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Take a Trip to the Tropics and Soak Up the Sun at This Waterfront Escape

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger
Photography Provided By: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa Beachfront Resorts San Diego

On the sparkling shores of Mission Bay and just steps from Pacific Beach sits the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Trimmed with palm trees, lush vegetation, tiki torches, koi ponds, waterfalls and exotic birds, this tropical Polynesian paradise is the perfect spot for a summertime staycation. Whether you’re soaking up the sun at the beach, riding bikes on the boardwalk, relaxing by the pool or rejuvenating in the hot tub that overlooks the bay, this tropical retreat is sure to set your mind to island time.

 

1 | Location, Location, Location!

With Mission Bay as the resort’s backyard, guests can enjoy a wide range of water activities, such as surfing, paddle boarding, sailing and kayaking. And when you’re ready to venture into the city, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is just miles away from buzz-worthy attractions such as fun places to eat, drink and shop. 

 

2 | Poolside Paradise Beachfront Resorts San Diego

Enclosed by shady palms and lush greenery, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa’s pool is the ideal place to unwind and catch some rays. The Pool Bar and Grill serves up barbecue favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. Snag a lounge chair and sip on a craft beer or a Catamaran signature mai tai while the kids splash and play. And remember, calories don’t count on vacation!

 

3 | Waterfront Dining Beachfront Resorts San Diego

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa’s Oceana Coastal Kitchen offers guests a selection of fresh coastal cuisine. Executive Chef Steven Riemer’s playful interpretation of classic dishes accentuates the robust flavors of California’s local produce and highlights the restaurant’s commitment to sustainability. Grab a table on the restaurant’s beautiful bayfront patio and indulge in a variety of small bites, main dishes and the freshest seafood available from the coast of Baja and the Pacific.

 

4 | Guest Room Views

The resort’s luxurious suites include welcoming accommodations, such as 24-hour Wi-Fi and room service, and feature a balcony or patio with breathtaking views of the Mission Bay coastline, the property’s lush tropical gardens or the Pacific Beach neighborhood. If you’re partial to a bay view, be sure to book a Bay Front Suite or a Bay View Suite—both options are sure to take your breath away.

 

5 | Open Spaces Beachfront Resorts San Diego

One of the most enticing aspects of the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is the grounds. Guests are tucked away in a Polynesian paradise, making it feel like a true getaway. You can get your tropical fix without the pain of a five-hour (or longer) flight! Take a stroll through the resort’s lush grounds and soak up that summer breeze.

 

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
3999 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
858.488.1081