The vibe at Encantado is gracious and inclusive. The staff was unfailingly polite and attentive; happy to chat if we were, but also very respectful of our privacy. This put us at ease.
The other guests were similarly relaxed and pleasant. That said, there is a certain level of formality that reminds one of European resorts and spas. If you’d rather be in a super casual beachy environment where shirts and shoes are optional and you become fast pals with everyone you meet, this is not the place for you.
If the combined experience of fine dining, beautiful decor, attention to detail and 3-star level service please you, Encantado will most likely leave you deeply satisfied.
While we were there, we noticed guests of all (adult) ages—couples in their twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, and beyond. They shared the quality of being urbane and well-mannered.
A few weeks after our stay, Robert Redford was a guest at Encantado; he used to stay there when it was a dude ranch and it seems his loyalties remain with it now that it’s been spiffed up considerably. I imagine that he was given lots of privacy and personal space; it’s just that kind of place where both celebrities can feel like regular folks and regular folks feel a bit more like celebrities, thanks to the concierge, abundant staff, posh dining, and Architectural Digest-worthy suites and casitas.