Sun, sand, sea – that’s all you really need for the perfect surf getaway. Of course, an amazing place to stay doesn’t hurt. Located near some of California and Kauai’s most celebrated surf spots, the hotels and resorts of the Meritage Collection are gorgeous havens in which to relax and recharge when you’re not trying to catch the next big wave.
Often referred to as one of California’s best beaches, Huntington Beach has a storied surf history that dates back to 1914 when legendary George Freeth became the first surfer at Huntington Beach Pier. Surf culture runs deep in this iconic Orange County destination, aka Surf City USA, and is evident in the airy aesthetics and thoughtful amenities of Paséa Hotel & Spa. Stunning views of the Pacific Ocean abound – from the tranquil guest rooms, to the luxurious oceanfront pool, to the beachside chic Treehouse Lounge. Signature services at the Balinese-inspired Aarna Spa soothe sore muscles and prepare you for another day on the water.
Blacks Beach. La Jolla Shores. Windansea Beach. No matter your level of expertise, La Jolla’s diverse beaches and reefs offer something for every surfer. Your perfect home base? Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is an ideal location from which to explore San Diego’s surf scene. Situated on 10 acres of gorgeous gardens, this unique boutique hotel offers casually elegant accommodations, coastal-inspired cuisine at Mustangs & Burros, a heated saltwater pool, the award-winning Spa at Estancia, and easy access to other outdoor pursuits, including hiking, golf, snorkeling, and kayaking.
The large, frequent swells at Kauai’s Po’ipu Beach are great for surf enthusiasts of all abilities. Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort has direct beach access, putting you closer to the beach than any other resort on the island. When you’re ready for a break from perfecting your stance, you can experience the ultimate in relaxation at The Spa at Ko’a Kea, enjoy the stunning ocean views from the tropical pool, or indulge in award-winning fare – highlighting fresh Hawaiian seafood – at Red Salt. The serene guest rooms, inspired by the colors and textures of Kauai, serve as a relaxing retreat from everything this charming island has to offer.