Wake up early in the City of Angels where a pink sunrise takes centre stage while the full moon sets over the Hollywood Hills and it hits you, gazing at jawdropping views of the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory – epic dreams do come true.
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Wake up early in the City of Angels where a pink sunrise takes centre stage while the full moon sets over the Hollywood Hills and it hits you, gazing at jawdropping views of the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory – epic dreams do come true. Here, every day. Los Angeles is in the dream-making business. And if your idea is world-class fun, Los Angeles is one of the unique destinations in the world that offers worldclass surf, wine, shopping and skiing all in 24 hours. Think you can handle it? Let’s get this party started.
The storybook arrival at Terranea Resort is just the warm-up for your first LA adventure. The venue itself is the stuff of legend. Its gorgeous lagoon provided one of the locations for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well as the famous Sea Hunt TV series starring Lloyd Bridges. One look at the azure Pacific and it’s easy to see why Hollywood fell in love with this dramatic spot on the tip of the Palos Verdes peninsula. Overlooking Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and Ecological Reserve and the former location of Marineland – a public oceanarium and tourist attraction – Terranea takes pride in providing extraordinary experiences that are naturally inspired.
The morning finds you rising and shining early in your ocean-view luxury casita to catch the tastiest waves courtesy of the resort’s adventure concierge, a sweet combo of adventure whisperer and private coach. The ultimate Los Angeles luxury surfing holiday begins when you take one of their world-class resort Lexus cars for a test drive. Just a casual ride up the picturesque coastline is El Porto beach, known for its solid beach breaks and longboarding, perfect for channelling your inner Duke Kahanamoku.
What, you never heard of legendary Duke, the man that put the Hawaiian sport of surfing on the map? No worries, upon arrival at El Porto beach one of Terannea’s local talented surf coaches will see to it that you speak fluent surf, get you caught up on the sport’s rich history, and will give you a private or group surf lesson you’ll never forget. Afterwards, be sure to sample the haute cuisine offered by Chef de Cuisine Andrew Vaughan who oversees an abundant kitchen garden and harvests and produces Terranea’s own signature sea salt for his delicious farm-to-table creations.
© This article was first published in Dec-Jan 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.