Terranea Resort

Natural beauty on the California coast
Although Terranea Resort is located only 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a lush Mediterranean estate. Hugging the coastline along the Pacific Ocean in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort offers unparalleled views of the ocean and nearby Catalina Island.

Walk around the resort — or get escorted in a golf cart — to discover eight restaurants, bars, cafés and lounges ranging from upscale California cuisine to contemporary Asian, or indulge at The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000-square-foot haven whose treatment rooms overlook the water and outdoor fire pits provide the ideal setting to unwind.

Adventures run the gamut here, too, with activities such as kayaking, tide pooling, falconry and scenic golf.

Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Terranea Resort is truly a sight to be seen, with its Mediterranean design sprinkled with touches of SoCal flair. The sprawling property sits on 102 acres of pristine land on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, but it only occupies one quarter of the space.
  • The massive 50,000-square-foot oceanfront Spa at Terranea offers everything you could ever want in a California spa with 25 treatment rooms, a fitness and wellness center, a Spa Cafe for seasonal healthy meals, a full-service salon plus separate indoor and outdoor spa lounges.
  • The Links at Terranea is a dramatic nine-hole par-3 Southern California oceanfront golf course, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island with both a short game practice facility and professional instruction available to help you improve your game at any level.
  • The SoCal resort offers numerous activities on both land and sea to fill your days at the property, including ocean kayaking, surfing lessons, guided hikes, horseback riding and more.
  • The luxury property’s signature restaurant is mar’sel, an upscale eatery focusing on California coastal cuisine and the organic produce grown in the resort's garden. In the intimate and elegant dining room, savor dishes such as grilled octopus, bucatini cacio e pepe, and branzino featuring seasonal vegetables along with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

Things to Know
  • The resort’s 5,000-square-foot fitness center and movement studio offer not only state-of-the-art equipment but also classes like yoga, Pilates, circuit training, water aerobics, indoor cycling and a signature boot camp called Nature’s Gym. 
  • The more than 200 outdoor fire pits and fireplaces situated around the resort encourage you to sit and enjoy the climate and views, which include the Pacific Ocean where you can spot Catalina Island and a slew of aquatic animals such as dolphins and gray whales, who migrate offshore between December and May.
  • If you’re headed to the spa for a day of pampering, you can order a meal at the accompanying Spa Café — options include handmade wraps, fresh salads, juices, smoothies and more — adjacent to the serenely luxurious Spa Pool with breathtaking Pacific views.
  • While you’ll feel like you’re a world away from Los Angeles, the Four-Star hotel puts you less than an hour from major attractions like Disneyland, Santa Monica Pier and Beverly Hills.
The Rooms
  • The 582-room property features a variety of accommodations, from oceanfront guest rooms and suites to spacious bungalows and residential-style casitas and villas, ideal for family trips.
  • Step into the soothing stone bathrooms to discover glass-enclosed showers and plenty of grooming space, along with tubs in case you need more time to relax and unwind.
  • Private balconies or patios in all of the resort’s luxury accommodations provide the perfect location for enjoying a cup of coffee to start your day or imbibing for a nightcap.
The Restaurants

  • Nelson’s, the resort’s more casual spot, affords sunset views and whale and dolphin sightings during a scenic meal. Perched high above the ocean coves, enjoy plates such as the popular lobster roll, shrimp tacos or a seafood cobb, and experience a stellar summer concert series.
  • At bashi, the Four-Star resort’s contemporary Asian restaurant, order lunch and dinner dishes such as shaking beef, Shanghai-style garlic noodles, inventive sushi and social grilling tables for alfresco group dining.
  • Visit catalina kitchen for delectable weekly seafood and brunch buffets.
  • The Lobby Bar & Terrace offers bites, beverages, breathtaking views of the Pacific and nightly entertainment. For something quick, head to sea beans for artisan coffee and housemade pastries.

Getting There
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
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