The rugged Central California coast gives way to a smooth and sandy paradise in Pismo Beach, and the Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa sparkles front and center. South of San Luis Obispo and just off scenic Highway One, this pearl of the Pismo coast offers accessible luxury and a wonderfully romantic getaway in one beautiful package.
Recommended Resort: Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa. Located on Shell Beach, the property enjoys all the perks of seaside real estate and the convenience of close proximity to many of the Central coast’s biggest attractions, like Cambria, Hearst Castle and Paso Robles wine country.
Dolphin Bay’s suites offer distinctive one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse configurations. Each private entrance opens into designer interiors, complete with well-furnished living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens that are equipped with granite countertops and signature appliances. Master bedrooms are retreats in themselves, featuring designer linens and walk-in closets. Each suite has flat-panel televisions and DVD players, private terraces or patios, full laundry facilities, and complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. Select units also feature fireplaces and Aire Jet tubs.
Check In: 2727 Shell Beach Road in Shell Beach. 800-516-0112, thedolphinbay.com
Check Out: Lido Restaurant and Lounge is one of the top sought after dining locations in Pismo Beach. The mesmerizing ocean view provides the perfect backdrop for a casual yet elegant dining experience. Experience the most spectacular sunsets Shell Beach has to offer while sitting on the Lido Patio or next to the Fireside Grill.
Executive Chef, Brian Collins, has perfected his California Coastal Cuisine showcasing a variety of world-class products that can be found right in the San Luis Obispo region. Chef Brian has developed relationships with local farmers who provide produce freshly picked from their fields as well as with local ranchers and artisans so that he can provide the freshest and most natural cuisine. With over 300 wineries from the Santa Maria and Santa Ynez Valleys to the Edna Valley, Paso Robles and Monterey appellations, there are countless exciting and unique local wines to pair with his masterful cuisine.
Don’t Miss: La Bonne Vie Spa is an oasis of relaxation awaiting your visit. Spend the day unwinding with luxurious, signature spa treatments that are designed to rejuvenate and replenish your soul. Fill your senses with an indulgent experience as skilled therapists use essential oils infused with herbs and rich minerals that are designed to relax you from head to toe.
One of the highlights is the six-hour Escape experience, an indulging sequence of treatments that include an exhilarating body scrub followed by a warm, detoxifying wrap, a massage and a nourishing scalp treatment, a refresher facial, a pampering manicure and pedicure as well as a delicious spa lunch.
Blog post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa.
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