Spa Profile: The Spa at Terranea

 The Spa at Terranea directly overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

The Spa at Terranea directly overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

Overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean, The Spa at Terranea offers true relaxation and comfort paired with the ability to reconnect with nature. Located at Terranea, a premier oceanfront resort in Palos Verdes, California, the Spa spans over 50,000-square feet and offers locally-inspired massages and skin care treatments. Spa Director Sharon Holtz gives us a closer look at the luxurious Southern California spa with insider recommendations, treatments to try, and more.

Why You’ll Love It: Our stunning oceanfront location immersed in the natural environment and our incredibly talented team of spa professionals.

 An oceanfront suite at the Spa.

An oceanfront suite at the Spa.

Key Features:  Our multi-award-winning spa takes a unique approach to wellness by paying particular attention to the timing of a guest's visit. We recommend treatments according to nature and Circadian Rhythm. For example, treatments are organized into “Morning & Early Afternoon,” “Bridging Time” and “Late Afternoon & Evening” menus. Around mid-afternoon, the natural biological process reverses and one's body temperature begins a slow cooling, with blood pressure dropping and hormones encouraging relaxation. With that in mind, one of our expert therapists might recommend the "Sound Sleep" experience from the “Late Afternoon & Evening” menu, crafted to aid those who are finding it challenging to unwind, having difficulty sleeping, or repairing from long-haul travel.

Earlier spa visitors might be guided to an energizing treatment such as the “Oil and Water” experience, which combines seaweed-rich laminaria oil, revitalizing ocean sea salt exfoliation, and the soothing waters of a Vichy shower. We, of course, also welcome guests to choose their own treatment experience, with qualified spa professionals available to assist in finding a personalized option.

Our spa spans 50,000-square feet (including 25,000-square feet of outdoor space) and offers 25 luxurious, private treatment rooms overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We have an oceanfront yoga and movement studio, an expansive fitness center, a full-service salon, a Spa Café and a boutique. We offer massage, hydrotherapy and facial rituals, as well as freestanding copper soaking tubs, fireplaces, infrared saunas, couples’ massage tables and Swiss showers. Outside, guests can cool off with a dip in the exclusive, adults-only oceanfront pool and lounge beneath private cabanas. Elegant gardens and fire pits offer quiet spaces to unwind…it really is unlike any other SoCal spa destination.

 The Spa’s oceanfront relaxation lounge.

The Spa’s oceanfront relaxation lounge.

Bonus: Guests enjoy full access to all of the amenities and facilities from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., including all of our movement classes with our talented team of fitness and wellness professionals.

Insider Tip: Enjoy getting outside of the Spa by walking on our seaside nature trails around the property. With stunning ocean views and unique flora and fauna, it’s a great adventure. Our Nature’s Gym movement class gives you a workout with a twist.

 Guests of the Spa can relax in copper baths next to private fireplaces.

Guests of the Spa can relax in copper baths next to private fireplaces.

Snacks Served: Open for breakfast and lunch, our Spa Café offers a serene atmosphere for light fare, fresh smoothies and juices. Our culinary team leans toward simple preparations and spotlights local ingredients like lemongrass, avocado and cilantro—many of which grow right here on our resort farm.

Splurge: Our Ocean Prelude treatment is a two-hour journey in our signature Ocean Suite overlooking the sea. It’s a transformative treatment that nourishes the body and relaxes the body and mind. 

 The Spa also offers couples’ massages in an ocean-facing treatment room.

The Spa also offers couples’ massages in an ocean-facing treatment room.

Most Unique Treatment: Our Sound Sleep treatment has such a powerful impact on our guests, incorporating the senses of smell, hearing and touch for deep relaxation.

 The Oil and Water treatment includes an energizing ocean salt exfoliation.

The Oil and Water treatment includes an energizing ocean salt exfoliation.

Insider Favorite: Our Honey Body Bliss is such a favorite. Inspiration for the treatment came when our Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra started keeping bees at our farm. Combining the benefits of raw honey and organic coconut oil is the perfect way to nurture the skin with natural goodness.  

Featured Products: We offer Aromatherapy Associates, Body Bliss, Comfort Zone and Naturopathica.

 The Honey Body Bliss treatment was inspired by the resort’s executive chef.

The Honey Body Bliss treatment was inspired by the resort’s executive chef.

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[Images courtesy of Terranea Resort]

The Spa at Terranea

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

310-265-2740