A Leisurist’s Guide to an Unrivaled Vacation Experience
Possibly the most well-heeled of our members, you’re no stranger to life’s most decadent pleasures. You enjoy long romantic walks to the bow of your yacht (who could blame you?), and when it comes to vacationing, you’re no stranger to the world of crisp linens, breathtaking views and exemplary service.
After catching wind of the Newport Beach Vacation Club, you swiftly packed your bags and set your sights on a taste of coastal luxury in a place where unrivaled hospitality and sumptuous perks are plenty. And we must admit, you’ve come to the right place. Before you can finish a dirty martini, Newport Beach’s impressive mélange of five-star resorts, acclaimed restaurants and leisure activities will have you smitten. Come see for yourself why leisure connoisseurs worldwide pick this seaside city as their vacation haven.
Five-star stays are your love language, and The Resort at Pelican Hill is a showstopper. Perched on 504 acres of pristine coastline, this illustrious accommodation has been turning heads since 2008. Roman aqueduct-style architecture, perfectly manicured grounds and beautiful villas and bungalows lend to a lavish Tuscan vibe, while amenities like an ocean-view golf course, state-of-the-art spa and iridescent blue-bottom pool serve as an ode to modern luxury. As the sun tucks you in your lounge chair and your server zips toward you with a lemongrass-infused spritz, you’ll promptly grasp why we recommended The Resort at Pelican Hill.
Dining decisions can be difficult, so we referenced our little book of restaurants to help you find the best places to please your palate. Begin your day with a cortado and a prosciutto and gruyère croissant from Zinqué before later moving on to rosé and oysters at rooftop hideaway Topside. For supper, set your expectations high, as landmark steakhouse Five Crowns and James Beard award-winner Marché Moderne will surely exceed them. For a destination-esque dining experience, the architecturally significant Palmilla Cocina y Tequila whisks guests away to the rocky coastlines of Baja with a Sonoran-inspired menu and design details like curved archways, muted earth tones and straw pendant lighting.
A stone’s throw from the coast, Pelican Hill Golf Club is a place where putt-putt pros can experience golf in all its glory. With two marvelous courses, the Ocean North and the Ocean South, this 36-hole course features emerald fairways and Pacific views that make it difficult to keep your eye on the ball. In terms of maritime excursions, you’ll want to climb aboard a 43-foot Sundancer luxury yacht for a day at sea. Equipped with navigation technology and comfort systems fit for the royal family—including a hydraulic swim platform and transom gourmet space for cocktail hour with friends—this seafaring vessel is the epitome of prestige.
We are pleased to inform all Platinum members of the newly implemented Club Mandated Lounging Protocol. Members are required to take a one-hour break after their strenuous work on the golf course to take refuge in a private cabana at The Coliseum Pool. The grand centerpiece of the property, this oasis is flanked by Roman-style columns and features a bottom made from 1.1 million hand-cut glass mosaic tiles. Similarly, in the sense of no detail spared, The Spa at Pelican Hill is a haven for wellness enthusiasts who take their self-care seriously. Spoil yourself with a Diamond Radiance Facial or a warm scalp oil treatment before taking a dip in one of the saltwater soaking tubs.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger