Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

Set atop a mountain amongst 300 acres of eucalyptus groves, trails, and grassy meadows, Chaminade is blessed with sweeping views of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. With a heated, 50-foot outdoor pool, four tennis courts and an all-natural spa overlooking wooded valleys, this resort ticks all the boxes of a relaxing and rural Santa Cruz stay.


Set between Monterey Bay and the mountains, anyone looking for a coastal retreat with room for adventure will find Chaminade a true haven. The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to one of California’s best-kept secrets: over 70 family-run vineyards and wineries that specialize in small yield, handcrafted wines. It’d be a shame to miss out…


With an eclectic, bohemian style inspired by the artisan community of Santa Cruz, the rooms showcase creative design and innovation without skimping on luxury. And the designers at Chaminade have truly thought of everything: for guests who practise meditation and mindfulness, the Meditation Junior King Suites feature tailored meditation cushions and pillows next to sliding glass doors or windows with picturesque views of the resort’s landscape.


Three words: Sunday Champagne Brunch.

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