Relax on Island Time : Catalina Express

Relax on Island Time

2 women at Island Spa

Just an hour boat ride away, you can leave reality behind to enjoy an Island getaway on Catalina. After a busy holiday season, the tranquility of the Island is ideal for a day full of wellness and relaxation. Every once in a while, one deserves to treat themselves with a rejuvenating treatment, relaxing day, shopping or a fancy dinner.

Spa Day

Start your getaway off by unplugging and relaxing at the many different wellness Catalina spas. Catalina Island has you covered for a relaxing day of rejuvenating wellness.

Just steps away from the beach, enjoy the amenities and treatments at the Island Spa Catalina. Take a soak in their pool, relax in their eucalyptus steam room, then freshen up with their mix of high-quality massages and facials.

A Touch of Heaven Day Spa allows for one to embark on a journey of self-healing. The native rocks and natural aromas found on Catalina are integrated into their services making this spa unique.

Get pampered from head to toe at the Island Breeze Spa and Salon, where you can get all of your self-care needs done in one day. Island Breeze Spa and Salon offers services ranging from therapeutic massages to full-service hair care.

With personalized treatments, Catalina Sea Spa aims to soothe and re-energize the body, mind, and soul.  Catalina Sea Spa provides their customers with a unique experience by giving massage services tailored to one’s needs and preferences.

Couple lounging on the beach

Toes in the Sand

After a time of wellness and rejuvenating, head down to Descanso Beach Club for a laid-back day in the sun. Fuel up on food and refreshing drinks at Avalon’s beach side restaurant and bar. If you don’t feel like eating at the restaurant, have food and beverages delivered to your private cabana or chaise lounge that are available to rent. A cabana or chaise lounge will make your relaxation day worth the while, as you sit back and enjoy the ocean waves.

If you find your peace while on the ocean, you can rent a kayak or paddle board from Descanso Beach Ocean Sports. Paddle along the coastline to see the picturesque coves and caves.

Retail Therapy

Shop until you drop at Avalon’s many locally unique shopping boutiques! Another luxury on Catalina Island are the many shopping boutiques that are offered on the waterfront. You can search around for a new outfit or even a keepsake souvenir to remember your Island getaway.

Bluewater Grill Patio

Sip and Savor

For an upscale night out, take a trip downtown for drinks and an appetizing dinner. Bluewater Grill, Steve’s Steakhouse, M Restaurant, or Avalon Grille are bound to give you an exceptional dinning experience with a magnificent view at each location.

Bluewater Grill’s food specializes in New England seafood with a contemporary Catalina Island twist. The menu is full of seafood favorites that are locally caught. Don’t forget to enjoy signature cocktails with your plate as well!

Located upstairs, Steve’s Steakhouse is Avalon’s only classic steakhouse on Catalina Island. Steve’s Steakhouse is known for their Omaha corn-fed choice beef and fresh local seafood. Try a glass of wine from their extensive wine list to compliment your plate.

Craving a unique Italian dinner? Dine at the M Restaurant where you can enjoy plates with an Italian flair featuring seasonal ingredients and of course, local seafood. Choose from their selection of pastas that pair well with their many wine options.

Avalon Grille is known for California coastal cuisine that is crafted into chef-inspired dishes with premium meats, local fish, and farmstand produce. Exclusively available at Avalon Grille’s spectacular central bar, you can find the Famous Wrigley Martini that was created by Philip K. Wrigley himself.

You will take relaxing to the next level when visiting Catalina Island for a little wellness day! From the spa to beach time or shopping day then to a fancy dinner, you’ll want to come back again to take time to rejuvenate and be strictly on Island time.   

Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.