Spring and summer break are just around the corner and if you haven’t made plans yet you’re not alone. With hectic work and school schedules in full swing, busy O.C. families have a challenge planning their schedules for the week, let alone a vacation that’s months away. Rather than stressing yourself out and contending with pricey airfare and dwindling availability, you might want to think about vacationing somewhere a little closer to home.
Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point is a AAA Five Diamond experience that offers warm, beach house hospitality. This luxurious resort offers private beach club access, a Miraval Life in Balance Spa, Oceanfront golf, a club membership program, and unique culinary experiences like Stonehill Tavern by Michael Mina and AVEO Table + Bar. With such a wide range of amenities and luxury services that Monarch has to offer, guests get equal if not more out of their vacation than if they traveled to a more remote place.
Trying to plan a getaway when you have children isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially when you’re trying to find a place that can accommodate the interests of kids as well as the relaxing needs of adults. The Monarch Beach Resort is the ideal destination for family spring and summer vacations because it has something for every member of your family.
The seaside location boasts a plethora of activities for guests of all ages—from golf camp to pajama parties to arts and crafts at the Caterpillar Club, there’s plenty for kids to take part in. Activities like these, and more, will ensure kids will look back fondly on their time spent at Monarch Beach Resort—as will their parents.
Active adventure-seekers can take advantage of the private beach club with surfing, stand up paddle boarding, boogie boarding, kayaking and more. Parents with younger children can spend their days at the family pool, and take part in a host of other family activities which you’ll find listed in the Resort Activities Guide.
This spring, Monarch Beach Resort is offering a fabulous deal with their Family Beach Retreat vacation package, which includes luxury accommodations, breakfast for two adults and two children, a $100 daily resort credit and a welcome beach gift for kids. For more information about this special offer or to make a reservation, call 949-234-3900 or visit monarchbeachresort.com
Perhaps you’re simply looking to get away for a few days but you don’t want to go too far or bother with the hassle of making complicated travel plans. With a simple reservation and a short drive you’ll get to immerse yourself in a quiet and secluded resort where busy schedules take a back seat to first-class service and self-pampered relaxation. It’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of all the luxury amenities that Monarch Beach Resort has to offer.
Miraval Life in Balance Spa
Monarch Beach Resort’s spa offers innovative services, activities, classes and programs that follow its “Life in Balance” philosophy. The spa’s more than 70 signature treatments were developed at the flagship Miraval Resort & Spa near Tucson, Arizona, with a few special California-inspired elements added to the Dana Point location. Classes and visiting specialists are always changing, so read on to learn how to get in a Miraval state of mind this season.
The Monarch Beach Golf Links is a one-of-a-kind, oceanfront course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Boasting vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the bluffs that surround it, this par-70 championship resort golf course offers plenty of challenging holes, as well as access to world-class instructors and trainers to help you with every aspect of your game. Monarch Beach Golf Links has been awarded a Gold Medal Golf Resort status from GOLF Magazine.
Monarch Beach Resort features several critically-acclaimed restaurants that boast the fresh flavors of coastal California including AVEO Table + Bar, which offers the O.C.’s best brunch. Enjoy your meal while overlooking the Pacific Ocean or plan a private dinner with the help of an Experience Planner.
Enjoy live music with your view at several Monarch Beach Resort dining options. Various musicians head to the eatery, 33°North to play alfresco tunes on Thursdays, from 5-9 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m.-1a.m., a DJ plays from a curated library of vinyl records for a fun-filled evening.
It’s not too late to treat yourself and your family to a luxurious getaway right next to the beach. Call for more information or to make a reservation.
Monarch Beach Resort
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