While staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay guests can explore the area’s many hiking and biking trails covering over 180 coastal acres. For golf lovers, tee off at one of the Bay Area’s finest golf courses, choosing to soak in the water views from the Ocean Course or the parkland-style Old Course that includes cypress-lined fairways and an oceanside 18th hole. Alternatively, guests can visit one of the resort’s world-class tennis courts, which include six lighted tennis courts as well as premium tennis instruction and programming. Afterward, travelers can unwind in an Adirondack chair by one of the hotel’s cozy outdoor firepits and watch the sunset over the horizon.

The resort’s 16,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay draws from its surroundings for signature treatments including the Redwood Forest Ritual and seasonal facials using locally sourced ingredients. Guests can enjoy the spa’s many amenities, including lounge areas with fireplaces, whirlpools, a sauna, or steam rooms. Some standout treatments are:

  • Redwood Forest Ritual: The Redwood Forest Ritual is a treatment inspired by the surrounding California Redwoods. The treatment will take you on a journey that stimulates your senses and revitalizes your soul. Using a variety of indigenous earthy herbs and wood blends, this ritual will leave you feeling grounded, complete and restored. 
  • Coastal Lavender Indulgence: The Coastal Lavender Indulgence is a treatment designed to encourage a restful night’s sleep with the intoxicating aroma of lavender. Lavender is an excellent natural remedy to treat insomnia and improve the sleep quality. Spa guests can relax in a warm fragrant cocoon and feel the day’s tension slip away with a light pressure massage, full body dry brush and body wrap. The treatment is ideal for jet lagged or sleep deprived guests.
  • Pearlescence Facial: Utilizing Tatcha products, the Pearlescence Facial is a journey to luxurious skin with centuries-old Japanese ritual techniques and natural ingredients which leave the skin nourished for a pure, luminous and supple appearance.
  • Golf Recovery: The Golf Recovery option is a massage that returns tight, aching muscles to peak condition with a focused, tension-relieving treatment designed to soothe muscles specifically targeting the back, legs and feet. The treatment includes an exfoliation and massage of the back, lower leg and foot. This experience is ideal for guests that spent their morning on one of the hotel’s championship golf courses.

Lastly, since food is an essential part of any relaxing weekend – guests can’t miss a meal at Navio, the resort’s elegant seafood restaurant with ocean views, or a bespoke cocktail at The Conservatory, the modern beach house-inspired restaurant.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay