After spending some time at El Encanto last spring, I recently returned for a Girlfriends Getaway and it was absolutely glorious. I really enjoyed sharing this beautiful property with my friends and introducing them to the lovely gardens, the beautiful butterfly-themed artwork and eclectic touches such as the colorful ceramic pigs and resting angels dispersed throughout the grounds. We all had memorable spa treatments and our therapists were fabulous! i would highly recommend the Healing Cocoon, it was absolutely divine. Afternoon Tea was another not-to-be-missed experience - the fine china, relaxed atmosphere and stunning views instill such a sense of serenity, a couple of days at this wonderful resort is all you need to feel like you've been away for days on end. After a swim and some lounging poolside, I further indulged myself with a nice bath in a beautiful deep-soak tub and complimentary signature bath salts. There's plenty to do in the area, but if you want to some quality R&R and a sense of renewal, an El Encanto experience stays with you long after you leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belmond El Encanto, a Forbes Five-Star luxury hotel, has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike. As part of Belmond, this is the company's first excursion to the American west coast.
Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.
Original architectural features have been lovingly restored, including the historic, trellis-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor zero-edge pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the journey for today's luxury-seeking guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Encanto Hotel And Garden Villas