Sunday, August 9, 2009

Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill, located near Newport Beach, California, tows the line between luxury resort and unspoiled paradise. With the ability to easily travel into town for five-star shopping, as well as the chance to explore some unspoiled land filled with tiny trails and beaches, tourists benefit from an excellent balance of nature and exciting attractions. Surfers have the chance to catch waves, wine buffs can sip near the boardwalk, and bird watchers have plenty of places to unpack their binoculars, guides, and zoom lenses for a bit of up-close nature. With the Resort at Pelican Hill providing great service and a stunning location nestled close to Newport Beach, how could anyone complain? Even the shopaholics have something to do.

The Perks of Pelican Hill
The Report at Pelican Hill, also located near Laguna Beach, will get you snapping pictures from the get-go with its classical Italian-inspired property, its outstanding open spaces, and its incredible views. If you've been to Californian resorts before and felt cramped or pent-in, this is certainly the spot for you: it is situated on 504 lush acres of land right along the Newport Coast. With the vast Pacific Ocean stretching out front of the resort, and those winding roads leading up to your hotel, you'll feel like a movie star, or a millionaire at least. Take your pick from 128 luxurious bungalows and 204 villas dotted along the luxury resort land, which happens to rub up against thousands of acres of protected coastal habitat, reserved for recreational use only—or protected as a stunning open space for the viewing. With impeccable service within your reach, you can lounge by the pool for the day, or even just order in room service after sleeping in and checking your email on blindingly fast Internet. After you tire yourself out exploring the Newport Coast, you can grab a treatment at the 22-room spa or visit a world-class restaurant to fill up on delicious meals.

What's There to Do in Newport Beach?
Instead of leaving you bound to the resort all day, the Resort at Pelican Hill is just a hop-skip away from cool tourist attractions and quiet nights out. Here's just a sampling of what you can do out in Newport Beach.

*Balboa Candy: Got a sweet tooth? Indulge at this premiere candy shop, which offers unusual treats alongside your standard favorite treats. Craving some salt-water taffy? This location also has some of the best in the world—as well as the largest selection.
*Newport Ecological Reserve: Upper Newport Bay is an important location to view birds and other wildlife attracted to the estuary during the winter months. Not only do people come here to peep at the animals, but others haul out their bikes, roller blades, kayaks, and bicycles to enjoy the local views. This coastal land is one of the finest bird-watching destinations in North America, with nearly 200 species of birds.
*Whale Watching: Don't just stick to the beach! Head out on the ocean to view whales and dolphins frolicking away. Summer and fall can attract some truly impressive pods of dolphins and large whales that love the warm water of the Newport area.
*Boat Shows: In April, Newport Beach hosts a great boat show, which includes international builders and new marine gear.
*Gondola Rides: Did you know that you can take gondola cruises in Newport? Head to Newport Beach and book a trip for two, which comes complete with romantic music playing in the background while you check out the sights from a new vantage point.
*Balboa Fun Zone: Balboa Fun Zone is one of the oldest coastal amusement areas and a great place to take the family. Get ready for old-fashioned fun!

Now it's time to get yourself to the Resort at Pelican Hill, and start exploring the surrounding Newport Beach area. It's an unforgettable experience, both inside the hotel and outside on the grounds. . . you'll see!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the resort is expensive, but you are treated like royalty. We are considering a return trip for our anniversary next fall. The Resort at Pelican Hill will remain a favorite for our family. In a word: stunning!