A Weekend of Self-Care on the Shores of Malibu: 6 Local Wellness Practices To Try
While it’s always important to set aside time for self-care, many of us can agree that this year, seeking out rest and relaxation is more essential than ever. With this in mind, we invite you to retreat to Malibu Beach Inn this fall for a mind, body, and soul reset, inspired by the beginning of a new season.
Our one-of-a-kind beachfront hideaway offers an ideal destination to partake in a variety of impactful wellness practices, enhanced by majestic views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the soothing sounds of Pacific waves. Whether you’re getting away for some solo reflection or unwinding for the weekend with a close friend or partner, make the most of your stay by incorporating these six self-care habits — many of which you can continue back home, too.
Reflect by the ocean
Step outside Malibu Beach Inn, and you’ll find your toes in the sands of Carbon Beach. Peaceful and picturesque, this exclusive stretch of sand is of course met by the rhythmic waves of the Pacific, adding a tranquil soundtrack to your weekend. What’s more, research suggests that just being by the ocean inspires calm, reduces stress, and enhances mindfulness.
Get outside for a hike
Hiking in Malibu is a pastime loved by locals and visitors alike, and for good reason. With options ranging from casual nature walks to high-exertion treks, there’s something for every mood and fitness level, and each option features its own unique views of Malibu, the LA basin, and beyond. If you’re in the mood to sweat, the six-mile out-and-back Backbone Trail to Sandstone Peak is a favorite, while Los Liones Trail offers a slightly more mellow stroll to wander along. No matter which one you choose, you’ll reap the benefits of getting active outdoors, which include increasing mental energy and possibly even enhancing immunity.
Try a digital detox
With so much natural beauty at your fingertips, our coastal California haven offers an ideal destination to truly unplug. Disconnect from your everyday life by trying a “digital detox” — this can mean deleting social media apps from your phone, avoiding the news, or even leaving your phone in your accommodations for your visit. (Here’s how to plan a full digital detox getaway in Malibu.)
Indulge in farm-to-table dining paired with great wine
Here at Malibu Beach Inn, guests are invited to dine on the terrace of CBC Restaurant, which is suspended above the sand and sea for an unforgettable oceanfront culinary experience. Inspired by Pacific and Mediterranean fare, Chef Ryan Caldwell sources seasonal ingredients from nearby One Gun Ranch, area farmers markets, and more, creating dishes that are nourishing, local, and above all, delectable. A dinner here isn’t complete without perusing our award-winning wine list — after all, part of wellness is enjoying balance.
Reset with a great night’s sleep
Cap off a relaxing day by prioritizing your zzz’s. Getting enough sleep is associated with a number of physical and mental health benefits, and lucky for guests of Malibu Beach Inn, our supremely comfortable accommodations make this easier than ever to experience. In addition to luxurious, inviting bedding, warm lighting, and the sounds of the waves outside, consider packing along a sleep spray to help you wind down (Votary’s Lavender and Chamomile Pillow Spray is a chic and effective choice).
No matter what you do during your self-care getaway — whether that’s finishing the book that’s been sitting on your shelf, kick-starting a meditation practice, or starting a gratitude journal — just the simple act of getting away for a weekend is one of the best self-care measures you can take. From all of us at Malibu Beach Inn, we look forward to welcoming you for a rejuvenating, peaceful retreat.