Carlsbad, California—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Fresh from a $50 million resort-wide makeover that ushered in lighter room interiors, extensive meeting space and spa facility improvements, a redesign of the legendary golf course and a hip new adults-only pool and cocktail area dubbed EDGE, Southern California’s original destination spa just north of San Diego (La Costa Resort & Spa opened in 1965 making it the first resort spa in the United States) is ready to entertain yet another new generation of elite sybarites. The resort comprises a virtual “village of wellness” with over 600 accommodations, from 660-square-foot La Costa Suites (from $389 a night) to 2,200-square-foot Three Bedroom Villas (from $1,200 a night) set on over 400 serene acres. The renovation sparks a reenvisioned and modern mission while still delivering some of the most reliably therapeutic treatments and therapists in the world. New menu items like a Bamboo Fusion ($230) do not disappoint, but neither does a traditional La Costa Signature Massage ($225), while new Spa Courtyard additions like a reflexology path and fragrant herb gardens serve to enhance an already perfectly relaxing experience. For nourishment between blissful sessions, BlueFire Grill serves up delicious spa-friendly fare.