Santa Barbara, Calif.,
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Bacara Resort & Spa Takes the Spa Experience to New Heights

Rooftop mud bar and Natura Bissé treatments highlight wellness program at Bacara

Santa Barbara – At 42,000 square feet, it is one of the largest spas on the West Coast. And with added features such as an ocean view rooftop terrace, a zero-edge saline pool and Spa Café, it is also one of the most luxurious.

Set above the calming blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, The Spa at Bacara is located on the Gaviota Coast, one of the last remaining intact coastal ecosystems in California. The new menu takes full advantage of this attribute, encouraging spa goers to connect with the resort’s pristine surroundings.

This begins with the spa’s Rooftop Terrace where a variety of open-air treatments are complemented by cool sea breezes and stunning ocean views. In addition to services, the terrace offers two private lounge areas for sunbathing and relaxation. The rooftop Mud Bar is an experience all on its own, featuring self-applied marine mud to help detox, lift water retention and infuse the skin with antioxidants and minerals.

Also taking full advantage of the resort’s beautiful surroundings is the Spa’s fitness program. Guests can enjoy guided nature walks throughout the resort’s 78 acres that end at The Bluff, a grassy lawn nestled at the highest point of the resort. The Spa’s 3,500-square-foot fitness center features new Precor P80 cardiovascular equipment. Equipped with state-of-the-art software, each machine includes a 15-inch touchscreen console with iPhone compatibility and a simple, intuitive interface that draws members deeper into their workout.

A variety of new spa treatments highlight Spanish cosmetics brand Natura Bissé, one of the fastest growing beauty companies with a strong commitment to research and innovation. The Diamond Brightening Facial utilizes high concentrations of effective whitening and lightening active ingredients to deeply renew the skin, even skin tone and prevent the formation of pigmentation. Another popular treatment includes the Citrus Drench Body Treatment using shea butter, absorbic acids and orange juice to protect the skin from dryness and premature aging, providing results from the very first session.

Before or after services, a wealth of additional spa amenities are available for guests to enjoy, including fireside relaxation areas, eucalyptus steam rooms, dry redwood saunas, a full-service Spa Café and an adults-only zero-edge saline swimming pool.

For more information about The Spa at Bacara, including a complete list of services and amenities, please call (855) 817-9782 or visit



About Bacara Resort & Spa

Nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Gaviota coast between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, Bacara offers relaxed luxury and incomparable natural beauty. The resort features 358 newly-redesigned guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony overlooking breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean or flower-filled gardens. Additional features include a four-story spa, a state-of-the-art wellness center, three zero-edge saline swimming pools, a new oceanfront restaurant, Angel Oak, and direct access to Santa Barbara County’s beautiful wine country. For reservations or more information, please visit

About Meritage Collection

The Meritage Collection is a lifestyle and luxury hotel group that blends iconic, one-of-a-kind places with locally-inspired experiences designed for the curious traveler. Débuted in 2013, the Meritage Collection is comprised of six hotels & resorts throughout California and Hawaii, representing more than 1400 rooms and nearly 149,000 square feet of premier indoor meeting and event space. The portfolio includes The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, and Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai. Reflective of its California roots, the Meritage Collection offers a laid-back luxury service culture that caters to the modern day traveler. The Meritage Collection properties are members of the Global Hotel Alliance and its DISCOVERY Rewards Program. DISCOVERY rewards travelers with local experiences and unique adventures not generally available to the public. For more information, please visit, or


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