A vacation to the sapphire blue waters of the Mediterranean is often out of reach for the majority of wannabe travelers. Luckily the good ol’ US of A offers a getaway retreat in beautiful southern California that will instantly bring your mind to the gorgeous stretches of the classic European holiday destination. Part of the region known as America’s Riviera, the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California is designed to reflect the grand Renaissance style Mediterranean sea side towns and delivers the same relaxed air with a hefty dose of luxury. With your choice of over 200 Bungalow suites and 128 villas, a world class golf course, and a westerly ocean view that is simply unrivaled; Pelican Hill will pamper and indulge your every need.
The crown jewel of Pelican Hill is their clubhouse pool modeled after Rome’s famous Coliseum. From the edge of the pool which is lined with 1.1 million hand-cut blue glass tiles you can take in the entirety of Newport Harbor. And at 136 feet across this saltwater oasis is the largest perfectly circular pool in the world. Surrounded by opulent cabanas that provide full wet bars, flat screen HD televisions, personal servers, state of the art sound systems and privacy curtains, the pool area is perfect for escaping to your own secret paradise.
If soaking up rays isn’t your cup of tea, why not take up a round of golf at the Pelican Hill Golf Club? Considered to be among the finest clubs in America, this 36 hole masterpiece was designed by premier golf course architect Tom Fazio and attracts a following from all over the world. There is even a 44,000 square foot clubhouse that is prepared to wow you with their vast array of amenities. Pull a muscle swinging that nine iron? Well then swing on by The Spa at Pelican Hill to replenish, invigorate, and relax. Quite literally actually as the spa caters their treatment styles to your specific needs and desires within each of those three categories. The service there is simply unbeatable.
Of course when you stay at a hotel the rooms are typically among your biggest concerns. Well no need to be concerned here. The one story Bungalow suites feature fireplaces, deep luxurious marble bathtubs, large flat panel HD plasma televisions, private parking for each, and all on a lovely terraced outcrop overlooking the Pacific. The Villas range from two to four bedrooms and are impeccably well appointed. Nestled high on the cliff tops they have fully furnished outdoor terraces, private garages, personal assigned staff available 24 hours a day, 500 count linens, and myriad other treats in store. There are several restaurants and cafés on site which are at the ready to prepare delicious gourmet delicacies at your request. One of them, Andrea, specializes in Tuscan inspired dishes and makes a grilled swordfish that is to die for. There is nothing not to love at Pelican Hill. From the gorgeous setting to the fine dining to the outrageous service, Pelican Hill is a perfect escape from the every day.
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