The peacefulness begins immediately. Your car is left in the parking lot by the main building where registration takes place, and where the spa is also located. Baggage is loaded into your personal golf cart, and you are driven to your room by staff who help you get your belongings into your room. The keys to the golf cart are then handed to you and that is your transportation around the grounds of the resort. No slamming car door sounds, or car alarms being beeped on/off are heard….just the sound of the waves.
As we walked in to our room, quiet classical music was playing from a radio/iPod docking station, and there was a bottle of wine and two glasses waiting.
There is one restaurant on the grounds, Kula Ranch, that serves lunch and dinner. We had dinner there one night that was excellent. Breakfast is strictly room service, that is brought to your room (by golf cart of course), and comes in a wicker basket with your food selections wrapped in a plaid cloth. Selections are warm hard-boiled eggs, granola, cereal, fresh fruit, bagels, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices. A picnic in your room for breakfast, and you could probably just take your basket and have breakfast down on the private beach, but given the cloudy and cool weather we enjoyed ours in our room by the fireplace.
The beach was just steps from the building where our room was, and had a rugged beauty about it that had Northern California written all over it.