Experience ‘the sport of kings’ in all its glory.
Polo season starts in May and the Belmond El Encanto Mayors Cup is held July 7 – 9. Matches take place every Sunday through October 8 at the nearby Santa Barbara Polo Fields. Sit in the polo lounge, enjoy local wine and beer tastings, and take part in the famous mid-game divot stomp.Visit the site Visit the site
Explore Downtown Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail, a collection of local tasting rooms, moments from our resort. Or journey to Santa Ynez Valley, just a 30-minute drive away. Here you’ll find over 175 wineries producing regional favorites including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.Contact us Contact us
Spend the day conquering the open waves. Learn to sail, charter a sailboat or explore Santa Barbara's world-famous Channel Islands National Park.
Whatever you pick, you’ll get up close with marine life and be swept up in the coastal scenery. There’s something for everyone at the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. Find out more >Contact us Contact us
Take one of Belmond El Encanto’s complimentary electric bikes or courtesy transportation and visit the shopping scene in Downtown Santa Barbara.
Find unique boutiques and galleries for authentic souvenirs. Browse high-end fashion stores and treat yourself to something special.Contact us Contact us
Embrace the beauty of the great outdoors. Hikers will enjoy the peaks and valleys of Santa Ynez Mountains. Aquatic adventurers can experience large waves at Rincon Point or a laidback afternoon paddle boarding around the nearby coastline. Santa Barbara also features three golf courses, ranked among the most scenic in the country.Visit the site Visit the site