Paddleboarders enjoy the Pacific Ocean. // © 2015 Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Feature image (above): The resort is set on 15 acres of seaside land about 10 miles from San Diego. // © 2015 Loews Coronado Bay Resort
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A year-round favorite for its drop-dead-gorgeous views and enticing water recreation, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is making an even bigger splash this summer with fresh amenities and packages geared toward families.
On a private peninsula flanked by the Pacific Ocean and San Diego’s sparkling Coronado Bay, the 15-acre Southern California resort packs a perennial aquatic punch with stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, Jet-Skiing, kayaking, powerboating and water-skiing. The multigenerational appeal spans from a kids’ club for ages 4 through 12 to Coronado Surfing Academy for tweens to adults to Silver Strand State Beach for those plugged into soaking in the scenery while strolling the sand.
“Families can enjoy all of this without leaving the resort,” said Sean Clancy, managing director of the resort. “Throughout the summer, we also provide complimentary beach chairs, towels and boogie boards, plus a variety of fun games and activities at the pool.”
Summer packages include Sail Like A Pro, which offers a three-hour sailing lesson for up to six guests; Sprout Dream Stay, which provides youngsters ages 5 and below a welcome package plus free dining throughout a stay; and Pick Your Park, which features discounted tickets to the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Balboa Park and Legoland.
“My favorite has always been the San Diego Zoo,” Clancy says. “It’s great that our Loews team has worked with this world-class facility and the others [so that we are able to offer] such an exciting summertime package.”
The resort has also launched luxury yachts to create floating venues where guests can cruise, sip and sup.
“Our new yachts are an especially great way to celebrate family reunions, weddings and other special occasions,” Clancy said.
Options range from the 100-foot Royal Princess to the 148-foot Majestic. We sailed at sunset onboard the 128-foot Ambassador, a triple-deck beauty complete with a baby grand piano and wooden dance floor.
The property offers 439 luxe guestrooms, including 37 suites that sleep up to four, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi access. Many guestrooms have adjoining rooms, allowing families to stay close while still enjoying privacy. With multiple configurations, including a shared living and dining space with a separate bedroom, all suites feature a private balcony that looks out to the bay or ocean.
Until Dec. 31, suite packages include a $50 food and beverage credit per day, as well as Premium Plus Wi-Fi access (which allows guests to stream movies or television shows on their computers or tablets).
Additional draws include three heated swimming pools, a hot tub, a dry sauna, a fitness center, tennis courts, the Sea Spa with indoor-outdoor treatment areas and five restaurant and lounge options, including Cays Lounge, the lobby’s social hub. San Diego’s enviable year-round weather is on the house.