Monterey County offers plenty of options for visitors looking to spare no expense for a top of the line experience. From luxurious properties to elegant dining and activities, Monterey County is a prime destination for those seeking an unforgettable luxury vacation.  


Carmel Valley Ranch — With gorgeous fireplaces, private decks, and aromatherapy bath amenities, it’s hard to beat the luxury accommodations at Carmel Valley Ranch. And the award-winning dining, restorative spas, and elegant pools turn this resort into a playground for adults.

Post Ranch Inn — Located in stunning Big Sur, the rooms at Post Ranch Inn offer stunning views of the ocean and mountains. The rejuvenating spas and various infinity pools perched upon Big Sur's cliffs make this the ideal luxury getaway for romance and comfort.

Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn

Ventana Big Sur — Set along 160 forested acres of rugged Pacific Coast, Ventana Big Sur is a majestic resort and the perfect place to reconnect with your body and spirit. Private sanctuaries and fun social spaces make this a luxury spot for guests looking for either solitary or social getaways.

Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach — Set between the first and second holes of the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links, this elegant Mediterranean resort offers 24 private rooms that are the height of romance.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa —  This Carmel Valley resorts offers the ultimate luxury Wine Country experience. With warm ranch-chic accommodations and elegant cuisine, this is the perfect spot for those seeking something special.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa


Aubergine — A refined eatery for sophisticated palettes, Aubergine offers a stunning list of wines and an exciting menu of New American fare celebrating the bounty of the region. This award winning restaurant is located at L'Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Châteaux in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn — Emphasizing food creations with a sense of place and culture, Sierra Mar offers a luxurious and unconventional dining experience. The breathtaking views are a nice bonus too!

Pacific's Edge — Located at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands, this coastal hot spot offers locally inspired dishes and stunning ocean and sunset views.

Pacific's Edge Restaurant at Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Lucia Restaurant at Bernardus Lodge & Spa — Thanks to the legendary artistry of head chef Cal Stamenov, Lucia Restaurant offers some of the region’s most creative and well-crafted takes on California cuisine.  

The Bench — Enjoy an eclectic menu inspired by global culinary styles at this Pebble Beach restaurant. And if you’re a cocktail drinker, The Bench offers a wide range of innovative mixed drinks.  

Outdoor patio at The Bench


Wine tasting — A visit to Monterey County isn’t complete without some wine. Luxury wineries throughout the area, such as Bernardus Winery, offer unforgettable and intimate experiences.

Talbott Vineyards

Shopping on Ocean Ave — For those looking to make some luxury purchases, Carmel-by-the-Sea offers high-end boutiques, galleries, antique sellers, and fine jewelers.

Monterey Car Week — For a week every August, this marathon of car-related events around Monterey County features some of the most notable and elegant vehicles in the world.

GourmetFest in Carmel — Happening March 14-17, 2019, this four-day foodie paradise touts a roster of famed French chefs and some of the best wine in the world.

Mushroom Hunt & Lunch: GourmetFest Carmel 2018

These memorable options make Monterey County just right for those who want an especially luxurious getaway. What are you waiting for?