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A San Diego Summer Tradition on the Shores of Mission Bay!

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa's Summer Tradition is Back Starting June 24th!

A San Diego summer tradition is coming to Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa this summer on the shores of Mission Bay! This annual Sunset Luaus is a festive celebration of Polynesian food, music, and dances perfect for families.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa's Summer

The memorable luau experience is happening Tuesdays and Fridays, from June 24, 2022, through September 2, 2022, and includes a lei, Mai Tai, an all-you-can-eat buffet, and entertainment. Local luau group Pride of Polynesia provides authentic island music and dance, featuring hula and fiery torch dancers.

You will be transported to the islands with an impressive display of luau dishes, including Kalua roast pig and pork loin, spicy shrimp and grilled pineapple salad, and Hawaiian sweet rolls. And for the dessert, you can find treats like coconut cream cake and more. See the complete program here.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa's Summer Tradition

About Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa is a tropical hideaway in San Diego's Pacific Beach community, only 8 miles from San Diego International Airport and a 2 to 2 1/2 hours drive from Los Angeles, making it a perfect spot for a family getaway!

The resort is also close to all the popular attractions in San Diego. You are just 3 miles from SeaWorld San Diego, 12 miles from the world-famous San Diego Zoo, 25 miles from Sesame Place San Diego, and 28 miles from LEGOLAND California.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa's Summer Tradition

The Rooms

All of the 310 suites, studios, and hotel rooms at Catamaran provide the comfort and amenities to enjoy the beachfront lifestyle. The rooms feature a balcony or patio with breathtaking views of Mission Bay, the Pacific Beach neighborhood and coastline, or the property’s lush tropical gardens.


The Catamaran Resort Hotel is a dog-friendly resort. You can take one housebroken dog per guest room weighing 50 lbs. or less, or two smaller dogs. There is a room cleaning fee of $125 on the day of check-in for guests with dogs. There are no charges for service animals. Dogs must be leashed at all times while outside of your guest room.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa's Summer Tradition

Activities at Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

From lei-making and movies on the bay to poolside entertainment and happy hour specials, the Catamaran has a full lineup of resort activities for the entire family to enjoy.

Water Sports

With two on-property locations, Action Sports Rentals offers the best rental equipment available for exciting outdoor activities including standup paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, and biking around the bay.

Splish Splash

Surrounded by towering palm trees and lush scenery, the inviting pool atmosphere at the Catamaran is a great way to unwind and have fun with your family during your vacation.


A favorite activity for the kids, the hotel’s arcade offers wholesome entertainment with classic gaming fun. The arcade is located in the pool area for a convenient shaded activity option when a break from the sun is needed.

Exclusive Beach Bonfires

Toast the sunset and roast s'mores under the stars when you book a private bonfire with our local partner, Bayside Bonfires. Bayside Bonfires provides firewood, chairs, and s'mores for a convenient setup and relaxing fireside evening on the grass lawn by the beach.

Best Beach Day

Lounge on the Catamaran’s beach chairs and enjoy the gentle sea breezes and relaxing views of Mission Bay. The chairs are on a first come first serve basis and are set up with an umbrella, so you can choose shade or sun for your beach day.

Kids Keiki Club

Children of all ages can show off their creative side during their stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel. Families can head to the pool for the Keiki Club’s fun and interactive Hawaiian-inspired arts and crafts activities.

Bahia Belle Cruises

The Bahia Belle, provides 45-minute sightseeing cruises on the waters of beautiful Mission Bay. The 74-foot, 3-story turn-of-the-century boat offers an observation deck to view the stunning sites of the 4,200-acre aquatic park.

Bird Encounter

A unique experience at the Catamaran, you can gather with colorful talking macaws at the resort, and take special photos with these beautiful exotic birds.

Fitness Center

Just steps from the beach overlooking Mission Bay and the boardwalk, the on-site fitness center features the latest workout equipment and lets you take in the view while you spend time focusing on your wellness.


The on-site whirlpool is a welcoming setting for warming up, soaking, and relaxing. Located in the pool area, you can switch between the whirlpool and the pool depending on your mood.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa's Summer Tradition

Food and Drinks at Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

Snacks On-the-Go

Perfect for a caffeine pick-me-up or quick bite, Lava Java is the on-property grab-and-go café offering a selection of specialty coffees, teas, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, and more.

Champagne Brunch at Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu complete with Champagne and mimosas, or choose your own brunch experience with a delicious selection of á la carte menu items at Oceana Coastal Kitchen.

Happy Hours at Moray’s outdoor lounge

Located steps from the shores of Mission Bay, Moray’s outdoor lounge features a tropical setting lined with tiki torches, fire pit tables, and lush flora. Relax over a casual meal, happy hour, or late-night cocktails overlooking the bay or inside the bar to enjoy the beautiful saltwater aquarium with exotic, tropical fish.

Seasonal Dining

Open seasonally, the Oasis Snack Shack, as well as the Pool Bar and Grill, offer delicious snacks the whole family will love. Click here to see the menu.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa's Summer Tradition

The Spa at the Catamaran Resort Hotel

From the gorgeous location to rejuvenating treatments, The Catamaran Spa is a truly unique escape. Enjoy a relaxing facial, massage, or pedicure, and take a moment to focus on self-care. Your rejuvenating day at the spa includes the use of the relaxation lounge, sauna, steam room, locker rooms, and more. You need to make an appointment for the spa by calling (858) 539-8820, or reserve online. Also, click here to check out seasonal spa and wellness offers.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa's Summer Tradition

Nearby Attractions & Activities

San Diego offers a variety of family activities for families, which are all a short distance from the resort:

Located only three miles away from the Catamaran, SeaWorld is the destination for kid-friendly fun, with rides perfect for the whole family, including Tentacle Twirl, Sea Dragon Drop, and many more. From a soaking raft ride to a thrilling coaster to a leisurely gondola ride, SeaWorld San Diego’s mix of rides is one of the best in California.

The 100-acre Zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. Exhibits range from an African rain forest featuring gorillas to the Arctic taiga and tundra.

Legoland California is an interactive playground for both kids and adults, filled with more than 60 exciting rides, all-ages shows and hands-on activities. Family favorites are Fun Town Police and Fire Academy, LEGO Factory Tour and the Adventurer’s Club, XBOX Family Game Space, the Miniland, and more.

An iconic San Diego amusement park with a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, Belmont Park is a one-stop-shop for all-day family entertainment. For adrenaline junkies, a ride on the Giant Dipper wooden rollercoaster is a must.

The interactive art installations and hands-on art programming at The New Children's Museum provide creative and educational experiences for children and families.

Explore San Diego by trolley and learn about the history and stories about some of the most haunted locations. Listen to exhilarating accounts of paranormal activity and visit city landmarks for a thrill any time of the year.

From the mountains and deserts to deep ocean waters and salt marshes, San Diego County contains more biodiversity than any other region in the contiguous United States. Encounter local wildlife from endangered sea turtles to the rare Shaw’s agave, all within the peaceful setting of a National Wildlife Refuge on San Diego Bay.

The Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,000 animals representing more than 300 species. Entertainment and activities include Frequent Flyer show, Robert the Zebra, Cheetah Run, Animal Tales, Animal Presentations, Kids Activity Station, Keeper Talks, Animal Movement Moments, and more.

Sesame Place is a new theme park in San Diego that brings all your favorite Sesame Place characters to life. From your child's first roller coaster to exciting water slides, there will be plenty of whirls, twirls, splishes, and splashes to experience at Sesame Place San Diego.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa's Summer Tradition

Live Cams at Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

To get a sneak peek of Catamaran Resort & Spa on Live Cam, click here. The camera pans from the beautiful bay and the resort’s property to the nearby Mission Beach and the Pacific Ocean.

You can also meet the friendly parrots at the resort. Bianchi, Chadwick, Cornell, Mercer, and Scooter are available every day between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. pacific time, depending on the weather to visit via Bird Live Cam.

Contact Information and Reservation

Catamaran Resort Hotel is located at 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109. You can make reservations by calling (858) 488-1081 or reserve your room online. To learn more about Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, visit their official website.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa's Summer Tradition



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