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Location Details
Situated on a hillside overlooking Big Sur's beautiful Pacific coastline, Ventana Big Sur an Alila Resort is an adults-only resort located on 160-acres of pure privacy. Located within a mile of Big Sur Spirit Garden and three miles of Big Sur Station.
General Information
When you reach the edge of the continent, where the sky, the sea, the mountains and the redwoods all converge, you find a place of unmatched beauty and tranquility. You feel the pull that has drawn artists and thinkers for centuries. And you’re enveloped by the same inspiration to discover and create. You’ve reached Ventana Big Sur an Alila Resort, an enclave tucked among the forests in one of the most iconic and dramatic landscapes on Earth. It’s a place where you see the world, and even yourself, a little bit differently. Where you can find your center, soothe your body and stir your imagination. And where romantics, visionaries and seekers find the fuel that feeds their souls. With a thoughtful combination of private sanctuaries and interactive, social spaces, this is a place for all — whether you're looking for romance and connection, or more interested in solitary reflection. Whatever you seek, you'll find inspiration at Ventana Big Sur an Alila Resort .

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Room Details

Ventana Big Sur’s 59 guestrooms and suites are arranged around the 160-acre property in secluded groupings, offering the utmost in privacy and serenity. Constructed of sun-bleached cedar, the buildings blend harmoniously into the natural surroundings, with interiors featuring rich leathers and woods that provide a soothing, sophisticated retreat.
Every Ventana Big Sur guestroom is an adults sanctuary, arranged to provide comfort above all. Each guestroom includes a plush king bed, spacious window seat, amenity-filled bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub, Nespresso coffeemaker, fully-stocked mini-bar, flat-screen television and a private deck. Categories include Ventana guestrooms, Ventana fireplace guestrooms, and superior fireplace guestrooms.

Suite Details

Big Sur Suites | Unwind in oversized leather chairs. Enjoy the wood-burning fireplace. Soak up the wondrous ocean or canyon views from your deck after a day of discovery. The luxury of space — combined with Ventana’s unparalleled amenities and setting — defines the Big Sur suites. And after a peaceful slumber in your king-size bed, you’ll awaken refreshed and ready to do it all over again.
Big Sur Forest Shower Suites | Soak up sweeping vistas of the Big Sur redwood forest as you relax in a luxurious open-air shower designed for two. Warm yourself in front of the wood-burning fireplace, enjoy Ventana’s unparalleled amenities, and after a peaceful slumber in your king-size bed, you’ll awaken refreshed and ready to do it all over again.
Big Sur Spa Suites | The Big Sur spa suites combines the best of indoor and outdoor living to transform your Ventana visit into a relaxing spa experience. Take a soak in the bubbling hot tub on your spacious patio, while you soak in the views of the ocean, canyon or forest. Or spend a lazy afternoon lounging in the oversized hammock. You’ll find the suite’s interior just as inviting, with a dining alcove, wet bar, bathtub for two and wood-burning fireplace.
Vista Hot Tub Suites | With your own private deck and hot tub, along with a wet bar and wood-burning fireplace, the vista hot tub suites gives you the space to spread out, relax and reflect on your Big Sur adventures. Overlooking Rolling Meadows and distant redwoods, this is 773-square-feet of pure rejuvenation.
Superior Hot Tub Suites | The superior hot tub suites provides everything you need for the perfect escape on the California coast — including a private hot tub and 300-square-foot outdoor deck overlooking the forests and meadows of Big Sur. These secluded suites also features a wood-burning fireplace, a decadent king bed and a spacious custom-appointed stone bathroom.
Pacific House Suites | The beauty and romance of the Pacific Ocean are on full display in Ventana’s open and spacious pacific house suites. Stunning distant ocean views are the centerpiece, but you’ll marvel at the thoughtful touches in these truly romantic retreats, which boasts a private patio and hot tub overlooking the meadows and the sea. Indoors, an oversized tub for two has retractable walls to bring the fireplace into view, and a wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings and skylights all help set the mood.

Villa Description

Big Sur Villas | The expanse of Big Sur is awe-inspiring — and Ventana’s Big Sur villas evoke a similar response, thanks to spacious bi-level accommodations with plenty of room to roam. Make yourself at home in the first-floor living room, lounge on the full-size sofa and light the wood-burning fireplace for rustic ambience. When it’s time to retire for the evening, head to the second-floor bedroom, where your king bed and an open-concept stone-lined master bathroom await. Private outdoor spaces on both levels provide the perfect setting for taking in stunning Big Sur views.
The Coast House | The coast house can be booked as a one-bedroom or two-bedroom configuration. A 500-square-foot living room with a kitchen, dining area, powder room and large deck are perfect for gatherings with friends and family — while two superior hot tub suites, one on each side, when booked as a two-bedroom, provide a separate measure of solitude. Wherever you find yourself, you'll enjoy dramatic views both inside and out. Relax in front of the wood-burning fireplace. Take a soak in your private outdoor hot tub. The coast house is designed to feel just like a home away from home.


The Sur House | Executive Chef Keith Potter takes his inspiration from this rich and fertile region, showcasing Big Sur's seasonal bounty with ingredients from local purveyors and the hotels organic garden. Its modern American cuisine, deeply rooted in the unique styles and flavors of California's Central Coast— the perfect blend of classic preparations and contemporary flair.
Surstream in Redwood Canyon | A custom-designed mini Airstream that offers beverages, snacks and wraps.
Ocean Meadow Poolside Dining | Enjoy savory and refreshing libations as you relax poolside at Ocean Meadow. The seasonal menu offers appetizers, specialty wraps and delicious smoked chicken quesadilla. A full-bar is positioned on the pool deck, stocked with local wines, beers and cocktails.


Ventana Big Sur an Alila Resort has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, with two heated outdoor pools that offer luxury and a distinctly Big Sur experience. Luxuriate at the Meadow Pool, perhaps in one of the private cabanas, or the large infinity-edge hot tub, or move to the secluded mountain pool.
From yoga classes to intimate Japanese hot baths, Ventana Big Sur’s upscale services, facilities and amenities all have been re-imagined to create a romantic, iconic destination ideal for self-discovery. For an even more relaxing and immersive soak, retreat to the Japanese hot baths and enjoy a serene communal-bath setting traditionally believed to foster emotional intimacy. Separate areas for men and women are provided, or you can meet in the middle for a co-ed experience.


Spa Alila | With treatments rooted in ancient Asian methods and products that meld the healing properties of both earth and sea, the skilled practitioners create a rejuvenating and regenerative experience. From reflexology and unique body treatments to amazing traditional massages, a visit to Spa Alila will leave you with a profound sense of well-being— one that takes hold deep in your soul.


The 24-hour fitness center offers professional-level equipment including treadmills, spinning bikes, TRX, free weights and elliptical cross-trainers.

Nearby Attractions

Located at the intersection of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Lucia Mountains, equal parts American legend and natural wonder, Big Sur is one of the most magical places on Earth. As you drive along the highway hugging the edge of the continent, you quickly come to understand the allure of this iconic destination.
Geographically speaking, Big Sur denotes a 90-mile stretch between Carmel to the north and San Simeon to the south. There is no downtown — only miles of staggeringly beautiful coastline, ocean cliffs, steep ridges, jagged peaks, deep gorges, flowing rivers and a population of approximately 1,000 residents. Big Sur’s history is as remarkable as its setting, a rich and storied heritage of diverse civilizations, cultural influencers, forward thinkers and creative artists of every kind.
From star-strewn skies to pristine beaches and forests, Big Sur offers plentiful opportunities to unwind and explore. Adventurers will find enticements including an array of hiking trails and a variety of other outdoor pursuits such as cycling, surfing and horseback riding. Central Coast landmarks, both manmade and natural, dot the landscape, including the purple sands of Pfeiffer State Beach, the arches of Bixby Bridge and the historic Point Sur Light Station.

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.

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