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Laguna Beach, California / The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Perched on a bluff with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean between Los Angeles and San Diego, the resort resembles a grand and elegant residence graced with marble flooring, antiques, fine art and crystal chandeliers. Rooms and suites reflect the sand and the ocean, featuring marble bathrooms, plasma televisions and private patios or balconies overlooking the ocean, pools or the beautifully landscaped gardens. Dining is also accompanied by stunning vistas at RAYA, menus capturing the freshness and originality of Californian cuisine with a Latin twist; enjoy the sunset at 180BLU oceanfront lounge. Two heated swimming pools and a pair of outdoor whirlpools provide recreation, along with two miles of sandy beach and surf, tennis courts and an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed golf course. The Ambassadors of the Environment programme offers eco adventures for all ages.

from £685pp

Prices per person including 3 nights accommodation on a room only basis.

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Our pricing aims to give an indication of the prices in low and high season. High season pricing is typically between June and October, and low season between November to March. Prices are per person based on three nights accommodation (unless otherwise indicated) and exclude flights and transfers. Flights, child prices, single room supplements and transfers are available on request. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers; please call for details.

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A SoCal surf experience

The hotel's exceptional location atop a bluff provides easy access to those world-famous Californian waves. Grab a board and head to the shore with a private instructor who will teach you paddling techniques, ocean awareness and safety. Advanced surfers can explore some of the more challenging breaks along the SoCal coast with a professional who can offer tips to improve your technique.


Whale watching

Experience first-hand why Dana Bay is known as the Whale Capital of the West. Accompany one of the resident naturalists out to sea to learn about these gentle giants and witness their annual migration – grey whales can be seen from December to April and blue whales can be observed from May to October.

Eco tours

The environment is a real focus at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel and the hotel’s Eco Adventure Centre is dedicated to preserving and educating people about the surrounding area. Visit the organic garden and learn about Southern California’s indigenous flora and fauna and which fresh herbs are used in the hotel’s restaurants. Then head to the beach for a snorkelling experience where you can discover the intriguing kelp forest, its diverse residents and learn how to protect it.

When is the best time to visit California?

Summer in California is hot and dry with cool evenings, whilst winter tends to be milder with a little rain between January and March. Winters in San Francisco can be chilly and foggy, whilst Los Angeles can be smoggy in the summer months. On Lake Tahoe, expect cold and snowy winters, and although summer days can be warm, the evenings can still be chilly. To guarantee the best prices for your luxury family holiday, we recommend booking at least a year in advance for the following summer holidays.

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Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.

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Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.

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Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? The best suites in some of the world’s plushest hotels, the first choice of flight seats, attention to detail, no restrictions or limitations - how luxury holidays should be. Your holiday desires are well taken care of, whether you wish to learn new life skills while training with a Bodyism expert, or uncovering centuries-old bushmen secrets in Botswana with expert safari guides. Children can follow the life of a panda keeper one day and cook dinner with a Beijing housewife the next. Carrier can make it happen.

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