FrontRunners: Suite Views
From neither the new Penthouse suite nor the new Sea Haven suite at Bacara Resort & Spa (www.bacara?resort.com) in Santa Barbara, Calif., can you see the two miles of sandy beach fronting the 8-year-old, Spanish Colonial–style retreat. All you can see are ocean and, weather permitting, blue sky. Each suite includes two master bedrooms and a large outdoor balcony that surrounds a great room with living and dining areas. All four master bathrooms include air-jet soaking tubs with iridescent glass-tile backsplashes and sea-green glass doors that open to the bedroom—and to that view of sea and sky. The price to enjoy this vantage point begins at $8,000 per night.