Fun Things to Do in San Diego Resort Activities

A tropical oasis in San Diego, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a playground for all ages. Guests enjoy access to a myriad of resort activities and exciting things to do, see, and eat, without leaving the beautiful Mission Bay property.

Beach chairs and umbrellas overlooking Mission Bay

Best Beach Day

Lounge on the Catamaran’s beach chairs and enjoy the gentle sea breezes and relaxing views of Mission Bay. These 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.

Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Close up bird at the Catamaran Resort

Bird Show

A unique experience at the Catamaran, families can gather for an interactive show with our feathered friends, the colorful talking macaws. Don’t miss this special photo opportunity with these beautiful exotic birds.

Open Daily (except Sun. Wed.) | 3:00 p.m.

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Family taking boat ride on Mission Bay

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.

Girl jumping into pool into parents arms

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 friends and family for an unforgettable San Diego vacation.

Open Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Couple relaxing by outdoor hot tub overlooking Mission Bay

Catamaran Spa

Relax and rejuvenate at San Diego’s only beachfront spa. With options for massages, facials, body wraps, and more, the treatments at The Catamaran Spa are inspired by South Pacific and Asian healing traditions.

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Hotel and Spa Guest exercising at the Catamaran Resort and Spa Indoor outdoor fitness center

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.

Open Daily | 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (limited capacity)

Summer Activities The Whole Family Can Enjoy

This summer, there is something for everyone at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Whether you want to learn something new or simply relax with an outdoor family movie on the bay, make it your own with a variety of activity options for the whole family.

Summer Activities will start June 19 through September 7, 2020.

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Movie screen set up on Mission Bay

Movies on the Bay

Catch a family-friendly outdoor movie night with a stunning backdrop of Mission Bay. Refreshments are available for sale during the flick for an unforgettable San Diego evening. 

Sundays, Mondays + Wednesdays

Handmade lei making at the Catamaran Resort Hotel on Mission Bay

Lei Making and Hula Lessons

Transport yourself to the island with make your own Fresh Flower Lei ($10 fee) and enjoy complimentary hula lessons for hotel guests. The activities is hosted on the south lawn.

Saturdays | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Tiki torches on Mission Bay

Torch Lighting

Experience the magic of the Polynesian islands with this electrifying show with dumbs and hula dancing set on the shores of Mission Bay.

Tuesdays + Fridays | 6:00 p.m.

Happy hour drinks at Moray's

Happy Hour

Weekdays are meant for happy hour at Moray’s. With special pricing on drinks and appetizers perfect for sharing, grab a seat among the tropical landscaping and sip your favorite libation for less.

Monday - Friday | 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Beach Towels concierge at the Catamaran Resort Hotel

Beach Concierge

The Beach Concierge Service has everything you need for an unforgettable beach day on beautiful Mission Bay. Discover essentials such as umbrellas, chairs, towels, beach toys, beach games, volleyball, and more. 

Daily | 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Lava Java coffee, snack, smoothies and more on Mission Bay

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.

Open Daily | 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

People enjoying yoga on the shores of Mission Bay

Yoga on the Bay

Start your morning with a relaxing open-air yoga session overlooking the calm waters of Mission Bay. Mats are provided and the class is complimentary for hotel guests and Catamaran Spa guests. 

Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

Brunch on Mission Bay San Diego

Champagne Brunch

Sundays are made for brunching, and Oceana Coastal Kitchen's weekly feast is a must. The delicious meal includes free-flowing bubbles, your choice of entrée, and seafood, fruit, pastries, and more.

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The Catamaran Spa Retail items

Spa Retail

Browse through popular spa products including the Catamaran’s signature lime vanilla haircare and moisturizer line as well as the cozy waffle spa robes and more. 

Daily: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

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