Santa Barbara’s only Forbes Five-Star Resort, this luxury hideaway is located in the hills amid lush gardens with views of the Pacific Ocean. An icon since the 1920s, Belmond El Encanto’s original architectural features have been lovingly brought back to life, while modern additions include an infinity-edge pool and boutique spa.
Designed with leading personal trainer Nora Tobin, ‘Spring into Fitness’ is designed to help guests kickstart training and achieve their health and wellness goals. Tobin customises the package to each guest’s individual needs based around four elemental themes – Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water.
‘Earth’ includes outdoor activities such as scenic hiking and boot camps with grounding spa treatments such as ‘Life is Good’, an energising scrub infused with organic sugar, espresso and cacao with banana blossom. ‘Wind’, meanwhile, focuses on breathing and meditation techniques, with options including yoga classes and oxygen spa treatments.
For guests choosing ‘Fire’, Tobin suggests combining high intensity, calorie-burning activities such as kickboxing with a metabolism-boosting nutrition consultation and an invigorating ‘Aroma Stone’ massage. Drawing on the resort’s sweeping ocean views, ‘Water’ can include aqua aerobics; a choice of paddle boarding, kayaking or an invigorating ocean swim; and a hydrating spa treatment.
Whichever element inspires guests’ journey as they ‘Spring into Fitness’, Belmond El Encanto’s location in the Santa Barbara hills provides an idyllic backdrop. From an early-morning yoga session overlooking the Pacific Ocean to a scenic hike, this package is sure to inspire guests to meet their fitness goals all year long.
Available until 30th June 2015, Belmond El Encanto’s two-night ‘Spring into Fitness’ package starts from $725 (approx. £472) per night and includes luxury accommodation with daily breakfast; $170 (approx. £111) spa credit per person; two on-site fitness classes*; and one off-site adventure** or nutrition consultation.