Nourish Your Soul


The Orange County enclave of Laguna Beach stretches along the Southern California coast and is a haven for artists, surfers and all those who seek the sunshine and natural beauty of Dana Point. Our resort hotel and Eco-Adventure Center offer guests a chance to experience whale-watching excursions, surf lessons, oceanfront golf, beaches, artist studio tours, cooking classes and other activities designed for adults, kids and families.

Eco Adventures

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents eco-adventures that inspire you with Southern California’s unique ecosystems and showcases Dana Point’s natural wonders. Led by expert Naturalists, embark on stimulating excursions where the local surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory. Adults, families, and children learn through experience, instilling a deep appreciation and respect for nature.

Capture Your Memories

Whether it’s just the two of you, a group of colleagues or the whole family, everyone can anticipate stunning and candid photos. For more information regarding your complimentary photoshoot at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, email or call (904) 201-9577.

Ritz Kids

Utilizing the four pillars of nature, exploration, responsibility, and culture, Ritz Kids offers stimulating activities with STEAM elements woven into each program. To reserve your program, contact The Eco-Adventure Center at 949.240.5072 or

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Planning Your Trip

Orange County’s year-round sunshine means packing light layers that protect against the harsh afternoon sun and chilly evening breezes. Let us help you plan for full-day getaways that include time on the beach followed by a fine dining experience in one of Orange County's fantastic restaurants.

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Resort Activities

The iconic seaside resort offers a variety of exciting activities perfect for children and adults alike. Whether you want to channel the quintessential California surfer as you learn to surf or take an exciting E-bike tour of Dana Point, there is something for everyone to enjoy at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Make your room reservation and then select one of our unique Surf Experiences to enhance your stay

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Surf Experience

Learn how to surf in true Southern California style with an expert surf instructor this summer. Communicated in a way that will make surfing accessible to everyone, beginners will enjoy the thoroughness of the lesson, while experienced surfers will love the personal coaching. The Surf Experience includes transportation to and from the surf spot, a 1.5-hour lesson, all equipment, and more.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking Adventure

With access to the calm waters of Dana Point Harbor, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking are amazing ways to explore the Southern California shoreline. Experience a SUP or kayaking lesson including 2 hours of instruction by a CPR/First Aid certified instructor including all equipment.

Body boarder catches a wave in the ocean

Beach Banzai

Check out one of the resort’s body boards, hop on the Beach Shuttle, and spend the day boogie-boarding the waves down at Salt Creek Beach.

Outdoor tennis court

Tennis & Pickleball Clinic

Perfect your backhand as you enjoy an outdoor, private Tennis lesson with a local professional, or allow our team to prepare a court and enjoy a thrilling game of Pickleball.

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Explore by Bike

Zip around on our private custom-guided E-bike Tour. Take off directly from the resort and explore the coastal town’s bike paths and beautiful scenery with the comfort of Electric bicycles assisting with those uphill sections. Join our expert naturalists as they lead you to amazing viewpoints and local hidden gems, while pointing out the local history, flora, and fauna.

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Beach Butlers

The Beach Butlers offer personalized beach services to guests enjoying a relaxing day at Salt Creek Beach. Beach Butler services include setting up beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels. The Butlers are fully equipped with sunscreen and provide transportation to and from the beach on the Beach Shuttle.

Beach Butler setting up an umbrella
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Birds, Bees & Butterflies Garden Tour

Explore the beautiful Eco-Adventure Garden and search for native birds, bees and butterflies with our expert guides. This special experience is complimentary to in-house guests and reservations are required. All ages welcome.

Resort on a bluff overlooking the sea with a purple-blue sunset.

Sea Walk

Start your day on a leisurely walk down by the beach and learn about local wildlife, nature, and history from one of our expert Naturalists. Discover how we help protect our precious ecosystem on this relaxing stroll. This special experience is complimentary to in-house guests and reservations are required. All ages welcome.


Squid Dissection

Plunge into the alien world of squid and octopus, exploring their unique adaptations and incredible behaviors. We invite you to become a scientist for the day in our interactive squid lab, where you will dissect a squid with guidance from our expert Naturalists. This hands-on experience introduces cephalopod biology, behavior, and the important role they play in the ocean ecosystem.

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Eco Artist

Show off your art skills and watch an upcycled art project come to life under the supervision of our expert Naturalists. Choose from several different art projects focused on the ocean and the environmental impact we have on it. We talk about sustainability and leave no trace behind while we incorporate recycled and upcycled materials to create amazing souvenir art pieces.

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Explore the Shore Hike

Investigate the vital intertidal zone as we explore the shore. The shoreline is an important ecosystem where the land meets the sea. The amazing creatures that live here have adapted to life in the ever-changing tides.

A whale's fluke sticks out of the water

Whale of an Experience

Watch graceful marine mammals glide across the Pacific Ocean. If you would like to make unforgettable memories through Whale Watching or any of the other incredible experiences below, please contact The Eco-Adventure Center at 949-240-5072 for reservations.

Koi Ponds

Children and adults alike can enjoy watching several colorful Koi swim in the ponds around the resort. Koi fish are a special breed of carp that are affectionately known as living jewels or swimming flowers. Although Koi come in many different shapes and colors, they are all unique and there are never two that look exactly the same.

Golf course overlooking the ocean
Ocean-view golf course at sunset
Plan a Golf Vacation at Our Laguna Beach Resort

The rolling green hills of the golf course contrast with the vast blue of the ocean and the white sands of the beach, beautiful enough to distract any player from the game at hand. While there are a number of top golf courses within 30 miles of our Southern California resort in Laguna Niguel, many guests choose to play at the adjacent Monarch Beach Golf Links. One of the few ocean courses in the area, Monarch Beach offers a Scottish links-style golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. that presents players with both a variety of holes and sweeping sea views.

Ocean-view golf course

Monarch Beach Golf

Among the few ocean courses in Southern California, it wasd esigned by master architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and features an intriguing layout in the Scottish links tradition. This course also provides sweeping views of the sea and Par-70 championship course with an unending variety of play.

Ocean-view golf course

Talega Golf Club

Located eight miles southeast of The Ritz-Carlton in charming San Clemente and nestled just three miles from the Pacific Ocean this course features distinctive white marble sand bunkers and exceptional guest service. This course was selected "Best Daily Fee Golf Course" by OC Golf, LA Golf and SD Golf Magazines.


Tustin Ranch Golf Club

Located 25 miles north of The Ritz-Carlton, this course was designed by renowned course architect Ted Robinson and offers a lighted driving range and private caddie service. This course has been consistently voted one of the "Best Orange County Golf Courses" by the readers of the Orange County Register and ranked as a 4-Star "Place To Play” by Golf Digest Magazine.

Ocean-view golf course at sunset

Tijeras Creek Golf Club

Located 20 miles from The Ritz-Carlton in beautiful Rancho Santa Margarita, this course features gently rolling terrain surrounded by rugged hillsides and was designed by renowned course architect Ted Robinson.

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Oak Creek Golf Club

Located 30 minutes north of The Ritz-Carlton and set against the majestic backdrop of the Saddleback Mountains, this course was designed by master course architect Tom Fazio. Featuring tapered fairways, well-manicured greens, beautiful lakes, and bull-nose carved bunkers, this course provides a picturesque challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

On-Site Outlets
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The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel

Using elements of the ocean to restore balance, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a comprehensive wellness journey with 12 treatment rooms, high-style locker rooms and soothing saunas at our Dana Point hotel on the beach.

Phone:   +1 949-573-2235
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Appointment required
Spa Menu
Fitness Center with Views of the Ocean

Fitness Center

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
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Dana Pool

Mon-Sun : 8:00 AM-10:00 PM

Monarch Pool

Mon-Sun : 8:00 AM-10:00 PM