Forbes finds: A charming oasis in the heart of Malibu


Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club should be the newest item on your travel bucket list – and here’s why.

Geology has more than a few giants vying for the title of the world’s largest beach – but Forbes finds this one particularly charming.

From the endless Brazilian butterflies in Rio de Janeiro to the pink sands of the Bahamas, and home to the iconic powder of Whitehaven beach – all such details would surely be recommended, but Katy Perry’s routine claims that “nothing is close to the Golden Coast.”

Nestled in the beautiful landscape of Malibu, California, is a place that has made its mark like nowhere else.

Just a 30-minute drive up a popular beach road north of Los Angeles, Calamigos Guest Ranch stands as a modern testament to the blend of luxury and tranquillity.

The sprawling 250-acre estate is more than just another resort hotel; it is a haven that blends natural beauty, world-class amenities, and an unmatched commitment to hospitality.

From an award-winning spa to luxurious bungalow accommodations and fine local attractions and restaurants, Calamigos Guest Ranch is a hands-on destination for those seeking a real-world getaway.

First launched in 2010 in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains, Calamigos provides a stunning backdrop for a peaceful retreat. As you enter the property, expansive greenery, majestic oak trees, and the sounds of nature soothingly greet you.

This place feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.

The accommodations at Calamigos Ranch are nothing short of spectacular. The resort has a variety of options, but the real epitome of luxury is its well-designed bungalows.

Each bungalow is a private retreat, equipped with luxury amenities, like outdoor bathtubs and complimentary in-room Calamigos Wine, that cater to the most discerning guests.

The bungalows showcase attention to detail in everything from high-quality linens to cozy Calamigos branded bathrobes, and warm brownies with milk for turn-down service.

Whether you choose a one-bedroom hideaway or a more spacious estate room, you will find the accommodations at Calamigos Guest Ranch exude incredible comfort.

Set amidst the ranch’s natural beauty, Spa Calamigos offers a range of treatments designed to rejuvenate and refresh.

“Our guests can really escape from the noise of the city and experience a time of relaxation, a serene environment and just have time to themselves and with those they love” shared Spa Director Robert Angelito. “It’s the type of setting that can take guests back to a feeling of simpler days.”

The spa facilities themselves have been thought out, with a salt wall treatment room, spa pools, jacuzzi, and outdoor spaces to allow guests to enjoy some self-care under the rustling trees.

Calamigos Guest Ranch takes the farm-to-table concept to new heights with its on-site restaurant, the Ranch Club. Set against the backdrop of the Malibu Mountains, this restaurant features a menu that celebrates locally sourced ingredients and culinary expertise.

From fresh seafood and organic vegetables, each dish is a masterpiece pleasing to the palate. The restaurant’s commitment to sustainability is reflected not only in the menu but also in the design of the restaurant, which blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.

Calamigos Guest Ranch isn’t just a haven for individuals seeking a private getaway; it is also a prime location for special events, corporate retreats and a magical winter staycation.

The property has numerous areas to host and various activities to share; such as pickleball, private hikes, cooking classes, and of course their Beach Club located just off the world-famous Pacific Highway.

So whether you’re looking for the tranquillity of a spa resort, delicious local cuisine, the comfort of a luxury bungalow with your family (and dog), or the perfect venue for a special event, Calamigos Guest Ranch has something for everyone – and will leave your California Soul singing all the way back down the Golden Coast.

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