There’s nothing like the convenience of private jet travel. When you land at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, it’s just a 15-minute drive down the coast to The Resort at Pelican Hill, a world-renowned, 504-acre luxury resort that captures the essence of Italy in Southern California.
From the moment you arrive, you’ll see how the resort’s design was inspired by 16th-century Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Seeking to revive the principles which underpinned ancient Roman architecture, he stressed the importance of proportion and symmetry and the correct use of the classical orders.
You’ll marvel over the expansive Palladian-inspired architecture and timeless setting which looks as though it’s been there for ages. From roof tiles that replicate those on Italian buildings to courtyards with flowing fountains to lush Mediterranean landscaping and archways that frame picturesque coastal scenes, Italy has been reborn here.
“Beyond beautiful weather and photo-worthy sunsets, guests can expect memorable experiences, tailored to their preferences and priorities. Our approach is anticipatory and personalized, so that each guest enjoys their desired amount of adventure, relaxation or even a mix of both!” says Kate Starr, director of public relations.
Whether you’re planning a business trip or family vacation, Pelican Hill offers a variety of accommodations, including Bungalows that feature spacious guest rooms with luxury amenities. There are also private two- to four-bedroom Villas that include one- to two-car garages. This just may be your next home away from home.
When it’s time to become one with mind, body, and spirit, you can escape to the The Spa at Pelican Hill. Upon your arrival, you’ll find a grand-scale rotunda that opens to the soothing sights and sounds of an elaborate water feature.
If a round of golf is on your agenda, the ocean views from nearly every hole of both Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf courses (Ocean North and Ocean South) will impress you. These pristine courses cover 400 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean and are in a league of their own — ranked among the best in the country.
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