The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay

A serene coastal sanctuary

Set amid the stunning seaside bluff of Northern California, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay is a destination unlike any other. The property is magical, and the resort’s spa offers a transcendent experience. The expertly curated collection of treatments takes inspiration from nature’s bounty and the surrounding coastal landscape. Ocean mist aromas, redwood forest fragrances and locally sourced, restorative minerals and botanicals from the sea set the mood for a transformative experience.

With 13 treatment rooms, a lounge, a steam room, a sauna and three Jacuzzis, the sanctuary spans 16,000 square feet. There’s also a 24-hour fitness studio, guided wellness walks along the ocean, and daily yoga and Pilates classes.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • With a welcoming fireplace roars, beautiful floral arrangements and the Ritz’s soothing signature aroma wafting through the air, it’s hard not to feel instantly relaxed upon arrival.
  • Seasonal treatments are offered throughout the year, showcasing organic and locally harvested ingredients such as pomegranate, lavender and pumpkin.
  • Anyone can book a treatment at the luxury spa. If you want to enjoy the retreat’s indulgent amenities, you can do so without an overnight stay. Purchase a pass and spend the day in the sauna and steam room.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, is known for its gorgeous golf course. If hitting the links is your passion, book the spa’s Golf Recovery Treatment, an exfoliating massage that revitalizes fatigued muscles.
  • Another treatment we love is the Platinum Hydrafacial. The ultimate deep cleanse for the skin starts with detoxification using a lymphatic drainage technique. This is followed with a booster of choice to address specific needs and concludes with LED light therapy to help reduce visible signs of aging.

The Treatments

  • Inspired by the surrounding majestic trees, the Redwood Forest Ritual takes you on a journey to stimulate the senses. Using a variety of indigenous herbs and woodsy blends, this cleansing foot and body hot poultice massage leaves you feeling grounded.
  • The healing power of touch combines with the earth’s energy in the muscle-melting hot stone massage. Polished, warm stones glide across the back and legs in long, flowing strokes, allowing heat to calm the body and mind naturally.
  • The Coastal Lavender Indulgence treatment encourages a restful night's sleep by using the flower’s gentle, enveloping aroma. Unwind in a fragrant escape with a light-pressure massage and exfoliation.

Getting There
1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, California 94019
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay
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