Sunny’s Spa: Tinsel And Tidings

The holidays are all about engaging the senses — and so is a visit to a superlative spa. Sunny’s, the spa and beauty lounge at The Seabird Resort, sister hotel to Mission Pacific, was designed to reflect this holistic philosophy, with treatments harmonizing the principles of wellness with innovative beauty science. 

Your sense of vision is engaged immediately after stepping through the spa’s welcoming yellow doors, which frame a serene coastal-chic oasis decorated with live plants, artisan-made objects, and textural flourishes. The aroma of Apothia’s Chrismukkah candles, which blend the recognizable character of fir and spruce trees with buoyant notes of crisp ocean air, will attract your sense of smell.  

The healing power of the sea is central to the restorative Sunny’s experience. Spa treatments incorporate a mix of locally and globally sourced products that align with Oceanside’s hyper-local “farm-to-sea” ethos. And unlike the tucked-away spas of yore, Sunny’s emphasizes a sense of place with its natural light–filled layout and atmospheric decor. 

Spa director Marissa Edwards believes that this warm, convivial ambience appeals to both solo guests in search of seclusion and couples or pals seeking indulgence. “Our relaxation lounge overlooks the ocean, and it’s the perfect space to cuddle up with a glass of bubbly or warm herbal tea,” she said, noting that guests are still required to adhere to its comprehensive COVID policies. “Additionally the space we call The Cove, which features a state-of-the-art Sanarium sauna, cold misting showers, and radiant heated stone seating, is also a perfect space for guests to enjoy together.”

Sunny’s is adding plenty of sparkle to the offerings for its inaugural holiday period. Sunny’s has put together a collection of special spa and beauty treatments designed to leave guests cozy, relaxed, and ready to celebrate the season. Each experience includes a thoughtful gift to match the holiday cheer.




Warming, comforting, and energizing, spicy ginger is the star of this ritual for skin, body, and soul. Escape with an exfoliating body scrub, healing wrap, and full body massage with aroma and sound therapy, breath work, and special attention to scalp, hands, and feet. 105 minutes, $350.




When you’re ready for a glow-up, this combination of brightening facial, scalp rescue treatment, bubbles and a blowout will leave you radiating. 2 hours, $325.




Don’t stress out about holiday portraits. Get picture perfect with this package that includes a fassage (our combination facial, hand, foot, and scalp treatment), a holiday manicure, and runway-ready thermal styling. 2 1/2 hours, $315.