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4 Sunkissed Summer Destinations

By Allison Mitchell | April 9, 2020 | Lifestyle

Let the dreams of the great outdoors begin with future plans to lounge at these posh pools post-quarantine.


Montage Laguna Beach’s stunning Mosaic Pool

1. Montage Laguna Beach

Book a staycation at this resort frequented by newlyweds Justin and Hailey Bieber. Its stunning Mosaic Pool is one of Orange County’s most iconic swim spots, documented in photographer Gray Malin’s famous À la Plage series for its exquisite motif. Bask in the sun at a poolside cabana, where your server is ready to pour complimentary Pellegrino to quench your thirst. The nearby Mosaic Bar and Grille offers live music and
fab fare when you’re ready to dry off. 30801 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 866.271.6953,


The seaside Ninth Island Pool at Paséa Hotel & Spa

2. Paséa Hotel & Spa

This Meritage Collection hotel in Huntington Beach welcomes both overnight and day guests to its beachfront Ninth Island Pool. Kick back on a lounge chair as you order a Cucumber Delight cocktail paired with refreshing ahi tuna poke. Salads, sandwiches and a kids’ menu ensure the whole family is satisfied and sun-soaked. 21080 CA-1, Huntington Beach, 855.622.2472,


The sprawling Coliseum Pool at The Resort at Pelican Hill

3. The Resort at Pelican Hill

A whopping 380,000 gallons of saltwater fill this 3-foot-deep structure, making it one of the largest circular pools in the world. Modeled after Rome’s iconic landmark, the Coliseum Pool is a feat of architecture and design, with 1.1 million handset, handcut glass mosaic tiles giving the bottom its bright blue hue. Book one of 18 cabanas to enjoy your own Bose music system, a 30-inch flat-screen TV, a stocked minifridge and personalized food and beverage service. Draw the curtains when you’re ready for a nap post-afternoon dip. 22701 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast, 855.315.8214,


An aerial view of Surf & Sand Resort’s shorefront pool

4. Surf & Sand Resort

You can’t get much closer to the crashing waves than at this picturesque pool deck. Cabanas and chaise lounges offer plenty of options for resting while a poolside bar ensures your next cocktail or snack (like mahi-mahi tacos or blackened chicken nachos) isn’t too far from sight. Soaring palm trees and a mosaic mural reflecting Laguna’s beach culture provide ideal backdrops for your next social media post. Book a treatment at Aquaterra Spa to treat yourself to the ultimate day of luxury and relaxation. 1555 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 888.579.8544,


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