Escape to LA’s Only Luxury Oceanfront Resort

Terranea sits high atop a sun-kissed cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with sweeping views of sea and sky. The resort is a Mediterranean inspired collection of buildings and destinations – the 480-room hotel, villas, casitas, bungalows, restaurants, lounges, pools, and spa, all hanging onto the edge of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, surrounded by 102 acres of lush, natural, coastal greenery. Located only 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, it is a world away from the frantic pace of Southern California.

The Terranea experience begins the moment you arrive, with the reception staff offering a glass of champagne to each guest upon check-in. Talk about setting the right vibe – right away. From that moment forward, the most stressful decision you will ever have to make is deciding which delightful experience is next.

Ready to relax? Chill at one of Terranea’s four ocean-view pools. The Resort Pool is family focused with a waterslide, splash pad, a Rec Deck and Family Fun Nights. The chic, cliff-side adult only Cielo Pool offers cabanas, daybeds, and a lively poolside bar with well-tanned mixologists. The Mount Gay Black Barrel Terranea Mai Tai is a hit. Every Saturday the pool transforms into Cielo After Dark with live entertainment, bottle service, and roaring fire pits lighting the sky.

Looking to be pampered? The Spa at Terranea is a peaceful retreat and has been named one of the “Best Spas in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler and Forbes Magazine.

How about an active afternoon? Play golf at one of the country’s top-rated par three links with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island from every hole. Guests can explore a coastal trail leading to a private beach cove featuring tidal pools, kayaking, or stand-up paddle boarding in kelp beds teeming with sea-life.

Getting hungry? Prepare yourself for a culinary adventure at all of Terranea’s eight restaurants and lounges. Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra elevates farm-to-table dining to new heights. Chef Bernard created Terranea’s own gardens, a chicken coop, and an apiary with 200,000 bees from which he produces honey. He also harvests his own sea salt from the Pacific Ocean. Mar’sel is Terranea’s signature restaurant. Romantic, overlooking the sea, sophisticated and casual all at once. Begin with Diver Scallops on a bed of Black Truffle Polenta. The Main Lobster served with Burratta and handmade Pappardelle Pasta is truly inspired. For a unique take on Southern barbeque, try the Niman Ranch Pork Tomahawk with Pretzel Cheddar Spoon Bread and Napa Slaw. Terranea hosts special Chef’s Table events every two months and a Celebration of Food and Wine event each fall. Reserve quickly as they always sell out.

Terranea: Escape to LA’s Only Luxury Oceanfront Resort

By Rick Courten


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