By Katie Kotarak and Jackie McFarland
St. Regis Monarch Beach
Dismount from your day on horseback and enrich your senses at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. Paradise awaits less than 10 miles from Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park on the breathtaking coastline of the Pacific in beautiful Dana Point. This destination is the perfect place to unwind and recharge after a day in the show ring or simply the getaway you need from day to day life.
With command of the coastline, the St. Regis Monarch Beach is much more than a place to lay your head at night; it’s a sanctuary. As the only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort in all of California, this Orange County hide-a-way offers something for everyone.
WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE
For those looking for some fun in the sun, the exclusive beach club offers guests the chance to feel the sand between their toes, learn to surf, kayak, or simply lounge while letting all of those cares drift away. If the beach is not your pleasure, indulge in the award-winning Spa Gaucin. Transport yourself away from the stresses of the show ring and into ultimate tranquility. Or reward your success with a treatment. For guests who are more inclined to play 18 holes than jump 18 numbered obstacles, the Monarch Beach Golf Links offers a lush on-site championship golf course.
After enjoying the many amenities and attractions the St. Regis offers, unwind for drinks and dinner at one of the resort’s six different restaurants. Additionally, every Saturday evening at 7:30pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend, a St. Regis Butler releases dozens of Monarch Butterflies into the sky and invites registered hotel guests to raise a glass for a champagne toast. A special treat that guests of all ages can experience.
BEYOND THE TUSCAN WALLS
While enjoying everything the Tuscan style resort has to offer, you can also explore surrounding attractions. From the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano to charming Catalina Island, stylish Newport Beach to arts-haven Laguna Beach… entertainment that can’t be beat, natural beauty, upscale shopping and of course fabulous horse shows with grand prix events are just a short drive or ferry ride away.
The St. Regis Monarch Beach is an excellent starting point for the southern California vacation, even if you call California home. Residents of the Golden State are invited to discover the luxury of their own backyard and experience superior hospitality with preferred Room Rates of up to 10% off best available rooms on stays through December 30, 2010.
Families also reap the rewards. To enjoy a lovely getaway, reserve now for stays through April 30, 2011 and receive a $100 Resort Credit, plus kids (12 & under) eat and drink for free.
To learn more or book your reservation, visit www.stregismb.com.