Southern California has a distinctive atmosphere. Sun, beach, ocean, and no shortage of experiences that get you out into all three make any trip to the state memorable. That’s seen perfectly in Oxnard at Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach, a Curio Collection Hotel by Hilton.
This all-suite resort is surrounded by the sand dunes. As one of the only true oceanside resorts on the West Coast, there are few places like it that are as obviously influenced by the idyllic Pacific. It gets its name from the founder of the city itself, Henry Oxnard. He originally planned his plot of land to be used for sugar beet production and was going to name it Zachari after the Greek word for sugar. Vanity appears to have won out, but the original city name does have a home at the resort.