Escape to Newport Beach, where coastal luxury meets California dreaming.
When it comes to luxury beach destinations on the West Coast, few places can rival the elegance, beauty, and allure of Newport Beach. Perched along the stunning coastline of Southern California, Newport Beach is a haven for individuals seeking a glamorous and sophisticated adventure. With its pristine beaches, exclusive resorts, upscale shopping districts, and world-class dining options, it's no wonder that Newport Beach has earned its reputation as the Hamptons of the West Coast.
The Jewel of the California Riviera
Newport Beach exudes an air of sophistication and elegance that sets it apart from other coastal destinations. Boasting some of the most prestigious waterfront properties in the nation, it attracts a well-heeled clientele seeking the finest in luxury living. From opulent mansions along the Balboa Peninsula to exclusive gated communities such as Pelican Hill and Corona del Mar, Newport Beach offers a lavish lifestyle that is second to none.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, experience the epitome of laid-back luxury at VEA. From the moment you arrive, VEA welcomes you with open arms, inviting you to kick off your shoes and let the worries of the world drift away. Get ready to unwind in their stylishly appointed accommodations, where modern aesthetics blend seamlessly with the relaxed California lifestyle. Wake up to breathtaking views of the glistening coastline, inviting you to embrace the day with a sense of wonder and adventure. Whether you choose to lounge by the sparkling pool, indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, or savour the delectable creations of their renowned chefs, VEA ensures that every moment is infused with a laid-back ambiance that embodies the spirit of California. Rates start from 491 USD a night.
The sun-drenched beaches of Newport Beach are a haven for luxury seekers. Crystal-clear waters caress the pristine stretches of sand, inviting visitors to relax and bask in the glorious coastal ambiance. The Wedge, known for its exciting atmosphere and breathtaking sunsets, is the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of champagne (did you know the people of Newport Beach drink more champagne per head than anywhere else in America?), whilst the half-mile long sandy beach Corona del Mar State Beach offers the opportunity for beach bonfires and BBQ's, with 24 public fire pits.
Sailing in Style
Renowned as the yachting capital of the West Coast, Newport Beach offers unparalleled opportunities for luxury boating and sailing. The picturesque Newport Harbour is a playground for the affluent, where magnificent yachts dot the sparkling waters. Sunset sails and champagne brunch cruises offer unforgettable experiences that combine both luxury and relaxation.
If you’re feeling for something more casual, hop aboard an iconic Duffy Boat and prepare to be wowed. What is a duffy boat, I hear you ask? The story of Duffy Boats began in the 1970s, when Marshall "Duffy" Duffield, a Newport Beach resident and visionary, sought to create a unique and sustainable boating experience. Inspired by his love for the ocean and the desire to preserve the natural beauty of the area, Duffy set out to design electric boats that would offer a peaceful and environmentally friendly way to explore Newport Harbour.
Since their introduction, Duffy Boats have become synonymous with Newport Beach's leisurely lifestyle. With the opportunity to‘dock & dine’ at multiple restaurants within the harbour, they grace the serene waters, offering locals and visitors an opportunity to soak up the sun, unwind, and make cherished memories.
Unmatched Retail Therapy
Newport Beach boasts a thriving luxury shopping scene that rivals the most fashionable destinations in the world. Fashion Island, a high-end outdoor shopping centre, features an impressive array of upscale boutiques and designer stores, offering the latest in fashion, jewellery, and accessories from renowned international brands. From Louis Vuitton and Gucci to Rolex and Chanel, the shopping options are a dream come true for the fashion-conscious elite. Stylish promenades and al fresco dining add to the allure, making Fashion Island a shopping oasis like no other.
Or, if you’re seeking a more boutique experience, venture into the enchanting Lido Marina Village, where every moment is an invitation to indulge in the finer things in life. As you venture through its sun-kissed promenades, a collection of high-end shops, each one a portal to a world of unparalleled style, dot the dazzling white streets.
With a vibrant and diverse culinary scene, Newport Beach is a gourmet paradise for the luxury connoisseur. From Michelin-starred fine dining establishments to trendy waterfront eateries, the city boasts a plethora of foodie delights. World-class chefs showcase their culinary prowess, crafting exquisite dishes that tantalise the senses. Whether savouring fresh seafood delicacies with ocean views at Buddha’s Favourite or indulging in innovative farm-to-table creations at Malibu Farm, Newport Beach offers a gastronomic journey that will leave even the most discerning palates enchanted.
For a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience, The Sybarite recommends booking the Chef’s Table at Bello by Sandro Nardone. The intimate setting, adorned with elegant decor and soft lighting, sets the stage for an unforgettable night. Each course is a work of art, meticulously plated with precision and passion. Whether it's the perfectly poached salmon, the tender venison, or the decadent chocolate soufflé, every bite is a revelation of taste and texture. The accompanying wine selection, thoughtfully curated to complement the culinary journey, elevates the dining experience to new heights. Whether you are a seasoned food connoisseur, or simply seeking a memorable dining experience, Bello's Chef's Table is a must-visit destination for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Recreation, Wellness and Adventure
In Newport Beach, luxury extends beyond the realms of opulence and indulgence; it encompasses a holistic approach to well-being. The city offers a myriad of wellness activities and recreational pursuits that cater to both body and mind. From rejuvenating spa retreats at Balboa Bay Resort, to renowned golf courses with breathtaking vistas at the Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach is a haven for those seeking a harmonious balance between luxury and wellness. The picturesque hiking and biking trails along the Back Bayand the serene tranquillity of Crystal Cove State Park provide a sanctuary for relaxation and outdoor exploration.
Newport Beach is not only renowned for its upscale lifestyle, but also for its extraordinary connection with nature. One of the most captivating experiences the city has to offer is whale watching. Set sail on a voyage amidst the Pacific Ocean's blue expanse, and prepare to be inspired by the majestic marine creatures that lay beneath the water’s surface. Newport Beach's waters are a prime location for whale watching, attracting a variety of species throughout the year. Witness the awe-inspiring acrobatics of humpback whales, the graceful movements of majestic blue whales, or the playful antics of bottlenose dolphins. These breathtaking creatures leave a lasting impression on all who have the privilege of witnessing their magnificence up close.
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