Don’t be shellfish…Were this blog a neglected bedroom (say perhaps, one high up in an enchanted castle, its windows offering the breathtaking view of an endless shiny sky rubbing shoulders with the earth’s magnificent rugged pegs; a seamlessly braided horizon to the catastrophic remains in the valley in between), it’d be sheathed in spiders’ webs…
Located in the coveted neighborhood of Rancho Santa Fe, just 90 miles from Los Angeles, 30 minutes from downtown San Diego and a short drive from Del Mar and La Jolla, Rancho Valencia has reaped the favour of many a celebrity, including Bill Gates, Michael Jordan and Bill Clinton and boasts an esteemed reputation in the world of luxury resorts. And it’s no wonder – with its vast lush gardens featuring meticulous olive tress, its 18 tennis courts, an incredible spa, several excellent dining options and hacienda style accommodation, complete with private patios, fireplaces, hot tubs and more, the retreat appears determined to and more than capable of providing a luxuriously relaxing and reinvigorating retreat.
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With a spa and fitness centre, three swimming pools, plus whirlpool, tennis courts, motorboat, sailboat and bicycle rentals and various dining options at the resort, including fine dining at Mistral, casual fare at Market and tapas style bites at La Cantina, guests will find many of their holiday needs catered for at Loews Coronado Bay. It’s perfect for families with children and guests who would prefer not venture away from the hotel. The resort even boasts a host of boutiques, in case you desire a spot of shopping but don’t want to venture too far from the pool or bar.