Known for nestling into stunning destinations (think high on Oman’s verdant Jabal Akhdar and overlooking the Indian Ocean from limestone cliffs on Bali), Alila's American debut, Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort has opened following a multimillion-dollar restoration of the previously-known-as Ventana Inn & Spa property. With 59 revamped guest rooms with access to a full-service Spa Alila, two enhanced outdoor pools, and new infinity-edge hot tub and outdoor Japanese hot baths, Alila’s comprehensive Experience Program is also available, with plenty of activities to help discover the remarkable region.
EXPLORE THE BIG SUR WILDERNESS
Big Sur is one of the most spectacular hiking destinations in the world, and with the Big Sur Wilderness Package, Alila has curated an experience to explore resort’s 20-acre redwood forest with a private guided hike with picnic lunch for two.
RECONNECT WITH NATURE
According to Alila, sleeping in the outdoors "calms the soul, strengthens your bond with the land and opens new doors of discovery", but now that glamping has entered the luxury sphere, it's hardly a rough sleep. With the resort's bespoke glamping experience, guests can light up the fire pit, make s’mores and tell stories, before enjoying a sumptuous slumber in a luxe canvas tent.
BIG SUR BOUNTY
Helmed by executive chef Paul Corsentino, The Sur House rises high above the Pacific where the forest and sea converge, and serves up a tempting array of coastal-inspired, sustainable dishes.
TIME TO SPA
Big Sur is well known as a sacred, curative site, and Spa Alila's treatments – rooted in ancient Asian methods and products that meld the healing properties of both earth and sea – draw on the surrounds for a rejuvenating and regenerative experience.