Resort Activities

Discover a variety of year-round and seasonal activities for all ages, interests and tastes. Whether you seek indoor or outdoor, culinary or fitness, each experience offers guests the chance to enjoy the best of our Italian seaside village along Newport Coast.

Resort Pools

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    One of the most strikingly unique pools found anywhere, Coliseum Pool was designed with more than one million glass mosaic tiles, laid by hand to form the pool’s perfect circle, 136 feet in diameter. The most intimate way to experience this luxurious oasis is in one of the furnished private cabanas, available by reservation for Bungalow and Villa guests.

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    This private pool, for Villa guests exclusively, is a work of art boasting a radiant blue bottom created by 300,000 hand-cut, hand-set glass mosaic tiles and views of the Pacific Ocean beyond. In this area, guests also enjoy luxurious cabanas, a whirlpool spa, children’s wading pool, pool attendants and full-service poolside food and beverage.

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    Lounge comfortably in the luxury cabana suites that surround both the Coliseum and Villa Pools. Featuring flat-screen TVs, Bose audio systems, chaise lounges, dining tables with chairs, ceiling fans and mini bars, each cabana suite is thoughtfully designed to include all the amenities needed for to relax poolside for as long as you wish. Guests may also arrange for food to be delivered to their cabana for added ease.

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    Located at Camp Pelican™, adjacent to the Coliseum Pool, the children’s pool boasts panoramic ocean views and tailors to our younger guests featuring kid-sized chaise lounges, umbrellas, an entertaining bubble jet fountain and sand play areas. Parents are welcome to join their children to enjoy the area and play together. Camp Pelican enrollment is available to guests through the Resort Concierge.


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    The Spa Fitness Center

    • Open daily from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Complimentary daily wellness activities, such as fitness walks and outdoor yoga sessions
    • Personal Training sessions may also be arranged
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    The Villa Clubhouse Fitness Center

    • Exclusively for Villa guests daily from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Top cardio equipment such as Lifecycle Fitness and Precor
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    Wellness Classes

    • For Resort guests and Spa day guests
    • Complimentary fitness classes are offered in the Spa Movement Studio which include a combination of strength training, cardiovascular exercise and flexibility
    • Daily Crystal Cove Beach Walks depart from the Spa lobby each morning
  • Entertainment


For your enjoyment, a variety of live entertainment can be found throughout the Resort.

Andrea features a classical guitarist accompanying dinner each night from 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Pelican Grill Lounge has a trio perform Thursday–Sunday evenings.

The Great Room offers performances every Thursday from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 8:30 p.m. – midnight with wine flights, cheese boards, charcuterie and light desserts available.

For the most up-to-date information on entertainment occurring throughout the year, please view our calendar.

Resort Activities


Seasonal Activities

Pelican Hill offers guests and locals a destination to gather and engage in casual events and activities, from epicurean experiences and golf clinics, to etiquette classes and art tours.

For current activities and events, please view our calendar.

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