A California hacienda-style spa that will pamper you to your heart's delight.
A stay at Rancho Valencia isn't complete without a visit to The Spa, a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art haven dedicated to pampering guests with mud baths, massages, facials and hydrotherapies. Like the rest of the property, The Spa is designed to resemble an early California hacienda. It enjoys nearly full-capacity bookings, yet its clever design of space and use of acoustics creates the illusion of privacy and exclusiveness.
Each area is filled with lush, tropical plants, hand-crafted furniture and intricate Spanish tile work. The centerpiece of the relaxation room is the magnificent, circular, cast iron candelabra; woven baskets filled with fruit, towering palms and rattan lounge furniture imbue the place with an air of tranquility. Each of the 10 treatment rooms opens up to private, sun-lit patios; couples rooms include fireplaces, patios, outdoor showers, bathtubs for two and private, heated pools.
The treatment list is long and varied, but our recommendation is the playful and romantic Lovers Ritual. Begin by soaking in a romantic couples bath, followed by a sun bake with essential oils and clay. Once you rinse off, enjoy a side-by-side massage to complete the soothing spa journey.
In addition, the 1,000-square-foot Serenity Yoga Pavilion features yoga and fitness classes, exercise programs and retreats hosted by fitness and wellness professionals. Other options on offer include Pilates, spinning, TRX and core fitness training boot camps. On your way out, check out the spa's boutique, which carries an extensive line of natural products made with local ingredients such as avocado, orange blossom and hibiscus, as well as sea salts and essential oils.