If there was ever a setting that retains the essence of the unspoiled
beauty of California’s coast, Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes
Peninsula is it.
Poised above coastal bluffs with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the luxurious resort debuted in June 2009.
Guests enjoy a sophisticated, yet relaxed ambiance at this
Mediterranean-inspired retreat surrounded by a glistening, panoramic
Celebrated for its natural beauty, the 102-acre estate features 582
guestrooms and suites, including spacious bungalows, casitas, and
Luxurious amenities spotlight eight unique dining experiences, a full
service spa and fitness center, award-winning golf course, three
swimming pools, kids’ club, ecological enrichment programs, and 135,000
square feet of indoor and outdoor wedding and event space.
Situated just 25 miles south of Santa Monica, each of the resort’s
guest retreats exude a warm, residential feel with luxurious, yet
comfortable furnishings and private balconies that overlook elegant
gardens and breathtaking ocean vistas.
Terranea’s 360-room hotel offers 326 guest rooms and 34 suites that
range from 450 square feet to the 1,800-square-foot Presidential Suite.
Contemporary features include rich linens, stone baths, and amenities
such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and Wi-Fi access.
Delightful Dining Destinations
Culinary enthusiasts can raise a glass to California coastal cuisine,
with gourmet flair, at Terranea Resort. This breathtaking oasis invites
guests to explore a range of unique dining destinations set amid
glistening waves and vibrant sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.
Terranea’s eight exceptional venues cater to an international palate
with fresh coastal menus and offer settings with a warm, inviting
ambiance and spectacular ocean-views, making it one of Southern
California’s top spots for a culinary getaway.
Here’s a look at some of the dining options:
Terranea’s signature restaurant reflects a modern twist on California
cuisine as inventive as its name suggests (Spanish for “sea” and French
for “salt”). A seasonal, gourmet menu from Chef de Cuisine Rebecca
Merhej spotlights local ingredients alongside herbs and produce grown
on property in the chef’s garden.
With its spectacular cliff-top setting directly above the Pacific
Ocean, Nelson’s is a guest favorite for casual dining. Enjoy coastal
cuisine and a warm, friendly bar atmosphere surrounded by outdoor fire
pits and unrivalled sunset views.
From a business breakfast to lunchtime gatherings with the family,
guests savor a variety of options throughout the day in this elegant,
yet inviting atmosphere. Dine indoors or alfresco on the outdoor
terrace, amid ocean breezes and views of the coastline and the sparkling
Offering a contemporary blend of Asian cuisine and local flavors in a
spectacular setting, Chef Bruce Nguyen prepares ‘wok’ style dishes
inspired by his heritage and fond memories of traditional meals made by
his mother, weaving simple fresh ingredients into flavorful creations.
Open for breakfast and lunch, the Spa Café offers a tranquil setting
for lighter fare inspired by the seasonal bounty of California. The
menu’s wraps, sandwiches and salads spotlight local ingredients and
simple preparations, while revitalizing smoothies boost antioxidants
with fresh fruits and juices. Enjoy a natural backdrop by the private
Spa Pool or on the oceanfront terrace.
Lobby Bar, Living Room & Terrace
Terranea’s sophisticated Lobby Bar, Living Room & Terrace offer
inviting spaces to unwind with warm, artistic décor and breathtaking
views of the Pacific coast. Inside, guests recline in plush club chairs
and sofas beside two fireplaces. The Lobby Bar features weekly musical
performances alongside a full menu of signature cocktails, a carefully
crafted wine list emphasizing California wineries, and regional
microbrews and international beer varieties.
The Links At Terranea
The Links at Terranea is an incomparable nine-hole, par three golf course just a few steps from the Pacific Ocean.
The Links offers a collection of nine remarkable par 3s, masterfully integrated with each other and the surrounding landmarks.
Elevation changes, green contours, artful bunkering, unobstructed
sightlines, and a wide range of classic strategic elements all combine
to give it plenty of visual drama and sheer enjoyability.
With a variety of tee placements, the course provides a new golfer an
inviting setup, and an experienced golfer the opportunity to play every
type of short to long iron shot imaginable.
From the back tees, the golf course totals approximately 1,239 yards,
with holes ranging from 104 to 173 yards. The Links delivers an
exciting course, reasonably priced, that won’t take all day to play.
Perhaps best of all, golfers at The Links walk and take in the
magnificent coastal setting, just as the game was intended to be
The green fee pricing for nine holes is $40 for adults 18 and older
($18 for juniors) Monday through Thursday and $48 for adults ($24 for
juniors) Fridays through Sundays and holidays.
The Spa At Terranea
Spanning 50,000 square feet, The Spa at Terranea blends a tranquil
Mediterranean ambiance with state-of-the-art design by the foremost
experts in wellness and restorative therapy.
Natural stone, native woods, bamboo, and water elements transition
indoor to outdoor spaces seamlessly, preserving the delicate harmony
between nature. Holistic body treatments reflect the beauty and energy
of the Spa’s oceanfront setting. Resort guests and daytime visitors
discover a private sanctuary with 25 treatment rooms that overlook a
glistening, panoramic seascape and Catalina Island.
The Spa at Terranea features an oceanfront yoga and Pilates studio,
expansive fitness center, full-service salon, Spa Café, and boutique.
The spa is open 8 am to 6 pm daily. For appointments or more
information, call 310.265.2740.
Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.
For rates or more information, call 310.265.2800 or visit terranea.com.
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