Make a Splash this Summer at the Bahia Resort and Catamaran Resort in San Diego’s Mission Bay

May 2022

San Diego, CA – This summer, escape to the sparkling shores of Mission Bay, San Diego’s 4,600-acre aquatic playground, featuring endless recreational activities and two spectacular resorts, the Bahia Resort Hotel and Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, that were made for memorable family-friendly getaways.

From sun up to sun down, there’s always something entertaining to do at the Catamaran Resort, where it’s “island time, all the time,” and the Bahia Resort featuring the very best of the beach. Following is some of the top things to do at both resorts this summer.

Island Vibes

Say “Aloha!” to the Catamaran Resort, San Diego’s original Polynesian-inspired hotel, featuring a popular bayside luau that’s fun for the whole family and several island-themed activities amidst its tropical setting. Sunset Luaus on Mission Bay, June 24 through September 2, feature a delicious all-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet, authentic island music, hula dancing, fiery torch performers, and even a volcano that erupts confetti. Guests also receive a lei and Mai Tai. New this year is Premium VIP seating close to the stage.

The poolside Keiki Klub (Kids Club), happening daily from 1-3 p.m., features complimentary Hawaiian-inspired arts and crafts. Guests of all ages can be transported to the islands with complimentary Hula Lessons and fresh flower Lei Making (cost $20), which take place bayside on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m.

Continuing the island vibe, guests can enjoy a real-life, outdoor enchanted tiki room during daily Bird Shows at 3 p.m. (except on Sundays and Wednesdays), featuring Chadwick the cockatoo and his five feathered friends, including colorful talkative parrots – all Insta-worthy photo ops!

Star-Spangled Fun

Guests can let their patriotic colors fly during two dazzling fireworks displays over Fourth of July weekend. On July 3rd Discover Mission Bay presents a fireworks show at 9:00 p.m., just offshore from El Carmel Point. Bahia and Catamaran resort guests will be treated to prime views from the shoreline. Revelers can also board the Bahia Belle sternwheeler sightseeing cruise, departing from the Bahia Resort at 8 p.m., for breathtaking views from the middle of the bay. Guests and the general public are invited on a special 4th of July Fireworks Cruise aboard the William D. Evans sternwheeler to view SeaWorld San Diego’s fireworks extravaganza. Boarding times are 7 p.m. at the Bahia Resort and 7:45 p.m. at the Catamaran Resort, with the fireworks show beginning at 8:40 p.m. Festivities include DJ-spun live music and a cash bar with light snacks.

Beach Bliss

Throughout the summer, guests at the Catamaran can find Zen with Yoga on the Bay, which takes place daily 8:30-9:30 a.m. The complimentary open-air yoga session, overlooking the calm waters of Mission Bay, is a perfect and relaxing way to begin the day. Mats are provided.

Movie Magic

Taking advantage of San Diego’s pleasantly warm summer weather, both the Bahia and Catamaran resorts stage complimentary outdoor, family-friendly movie nights. Movies on the Bay take place at the Catamaran on Mondays, beginning at dusk (June 20-September 5), with complimentary popcorn and a stunning backdrop of Mission Bay. Surrounded by swaying palm trees and tropical gardens, Movies at Palm Terrace take place at the Bahia on Saturdays at 8 p.m. (May 28-September 3).

Kids’ Stuff

Both resorts cater to kids, and guests of all ages, with a variety of fun and interactive summer games and activities including:

  • Self-guided Scavenger Hunts at the Bahia and Catamaran.
  • Complimentary video arcade at the Catamaran.
  • Popular shuffleboard and tennis courts at the Bahia.
  • Plus, dozens of games and toys to borrow at the Bahia and Catamaran including Frisbees, footballs, volleyballs, corn hole, smash ball, and more.

Sizzling Nightlife

When the sun sets, the fun continues well into the night at the Bahia and Catamaran resorts. A sweet way to end the day, both properties offer S’mores on the Bay with complimentary s’mores kits and hot cocoa on Wednesdays at the Catamaran and Thursdays and Sundays at the Bahia, from 7-8:30 p.m.

The Bahia Belle After Dark Cruise, Mission Bay’s ultimate party boat, will make waves on Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. While cruising the calm waters of the bay, guests can dance to live music and enjoy their favorite cocktails and craft brews. Partygoers must be 21 years or older. Cruises depart from the Bahia Resort on Fridays and the Catamaran Resort on Saturdays. Cost: $15 for hotel guests, $25 for non-hotel guests. Taking full advantage of the beautiful summer weather, Happy Hour at Moray’s at the Catamaran Resort is a great place to people watch while sipping a signature Mai Tai and enjoying daily food and drink specials. Plan now for a San Diego getaway or summer vacation at the Bahia Resort or Catamaran Resort. Get the scoop on all of the exciting summer activities, plus special offers and promotions – including an extended stay discount of up to 25% off when you book three or more nights – by visiting and

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