Surf & Sand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and holder of AAA's Four-Diamond Award, lies on California's Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand. Laguna Beach, which is renowned for its long history as a center for the arts, is home to the world-famous Pageant of the Masters festival. All 154 guest rooms and 16 suites at Surf & Sand command spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort also houses Splashes Restaurant, featuring a Mediterranean-inspired coastal menu by Executive Chef Jeff Armstrong; the intimate Aquaterra Spa; 10,000-squarefeet of meeting space and wedding venues with stunning ocean views. Surf & Sand is owned by JC Resorts, whose other properties include Rancho Bernardo Inn Resort & Spa in North County San Diego, Scripps Inn in La Jolla, Temecula Creek Inn in Southern California Wine Country, and golf courses throughout Southern California.
Surf & Sand Resort features 167 guest rooms, including 13 suites and 3 penthouses that are perched directly above the sea. Part of a recent $3 million renovation, guest rooms have been refreshed with a new California coastal design that’s both timeless and elegant. A palette of ocean colors can be seen in textiles and custom furnishings. Original artwork, luxurious linens and new modern lighting provide comprehensive contemporary comforts, while private furnished balconies extend the coastal experience further.
The resort's signature restaurant is playground to Executive Chef Jeff Armstrong, who blends flavors from Southern California's coastline and uses Mediterranean-inspired preparations to create unforgettable dishes. His menu is seasonal and ingredients always fresh. Sweet corn ravioli; heirloom tomatoes with peaches and chili breadcrumbs; and delicately seared scallops with faro risotto are just a few enticing favorites.
An ideal venue for watching the sunset or enjoying cocktails around a fire, 15FiftyFive is a local's favorite. The outdoor lounge features classic and modern cocktails and seasonal specials such as tapas and libations and a raw bar.
An all-time popular venue for its prime location on the sand, Splashes Bar is an ideal spot for cocktails and light fare. The menu changes seasonally and includes popular desserts and after-dinner drinks.
Aquaterra Spa provides an oceanfront oasis where guests relax with personalized spa treatments designed by passionate practitioners. Indulge in a wide variety of treatments including customized massages, skincare, seasonal body treatments, couple's rituals, in-room bath rituals, waxing and nail care services all enhanced with therapeutic properties of native botanicals, ocean and earth. For decades the Surf & Sand pool has been a popular draw for couples and families alike. Completely refreshed in 2010, the pool deck has been transformed into a haven for complete escape – a gathering spot for oceanfront cocktails and surrendering to the sunset. New modern cabanas, a wave-inspired structure, cozy chaise lounges and a poolside bar add a contemporary touch, while a scenic tile mural by a local artist further embraces the charm of Laguna Beach.