The tranquil Tuscan hillside complete with Italian villas, aqueducts, tile mosaics, 100 year old olive trees, neutral colored stucco colonnades, tapestries and every classical Roman Italian architectural detail are actually to be found where you least expect them, the seaside hills of Orange County just one hour north of San Diego. Pelican Hill immerses you in the soothing architecture and landscape of Italy while enveloping you in the ultimate in luxury amenities and attention to detail, making this one of the consistently top rated resorts in the world.
Pelican Hill is situated on 504 acres overlooking the Newport Coast with views of the Pacific and Catalina Island surrounded by thousands of acres of protected coastal habitat. The accommodations feature 128 private villas with the absolute finest of everything and 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow suites. The two-, three- and four-bedroom villas are a true home away from home, whether for one night or an extended stay, counting on ultimate security and seclusion whether for dignitaries, celebrities or guests who savor their privacy. The spacious bungalows feature fireplaces, deep soaking marble tubs and private terraces with unobstructed ocean panoramas.
A highlight for visitors and locals alike is The Spa at Pelican Hill, a spectacular 23,000-square-foot spa with 22 treatment rooms, steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools that evoke the luxuriousness of ancient Roman baths with every modern amenity and treatment for relaxing and renewing. Awarded the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond ratings in its first year open, the spa features all the traditional treatments for men and women including a barber chair with straight edge razor shave for men.
Among the several dining options is Andrea with seasonal risottos and handmade pastas served from a Parmigianino wheel- the ultimate epicurean decadence. Serving the finest in remarkable Northern Italian cuisine, with Tuscan influences in particular, Andrea rivals the nation’s top Italian restaurants.
The property features many activities to while away the days. Whether the Coliseum pool, the largest circular pool in the world with tiered decks and spacious cabanas, or the Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes designed by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas, or the shuttles to Crystal Cove Beach with complimentary beach bag with towels, sun lotion, water, umbrella and chairs, you will never be wanting for something to do.
At Pelican Hill, every detail is attended to and every expectation of luxury is surpassed making this a perfect ESCAPADITA.