This AAA Four Diamond island resort and spa captures the essence of a California coastal retreat.
Bathe in endless sunshine and the cool spray of the shimmering Pacific at Paradise Point Resort & Spa
—a 44-acre island oasis tucked away in Mission Bay in San Diego. Here you'll find bungalow-style guest rooms amidst tropical gardens, meandering lagoons, and a mile-long beach. The Four Diamond resort is nothing short of spectacular, featuring an impressive list of amenities. Have your pick of five restaurants
(from a "fresh Mex"poolside cantina to a fast-casual pizzeria), or lounge with a margarita by one of five pools. A marina, fitness center, and surf academy are big highlights, but you won't want to miss the award-winning spa
—a member of Conde Nast Traveler's
Top 100 Resort Spas.
All of Paradise Point's luxury accommodations offer casual beach resort comforts with a designer edge. Leopard-pattern rugs cover black porcelain tile floors, while teak furnishings and Batik-style throws round out the eclectic décor. The best part? Each room has a private patio with Adirondack chairs.
The intimate Lanai Garden Guestrooms
have one king or two queen beds and are nestled in the exotic gardens. The Lanai Bayside Guestrooms
have a similar layout with stunning views of the beach and Mission Bay. The studio-like Junior Suites
—situated among the gardens or near the water—have a small dining area, walk-in closet, king bed, and queen-size sleeper sofa. Just steps from the soft sand, the 650-square-foot Bayside Bungalows
feature separate sleeping quarters with a king bed, plus a living area with a sleeper sofa, marble wet bar, and dining area.
With everything from water sports to kids' camps available at the resort, you may never want to leave. But Paradise Point's central location does provides easy access to San Diego's top attractions for those looking to get off the island. Spend a morning walking through leafy Balboa Park
, home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo
and 15 museums, or wander through the colorful Gaslamp Quarter
full of funky art galleries and boutiques. Take the resort water taxi to a nearby beach or the popular marine park. In the evening, return to Paradise Point for beachfront dining at the Barefoot Bar & Grill
, or be one of the first to try the resort's highly anticipated new restaurant opening in April 2014.