Lauren Ash Donoho
Director of Public Relations
Hotel del Coronado
A DAY IN THE LIFE AT BEACH VILLAGE AT THE DEL
(And Oh, What A Life It Is!)
Beach Village at The Del offers the ultimate summer vacation experience. An exclusive enclave located within the unique charm of the historic Hotel del Coronado, the cottages and villas at Beach Village offer 78 guestrooms and suites with up to three bedrooms, dining and living spaces, plus fully equipped kitchens – perfect for families and multi-generational travelers. This private sanctuary offers easy access to all of The Del’s offerings. Let your personal concierge take care of the details while you sit back and savor the really, really good life…
Perhaps you’ll decide to start your morning with yoga on the beach. The Del’s state-of-the-art Fitness Center offers this and a variety of additional classes plus the latest in weight training and cardiovascular equipment.
Or, maybe you prefer to stretch your legs while you let the kids run wild on a leisurely stroll down Coronado beach. Take in the morning sun on the stretch of sand continuously named among America’s top ten beaches by The Travel Channel.
You’re no doubt getting hungry by now, so make your way to the historic Windsor Cottage (once home to Wallis Simpson, a Coronado housewife who went on to become the Duchess of Windsor amid some controversy). Available only to Beach Village guests and Club at The Del members, the Windsor Cottage is a private clubhouse setting complete with indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a patio fire ring and some of the best ocean-view seats in the house. Once there, your family can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast overlooking the Pacific.
Next, cruise over and check out the 120-year-old landmark resort. Take a peek at the historic wooden lobby, enjoy the Queen Anne architecture and peruse the unique variety of shops and boutiques, offering something for everyone including jewelry, apparel, accessories, home and garden décor, bath and body products, toys and sweets.
The kids are probably getting fidgety now, so it’s time to burn off a little energy. When in San Diego, do as the San Diegans do – slip into your swimsuits, grab the wet suits and surfboards, and meet your instructor down by the shoreline for a private lesson in hanging ten, which all can be arranged by your personal concierge.
Either create your own meal with the fresh produce and groceries that can be provided by your concierge or order from the vast Beach Village room service menu. For the ultimate indulgence, have one of The Del’s master chefs come and prepare lunch for you. Enjoy it outside on your private oceanfront terrace or balcony.
It’s been an active morning, so perhaps it’s time to relax a bit. Head down to the exclusive Beach Village Pool where your concierge can arrange for a private cabana complete with bottled water and fresh fruit. The nearby Breezes bar and café is available for any other midday cravings.
Late afternoon rolls around and you’re so relaxed, why not go for a massage? Indulge in the ultimate seaside pampering at the Spa at The Del. Complete with 21 treatment rooms, hot tubs, relaxation and steam rooms, plus a unique variety of ocean-inspired treatments, the spa offers the ultimate in pampering. There are even great treatments for those ages 13 and up, so bring your teenager along with you. And feel free to linger awhile – you can relax away the afternoon on the spa’s private oceanfront terrace next to a spectacular vanishing edge pool, sipping cucumber water and forgetting your cares.
Evening has arrived and the kids won’t want to miss out on the all-new Kidtopia Camp, where they’ll get to go on scavenger hunts throughout the historic property, play after-dark games on the beach, make great crafts and even eat dinner. Or, your teens can meet others their own age at the new Vibz teen lounge complete with billiards, darts, video games, computers and much more.
Drop them off and head over to 1500 OCEAN, The Del’s signature restaurant offering one of the finest dining experiences on the West Coast. Enjoy fresh Southland coastal cuisine, an extensive wine library, intimate cabana-style seating, plus the fabulous outdoor Sunset Bar with fire rings and spectacular views..
Pick up the kids and head down to the beach for one last surprise – your personal concierge can arrange for a private bonfire for your crew complete with delicious s’mores. Your kids will wonder if it can get any better than this.
Next, put them to bed and enjoy some private time in your own personal outdoor soaking tub, which is available in select rooms. Have your Beach Village concierge bring over your favorite bottle of wine and a selection of cheeses. Sink into the soothing waters and watch the stars sparke in the night sky.
Beach Village truly has something for everyone and guarantees a summer vacation your family will never forget. For more information about all of the amenities offered at Beach Village at The Del and/or to make reservations, visit www.delbeachvillage.com or call 866.433.3030.
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages seven time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities, including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy, and genuine in service. The KSL Resorts are:
Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, CA)
Beach Village at The Del (San Diego, CA)
La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, CA)
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, CA)
Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, CO)
Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, TX)
The Homestead (Hot Springs, VA)
For more information, call 1-866-KSL-7727 or visit KSLResorts.com.