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
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
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

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:
JUN'S SUSHI - Indulge in exotic flavors and entice your palate with unique and exquisite creations at JUN'S SUSHI.
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.
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
Nice and beautiful hotel but.....
EliVienna, Vienna
Fri Sep 21 00:55:44 EDT 2018
I stayed at this hotel in May 2018. We had a room with a view to the sea. The entrance is impressive, the building is very beautiful. The room was spacious and the bed very comfortable. Very good service, helpful staff. We stayed there with an "all inclusive" arrangement and here come the cons: the beach is poor, is not the concept I have of a Caribbean beach. It looks more like a river. Beautiful white sand but narrow. You have to swim parallel to the beach since the other area is not feasible for swimming due to boats passing by and therefore it's closed. There other much more beautiful beaches in the island. The breakfast was excellent plenty of choice, however dinner and lunch lacked the expected quality for such a resort. I ordered once a fish skewer (grilled) which was tasty but when I asked the waitress for the type fish, she wouldn't know. This was at the pool restaurant. She said it was imported. Almost no sea food was offered. The most disappointing thing was during the day, when I ordered a "piña colada" cocktail. The waiter took out the tetra brick for adding the coconut juice! Maybe there not enough coconuts in the island? The same applies to juices. I expected to have wonderful fresh tropical juices but that wasn't the case. They were not natural. This is the reason why I rate it average. Maybe for other travellers this is not important but for me it is. The food offer for lunch and dinner needs to definitely improve, same as the juices and cocktails. Another small minus point: the noise on Sunday evening coming from the boats full of people partying makes it a bit hard to sleep. At least it only happened on Sunday evening/night.

Good for the price we paid
tc2192017, Miami, Florida
Wed Sep 19 09:45:49 EDT 2018
We booked this trip through JetBlue Vacations. The hotel portion was reasonably priced with breakfast included, however, I would not have been content if I had paid more. The property is only about 8 years old but has not aged well! The important saving grace was that the staff & service were phenomenal! We knew from reviews that the property was in a remote location & a car would be needed to get anywhere other that the resort. Not only is it remote, but from the front entrance, it was 5 miles to the front door of the resort.

Chillax @ Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao
Renata F, Willemstad, Curacao
Sun Sep 09 12:06:01 EDT 2018
Great hotel to unwind. Quiet atmosphere, wonderful beach. The Krabby Patty at the Splash pool bar and restaurant is a must! Don't forget the Shore restuarant where you can enjoy some ' fine dining'. Helpful staff. Spacious rooms, clean and tidy.

Stunning Resort in Curacao
Stefano P,
Sun Sep 09 09:26:58 EDT 2018
We travelled to Curacao last year and based on numerous youtube videos and reviews, we chose the Santa Barabara Beach Resort. We purchased the All-inclusive package in a standard room. The resort is located on a plantation, and the drive from the airport to the entrance of the plantation was about 20-30 minutes. The drive from the entrance to the plantation to the resort was about 5 minutes. The plantation is huge! When we arrived at the lobby we were greeted by friendly staff and given a cold glass of blue curacao. The view from the open to outdoors lobby was stunning! It should be noted that the beach area is in a cove and is fairly small. We spent most of our time by the pool and bought a private cabana everyday which cost us about $25. So worth it! The check-in staff were great and funny and actually were very helpful when we decided to splurge and upgrade from our standard room to the presidential, 1,800 Square foot Room. Wow, $8,000 well spent! The room was huge with a wrap around balcony. The king and queen of the Netherlands stay in this room when they travel there. All the rooms in the Santa Barbara beach resort are very nicely laid out, clean and have incredible views. The pool area is very large. Our only complaint was the Iguana's. Honestly, I'm not afraid of them but my wife is, and there weren't 1 or 2. There were numerous iguanas walking around the pool area, pooping around the pool area, going into the pool, climbing on the cabanas, hiding under lawn chairs. The pool staff does their best to scare them off and clean up the poop as quickly as possible but it becomes annoying. Some of the iguanas are aggressive and will whip their tails around. The issue is some guests feed the iguanas cherries, which is annoying when you want to just relax and they come running out. We had 1 kid who kept coming near us and throwing cherries in the bush behind us attracting all the iguanas to our area. The iguanas then think red toenail polish are cherries and will run at womens feet. This was the only issue I had with this stay was the tremendous amount of large iguanas by the pool. Very annoying! The beach area is in a cove and the water is crystal blue with marine life swimming up to you. It was just spectacular. Again, the beach is small, it may even be man made. Not sure. Curacao is very rocky so beach areas are typically smaller. If you stay here, get the all-inclusive package. The food was very good from breakfast to dinner. Drinks were included and we drank quite a bit of Blue curacao ;) There was also a Gelato shop with authentic Italian Ice Cream and the staff were just wonderful I do recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Curacao.

Resort for a day-just average
shellwiz, Pennellville, New York
Sat Sep 08 05:53:31 EDT 2018
This $119 five hour pass included transportation to and from the cruise port and food and beverage. The transportation was rough. The bus was overcrowded and very hot. The swimming are was nice, but in a bay- not the ocean. If you had children you would feel very safe with the swimming area. The best part were lovely loungers. The food and drink were acceptable but nothing special.



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