There’s something undeniably magical about a girls’ trip: the laughter, the bonding, and the chance to create lasting memories. When it comes to planning such a getaway, the destination plays a crucial role in ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Enter Rosewood Miramar Beach in beautiful Montecito, California.
I recently took a girls’ trip (aka a kid’s trip with my best mom) to this luxury resort, where we stayed 2 nights in a beautiful bungalow, indulged in their incredible restaurants, lounged by the pool, and enjoyed rejuvenating facials in the spa.
Pacific Coast Road
How do you get there?
Rosewood Miramar Beach is located in Montecito, California, and is accessible from several nearby cities. Most out-of-state travelers choose to fly into Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, about a 30-minute drive from the resort. Santa Barbara Airport is a breeze to navigate and sets the tone for a seamless arrival.
You can also reserve a few extra days and opt for the ultimate road trip along the California coast!
California’s coastline is a sight to behold, and the drive to Rosewood Miramar Beach is nothing short of breathtaking.
Picture this: cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway with the wind in your hair, surrounded by breathtaking ocean vistas. It’s the kind of drive that Instagram dreams are made of.
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About Rosewood Miramar Beach
Located on a pristine coastline, Rosewood Miramar Beach is an oasis of tranquility and sophistication. As we approached the property, we were immediately struck by its timeless elegance and manicured gardens.
The property covers 16 hectares and offers plenty of space for relaxation and exploration. Every corner of this luxurious retreat seems tailor-made for Instagram-worthy moments, especially with their Barbie-inspired pink Moke and Jollies!
There are six restaurants and bars onsite and a Forbes Five-Star Sense Spa, all in an unparalleled beachfront location!
How I got 15% off my booking, a free room upgrade, late check-out, and a $157 credit toward spa services!
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Our accommodations at Rosewood Miramar Beach were nothing short of extraordinary. We stayed in one of the bungalow rooms, which provide a private retreat of comfort and style.
The bungalows feature spacious living areas, fireplaces and private terraces overlooking lush gardens. The interior seamlessly blends modern amenities with classic beach charm, making it the perfect place to relax after a day of adventure.
They also offer beach house accommodations for the ultimate beach experience.
The Rosewood experience really shines with all the luxurious amenities they offer. Daily housekeeping, nightly turndown service, fluffy robes and slippers, and the most comfortable bed ever!
One of the highlights of our stay was the dining experience! Rosewood Miramar Beach features six on-site restaurants and bars, each offering a unique culinary journey.
At Caruso’s we enjoyed delicious Michelin-starred coastal cuisine, where fresh seafood and Italian flavors danced on our taste buds. One thing that stood out during our dinner at Caruso’s was the impeccable service. They made us feel like royalty and made sure every moment of our dining experience was exceptional. And best of all, our table was on the water’s edge and we enjoyed as the sky transformed with the sunset.
During our stay, we couldn’t resist treating ourselves to the exceptional AMA Sushi Omakase experience! Notably, AMA Sushi earned a coveted spot in the 2022 MICHELIN GUIDE and has the distinction of being a dedicated SmartCatch restaurant.
When you dine at AMA Sushi, you can choose from two different culinary experiences. The first is the omakase tasting, a dining journey based on trust and spontaneity, where our talented chefs create a personalized menu for each dinner. The second option is a set menu, which offers a guided yet self-directed exploration of the rich range of traditional Japanese flavors. Whichever path you choose, an unforgettable and delicious dining experience awaits you at AMA Sushi.
The Revere Room
Located in the heart of the resort’s mansion, the Revere Room pays tribute to quintessential California dining. We enjoyed iced coffee and breakfast here every morning – and for a more casual dinner we enjoyed a delicious flatbread with some wine! Their menu showcases seasonal, homestyle dishes made with local ingredients, available for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
The Manor Bar
We ended each evening at The Manor Bar, which serves craft cocktails and light bites in a dimly lit library-style lounge. Although a seasonal feature, the cocktails were based on stories written by female authors that highlighted female protagonists and heroines. I thought this was such a unique and beautifully put together concept! Enjoy live music on select Thursdays from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Swimming pool and beach
What’s a girls’ trip without some fun pool and beach time?
Rosewood Miramar Beach has this on lock. Surrounded by lush greenery and comfortable sun loungers, the adults-only pool is pure relaxation. We sipped delicious cocktails and basked in the California sun – it looked like a scene from a Hollywood movie, but better because it was real.
There is also a family pool for guests with children, complete with an ice cream and candy shop!
As for the beach, it’s basically Santa Barbara’s crown jewel. Picture this: you have the beautiful Pacific Ocean on your doorstep, and the possibilities are as endless as the waves.
Start your day with yoga at sunrise, or if that’s too zen for you, dive straight into the refreshing water. Whether it’s swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or catching waves, this beach has it all. And let’s not forget those evening walks along the coastline as the setting sun painted the sky in hues you thought only existed in dreams.
Here it gets even better. They have a great beach butler service. Yes, a beach butler! Just park your butt in a beach chair and they will ensure that your beach experience is nothing short of fantastic, whether it’s refreshing your chips and guac or adjusting your beach umbrella!
Activities & Experiences
One of the best aspects of Rosewood Miramar Beach is its location in Montecito and its proximity to Santa Barbara and the surrounding beaches.
Guests at Rosewood Miramar Beach can explore the area by Miramar Bike, Moke and Jolly!
Resort guests can cruise into town on complimentary Bluejay Miramar electric bicycles.
The resort also offers free Jolly car rides (within a three-mile radius). Each Jolly features wicker seats, sporty canopies and the convenience of cruising in style. Jollies are available for resort guests to explore the destination in style, accompanied by a member of the hotel team.
And for a fun self-drive experience, guests can rent the iconic pink Miramar Moke. The electric street-legal vehicle can be rented daily ($150/hour) by resort guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
In my opinion
Our girls trip to Rosewood Miramar Beach was like something out of a dream: pure luxury, relaxation and unforgettable moments.
From the breathtaking property and the serene bungalow rooms to the delectable dining options, the beach and pool paradise and the spa’s rejuvenating facials, every second was a slice of heaven.
If you’re looking for the ultimate girls getaway that combines natural beauty with premium luxury, Rosewood Miramar Beach should be at the top of your list.
So pack your bags, gather your best friends and prepare for a coastal escape that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime!
Hotel: Rosewood Miramar Beach
Place: Montecito, California
Price range: $$$$