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The Ultimate Beach Vacation

By  Lynn O'Rourke Hayes   

 The Ultimate Luxury Beach Vacation Is A Breeze at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel  


(Special Feature) Summer means vacation time and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel inspires the ultimate family beach vacation. A Beach Butler is on the scene to assist with carrying all of the seaside gear and helps plan the day while guests connect with their kids. The ocean front resort fulfills everyone’s wishes with options that include spa, tennis, golf and eco-adventures for all ages. This iconic family resort gives access to three miles of sandy beach captivating views of the Pacific and an unmatched Southern California setting that creates memories to last a lifetime.

Beach Butlers

The resort has a full staff of Beach Butlers who offer personalized beach services to guests enjoying a relaxing day at Salt Creek Beach. Beach Butler services includes setting up beach chairs, umbrellas and towels, offering and assisting with food and beverage service, providing body boards, building sand castles with kids, and providing transportation to and from the beach on the Beach Shuttle. The Butlers are also fully equipped with sun screen and tanning lotion. 


Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment offers eco-adventure fun for the entire family. Led by expert naturalists, families can choose from 15 different excursions, each dedicated to showcasing Southern California’s natural wonders. Throughout these unique eco-tours, the resort’s surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory where guests learn while having so much fun, they’ll never imagine thee tours are educational.

A variety of package experiences are offered including Explore with You that includes four eco-adventures in Ambassadors of the Environment and Discover with You that includes admission for a family four to the Bowers Museum and VIP experiences at three Laguna Beach art galleries.

Get Active

For the active family, the resort is a truly exceptional Southern California golf destination, offering convenience to several nearby courses from enjoyable, yet demanding, links-style courses in the valleys, to winding courses nestled in the foothills. Guests can enjoy the work of true masters on the surrounding golf courses created by renowned designers such as Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Spa Time

If golf is not on the agenda, escape to ocean-inspired renewal at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. The spa menu features signature massage, facial and other body treatments to relax, recharge and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Additionally, wellness classes including yoga and Pilates are offered complimentary through The Spa. 

So Much To Do...

Family fun and recreation are important parts of a summer vacation and families can enjoy a variety of activities all located within a short distance from the resort. For a true Southern California experience, surfing is a popular activity and lessons can be arranged through the resort’s concierge. Lessons include all of the necessary equipment as well as instruction by a professional surf instructor. The resort is minutes from Laguna and Woods Canyons where guests can spend the day hiking. There are also a variety of cultural attractions nearby, and guests enjoy complimentary admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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