Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. – May 2011- A hallmark of the Terranea Resort experience is the deep connection the property shares with its extraordinary natural setting on the Pacific Ocean. The resort’s newest offering- Pointe Discovery-- continues this tradition by blending recreation with a sense of place and personalized style.
“Pointe Discovery is an active-living store offering adventures that explore the rich local terrain and ocean environment, as well as a place to purchase the gear needed to do them,” explains Marissa Edwards, director of all things fun.
Cleverly designed as part of the resort’s new retail space, Pointe Discovery is a one-stop shop for guests in search of highly creative, customized and indigenous active experiences. Its Aqua-Terra Adventures program taps into the expertise of local naturalists, ornithologists and artists to create land and sea based activities that offer teachable moments in nature, which highlight Palos Verdes’ unique ecology and character. Through exploration of tide pools, nature trails and coastal waters, guests have fun and leave with a deeper understanding of and greater connection to the Resort.
To assist guests in their activity decision-making, Terranea’s experts are on hand at Pointe Discovery throughout the day for short introductions and “teachable demonstrations.” Guests can stop by for 10-15 minute experiences, such as a flight demonstration by one of the falconer’s exotic birds or hands-on edible gardening tips, which give them a chance to learn about an activity before they book.
The unique Aqua-Terra activity menu at Pointe Discovery is divided among three main categories:
Fun With Purpose: A selection of adventures that also includes a volunteer, conservation or preservation element such as beach/ocean clean-up and habitat restoration.
AquaAdventures: Exciting sea-based excursions such as boat trips to Catalina Island, deep sea fishing, ocean kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, tide pooling and underwater photography.
TerrAdventures: Land-based adventures such as biking the Palos Verdes Coast, a birding walk, coastal hikes, falconry, habitat photography, edible gardening, horseback riding and painting classes
Complimenting the activity offerings is a wide selection of active gear for purchase. Pointe Discovery showcases top brands such Patagonia, Split 59, and James Perse, which are known for comfortable, durable fabrics that can withstand hard runs, long bikes or even double over-head surf. The shop also carries merchandise that creates activity including bird callers, snorkels or even a timeless Linus Beach Cruiser.
“Terranea’s Mediterranean climate and stunning visual landscape compels one to explore,” said Edwards. “With Pointe Discovery, guest can do just that through fun, highly personalized activities that also provide guests with a unique sense of place.”
Pointe Discovery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For reservations and more information on its programs call 310-265-2851.
About Terranea Resort
Just 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Terranea, LA’s Oceanfront Resort, is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the property boasts a 582-room Resort including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, plus 20 bungalows. Also available are 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more residential setting.
Resort amenities include The Links at Terranea, a 9-hole par 3 golf course; The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square-foot oceanfront spa and fitness center; and three unique swimming pools, one with children’s play area and a 140-foot waterslide. Three ocean view restaurants offer a variety of food and beverage experiences including Catalina Kitchen for casual, all-day dining; mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant; and Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale and dolphin watching. Designed to reveal the Resort’s dramatic outdoor vistas, Terranea's conference and meeting facilities include 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Other amenities include a children’s center with interactive programs and several miles of scenic bluff-top trails that connect miles of off-property coastal trails. A secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort. For more information visit www.terranea.com or call 866-802-8000.
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