Polo and Pampering in SANTA BARBARA

The dining room and terrace at El Encanto. Image: Belmond El Encanto

The dining room and terrace at El Encanto. Image: Belmond El Encanto

What’s the perfect way to escape the Monday blues? Wake up at Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara after experiencing their Sunday Night Polo Package. Santa Barbara boasts not only the third oldest polo facility in the United States, but also one of the most beautiful settings to watch the game, cradled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. El Encanto Santa Barbara, with a coastal chic environment that equals the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, is offering this stylish package through October 12th, 2014.

Belmond El Encanto’s Sunday Polo Package for two includes luxury accommodation for Sunday night, tickets to the Sunday afternoon polo match at Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, 30 minute massages, breakfast and welcome signature Bellinis. A perfect blend of equine beauty, spectator sport, spa, relaxation and elegance, this quintessential Santa Barbara experience is a wonderful way to ease into fall and enjoy the California Riviera lifestyle. With rates starting at $450, this can be a romantic weekend getaway or a festive group gathering.

Did someone say Bellinis? Oh, we did. Because they’re so fabulous and the hotel’s sister property, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice is where they were thankfully invented, the El Encanto was inspired to create their Bottomless Bellini Brunch. The perfect pairing with a polo match, the Bellini Brunch is the place to be on Sundays. A spectacular way to augment the Polo Package is to start the experience at the Bottomless Bellini Brunch before heading to the Polo & Racquet Club, as brunch starts at 11:00 a.m. and most matches start around 1:00 p.m. Brunch begins with bottomless Bellinis and a delectable tray of appetizers including Ahi Tuna Salad, Chilled Prawns, Smoked Duck and Charred Vegetable Salad. After this sampling, guests choose from locally-sourced dishes like Brioche French Toast, Eggs Benedict or Classic Cobb. Bellini Brunch costs $75 per adult and $35 per child 12 years and younger and is not part of the Polo Package.

Here’s where to get  more information and to book the Belmond El Encanto Sunday Night Polo Package or call 1.800.393.5315.
To book the Bottomless Bellini Brunch call 805.770.3530.



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