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The Resort at Pelican Hill
Why we like it
- Located around 45 mins south of Los Angeles Airport, between Newport and Laguna Beaches
- Stunning self contained resort set in 504 acres
- 204 private bungalows, all facing the ocean
- 128 villas that provide a 'home away from home feel'
- Extensive kids club
- Two 18 hole championship golf courses
- 5 star spa
4 miles of dramatic coastline are across from the resort in Crystal Cove State Park. The resort offers a complimentary shuttle into the park.
Many thanks for your excellent service and our amazing honeymoon. Your services were by far superior to your competitors. Huge thank you to Rod Pendell for all his hard work to make sure we have a perfect holiday.
- JJ, London
The Resort at Pelican Hill is the perfect spot to choose for a family looking to explore Southern California from a relaxing base with the very best activities and food. The whole family is catered for with 2 golf courses, one of the largest spas in California, 5 restaurants and one of the most unique swimming pools in the USA. The feel is relaxed and embraces the warm year round temperatures. There's a choice between the smaller bungalows - all with their own parking - and the larger villas. Pelican Hill suits a longer stay.
Newport Beach itself is home to a beautiful white sandy shoreline, a stunning harbour, extensive outdoor activities and fantastic shopping and dining, all under year-round southern California sunshine Its not surprising many celebrities call Newport Beach their home.
If you are a fashionista, you can feed your habit at Fashion Island, home to luxury brands such as Chanel, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana at major department stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's. Or head to one of the 125 designer outposts - Kate Spade, Elie Tahari, BCBG, Trina Turk to name a few. Sporty types can explore the Back Bay area by stand-up paddleboard or kayak. Or adrenaline junkies can strap on a jet pack and shoot 30 foot in the air from the sea….Or check out the world famous Wedge - a unique wave formation which attracts the crowds every summer as body-surfers attempt to ride this huge wave.
If you want to venture further afield, Pelican Hill is a great base for day excursions to attractions throughout Southern California, including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Legoland, Universal Studios Hollywood to name just a few.
Best time to be there
At 38 times the size of the UK, there is always a part of the country having great weather. The peak season is from June to September.
British Airways fly to all the major cities in the States.
From -5 to -10 hours behind GMT
ESTA Visa required for UK Passport Holders
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