Water activities near Santa Cruz resort.


Resort Recreation

A Beautiful Resort Escape with Lots of Things To Do in the Heart of Santa Cruz

Chaminade Resort & Spa is an uncommonly beautiful escape in the heart of Santa Cruz. Work out at our fitness center, hike our 3 miles of wooded trails or play in our outdoor heated swimming pool. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, you can play some tennis, explore nearby golf courses, or set sail on Monterey Bay. Chaminade is your gateway to the picturesque California coast; let us help you create lifelong memories.

For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 831.475.5600 or click here to contact us.

Santa Cruz family fun at resort pool.

Resort Pool & Hot Tub

Located with steps of six of our guest room villas Chaminade offers an outdoor heated pool year round, poolside cabana rentals, seasonal pool bar and a bubbling whirlpool tub to relax the day away. > Learn More

The Spa at Chaminade

Experience our relaxing spa, featuring a fitness center, spa services and treatments, complete with private spa patio overlooking a peaceful wooded valley.> Learn More

Resort tennis courts in Santa Cruz, California.

Four Lighted Tennis Courts

Play a set with friends on our four lighted tennis courts set among the tower eucalyptus. Racquets and tennis balls may be loaned out to guests at the fitness center, on a first come first serve basis. > Learn More

Volleyball & Croquet

A sand volleyball court offers guests the opportunity to challenge one another, while basking in the beautiful sunshine. Try your hand at croquet, on our lush sports lawn. Equipment is available at the fitness center and may be loaned out to guests on a first come first serve basis.

Hiking trails in Santa Cruz, California near resort.

Picnic Areas

Chaminade Resort & Spa has over 200 + acres to explore and enjoy. Our large grassy sports lawn and oak covered Redwood Deck are a perfect place to enjoy a deli sandwich and cool beverage. Where ever you choose to have your picnic, true natural beauty surrounds you.

Scenic Hiking Trails

With over 3 miles of hiking trail meandering through the resort, you will surely feel miles away from ordinary. A variety of terrain and intensity levels on our trails will suit every guest and make you feel refreshed.> Learn More

Geocaching in Santa Cruz, California near resort.

Geocaching Adventure Course

Chaminade Resort & Spa is now offering guests one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in North America. Chaminade’s new Geocaching Adventure Coursecombines nature exploration and high technology. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called “Caches” outdoors and then follow the clues hidden within the “Cache”. Once all have been found a reward will be given for finding all of the “Caches”, which is not an easy feat. Most simply defined, geocaching is a hightech treasure hunt 

  • Fun for ALL ages and abilities 
  • Stop by the fitness center to check out a clue book and learn more about this adventure. > Learn More
Kayaking off Santa Cruz's coast by luxury resort.

Resort Scavenger Hunt

Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at your leisure during Fitness Center hours. Complete the scavenger hunt and return it to the Fitness Center. All hunts completed with accurate answers will be awarded fun prizes.

Coastal Adventures

Those venturing outside the resort will also love our proximity to a variety of high adventure activities, site-seeing tours, wine tasting rooms and cultural attractions in the city of Santa Cruz and beyond. > Learn More