Nestled on 500 private acres in a secluded valley in Vista, California, 40 miles north of San Diego, the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa is an exclusive retreat that boasts 32 Mediterranean-styled guest villas and suites with a 5:1 staff-to-guest ratio.
It’s not wonder it is has long been welcome retreat for a long list of Hollywood stars seeking wellness in a peaceful and remote setting.
Guests rejuvenate through the resort’s fitness programs, spa treatments, nutritional guides and more. Owned by philanthropists and entrepreneurs Terri and John Havens, the couple modeled Cal-a-Vie’s design to reflect the family’s trips to France. This Provençal style is mirrored throughout the spa, which is decorated with countless French antiques and original 18th century buildings acquired during the Havens’ French buying trips.
Enjoy our USATODAY/10Best PHOTO ESSAY of our experience. Since a picture is worth 1,000 words, you might also want to take a closer look at our comprehensive PHOTO GALLERY of this picturesque enclave. I think you’ll agree, this luxury spa, tucked away in the hills of Southern California, combines a comprehensive wellness program with a stunning Old World ambiance that is truly unique..