Rancho valencia resort & spa is Southern California’s only Relais and Châteaux property.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, a Relais and Châteaux hotel north of San Diego is increasing its wellness and spa offerings. Can we get a hip, hip, hooray? There are now new therapies, treatments and a monthly workshop series that cover topics like Pilates and yoga techniques and how to live a plant-based, whole-foods lifestyle. We hear the new treatment to book is the Wild Radiance, which is a custom facial that uses a skin-softening honey, a goji-berry mask and a refining polish to do its magic. Before any treatment, we suggest taking advantage of the resort’s fitness facilities that includes the open-air Serenity Yoga Pavilion and the adults-only spa pool. There’s also a poolside bar there called Rein (did someone say detox, retox?).
Pictured: The Spa is tucked away amidst lush gardens and has introduced new treatments.
Rein opened late summer and serves up a mighty fine Rein Margarita with Tres Agaves Blanco, Cointreau, lime, basil and cucumber. Then there’s La Piñata, made with pineapple Mezcal, Serrano Tequila, lime and cilantro. (Yes, please.) Good to know: The bar is open year-round. If you want to go all out at the spa, we suggest requesting a treatment in the new Siesta Suite, a private, outdoor treatment area. To book a VIP experience, contact Mark Phillips ([email protected]).