7 Sun-Kissed Wellness Retreats in California 

Last updated January 5, 2024

It’s time to unwind, recharge and unleash your inner glow—California style.

California, with its jaw-dropping landscapes and sun-kissed weather, is the crème de la crème of wellness retreat destinations. In fact, the state is brimming with wellness retreats that cater to all tastes and preferences, from dreamy beachside hideaways to tranquil mountain sanctuaries.

So whether you’re a beach lover yearning for the soothing sound of crashing waves or a nature enthusiast seeking solace among towering trees, these seven California wellness retreats will transport you to a state of pure bliss. 

From Coast to Mountains: Top 7 Wellness Retreats in California

Get ready to nourish your mind, body and soul as we embark on a transformative journey through the Golden State’s most sought-after wellness havens. California, here we come!

1. The Ranch Malibu 

This isn’t just a wellness retreat. It’s an all-inclusive luxury escape focusing on fitness, nutrition and mindfulness. Nestled in the picturesque Santa Monica Mountains, you can immerse yourself in nature with hikes, fitness classes and farm-to-table meals that’ll undoubtedly have you feeling like a new person.

2. Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Say hello to the charming and intimate Bernardus Lodge & Spa, an authentic Wine Country retreat. Surrounded by mountains and vineyards, here you can take a dip in the heated lap-length pool, challenge a friend to a tennis match or enjoy a massage at their spa. Talk about a dreamy place to relax and recharge!

3. Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill is a luxurious sanctuary that offers panoramic views that are a feast for the eyes. This place is a world in itself, with a rejuvenating spa, championship golf course and a pool that’s just begging for you to dive into under the Southern California sun. Whether you’re a culinary connoisseur, an outdoor enthusiast or a relaxation seeker, Pelican Hill’s got something for you.

4. Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

The Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is your ideal spot for a sun-soaked retreat in Southern California. Unwind in serene, high-end accommodations, savor tantalizing cuisine and dive into a myriad of activities. Whether you fancy a game of tennis, a refreshing swim, a round of championship golf or a blissful pampering session at the world-class spa, the choice is yours. Be it a tranquil escape or a lively weekend getaway, one thing’s for sure: you’ll find it hard to say goodbye to this enchanting resort.

5. El Encanto

El Encanto echoes with the tranquility of coastal elements. From the state-of-the-art fitness studio and healing sound bath meditations to detoxifying teas on the terrace, El Encanto has got your wellness covered. And if you’re feeling adventurous, this retreat offers a variety of activities including boutique wineries, coastal sailing trips and hikes in the Santa Ynez Mountains.  

6. The Sanctuary Beach Resort

Can you hear the beach calling? That’s probably the Sanctuary Beach Resort. As close to the beach as you can get without sleeping on the sand, this resort offers sunset bonfires, coastal hikes and a swimming pool heated to the perfect 82 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Not to mention, the resort is pet-friendly!

7. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Experience a thrilling blend of outdoor adventures, gourmet dining and the epitome of relaxation at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, nestled near San Diego. This resort exudes Spanish Colonial charm and is jam-packed with every amenity and facility you can dream of.

With not one, but two 18-hole championship golf courses, a prize-winning spa, a whopping eight glistening pools (complete with waterslides), 17 tennis courts and an expansive fitness center, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Leaving this resort is the hardest part, but when you do, you’ll feel revitalized and rejuvenated. That’s a promise!

California Dreaming

And although there are oodles of reasons to visit California, these seven wellness retreats provide an idyllic escape. From coastal havens to mountain sanctuaries, these retreats offer luxurious accommodations, breathtaking landscapes and a wide range of wellness activities.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and allow yourself to be pampered in the most enchanting settings. California awaits, ready to provide you with the ultimate wellness retreat experience.

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