If you’ve only been to Terranea to lounge at its four swimming pools, kayak along its rugged coastline, or golf on its nine-hole, par-3 course, you’re missing out on some of the 102-acre coastal resort’s best offerings.
Year round, the 582-room property in Rancho Palos Verdes offers a range of wellness experiences comparable to spa resorts at far-flung destinations. Whether you’re looking to take some time for yourself during an extended family getaway or only have a night or two to experience a dedicated-wellness excursion, the property offers an abundance of health-focused experiences.
Start at the 50,000-square-foot spa, where the treatment menu features traditional indulgences like Swedish massage and body wraps, or try out its new signature offerings, which will be released early in 2023. Even just spending the day in the oceanfront facilities can calm your mind, as the Himalayan pink salt sauna is designed to improve breathing and blood circulation, while the outdoor space features sea-facing lounge chairs and a hot tub for soaking sore muscles. If you’re traveling with a partner, go for the couples’ treatment room on the second floor, with French doors that open to the ocean and a copper soaking tub.
When it comes to fitness, there’s traditional offerings in the 5,000-square-foot gym, as well as daily classes like yoga, Pilates, and strength training. Those on their own schedule can book the yoga studio for private classes or even a tailored healing sound bath with mediation.
Fresh fish, local seafood, and farm-to-table produce can be found at any of Terranea’s eight restaurants, but adjacent to the spa—and overlooking the spa pool and ocean—find Solviva. Don your spa robe and slippers for the casual restaurant’s lighter fare, such as avocado sweet potato “toast” or a selection of fresh smoothies and juices. Of course, you can also find some balance and order a bottle of champagne to enjoy poolside before or after treatments.
When it comes to choosing the perfect room, make sure you explore all of your options. Solo travelers might enjoy a standard 450-square-foot guest room overlooking the quieter Vista Pool, while those traveling with friends might prefer to book one of the 1,100-square-foot bungalows near the spa, open only to adults, and featuring a full kitchen and outdoor firepit. For extended stays or when traveling with family, book one of the ocean view, 2,040-square-foot casitas or a three-bedroom, 2,808-square-foot villa with views of the golf course and a private hot tub. Whatever the occasion, an effortless, wellness-driven getaway is closer than you think.