Tuscan elegance paired with panoramic ocean views is central to the eternal allure of The Resort at Pelican Hill. Nestled on the Pacific in exclusive Newport Beach, the resort spans more than 500 acres and is surrounded by an additional 50,000 acres of protected land in Orange County. A stay at Pelican Hill is a true escape into a luxurious world filled with manicured olive groves, hand-crafted cocktails, pristine pools, luxurious spa services and some of the best golfing in the world.
The property includes 204 bungalows and 128 villas, all of which feature limestone fireplaces, marble bath-tubs and private terraces. Stay in one of the detached villas and you’ll enjoy the added perks of 24-hour butler service, a fully stocked chef’s kitchen and exclusive clubhouse access.
Golfers of all abilities flock to Pelican Hill Golf Club, designed by legendary course architect Tom Fazio. With jaw-dropping ocean views, the club’s two championship courses are listed by Golf Digest as among America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. Enjoy the generous discounts for resort guests, or book a two-night stay and opt for the Fazio Unlimited Package to play your heart out.
Orange County’s sunny climate creates the perfect excuse to lounge at the resort’s show-stopping Coliseum Pool. Spanning 136 feet in diameter, the Coliseum is one of the largest circular pools in the world, surrounded by cosy shelters and staffed with attendants always ready to bring you a Fresh Berry Collins. The pool’s radiant blue cast accents its more than 1 million hand-cut glass mosaic tiles. The Spa at Pelican Hill Resort provides additional pampering, with 22 private treatment rooms, saltwater soaking tubs and herb-infused steam rooms.
While Pelican Hill provides an ideal backdrop for a romantic getaway, the resort’s exceptional service extends to guests of every age. Child-sized robes and stuffed pelicans are available on request, and little ones can work off their energy in the bubble-jet fountain at The Camp Pelican Clubhouse. A 15-minute walk away, Crystal Cove State Park offers more than 3 miles of beautiful beach that the whole family can enjoy.
Whether it’s manicured beach towns or celebrated theme parks, all framed by oceanfront towns and luxury yachts, “The OC” stands out as one of the state’s most iconic destinations. The always-amazing Disneyland Resort, roughly a 1-hour drive south of L.A. and 2 hours north of San Diego, continues to be one of the best-loved theme parks in the world, while Knott’s Berry Farms and other OC attractions amp up the fun meter.
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