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Kona Kai Resort & Spa has bayside dining

Sublime splendour: San Diego

VOLANTE In part three of our US travel special, Lola Cristall looks at lavish lodgings in San Diego, California




Home away from home at San Diego’s Kona Kai Resort & Spa

Lola Cristall is Paris editor of Lucire.

The elegant and lavish Kona Kai Resort & Spa in San Diego, a Noble House Resort, has a refreshed look with refurbished rooms. Expansive balconies give a taste of the great outdoors while some rooms feature gas fireplaces for visitors looking to stay in. The comfortable, cozy environment is a beautiful home-away-from-home experience on Shelter Island. The views are breathtaking, whether overlooking Pt Loma Hillside or San Diego Bay. The grounds are elegant, luring guests into its new Marina View Lawn. There are SpaTerre with an array of spa services to choose from, two heated outdoor pools, poolside cabanas and, of course, their seasonal Tiki Bar in the open air and their lavish Vessel Restaurant & Bar. The overall feel is that of a Californian escapade located at the very tip of San Diego’s Shelter Island.

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Kona Kai’s cozy décor


Tower23 Hotel, also known as the San Diego Boutique Beachfront Hotel, is the ultimate beachside getaway. This small and intimate hotel, comprising 44 rooms, reveals elegance and flair. Tower23 opened its doors in 2005, offering its guests prime beach access, cozy ambiance, style and convenience. The various rooms, some offering a private patio, the stylish, simple decor and glamorous views add to the hotel’s “wow” factor. •





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