Catalina Island, just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, has long been a favorite Hollywood getaway. Stars like Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood and John Wayne vacationed here, and a young woman named Norma Jean Baker, who’d become far better known as Marilyn Monroe, lived here with her first husband. The island, accessible by ferry or a 15-minute helicopter flight, has updated its Descanso Beach Club and launched a new spa and Catalina Aerial Adventure; it features both beachfront and ocean-view meeting venues that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests.
Forbes Travel Guide awarded The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort with five stars for the ninth year in a row. The Sanctuary was also received five diamonds from AAA for the 11th year in a row.
Forbes Travel Guide also awarded The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort with five stars for the ninth year in a row. The resort’s high-end steakhouse, The Ocean Room, earned both Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond awards (there are no five star or five diamond steakhouses).
Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa in California has created fall-inspired seasonal pumpkin spa treatments. The offerings include anti-aging, nourishing and smoothing agents that will leave you looking glowing and refreshed all winter long.
Specific treatments include a power peel enzyme facial with seasonal fruits; a yam and pumpkin peel facial; and a musclease warming ocean wrap and massage. These utilize a fall favorite: pumpkin, which is rich with vitamin A, C and Zinc, making it a great ingredient for beauty treatments.