The award-winning, big-hitting spa for people who want results. Opened in 1958 by the renowned pioneer of wellness Deborah Szekely, Golden Door has been whipping high-profile guests into shape for over fifty years. Offering week long tailor-made stays (choose from female-only, male-only or co-ed), this Southern Californian institution is spread over a 600-acre site and focuses on achieving a body, mind and spirit balance. Days begin with a guided dawn hike and end with a deep-tissue massage, or an inspirational talk by guest speakers such as Arianna Huffington.
All fitness levels are catered for and whether you’re here to lose weight, get fit or gently rejuvenate, you’ll also achieve a sense of balance with as much of the programme centred on inner wellbeing as it is on physical strength. The facilities are next to none with a well-equipped gym and various workout studios, two swimming pools and more than 40 scheduled exercise sessions, including yoga, Tai Chi, barre, dance and free weights. Golden Door's signature programme will completely transform your health in seven days.
Please note: All retreats are available for Sunday arrival only
Nearest Airport: San Diego International Airport
Transfer Time: Approx. 30 minutes
Including transfers, accommodation, full board and a 7 night programme
Holistic Healing | Fixing Your Issues
An aesthetician will design a personalised programme for every guest which can include bathhouse treatments (including scrubs, wraps and hydrotherapy baths), skincare (including facials, peels and masks) and hair and beauty services. Private sessions can also be arranged in interests such as dream interpretation, energy balancing, acupuncture and aromatherapy.
|Deep tissue massage||Reiki||Thai herbal poultice||Acupuncture|
|Lymph drainage||Facials||Body scrubs||Reflexology|
|Hypnosis||Myofacial release||Watsu therpy||Aromatherapy|
|Astrology||Nutrition counselling||Advanced lifestyle coaching||Thai massage|
Cultivating a backyard approach to farm-to-table cuisine, executive Chef Greg Frey Jr. grounds his menus in seasonal ingredients grown and produced on property. Hyper-local sourcing of seafood and poultry translates to first-name basis relationships with farmers and fishermen in the surrounding San Diego area while improving food quality and minimising the carbon footprint.
- Tai Chi
- Qi Gong
- 3x Lounges
- Dining room
- Bathhouse (with showers, hot tub, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy tub, and herbal wrap area)
- 9x Skincare and body care treatment rooms
- 2x Swimming pools
- 2x Labyrinths
- A Ki-Atsu water therapy pool
- 7x State of the art gyms
- A lighted tennis court
- Pilates studio
- 5 Acres of bio-intensive gardens
- 12x Mountain or meadow hikes of varying challenge on 25 miles of private trails
Located in a peaceful valley between San Diego and Los Angeles. Golden Door is set within 600 acres of landscaped private grounds.
Directions to Golden Door
Travelling by plane
- San Diego Airport - approx. 30 mins
A Week at Golden Door
Golden Door | United States
Golden Door is the ultimate Californian escape. With only 40 guests each week, Golden Door offers weeks dedicated to making guests feel most comfortable and that cater to their special needs and interests. The entire experience at Golden Door is tailored to the individual, from a meal plan to fitne…