-protected coast is a five-star, five-diamond Newport Beach getaway. The Resort at Pelican Hill is a 504-acre estate offering 204 bungalow-style guest rooms and suites, and 128 villas as well as a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Inspired by the works of Renaissance Italian architect, Andrea Palladio, the exterior and guest rooms are designed to resemble a Mediterranean summer home. With warm shades of terracotta and creams, set among the evergreen grounds, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to an Italian manor. The resort is also only a 10-minute drive from John Wayne Airport and a 45-minute drive from LAX International Airport.
Things to do at The Resort at Pelican Hill
With a selection of seven restaurants to choose from, and two beautifully designed swimming pools, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do on your holiday to Newport Beach. Why not treat yourself to some TLC? The award-winning Spa at Pelican Hill offers 22 private treatment rooms, steam rooms, saunas, a 28 ft high Palladian rotunda, a soothing wall of flowing water and saltwater Roman soaking tubs. Take a dip into the resort’s 136ft Coliseum pool made from glass mosaic tiles. Be sure to rent one of their luxury pool-side cabanas too. In fact, Forbes has awarded the resort’s spa a five-star rating every year since its opening. Be sure to venture out of the resort to explore some of California’s stunning scenery. You needn’t stray too far as the resort is adjacent to Crystal Cove beach, a 3.5-mile coastline with a marine park, tide pools and sandy coves. The Resort at Pelican Hill is also surrounded by 50,000 acres of permanently protected parks, trails and natural open spaces.
The Resort at Pelican Hill Golf Course
Pelican Hill Golf Club is one of America’s premiere destinations for both pro and casual golfers. The 36-hole golf course was designed by leading golf course architect, Tom Fazio, and is positioned to ensure the best view of the Pacific Ocean. At the golf club, you can also grab a bite or a cup of coffee at the Pelican Grill and Lounge and Café II Italian coffee bar. The club also comes with a golf shop, professional forecaddie services, a full-service practice facility and custom Nike practice balls.