Curacao

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort


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2018 Exceptional Value
Extra Value: Buffet breakfast daily for two adults.

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort captures natural Caribbean charm and delivers it with an international elegance and sophistication. Just 35 miles from Aruba and served by a modern international airport, escape to paradise and embrace Curacao's magical sea, sky, and sun on 27 acres of rare natural preserve.

At the same time, feel that every need is provided for, with exceptional service and refinement. Enjoy superior amenities like the Pete Dye designed golf course, a luxurious spa, resort pools with Caribbean views, an alluring white sand beach with a swimming lagoon, and sophisticated dining. Relax with the rare luxury of privacy on a secluded island within an island sequestered from the hustle and bustle of town center, and explore unlimited diving, snorkeling, boating, and geo adventure right outside your door.

Whether you are seeking an intimate retreat or a lively and invigorating amenity-filled vacation, the resort creates a truly magnificent opportunity to experience the best of both worlds, and create your own.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Address: SANTA BARBARA PLANTATION
PORTA BLANCAU, NIEUWPOORT, CURACAO


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Local Phone: 305-461-4928
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Fees vary)
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Swim-up Bar
Golf: ON SITE
Designed by Pete Dye and opened in April 2010, Old Quarry Golf Course takes on the shape of the naturally contoured site overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water.
Measuring 6,920 yards from the championship tees, the golf course is complemented by an 8,000 square-foot clubhouse featuring a fully stocked golf shop, locker rooms, restaurant and lounge.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fees may vary
Cart Fee: Fees may vary
Club Rental Fees: FEES MAY VARY
Caddy: Fees may vary
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Court Fee: Fees may vary
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Enjoy superior amenities like the Pete Dye designed golf course, a spa, pools with Caribbean views, an alluring white sand beach with a swimming lagoon, and sophisticated dining. Relax with the rare luxury of privacy on a secluded island far from the hust Beach: Pristine St. Barbara Beach stretches 1500 feet by 60 feet, and invites guests to lounge while enjoyig views of passing sailboats and yachts.
Total Rooms: 350
Year Opened: 2010 Credit Cards:
ROOM TYPES
PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Presidential Suite includes a two story great room with a community living room, a private kitchen, a master bedroom with one luxury king bed, and a second bedroom. European Plan included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREMIUM WATERVIEW DOUBLE
Premier guestroom includes two double beds and a furnished balcony or patio with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. Room also features a spacious bathroom and deluxe bath amenities. European Plan (EP) included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREMIUM WATERVIEW KING
Premier guestroom includes one king bed and a private, furnished balcony or patio with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. Room also includes a spacious bathroom and deluxe bath amenities. All-Inclusive Plan (AI) includes all meals, drinks, and tips.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SUNSET SUITE
Spacious suite includes a bedroom with a luxurious king bed and a full bath, and a living area with a large dining table and a powder room. Suite also includes balconies with water views. All-Inclusive Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PARTIAL WATERVIEW DOUBLE
Guestroom includes two double beds and a private, furnished balcony with partial views of the ocean and the beautiful landscape. Room also includes ceiling fans and deluxe bath amenities. All-Inclusive Plan (AI) includes all meals, drinks, and tips.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
RESORT VIEW DOUBLE
Comfortable guestroom includes two double beds and a private balcony with beautiful views of the resort landscape. Room also features ceiling fans and deluxe bath amenities. All-Inclusive Plan (AI) includes all meals, drinks, and tips.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SEA TRADITIONS DOUBLE
Guestroom includes two double beds, and a private balcony or patio with beautiful views of the sea or golf course. Room also features upgrade amenities and more. All-Inclusive Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREMIUM WATERVIEW KING
Premier guestroom includes one king bed and a private, furnished balcony or patio with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. Room also includes a spacious bathroom and deluxe bath amenities. European Plan (EP) included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
TULA SUITE
Spacious suite includes one luxury king bed, a living area with a small dining table for four, and a private balcony with beautiful views of the resort grounds. All-Inclusive Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
RESORT VIEW DOUBLE
Comfortable guestroom includes two double beds and a private balcony with beautiful views of the resort landscape. Room also features ceiling fans and deluxe bath amenities. European Plan (EP) included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PARTIAL WATERVIEW DOUBLE
Guestroom includes two double beds and a private, furnished balcony with partial views of the ocean and the beautiful landscape. Room also includes ceiling fans and deluxe bath amenities. European Plan (EP) included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SUNSET SUITE
Spacious suite includes a bedroom with a luxurious king bed and a full bath, and a living area with a large dining table and a powder room. Suite also includes balconies with views of the water. European Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SEA TRADITIONS KING
Guestroom includes a king bed, and a private balcony or patio with beautiful views of the sea or golf course. Room also features upgrade amenities and more. All-Inclusive Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SEA TRADITIONS DOUBLE
Guestroom includes two double beds, and a private balcony or patio with beautiful views of the sea or golf course. Room also features upgrade amenities and more. European Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PARTIAL WATERVIEW KING
Spacious guestroom includes one king bed and a furnished balcony with partial views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape. Room features a ceiling fan and deluxe bath amenities. All-Inclusive Plan (AI) includes all meals, drinks, and tips.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
RESORT VIEW KING
Spacious guestroom includes one king bed and a furnished balcony or patio with views of the beautifully landscaped resort grounds and surroundings. Room also features deluxe bath amenities. All-Inclusive Plan (AI) includes all meals, drinks, and tips.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SANTA BARBARA SUITE
Suite includes one luxury king bed and full bathroom in the guestroom size master bedroom, a spacious living room with a full bath, and balconies with water views. All-Inclusive Plan (AI) includes all meals, drinks, and tips.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
TULA SUITE
Spacious suite includes one luxury king bed, a living area with a small dining table for four, and a private balcony with beautiful views of the resort grounds. European Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SEA TRADITIONS KING
Guestroom includes a king bed, and a private balcony or patio with beautiful views of the sea or golf course. Room also features upgrade amenities and more. European Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SEA TRADITIONS SPA SUITE
Spa suite includes a bedroom with a luxurious king bed and a elegant spa-inspired bathroom, as well as a large living area with a sofa bed. Suite also includes a large balcony with a outdoor table for four. Daily spa treatment for 1 guest. All-Inclusive.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PARTIAL WATERVIEW KING
Spacious guestroom includes one king bed and a furnished balcony with partial views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape. Room features a ceiling fan and deluxe bath amenities. European Plan (EP) included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
RESORT VIEW KING
Spacious guestroom includes one king bed and a furnished balcony or patio with views of the beautifully landscaped resort grounds and surroundings. Room also features deluxe bath amenities. European Plan (EP) included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SANTA BARBARA SUITE
Suite includes one luxury king bed and full bathroom in the guestroom size master bedroom, a spacious living room with a full bath, and balconies with water views. European Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Presidential Suite includes a two story great room with a community living room, a private kitchen, a master bedroom with one luxury king bed, and a second bedroom. All-Inclusive Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SEA TRADITIONS SPA SUITE
Spa suite includes a bedroom with a luxurious king bed and a elegant spa-inspired bathroom, as well as a large living area with a sofa bed. Suite also includes a large balcony with a outdoor table for four. Daily spa treatment for 1 guest. European Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREMIUM WATERVIEW DOUBLE
Premier guestroom includes two double beds and a furnished balcony or patio with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. Room also features a spacious bathroom and deluxe bath amenities. All-Inclusive Plan (AI) includes all meals, drinks, and tips.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe

OTHER INFO
All rooms feature an iHome iPod dock and WiFi (at an additional fee).
DINING
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort features 1 meal plan options:
No Meals
There are 4 Restaurants at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort:
SHORE - American style grill featuring an upscale Burger Bar for lunch, and offering the freshest catches of the day.
SPLASH - Relaxed poolside at SPLASH, a restaurant featuring refreshing cocktails and Pan Latin infused creations.
MEDI - Full service restaurant featuring an exhibition kitchen, complete with a woodfired oven and upscale dining room serving fresh Mediterranean dishes and traditional favorites.
JUN'S SUSHI - Indulge in exotic flavors and entice your palate with unique and exquisite creations at JUN'S SUSHI.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Activities range from meditation to beach volleyball. Guests can play horseshoes or feed iguanas. The resort's daily activity schedule is certain to include something for everyone!
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Camp Arawak provides kids ages 3 - 12 with fun-filled daily activities.

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Not bad but it could easily be so much better
travellingJf, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Canada
Wed Jul 18 14:34:39 EDT 2018
Stayed for a week in this resort, rooms are quite large, comfortable and well maintained. Housekeeping staff is another thing... All day long you'll hear doors banging as they go in and out of the surrounding rooms. It does start before 8 am and sometime won't stop till late in the afternoon, so much for a quiet vacation. If you ask them to be carefull with the doors, it might work for a couple of hours but it doesn't last. Also, don't expect any clean glasses, they just rinse them using their fingers and put them back. The beach isn't that great but it's clean and very safe for younger ones. Most restaurants on location are too expensive for what they serve, the nearby Boca 19 is a very good option.

Santa Barbara
travelview48, NY
Tue Jul 17 08:22:26 EDT 2018
Beautiful property with lots of amenities. Rooms are immaculate and lovely, equipped with fridge, tea kettle, robes, plenty of storage, good wifi, wood sliding doors lead to a private balcony with ceiling fan, Lovely protected beach with powdery sand, plenty of chairs and shaded areas where you can relax and watch the boats pass by. Also enjoy large outdoor pool, fitness room, kayaking. Great snorkeling! Resort is well-maintained and staff members are friendly and accommodating. A bit of a ride from the airport, but well worth it. Recommend renting a car if you plan on activities outside the resort. The Santa Barbara was not at all crowded, however was busier on the weekend when local residents purchase day passes - still no problem with enough space for everyone. Would definitely return!

Great brunch with few suggestions
lyduaobispo27, Willemstad, Curacao
Mon Jul 16 15:11:44 EDT 2018
About two weeks ago I went with some friends to Santa Barbara Resort to enjoy the famous brunch I have heard so much about. It was a rainy day but when reaching the resort it is so beautiful that you got the feeling of seeming rainbows everywhere, despite the rain. A long ride to reach the resort but when driving you got relaxed by the beautiful view and the cold rainy breeze. When we reached it was a bit crowded and there was also live music. The idea of the entertainment was a good idea but to me the room was too small and the music too loud. As it was a busy Sunday the service was not so fast, it seems that there were not enough waiters to help. It took a while to order drinks and during the whole brunch we only got two drinks. Now the best part I enjoyed more and the reason I visited, the food, that was great, delicious and well served. A large variety of all kind of meats, breads, rice, pasta, grill you name it and you can find it on any of the tables. The desserts were good and all kind of pastries. To me the price was ok, although there were some confusion with the charges but at the end it turn out well. It was a great Sunday Brunch and I had a great time. My next try out will be breakfast.

Beautiful property
Nakia J,
Mon Jul 16 09:17:04 EDT 2018
This was a beautiful property. The calm beach was perfect for the kids to safely play. The pool and play area for kids was also great. My only issue with the property was the food selection. I thought there should have been a choice of local cuisine and not just American and Italian food. Also the food selections was not that great. Room service food options was the same as eating at Medi. Breakfast buffet was ok. The staff were always friendly and willing to go above and beyond.

Beautiful but overpriced
kondorka1103, New York City, New York
Sun Jul 15 06:40:16 EDT 2018
My son(6) loved the iguana feeding and the pools. Kids club with Lourdes is excellent. The service at the towel hut is great and family friendly. Beautiful grounds. Be prepared to pay a lot for food and drinks. One lemonade $7, one can of soda $3, French fries $7. No ATM on property. You pay for water sport w/cash. Otherwise credit card is accepted or you charge it to your room.



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