Terranea Resort: A Gem On The Palos Verdes Peninsula

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014, 9:21:00 AM

Brenton Garen

Situated just 25 miles south of Santa Monica, Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is surrounded by sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
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Situated just 25 miles south of Santa Monica, Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is surrounded by sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.

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.

Catalina Kitchen

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

resort pool.


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.

Spa Café

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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