California Here We Come


Not everyone can live the everyday lifestyle of The O.C.’s Cohen family (one of my favorite shows from the early 2000’s).  But you can enjoy a luxurious vacation on the Southern California coast.

Wanderlust recently ventured to the West Coast and checked out some beautiful properties to keep in mind for your next U.S. travels.

With golf, spas, outdoor activities, fitness classes, shopping, and more there is so much to do, or do nothing at all at one of these Virtuoso preferred resorts.

Whether traveling solo, as a couple, family or group there are room options for everyone at these two fabulous resorts.


The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach

With Palladian-inspired architecture from Northern Italy and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean you will enjoy a luxurious experience in one of the bungalow guest rooms or 2 to 4 bedroom villas.  The bungalows are the most spacious resort rooms we have seen.  They are over 845 sq feet and each have a fireplace and terrace.

Property highlights and local attractions include:

  • 2 championship Tom Fazio golf courses

  • 23,00 sq. ft spa

  • Coliseum pool

  • Camp Pelican for kids ages 4-12

  • Crystal Cove State Park

  • Catalina Island excursions

  • World-class shopping at Fashion Island

  • Closest 5-star resort to Disneyland


Monarch Beach Resort

A luxurious, yet unpretentious coastal playground that offers guests an array of exclusive activities and inspiring experiences that embody the serene coastal lifestyle.  Our favorite room category is the Fireside Terrace that has in and out access from the patio to the resort pools and lawn and a private firepit.

Property highlights and local attractions include:

  • Miraval Life in Balance Spa: spa treatments and 40 complimentary wellness/fitness classes per week

  • Surf Hosts and Beach Activities

  • Monarch Beach Kids Club

  • Three sparkling pools: Main Pool,Family Pool & Splash Pad and an adult only Spa Pool

  • Monarch Beach Golf Links: Gold Medal, oceanfront golf

  • Bourbon Steak is #1 restaurant in OC

  • Ride bikes and explore Dania Point

  • Shop and dine in Laguna Beach


Contact Wanderlust Travel to see the current promotions available at these two magnificent properties, and keep in mind our clients are entitled to Virtuoso amenities that include:

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Resort Credit

  • Upgrade at time of check in, pending availability

  • Early check in/late check out, pending availability

Contact Us:

Jamie Jackson: (336) 263-1977 or


Luxury Travel Advisor and Virtuoso Wellness Travel community member at Wanderlust Travel Boutique

At Wanderlust Travel Boutique, we will create a truly personalized, hassle-free vacation with a comprehensive itinerary, so you can enjoy an unforgettable experience. 

If not now, when?