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Retreats for the Body and Soul

Retreats for the Body and Soul

By Christine Candelaria

The choices of where to go for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation in Santa Cruz County are plentiful. Deep breaths of ocean air or crisp redwood forest will work wonders, but a little pampering never hurt anyone.


Chaminade Resort & Spa

The Spa at Chaminade is the perfect place to unwind and make the most of your “me” time. Arrive early for your luxurious spa treatment or stay later to enjoy several resort amenities including scenic hiking trails, tennis and volleyball courts, a fitness center and outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. Enjoy a healthy spa lunch in the private patio or make a reservation for Linwood’s Bar & Grill.

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Seascape Beach Resort

Seascape Beach Resort brings the spa to your very own room with In-suite Spa Treatments. The sounds of the ocean and warmth of a cozy fire enhance a dreamy massage or soothing facial. No need to rush anywhere post treatment; just crawl into bed, soak in the hot tub or order room service and enjoy a relaxing state of mind.

Read more about turning a beach vacation into the ultimate retreat at Seascape Beach Resort.


Pajaro Dunes Resort

While it doesn’t offer a spa experience, Pajaro Dunes Resort does provide pampering for the soul. All it takes is a stroll along the miles of flat, sandy, pristine beach to hear the message loud and clear, “Slow down and enjoy this moment.” Shoreline vacation rentals provide all the comforts of home without the distractions, so your stay is guaranteed to replenish your spirit.

Read more about why Pajaro Dunes Resort is one of Santa Cruz County’s best-kept secrets.



Located in Downtown Santa Cruz, Hotel Paradox provides a unique local experience that embodies the diverse range of interests and activities of the area. A modern alternative to the stereotypical beach experience, this sophisticated hotel combines natural design elements and a vibrant pool scene with guest rooms, suites, modern amenities, unique meeting spaces, and Solaire Restaurant + Bar to create the ultimate Santa Cruz getaway.

The Hotel Paradox