Area Attractions

Looking for a place for family fun? Our heated outdoor pool is perfect for an afternoon of splashing and swimming in the California sunshine. Fitness buffs will even enjoy energizing workouts in the state-of-the-art 24-hour StayFit™ Gym and private yoga lessons. Rejuvenate your body and spirit with spa experiences in the privacy of your room. No matter what type of adventure you are looking for, our seaside hotel has just the right activity for you.

Hyatt Vacation Club at Highlands Inn & HYATT Carmel Highlands

120 Highlands Drive
Carmel, California, United States, 93923



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Sports Activities

Hiking Adventure

Conquer the top of the world or just take a scenic hike through the natural splendor of the Carmel Highlands. The California coastline around our Carmel hotel is known as some of the planet’s most breathtaking scenery, and you can access it all easily via Fern Canyon Road. Or take advantage of our “Morning Walk” - a one-hour guided walk through nearby flora and fauna. Guests meet in the lobby at 10AM daily and caravan to that morning’s destination.

Horseback Riding

Discover easy horseback riding in Carmel and explore beautiful natural settings just minutes from Hyatt Carmel Highlands. From the 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach, the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, through the majestic redwoods or along the private beaches in Big Sur at sunset, we invite you to experience some of the most breathtaking spots on earth. There are a variety of scheduled group or private guided tours daily.

Sailing and Scuba Diving

Charter a luxury 70-foot sailing yacht for an afternoon or sunset cruise around the Monterey Bay with a catered gourmet lunch or dinner served in a spacious dining area that seats 16 adults comfortably. Round trip limousine service to your Carmel sailing excursion from Hyatt Highlands Carmel may be arranged. Monterey is world-famous for its rich marine environment, and SCUBA diving near Carmel is a popular activity for water sports enthusiasts and marine life lovers.


Explore the magic of the Monterey Peninsula up close! Kayaking lets you glide along the beautiful coastline and view sea otters and sea lions in their natural habitat. Paddle through majestic kelp forests and enjoy the sound of sea birds circling above your head. Guided and non-guided Carmel kayaking excursions are available to those with no prior experience using self-bailing, open deck sea kayaks.


Aerial Flightseeing at Sunset

Monterey and Carmel, California are known around the world for breathtaking sunsets and Hyatt Carmel Highlands is in the epicenter of the action. Show that special someone how you really feel about them by treating them to a breathtaking romantic sunset flight along the Monterey/Big Sur coastline! We can customize your romantic flight with champagne, caviar, roses, and video recording of this truly unforgettable experience.

Movie Tour

The Blockbuster Scenic Tour of the Monterey Peninsula including 17-Mile Drive. Did you know that memorable scenes in nearly 200 movies have been filmed in Monterey County nearby Hyatt Carmel Highlands? Follow in their footsteps by traveling to many famous movie sites located in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, and Carmel. Watch scenes that were filmed at that exact location on overhead monitors aboard a luxury motorcoach on our Carmel movie tour.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, you will discover life in Monterey's Outer Bay without leaving dry land. Dedicated to marine research and conservation, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is known throughout the world for its interactive exhibits and ability to present exhibitions of life in the deep sea on a truly grand scale.

Wine Adventure

Depart Hyatt Carmel Highlands mid-morning with your own private tour guide and spend a full day or just an afternoon of wine tasting in the glorious wineries of Carmel, California. Enjoy a tour of the entire winemaking process, followed by picnic lunch in the beautiful garden cobblestone courtyard at the vineyard.