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Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara

If Santa Barbara epitomises the California lifestyle, then Bacara Resort & Spa is the distilled essence of the sun-on-the-beach, style-on-the-street atmosphere of Santa Barbara.


Walk along the palm-lined boulevards, saunter out onto the pier towards the seafood restaurant – pelicans wheeling above your head – or jog along the two miles of natural beach with the Pacific Ocean lapping at your toes, and you are living the California lifestyle. To really exaggerate the experience, hire a convertible T-Bird (or a Harley) and drive along State 101, chasing the sun along the edge of the sea. Or specify a stay at the Bacara Resort & Spa.

Poised on the edge of Santa Barbara itself, with two miles of impeccable beach at your feet, the Bacara – with its Californian/Spanish architecture - will become a natural high point of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to the USA. Turn your face to the sun and cue the Beach Boys.

Bacara Resort & Spa, at a glance

  • Ultimately luxurious hotel poised on the edge of the ocean
  • Just 10 minutes’ drive from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
  • Choice of 358 guest rooms and expansive suites
  • All have private patios or balconies with ocean, garden or mountain views
  • Totally renovated in a contemporary, designer-Spanish style
  • Two poster platform beds and marbled en suite bathrooms
  • Rooms have gas fireplaces whilst suites feature gas or wood-burning hearths
  • Dining options include fine restaurants, bistros, cafés, bars and wine tasting room

For leisure and pleasure

  • Three zero-edged swimming pools with sweeping views over the ocean
  • Spa dedicated to beauty and renewal
  • Fitness centre and four tennis courts
  • Sun terrace with boma-style fire
  • Verdant garden paths meandering down to two miles of natural beach, fringing the glorious Pacific
  • 78 acres of exclusive, oceanfront gardens
  • Scenic, Amtrak Surfliner rail trips to Los Angeles
  • Three 18-hole championship golf courses within easy reach
  • Horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, wine tasting and shopping excursions
  • Surfing, kayaking and sailing

  • We come back to you because we can rely on you and know that you won't leave us on the other side of the world in the hands of people who don't care!

    JR, Nepal & Bhutan - 2019