An eco-adventure center offers naturalist-led tours of the local marine ecosystem and the resort’s organic gardens
Beach Butler service to set you up on the shore
What To Know
Balcony fire pits are romantic, but rooms offering them are on a lower floor, so views are less dramatic
Rooms overlooking the pool can get noisy
There’s a $25 a night resort fee to cover use of the spa, internet, and tennis courts
Parking on site
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High impact views, graceful gardens, and endless Pacific views make for a serene Southern California escape
Perched on Dana Point, a bluff rising straight up from the Pacific Ocean, this 396-room property is undeniably gorgeous, but it’s not just another pretty face. There’s substance under all that style, from two restaurants focused on local and sustainable foods (enoSTEAK serves only pasture-raised beef), an Eco-Adventures sightseeing program of naturalist-led tours on sea and land for kids and adults, and even its own sustainable garden. And if you’re more of a hedonist than a horticulturist, there’s also 12-room spa and a lounge, 180blü, with unbeatable sunset views.
The preferred airport for The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) - 26.2 km / 16.3 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.