Bacara Resort & Spa is a luxury resort in Golita, near beautiful Santa Barbara, California.
“Bacara” (pronounced bah-CAR-ah) is a made-up name that’s meant to evoke the loveliness of the California coast, which is everywhere on display at the resort.
Bacara doesn’t have quite the same cachet as the fabled Miramar and Four Seasons Biltmore because it’s actually in Goleta. But the setting–a dramatically pitched valley in the lee of a sea cliff that opens onto a wild stretch of beach–is its secret weapon.
But as you look down from the top end of the Bacara resort, near the palatial reception building and arrival court, gas seeps are the last thing that come to mind.
From there, you see what resembles a ritzy Spanish Colonial-style condominium complex fanning out around two opulent pools on a terrace above the sea.
The Penthouse suite is 2,000 square feet and has recently undergone a total overhaul. The suite’s new look and feel is stunning. From preferred food to flowers, lighting or music, guests receive a totally tailored experience.
Within the suite there’s ample privacy. Each of the two bedrooms is housed in a separate wing.
Price: $10,000 per night.
Bacara Resort & Spa
8301 Hollister Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117
Tel. (805) 968-0100 (877) 422-4245