If you’re searching for a relaxing, sun-soaked weekend break in California, then Terranea Resort is where for you personally.Who would have known that peace and tranquility could be found, only 50-minutes from La? Here’s all you need to know about this beautiful resort:
Terranea Resort Review: The Lowdown
Terranea is a world on its own; a 102-acre private peninsula paradise, it’s a tropical oasis that’s far removed from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Worlds from the city using its traffic, crowds and no-reservation restaurants, this resort is peaceful and calm. Terranea may be the break in the city you’ve been dreaming of – a beautifully maintained, high-end resort, with all the luxury facilities and amenities you can want. What to anticipate? Well, on three sides, you’ll be surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific Ocean, birdsong and sunshine. Your accommodation has a beautiful coastal setting, which is reflected in its architecture and design. There’s a lot of great spots within the hotel to take in the vista (and also the sun) – in the resort lobby with outdoor fireplaces to private terraces and roaming gardens. Step within the hotel and you’ll instantly be transformed to some lush, green paradise that’s just waiting to be discovered.
Terranea Resort Review: The Accommodation
There’s a great range of accommodation at the resort, which all includes a private, residential feel. Each spacious guest room and suite features its own private balcony, with great ocean views – you can also expect free WiFi, turndown service, in-room coffee and tea, daily yoga and fitness classes and much more. Their entry-level rooms are perfect – the guest rooms at the hotel could be resort view, ocean-view or oceanside, based on your preference, and all sorts of feature separate baths and showers, flat-screen TVs and private balcony. If you’d prefer to splash out, the suites at the resort are actually something. Suites could be oceanside or ocean-view, taking up a remarkable 900 square feet, with luxurious linens, separate living room area, in-room bar filled with wine and premium snacks and patio.
For ultimate luxury, The Bungalows or Vacation Casitas are another thing. Located close to the ocean’s edge, The Bungalows at Terranea are an intimate and graciously appointed getaway for rejuvenation, relaxation and VIP treatment. With breathtaking views, you'll be whisked off to the lavishly-appointed Southern California home just steps in the relaxing spa pool and The Spa Café. For your own private home, found on the resort’s East and West bluffs on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Vacation Casitas have private entrances and a luxurious, exclusive feel. The homes, which can be rented as 1, 2 or 3-bedrooms homes, include a kitchen, living room and laundry facilities – an ideal choice for a family holiday or entertaining guests. Dreamy.
Terranea Resort Review: The Spa
Of course, in a beautiful setting such as this, you’ll be forgiven for attempting to indulge in an area of pampering. The spa in the resort is really beautiful – overlooking the Gulf of mexico and also the Palos Verdes coastline, with views from the ocean and sunsets. It’s huge, too – spanning over 50,000 sq ft of outdoor and indoor space, the spa hosts 25 treatment rooms, a fitness and wellness center, a Spa Café and salon. It’s the perfect spot to come and relax, with everything else from facials to bespoke massages with high-end products. You can easily spend your day at the spa; there’s some good facilities, including saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, cold plunges, and fire pits in outdoor and indoor spa lounges. For that ultimate couples seclusion, you can go to 1 of 3 luxurious VIP suites for a proper spa day in style. We’re for each other.
Terranea Resort Review: The Facilities
There’s so much to do at the hotel, you’ll be totally spoilt for choice. It’s the perfect place to come with everyone, as there’s activities for kids and big kids alike – from swimming to table tennis at the lake. To keep fit enthusiasts, there’s a great 5,000-square-foot gym and daily timetable of fitness classes, featuring beach yoga, TRX, aqua conditioning and more. On land, you may enjoy horseback riding and scenic guided bike rides within the beautiful surrounding area, or get your swing down in the Links – one of the country's top-rated championship par 3 course. On the water, there’s from surfing lessons to ocean kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, all organised and hosted by the hotel. With your stunning landscape surrounding the hotel in Palos Verdes, you could also just want to spend your day by the pool, watching the ocean and drinking a Pina Colada – and hey, that’s Perfectly acceptable.
Terranea Resort Review: The Food
In this type of beautiful Southern California setting, you’d expect nothing but great food at Terranea – and that’s precisely what you’ll get. There’s an enormous range of restaurants in the hotel – eight restaurants, in fact – spanning everything from Asian cuisine to fine-dining. From romantic dinners to child-friendly dinners, there’s something for everyone here. With stunning views of the ocean in the restaurants, dining this is a real treat. For fine-dining, mar’sel is the most gourmet option in the resort – offering an extensive haute cuisine menu and wine list, for a special occasion.
For a great, casual restaurant, catalina kitchen is the hotel’s Mediterranean-inspired all-day spot, offering up pastas, flatbreads, fresh salads and delicious breakfasts. And if you’re in the mood for Asian feasting, bashi is where to go – this Asian-inspired restaurant serves up delicious wok-fried items, sushi and sake, all in an ocean-facing setting.
Terranea Resort Review: Our Verdict
We loved this resort in Palos Verde; it’s an ideal mix of relaxing and fun, with a few world-class facilities that make staying here a real pleasure. The meals, spa and accommodation in the resort is first rate, and just slightly overshadowed through the breathtaking natural beauty from the surrounding area. If you’re looking for a very special break outside LA, we can't recommend Terranea Resort more.