Ritz Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Nestled along the sloping hills just above the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara offers a picturesque setting for California vacations. The iconic coastal location and uniquely laid-back approach to the good life of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, located just a 15-minute drive from downtown Santa Barbara, is a 78-acre oceanfront resort where relaxation and adventure are set against a backdrop of golden beaches and lush mountains.

Santa Barbara is the perfect choice for the ultimate escape from the ordinary. Browse through the many activities and things to do that make vacations at this resort so memorable including challenging golf; wellness activities; culinary and wine adventures and arts and cultural escapes.



The resort’s beautiful guestrooms are connected by graceful garden paths, scenic courtyards, and picturesque fountains. Offering relaxed, coastal charm infused with modern amenities and current technology, the resort’s guestrooms afford a luxury Santa Barbara escape unlike any other. The rooms are inspired by Colonial Spanish style décor, featuring dark-wood floors with ocean blue hues, cream colored tones and elegant Spanish tiles throughout.  Many of the rooms also feature a fireplace and all rooms at this resort offer either a balcony or terrace and all suites in the hotel feature two balcony/terrace, one off the bedroom, and one off the living room. The bathrooms in these rooms are very large and spacious, with roomy marble-encased walk in-showers, and separate tub that feature extensive marble countertops with generous counterspace. All bathrooms come with Luxurious Asprey bath products. Standard amenities in the rooms include; stocked minibar, iron, safe, plush terry robes, soft frette linens, iPad, free wi-fi and so much more.



The Ritz Carlton has 6 different dining venues you can choose from. THE BISTRO – Capturing the casual essence of the resort, The Bistro offers a menu highlighting local produce and sustainable seafood. The dining room is complemented by an oceanfront terrace with a fireplace. ANGEL OAK – The traditional steakhouse gets a modern twist with certified Kobe beef, locally sourced seasonal side dishes, a 12,000-bottle wine cellar and ocean views. BACARA BAR – Wines, cocktails, spirits and shareable plates, including flatbreads and sliders, are offered at this bar just off the resort lobby. An adjacent terrace with a fireplace overlooks the ocean. BLEND – Inspired by French and Italian traditions, this café offers coffee and espresso beverages, traditional breakfast and lunch dishes, fresh pastries and soft-serve ice cream. FOLEY TASTING ROOM – This exclusive culinary experience features flight tastings from premier wineries in a luxurious setting. Reserve tastings can also be arranged. POOL BAR – Guests can spend the entire day in the sun, uninterrupted, with poolside food and beverage service including cocktails, frozen drinks, sandwiches and salads.

Santa Barbara is also home to one of California’s largest wine regions, all with a short distance drive from the Ritz Carlton Santa Barbara. No better way to start the day than heading to the Santa Ynez wine country and join the sun in a morning sunrise hot air balloon ride. Enjoy your morning floating over the beautiful Wine Country with majestic views of the Pacific Ocean, Cachuma Lake and so much more, truly a spectacular most do!

The Ritz Carlton Santa Barbara is also full of activities to do on-site, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of the resort. If you are traveling with children, the resort offers the Jean-Michal Cousteau Ambassadors of the environment program. Participants here can discover things such as; the Santa Barbara Coast, whale watching, eco hikes and much more.



For those looking to relax and enjoy a little “me” time, take a trip to the Ritz Carlton Bacara Spa, set above the calming blue waters of the Pacific, the Spa features an expertly trained staff, adults-only pool, Jacuzzi, redwood sauna, eucalyptus steam room, fireside lounge areas, wellness classes and a rooftop terrace. With holistic, therapeutic treatments and amenities designed to illuminate a better way to live. The Spa doesn’t just relax, it transforms, and it soothes you long after your visit.



The Ritz Carlton Bacara is also a haven for those who love hiking and water sports. With direct access to the beach, you can head down there and enjoy water activities such as; kayaking, paddle boarding and even surfing. If you are a beginner no need to worry, the Ritz Carlton Santa Barbara can arrange for private surfing lessons for you. You can also arrange full-day yacht charters and fishing charters. For those who love to hike, on and around the resort there are several hiking trails as well that range from 1-4.5 miles, depending on how adventurous you are feeling will determine which path is best for you.

So what are you waiting for? Contact The Luxury Travel Agency now to plan your next trip to Santa Barbara where adventure awaits you around every corner.  You can reach us via phone at + 1 647 551 4560 or email us at reservations@theluxurytravelagency.com, one of our specialized advisors would be happy to help you plan your next getaway!