In 2 words: Perfect location.Why? One: There’s perfect left point break on your doorstep. Two: Orange County is the most wave rich and consistent area in all of California, some of the most coveted waves are 30 minutes drive north or south and many of the world’s best surfers live just down the road for a reason. Three: Laguna Beach and Newport Beach are just full of charming and interesting shops, restaurants, art galleries and things to do and see. Four: Amazing sunset from the bar on the photo above, it’s just mesmerizing. Four: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has a fantastic infrastructure and lots of indoor and outdoor activities that make it the perfect setup for the whole family.

Affiliations: Virtuoso, AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts Program, Signature.

Rooms: 396 Guestrooms & Suites

Best time of the year: Year-Round

Local Airports: SNA - John Wayne/Orange County Airport | LGB - Long Beach Airport | LAX - Los Angeles International Airport | SAN - San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport.

Airlift to Local Airport: LAX has great access from the main hubs around the world as well as US domestic airports, SAN is similar but much smaller and SNA and LGB are more limited but perfect for private planes.

From Airport: SNA = 25 minutes drive | LGB = 45 minutes drive | LAX = 60 minutes drive | SAN = 75 minutes drive

Surf Spots nearby: Oh boy… where do we start? Salt Creek of course, you can see it from breakfast, the bars, the patio and from many of the rooms. Huntington Beach, The Wedge, San Clemente Pier, T-Street, Cottons, Uppers and Lower Trestles (and the list goes on and on) are all within 30 minutes drive north or south.

Dining: Fine Dining (Raya) + Fine Dining (Enosteak) + Fast Casual (The Market Place) + Sunset Lounge (180BLU) + Hotel Bar (Bar Raya) + Poolside Bar (Dana Pool Cafe)

Facilities & Services: SPA + Swimming Pool + Gym + Preferred Access to Monarch Beach Golf Links + Eco-Adventure Experiences

Meetings & Events: More than 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including ballrooms, meeting rooms and beachfront venues + 03 Oceanfront Wedding Venues