July 24, 2012

St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

Summer is all about having fun in the sun, going to the beach and the pool, traveling with families and friends, and going to a nice and beautiful beach resort to relax and have a good time.  Luckily, my family and I didn't have to go far far away to have an amazing weekend of luxury and exclusivity.  It only took us half an hour to be at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, an amazing resort destination.  Thanks to Voit, we are so thrilled to have the pleasure of staying at this beautiful resort.  Everything about St. Regis is luxury at its best!

St. Regis Monarch Beach is a Forbes Five-Star resort located along the pristine shores of the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point, California.  It is voted one of the "Top 25 Hotel Spas in the World" by Travel & Leisure Magazine.  It features an exclusive private Monarch Beach Club, award-wining Spa Gaucin, and on-site championship Monarch Beach Golf Link golfcourse.  What a beautiful place!

We stayed in one of their signature guestrooms, with a private balcony overlooking the lush green golfcourse.  I love our room!  It's spacious and very clean. The beds are so fluffy and comfortable.  The linens and pillows are so soft and smell so good.  The bathroom is very spacious with oversized bathtub, separate shower, and dual vanities.  Little add-ons like soft and cuddly bathrobes with matching slippers, chocolates on our pillows, and other extra stuff in the bathroom makes our stay even more special.  I like little stuff like that ... it makes me happy!

They have 3 pool areas. One for adults, one for families, and one through the Spa Gaucin.  The family pool area has a regular pool, a jacuzzi and a toddler pool.  The adult pool area has its signature multi-tier water fountain as a backdrop and a killer view of the property.   They also have pool service complete with snacks, full meals, bar drinks and popsicles for the kids.  My family and I stayed in the family pool most of the afternoon.

One of my favorite aspects of this property is the private access to the Monarch Beach Club.  They have a tram ride infront of the hotel that took us through the golf course and directly to the beach.  The "tram" is a jumbo golf cart that holds about 10 people.  When we got to the beach, their "beach butlers" have a little greeting station on the sand and they set up umbrellas, chairs and towels for us.  We didn't have to lift anything.  They set up everything for us ... how great is that!

The beach property also has a bin full of sand toys for the little ones, cold drinking water, and sunblock for their guests.  They are equipped with showers and lockers and there is a restaurant and bar right on the beach too.  We came to the beach early in the morning, around 7:30am and not a crowd in site.  We just relaxed and enjoyed the beach all to ourselves until about 10am, that's when the crowd started rolling in. 

If you are a golfer, like my husband and my daughter, you will go bananas!  On our way to the beach, we saw the golfcourse and the course is absolutely pristine.  I don't play golf, but looking at the course, it's so beautiful and lush greens everywhere.  Golfers were already out in the course playing at the crack of dawn. 

The staff is very attentive to making sure we are happy.  Every staff we ran into on the property greets us and is overall super friendly.  They will engage in conversation and repeatedly ask how we are enjoying our stay and if we needed anything else. When we came back to our room from the pool, the housekeping staff cleaned and organized our room for us.  It was suprisingly unexpected!

Voit knows how to give a super fun party.  They hosted two parties, one for the kids party, and the other for the adults party.  Both parties were incredible!  The kids enjoyed the food, drinks, games, arts & crafts and movies they have prepared for them.  And the adults had a great time too.  The food and desserts were delish, endless open bar, great band Flashback Heartattack Band, and great dancing. 

It was truly a great weekend for my family and me.  Can't wait for next year!

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Becca Press said...

That resort looks wonderful, very relaxing. Just lying on a beach all day without having to do anything, sounds like heaven.

Melissa said...

Hi Becca Press! Thank you for your comment. We had a great time at St. Regis Resort. Everything was truly luxury at its best.

Anthony Cerrato said...

Glad you guys had such a great time, looks like a stunning resort!