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Best Resorts on Catalina Island

Best Resorts on Catalina Island

If you are planning a trip to California, why not add a stop at beautiful Catalina Island to complete your California adventure?  In this post, we will discuss five of the best resorts found on this iconic island getaway.  Just minutes away from the California mainland, awaits a unique adventure all of its own on this amazing island.   

Portofino Hotel

As their website states, it's only "23 miles to paradise" to enjoy a memorable stay at the Portofino Hotel.  A variety of rooms are available, many with oceanfront views.  For large groups, rent their vacation condo just 1.5 miles away from the hotel.  After a day of exploring the island on a motorized bike, or engaging in some of the many activities offered on the island including golf, parasailing, fishing excursions, kayaking or snorkeling, guests can enjoy a superb dinner revolving around Italian and Continental cuisine at the Portofino Hotel.

Aurora Hotel

A stay at the Aurora Hotel means an indulgence in modern contemporary sophistication, yet the atmosphere still respects the natural beauty of this California island.  Enjoy stunning vistas from their rooftop deck or indulge in a few hours of relaxation and rejuvenation in their spa and wellness center.

Hotel Atwater 

Enjoy a stunning sunrise from the grounds of this historic hotel, located on Catalina's southeast corner.  The Hotel Atwater offers special romance packages and escape packages, including transportation to and from the island from the California mainland.  Located just a 1/2 block from the beach, this hotel offers amazing service, a variety of rooms including family rooms and suites, and fun activities like tennis, ziplining, and land and sea tours.

El Terado Terrace

Enjoy the stunning beauty of this unique hotel and its surrounding harbor.  Choose from a selection of fully equipped suites or townhouses.  The El Terado Terrace is just a 5 minute walk from the downtown and beach area.  There are so many activities available -- including scuba diving, a visit to the Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens, or just relax on their private sunbathing patio for an afternoon.  Whatever adventure you are looking for, the staff at El Terado Terrace can help you find it.

The Avalon Hotel

Get a bird's-eye view of everything happening on the island and the surrounding waters on the rooftop deck of The Avalon Hotel.  Enjoy a room overlooking their peaceful courtyard or select one with a breathtaking view of the ocean.  Relax and sight see on their rooftop deck while enjoying a glass of wine, or take a stroll through the nearby harbor and village area to see the local sights. 

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