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Whatever pursuit you prefer, Chaminade Resort & Santa Cruz offers uniquely diverse and exciting opportunities for recreation, relaxation and fun. Situated on more than 300-acres the lush grounds and natural beauty make Chaminade Resort a playground for year-round fun. Enjoy our sports lawn with bocce ball, horseshoes, disc golf putting, corn hole and more!  Scroll below for more adventures and resort fun.

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Two Pools - One Extraordinary Experience

Soak in the California sun and cool off in two separate resort-style pools. The new pool complex features hot tubs, cabanas, a pool bar, and the Sandbox, a poolside food truck operating on the weekends!

Pool Hours: Daily | 7am - 10pm

Pool Bar Hours: Friday - Sunday | See front desk or fitness center for hours of service

Escape to Santa Cruz this Fall and enjoy the California sunshine while relaxing by the pool!

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Cabana Rentals and Day Passes

Looking for your own comfortable space to relax with friends or family poolside? We have nine private cabanas available to rent for small and large parties. Day passes are also available - including access to two pools, hottubs, our fitness center, sauna and more!





The Sandbox

Chaminade's very own food truck is here! Order favorites like street tacos and tuna poke, or cool off with a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich. Conveniently located next to our pools, you won't have to go far when hunger strikes. Public welcome.

Saturday & Sunday | See front desk or fitness center for hours of service


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Bonfire & S'mores Experience

Enjoy an evening fireside with s'mores for your family and friends. Includes a roaring fire, seating and s'mores kits for four, and bottled water. Seven nights a week from 7-9 pm.

Sunday - Thursday | $100

Friday - Saturday | $150

To reserve firepit call 831.475.5600.

Add-ons including additional s'mores kits, beer, and wine are available upon request.


Disc Golf

If low-key competition with the fresh air and outdoor experience of a nature hike sounds good to you, consider playing disc golf. Disc golf is particularly effective in fostering creativity, adaptability, and a willingness to embrace new things.


Play a set with friends on our four lighted tennis courts set among the towering eucalyptus. Enjoy a game of Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in North America, on our two lighted courts.

Resort-Style Pools

Lounge at either of two heated pools offering cabanas, hot tubs, poolside bar and food truck, and endless sunshine!


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.

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Resort Recreation

Don't feel like leaving the resort? No problem! There's plenty to do on the Chaminade grounds, including relaxing by the pool and hot tub, cooling off under a cabana, hiking through the Redwoods or treating yourself to a spa day.

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Santa Cruz

Experience coastal beaches, stroll along trails ine on of the many state parks, or enjoy seaside shopping in downtown Santa Cruz or nearby Capitola Village. Immerse yourself in all this and more, just 10 minutes from Chaminade.

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Top 5 Things to Do

From live music and weekly events at The View meandering atop mountains to exploring downtown Santa Cruz, Chaminade gets you close to some of the most exciting things to do in the Monterey Bay area. Add these five activities to your Santa Cruz bucket list.

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Mountaintop Adventures

Santa Cruz is right on the edge of the great outdoors. From rolling hills and zip lines to thick forests and state park, Santa Cruz is a nature lover's paradise. Embark on your next adventure in Chaminade's 300 forested acres.

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Wine Country

The Santa Cruz Mountains are one of California's better-kept secrets. Among the rolling hills, you'll found countless lesser-known yet still award-winning wineries. Go tasting and touring these family-owned wineries and vineyards.

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