SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has debuted new features and amenities, including the renovation of its 12 villas, launch of Rein poolside retreat and enhanced wellness and spa offerings, it was announced Oct. 11.
The new villas feature custom made furniture and neutral tones and colour accents, including blues and oranges accented by woods and French limestone flooring. Villas feature 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space featuring a fully equipped kitchen with appliances and living room with a complete entertainment system, three master bedrooms and three and one-half bathrooms, private outdoor terrace with a jetted outdoor hot tub and grill, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces.
The new pool bar, Rein, which opened in late summer, is located at the adults-only pool. Rein offers new cabanas and a design highlighted by colourful Mediterranean tiles. The offering includes cocktails and healthy fare, as well as classic dishes from The Pony Room. Dishes include ahi sashimi “poke style,” a classic ceviche, and pressed panini.
Recently, the resort launched Elemental Wellness spa therapies, spa treatment packages and a monthly workshop series focused on topics that include living a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle to Pilates and yoga techniques.
The spa is one of only two in the U.S. to implement therapies incorporating somatotypes, which draw from both modern science and ancient wisdom to encourage innate healing resources with the intention of addressing imbalances to increase longevity and vitality. The treatments use bespoke blends, crafted with organic herbs and oils, nutrient-rich seaweed and clay. Essential oils act as catalysts to the marine elements. In the signature Elemental Body Therapies, the spa’s advanced wellness therapists will determine each guests’ constitution (or Somatotype) to customize an experience unique to their needs.
The resort’s fitness facilities include a 1,000-square-foot partially open-air Serenity Yoga Pavilion, 97 complimentary fitness classes a week, including TRX, Pilates, different levels of spin, and various styles of yoga. Fitness classes all culminate with a fresh cold-pressed juice or protein shake.
Rancho Valencia is a Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property.