The Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Sanctuary Beach Resort is unlike any other hotel near The Monterey Bay Aquarium. We have an incomparable stretch of undisturbed property on Monterey Bay itself, from which you and your fellow travelers can explore the local beauty without disruption. To complement that, you can take advantage of our unique special offers and enviable access to local attractions like the aquarium.

The Sanctuary Beach Resort is just under 12 miles from The Monterey Bay Aquarium. Guests can travel between the two via a nice coastal drive that takes just under twenty minutes.

What To Do

There’s so much to see and do at The Monterey Bay Aquarium, from fascinating exhibits to fun-filled events. Of course, the main attraction is the vast population of fish, marine mammals, octopuses, plants, birds, and other creatures living in different habitats, with a specialized focus on the marine life in Monterey Bay itself.

Upcoming Events

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is home to a wide variety of exhibits both permanent and rotating. This year, there were several new exhibit openings, including one for Viva Baja! Life on the Edge, focusing on rainbow-colored fish and other animals from Baja’s mangrove forests and coral reefs. There are also new exhibits focused on jellyfish, cuttlefish, clams, and bat rays.

The aquarium also offers other special events including night-time picnics, festivals, and dance parties. In addition to the event calendar at The Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Sanctuary Beach Resort has plenty of exciting events to plan your trip around.

What to Know

The Monterey Bay Aquarium reopens in May 2021 and guest safety remains the aquarium’s number one priority. Because of this, guests are required to follow specific safety protocols in order to continue to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In addition, certain attractions may be unavailable due to the tiered safety protocols required by the State of California. Be sure to call ahead or visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium website prior to your visit if you have specific questions or concerns regarding safety practices or exhibit availability.

Special Offers

The Sanctuary Beach Resort not only welcomes travelers to a gorgeous location right on Monterey Bay, but we provide you with a variety of opportunities to save. Check out our Hotel Deals & Special Packages near Monterey today. Once you find the right opportunity for your upcoming getaway, you can choose the ideal Monterey Bay accommodations for yourself and your group.