It’s an Endless Summer at Retreat in El Cajon! 


It’s an Endless Summer at Retreat in El Cajon! 

The calendar may say fall is coming, but at Retreat Pool & Cabanas, it’s all about fun in the sun at any time of year. 

Listen, there’s nothing wrong with pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, and getting cozy. But if you want to continue enjoying fun in the sun all year round, head on over to our luxurious El Cajon resort! 

Here, we’ll dish on why it’s an endless summer at Retreat…and why our incredible water-filled wonderland can’t be missed when you’re visiting the San Diego area. 

Why it’s an Endless Summer at Retreat

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A Stunning Poolside Getaway

California dreaming is actual reality when you visit our gorgeous poolside resort in the San Diego region! Our space features not one, but two thoughtfully designed pool areas. Enjoy it all from our expansive, Instagram-worthy deck, which is lined with deck chairs, daybeds, and for a real luxe experience, beautiful cabanas. 

Enjoy a day of sun and fun at Retreat…but plan in advance! Our daybed and cabanas fill up fast, so you want to make a reservation to ensure that you get the perfect spot! 

Two Words: Lazy River.

At Retreat, our aquatic oasis features some pretty epic pool areas. But one of the crowd-favorite features is our relaxing lazy river. A slow moving lazy river winds all around the space, which includes great views of our idyllic environs. It’s perfect for adults and kids, so it’s the perfect family friendly feature! 

Let your cares drift away as you drift down the lazy river under the bright, dazzling San Diego sun. 

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Two More Words: Full Bar. 

Let’s be real: no poolside adventure is really complete without a refreshing beverage in hand, is it?

At Retreat, our full bar features all sorts of creative cocktail creations. 

The innovative drinks menu is anything but ordinary, and features only in So-Cal type creations like our “Fresh Start” menu, which includes fresh pressed juices…with or without a little tipsy kick! For example, our Vitamixin’ drink is made with carrot, orange, ginger, and lemon…with an optional extra high octane addition of an added shot of Avion Silver Tequila! 

Or, maybe you’ll explore the Poolside Refreshers section of the menu. One to try? The Good Life cocktail, which is made with aperol, strawberries, lemon, and Chandon Brut Sparkling wine. Yum. 

Or, opt for one of our lovely takes on the Moscow Mule. The Dr. Kenneth Noisewater is extraordinary, and includes 50 Bleu Vodka, strawberry, lime, and ginger beer. 

Not feeling like a cocktail? No problem. We’ve also got beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options. 

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Fresh Fare. 

In keeping with our So-Cal setting, our food menu is packed with fresh, seasonal fare. No reheated concessions here! 

If you’re craving a little snack, we have light bite items like our Granola Bowl, featuring greek yogurt, açai, berries, and toasted almonds, or Smashed Avocado Toast made with marinated cherry tomatoes and petit basil.

A salad is a perfect choice when the weather’s always summery. We’ve got a great suite of options, including a Caesar Salad, Apple & Quinoa Salad, and a Cobb Salad. Here’s to keeping it healthy––without sacrificing flavor! 

For a taste of the coast, give our Fish Tacos a try! They’re made with local yellowtail, cabbage slaw, and a delicious chipotle crema. 

For heartier appetites, we have delicious sandwiches, burgers, and entrees. You’ll love our available all day Breakfast Burrito and the legendary Retreat Burger…and for the veggie set, we’ve also got Beyond Meat sliders! 

We also have plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan offerings. 

Don’t forget to save room for dessert! With offerings like sorbet and a tasty Churro Ice Cream Sandwich, you’ll definitely want a little something to satisfy that sweet tooth! 

Let the Good Times Roll

Want to extend summer this year? You can grab a slice of summer any time of year at Retreat Pool & Cabanas. The perfect weather in San Diego ensures that you can enjoy a getaway from the everyday at our poolside resort whenever you’d like! 

Have you visited Retreat yet? What did you love best?