Rewarding guests with spectacular views of the Pacific Big Sur coastline, Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, is an adults only retreat, brimming with pampering amenities and perfectly placed to explore this remarkable stretch of the California coast.
Adults only resort creating a peaceful environment
All rooms and suites have spacious decks boasting either forest, ocean or canyon views
Easy access to several state parks for fantastic cycling, hiking, kayaking and horseback riding
Immerse yourselves among the redwoods at the hotel's family friendly luxury glamping site
Framed by nature and surrounded by some of California's most magnificent state parks, Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort sits perched above the Pacific Ocean and affords magnificent views of the Big Sur coastline and the wave bashed beaches below. A luxurious adults only retreat, this makes for an ideal spot to unwind and forget about your troubles as you indulge in the fantastic spa facilities or acquaint yourself with the great outdoors.
The hotel itself has been designed to make the most of the views and wherever you stand, whether on your private deck, by the pool or even in the restaurant, you can soak in the scenery and look out to sea or enjoy fantastic stargazing by night. Rooms and suites are sophisticated and emanate rustic luxury, keeping in harmony with the hotel's natural setting. Furnishings are comfortable and the overall feel is cosy with fireplaces and living areas featuring throughout, whilst some even boast private hot tubs and hammocks.
The Spa Alila is a standout feature, offering a range of specialised therapies, as well as massages, facials and body treatments. The two pools, one of which has a clothing-optional policy, come complete with Japanese soaking tubs and saunas to further promote relaxation. Dining too is an indulgent experience with a carefully crafted menu featuring Californian classics and rich with traditional American flavours. Locally sourced ingredients are used where possible and are complimented perfectly by a glass of wine selected from the award-winning list.
For the more adventurous traveller, Ventana Big Sur has introduced luxury glamping in a spectacular Redwood Canyon setting on the beautiful California coast. Placing you in the midst of nature, sleep under premium bedding in a safari-style tent and spend your evenings by the fire pit making s’mores and reminiscing of the day’s activities surrounded by towering redwood trees. Although the resort itself is adults only, the glamping site welcomes children.
When to visit
Make sure you upgrade to one of their new suites if you can and ask for rooms on the upper floors with the high ceilings!
Ventana Big Sur is located on the Big Sur Coast off Highway 1, 28 miles south of Carmel.
11-hour 15-minute direct flight from London to San Francisco, with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. Ventana Big Sur is a 3-hour drive from San Francisco International Airport. Alternatively, Los Angeles is a 5-hour drive from the hotel.