Many Americans would like to take a trip to the blue waters of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Do not despair, travelers. There is a fantastic retreat in southern California that will make you think right away of the favorite European getaway. This is what is known as America’s Riviera – the Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, CA. It is build to make you think of the Renaissance style of Med towns on the seashore. It gives you the same sort of laid back and relaxed style, with a lot of luxury mixed in.
You can select from over 200 suites and 128 villas at the Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. There also is a golf course that rivals any in the world, and an ocean view that has to be seen to be believed. There is little doubt that the Pelican Hill will fulfill every desire in your heart to be pampered. This place is so beautiful and so stylish, you will not be able to believe you are not really on the Med itself.
The most famous aspect of the Pelican Hill is the clubhouse pool. It was designed after the Coliseum of Rome. When you stand at the edge of this glorious pool, you can see the entire Newport Harbor. This pools is 136 feet across and is the biggest circular pool on earth. The pool at Pelican Hill is surrounded by cabanas that give you a wet bar, HD TV, personal severs, a great sound system, and curtain for privacy. The pool area is just perfect to escape with your significant other to a private paradise. It is rare to see this sort of luxury in the United States, but here at the Pelican Hill it is.
If you grow weary of sitting in the sun, you can also try golf at the Pelican Hill. This golf course is considered among the finest on the planet. It is a 36 hole course that is considered a masterpiece. It was designed by Tom Fazio and people come from all around the world to play here. You also will be impressed by the clubhouse that has 44,000 square feet of space. There are all sorts of spa facilities here that will tend to your every need, ache and pain.
The rooms at the Pelican Hill, of course, leave nothing to be desired, either. The bungalow suites have fireplaces, marble bathrooms, flat panel plasma TVs, private parking. Each of these is on an outcropped terrace looking over the ocean. The villas are 2 or 4 bedrooms, and are high on the cliff tops. They all have terraces with furniture, private staff, very fine bee sheets and a lot more. You also can enjoy the restaurants and cafes on the site at the Pelican Hill.
One of them is called Andrea and has all kinds of tasty Tuscan style dishes that you will love (the swordfish sandwich is amazing). The Pelican Hill has everything you could want in a Mediterranean-style resort, without leaving the shores of North America.