Alila Marea Beach Resort
Perched atop a stunning coastal bluff along one of Southern California’s most dramatic stretches of coastline, Alila Marea embodies the soul of California’s beach culture, just steps from six miles of sun-kissed sand and the vibrant community of Encinitas.
Alila Marea’s stunning beachside location makes for sublime relaxation and endless adventure. The resort offers a unique opportunity to experience one of California’s greatest natural attractions, the Pacific Ocean, and the adjoining coastal wetland of Batiquitos Lagoon, a beautiful spot for hiking in nature. With direct access to the golden sands of South Ponto Beach and one of the world’s top surf spots, you’ll feel California’s deep connection to the waves.
Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas is tastefully integrated into the coastal bluff, drawing on the unspoiled beauty of the San Diego coastline. In a palette of natural materials, warm woods, clean lines, and teasing views of the Pacific, the property engages all the senses while calming the spirit. Stone, driftwood, and sophisticated décor blend style with a sustainable focus, creating havens of understated elegance, accented with pops of color and modern amenities for the utmost comfort.
Opened March 17, 2021, the 130-room Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas is complete with an oceanfront pool, culinary experiences by award-winning Executive Chef Claudette Zepeda, expansive indoor-outdoor meeting and event spaces, serenity-invoking Spa Alila, and thoughtful, locally inspired and restorative programming. With the hotel’s namesake, “Marea,” meaning “tide” in Italian and Spanish, the resort features a distinctly Southern California feel, in harmony with the area’s natural landscape throughout, as well as from the vibrant surf and beach culture that surrounds the property.
Developed by San Diego-based investors JMI Realty and Fenway Capital Advisors, with Design by San Diego-based Joseph Wong Design Associates and interior design by Mark Zeff Associates, Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas marked a significant milestone for the Alila brand as its first new-build resort in the Americas and the third Alila property in the U.S. and California. The luxury hotel joins the new Alila Napa Valley and Alila Ventana Big Sur.
The Alila brand is an award-winning collection of luxury hotels and resorts in unique locations, distinguished by innovative eco-design, a passionate commitment to sustainable tourism as well as specially curated activities designed to immerse guests in nature, culture, and community.