Dana Point’s newest and most enticing retreat resides within the walls of the recently transformed Monarch Beach Resort. After a $40 million reimagination, the coastal property debuted Miraval Life in Balance Spa, California’s first and only extension of the award-winning Miraval Resort experience from Tucson, Arizona.
This new community haven marks the area’s first wellness epicenter that employs the same “living in the present” and “life in balance” ethos and experiences as its flagship location. With an extraordinary variety of more than 70 treatments along with access to workshops, nutrition and health experts, and fitness classes, both locals and resort guests now have a destination for full relaxation and rejuvenation.
For those day-visitors looking to de-stress, workout or enjoy a bit of calm through meditation, and/or those simply looking for a moment of pampering via a mani/pedi at the Deborah Lippmann Nail Salon or a blowout from Drybar, a new wave of mini-staycations comes to life at Miraval Life in Balance Spa.
To imagine what an indulgent day retreat may look like, guests may start with cardio or a deep stretch, for the body or mind. Miraval Life in Balance Spa’s wellness facility is comprised of three separate studios, including an Aerial Yoga space and a tranquil room dedicated to Yoga and Meditation classes. The third room houses a range of cardio and stretching classes including Spin, Cardio Drumming and Pilates. Guests can also take their practice outdoors with daily beachside yoga as well as Zen Bootcamp on the Beach.
Once warmed up, guests may further awaken their muscles with a body treatment from Miraval’s specialized menu, selecting from a signature Ayurvedic ritual; an ocean-inspired treatment such as the Coastal Aromatic Stone Massage or the Ocean and Earth Body Wrap; and customized massages like the Golfer’s Tonic.
The Miraval Spa Café offers a mindful post- or pre-treatment lunch or energy boost in the spa’s serene garden courtyard.
Before or after each class or appointment, guests are welcome to relax in the spa’s tranquil courtyard featuring a private lap pool a well as the Jacuzzi fond inside both the male and female locker room areas.
Whether you choose to spend the day or just pop in for a few classes as part of your weekly routine, Miraval Life in Balance Spa can be the first step to finding a more mindful, balanced you.