Feel Like Royalty at Monarch Beach Resort


Monarch Bay’s rolling hills, fragrant with sagebrush and Manzanita, were once a breeding ground for the regal monarch butterfly. Today, one of the area’s most prominent playgrounds, Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point makes guests feel like royalty.


Overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean, this AAA Five-Diamond award-winning resort boasts a range of sensational activities from rejuvenating spa treatments to golfing on one of Southern California’s most scenic courses. Treat yourself to a round of golf on the 18-hole championship course, award-winning Monarch Beach Golf Links, before filling up on a few courses at the incredible Bourbon Steak, named the #1 restaurant in 2018 and #2 in 2019 in Orange County (Orange County Register).

Start with a few of their succulent seafood selections, such as Pacific Coast Oysters or half Maine Lobster Dijonnaise. Then add one of Bourbon Steak’s tender, dry-aged steaks for the perfect duet that will keep your taste buds singing. Tempting sides, such as Black Truffle Mac & Cheese, Mirin & Soy-Glazed Mushrooms, and Whipped Potato Puree are also decadently delicious. Pair your meal with a unique cocktail—such as the Bee’s Knees with Beefeater gin or the Del Maguey Vida mezcal, cinnamon honey, and more—or wine from their extensive collection for a meal to remember.


Work off the calories the next day engaging in stimulating water sports or a swim at the newly renovated and private Monarch Bay Beach Club, open only to resort guests and members. Treat yourself to a 30-minute No Fail Surf Lesson to catch both the perfect wave and vacation photo. Or get a lesson in kayaking or boogie boarding for the ultimate SoCal beach-going experience.

View the perfect sunset from the Beach Lawn, replete with happy hour specials and cocktails, such as the Catalina Sunset and Pink Skies Ahead. They offer classic seafood and California fare plus a children’s menu with lots of favorites. You can also dine al fresco at the resort’s AVEO Table + Bar for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The seasonal menu fuses Mediterranean dishes with healthy California cuisine. Even the cocktails feature a “Farm-to-Bar” approach, showcasing fresh, local ingredients.


Those seeking a sense of calm can visit the resort’s renowned Miraval Life in Balance Spa. From rejuvenating spa treatments to stress-relieving fitness classes, Miraval offers the ideal sanctuary from our hectic lives. Energize with an aerobics class in Family Cardio Drumming or Cardio Dance. Relax with a Thai or deep-tissue massage, incorporating such California-inspired elements as crystal salt stones, algae, and marine mud. The sports massage also helps relax tired muscles after stimulating fitness classes or golf. Indulge body and soul with a sea-salt-and-oil scrub or therapeutic facial or scalp massage with a mask infused with apricot-kernel oil and watercress for a deliciously blissful, soothing experience.


At night, retreat to your spacious room to unwind, soak in your elegant marble bathroom’s deep bathtub or rainfall shower, and silently dream about your delightful days amid the sparkling shores of Dana Point’s luxurious Monarch Beach Resort.

Monarch Beach Resort
One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point