Be Well at Nobu Ryokan: Malibu's Best Kept Secret

Get lost in luxury in the middle of Malibu at Nobu Ryokan. Entering the grounds of this boutique 16-room oceanfront retreat overlooking Carbon Beach instantly transports guests to a tranquil oasis, seemingly world’s away from the hustle and bustle of its central Malibu location on Pacific Coast Highway near the Malibu Pier. Gracious hosts enthusiastically welcome you into this hidden sanctuary where peace, privacy and Pacific Ocean views beckon guests to relax and unwind. Anticipating your every need, Nobu Ryokan’s friendly attentive staff offer a traditional Japanese hot towel upon arrival, complimentary car valet service in their safe off-street gated and private garage, and luggage delivery to your room, where they provide an easy and thorough orientation to an in-room iPad that operates the lights, shades, TV and concierge services at the touch of a button.

Every need is taken care of so you can relax and rejuvenate, and Nobu Ryokan’s wellness-infused “Be Well” package, offered in partnership with Slip®Be Here Farm + NatureDetox Market and Malibu Fit Concierge, includes several extra-customized amenities, including a decadent pot of green tea and matcha cake to enjoy while settling into the impressive comfort of your luxurious beachfront room. 

Expansive views, natural lighting and elegant furnishings—including a King size bed with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, ample pillows and cozy quilts, a 75-inch flat screen TV, sitting area with couch and coffee table, plus indoor and outdoor dining tables—invite guests to immerse in comfort, stretch out and stay awhile, leaving the cares of the world far behind.

Soothed by the ocean waves and courtyard waterfall while lounging on the uber-comfortable private patio lounge chairs, Nobu Ryokan’s guests enjoy a beautiful relaxing respite from responsibility as they luxuriate in the sounds and sights of the sparkling blue ocean and wide-open sky views during the day, and al fresco outdoor dining and stargazing next to a warm and blazing outdoor fireplace at night—extra lucky guests (like me) might even spot a shooting star!

While it’s tempting to feast your eyes forever on the amazing patio views offered in every Nobu Ryokan room, you’ll want to partake in the indoor amenities as well, namely, the impressive teak wood soaking tub designed to re-create the Japanese natural hot springs soaking experience.

Highlighted by numerous skylights streaming an abundance of natural light into the room, the soaking tub defines the retreat experience. Sprinkle in the Custom Ryokan bath salts by Detox Market and purify your skin with the Be Here + Farm Custom Ryokan face serum included in the Be Well package amenities and drift into blissful states as your body relaxes and rejuvenates.

When hunger calls, take advantage of the Be Well package’s priority reservations at the famed Nobu Malibu, just steps away from the Ryokan, or select from hot and cold menu items served in-room or on the intimate outdoor relaxation deck overlooking Carbon Beach. Lobster Ceviche, Grilled King Crab Salad and Nobu Style Mini Ribeye Tacos are some cold menu options, while hot dishes include Dry Miso Sea Bass, Alaskan Black Cod and Spicy Seafood Inaniwa Noodles, to name a few.

The Be Well package includes breakfast for two to enjoy in-room or on the oceanfront patio. Highly recommended is the Nobu French Toast with carmelized bananas, maple syrup and a green mango and coconut fruit salad.

If working off some of those scrumptious calories is in order, guests can make an appointment at the Ryokan’s private gym—book a complimentary 90-minute virtual live session with a personal Fit instructor through Fit Concierge App, included in the Be Well package—or take a refreshing dip in the stunning oceanfront cocktail pool.

At bedtime, sink into the lavish comfort of your roomy King size bed, lower the blackout shades and lights with a simple touch of a button on the in-room iPad and slip on the Caramel Slipsilk™ eye mask by Slip® offered with the Be Well package for a luxurious night of restful sleep and sweet dreams.

While you won’t want to leave your room, a leisurely walk on the private beach in front of the Ryokan is a treat not to be missed. With the crashing waves as a constant backdrop and the endless blue ocean and expansive sky up close and personal, your stay at the Nobu Ryokan will undoubtedly come to an end all too soon. Ryokan’s guests agree—leaving is the hardest part. Glowing with pure tranquility gleaned from their restful visit, patrons of this beachfront paradise eagerly anticipate a return trip to Malibu’s best kept secret staycation sanctuary.

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