7 Malibu Spots That Epitomize Relaxation
Picture this: blue skies, the glistening ocean and a weekend of complete and total relaxation. You deserve a wellness weekend, and there’s no better place for that than Malibu. We’re sharing the best-kept secrets of this beloved coastal town. This swanky seaside stomping ground is as secluded as it comes in the city of showbiz. Cruise up the coast for your much-needed wellness weekend filled with serenity and tranquility, and you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Malibu Itinerary
Stay: Malibu Beach Inn
Checking in! No Malibu staycation is complete without a robe, some R&R and room service with a view. Unwind to the sounds of the waves in your own oceanfront oasis with sights as far as the eye can see. Indulge in an innovative skincare or body treatment at MBI Spa, which is provided by CURE Wellness Center (located right across the street), or arrange for a picnic by the pier courtesy of Carbon Beach Club—Malibu Beach Inn’s irresistibly delicious on-property restaurant. This place is as picturesque as it is pampering. Pro tip: stock up on their chocolate chip cookies while you can—you’ll be craving them as soon as your stay is over.
Sweat: Yoga at 5 Point Yoga
When you get the urge to venture outside of your bed-and-breakfast bubble, wander over to 5 Point Yoga to work up an appetite. Whether you’re looking for a stretch, a sweat or a savasana, this yoga haven will put your mind and body at ease. Serene and sanitary, 5 Point Yoga is a Malibu staple, which is why it is stop No. 2 on your staycation itinerary. Plus, it’s located right next to the famed Malibu Lumber Yard, so you can sneak in a little shopping and grab a post-prana latte at Blue Bottle Coffee.
Local Insight: The Malibu Lumber Yard is an upscale shopping center that’ll satisfy any urge to spend. Offering complimentary stretch and flow classes, pet-friendly events like their “yappy hours” and more, this celeb-loving locale is worth the pitstop. Be sure to grab a Casamigos cocktail at Cafe Habana!
Savor: Malibu Farm Restaurant
Curb your post-yoga hunger at Helene Henderson’s famous farm-to-table eatery. This picture pier-fect pitstop prides itself on its use of local, fresh ingredients to create dishes that look as good as they taste. The flagship and namesake of all of the restaurants, Malibu Farm on the pier is quintessential to Malibu with the easy, breezy beautiful vibes and colorful, fresh-squeezed juices. Bring your appetite al fresco and enjoy the Pacific on their chic patio with a glass of chardonnay in tow. Anything off their carefully curated menu is worthy of an order, but we especially love their ‘bu beefy nachos.
Sit, Stay: Holistic Veterinary Healthcare
Dr. Bittan’s Holistic Veterinary Healthcare is a destination location for all pet owners. No need to leave your furry friend at home for your weekend away; Holistic Veterinary Healthcare will give your pup a wellness treatment of their own! Owner Dr. Marc Bittan DVM uses herbs and homeopathic remedies like acupuncture, chiropractic measures and laser therapy to keep four-legged friends happy and in good health. Wellness comes in all shapes and sizes, and this stop will surely make your pet feel taken care of.
Soak Up: IV Drips at Cure Wellness
A boost of hydration is always a good idea! Make a pitstop across the street at CURE Wellness Center to curb your impending hangover with their “Hangover IV Drip.” Clean and serene, this wellness spa offers a wide range of services that are sure to make you look and feel like the superstar you are. Plus it’s located right next to Holistic Veterinary Healthcare—all within a hop, skip and a saunter from Malibu Beach Inn. Get a customized IV treatment out on their picturesque patio with views of the Pacific, and inquire about their membership program called Club CURE, which gives you 24/7 access to their medical, mental health, nutritional and beauty teams.
Now that you are well-rested, well-fed and well-hydrated, it’s time to come to your senses. Five Sense Collective is a unique ethereal experience intended to enhance your natural energies. Partake in a sacred healing or sound training to center yourself or inquire about their design offerings and mentorship program. Five Sense’s private Malibu Healing Haven is the ideal destination to connect, create and cleanse. This is your final stop to get in touch with your spiritual self.
Watch: The Sunset
No trip is complete without witnessing the best amenity Malibu has to offer: its untouched sunsets. Instagram-worthy and absolutely breathtaking, The Golden State is known to put on a show when the sun dips below the horizon. And there is no better place to witness this beauty than on a Malibu beach. Sit back, relax, and watch Mother Nature show off with cotton-candy colors to round out your wellness weekend.
Local Insight: Feel like riding a wave or two during your wellness weekend? Malibu has plenty of awesome surf-friendly spots like Zuma Beach, Surfrider Beach and Topanga Beach.