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.
LocationCuracao - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating3343 reviews
Beautiful and relaxing
Hotel is beautiful, relaxing and very comfortable, good restaurants, nice pool, sea beach and special lagoon with sand, perfect atmosphere, everything is great! Free shuttle to downtown. Highly recommend this hotel.
Beautiful well-maintained resort with lots of activities available
The resort is very well laid out-& very well maintained - very easy to get around & very well thought out. Our room (Tula suite) was large & very comfortable. Bed & a/c was great (just wish they had feather pillows). There are so many activities available here (golf, beautiful lit tennis courts, hiking & biking trails, snorkeling, kayaking, jetskis, scuba) that we will have to come back to do them all - great lagoon area for swimming too. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Recommend renting a car (very reasonable rental fees, ie $33/day) for your entire stay as taxis to/from airport ($70 one way + tip) & to/from town ($40 one way + tip) get expensive. Also recommend driving around the island & seeing the sights.
QUIET, NO HASSLE - JUST RELAX AND GOLF
Want a resort with no pool staff to disturb you for pool volleyball etc, no loud speakers, no trying to get up early to reserve a lounge, lots of trees to provide shade, away from the beaten path - ie no hassle, then this is the resort. Well spread out and only 3 stories, it seems you are in a small resort, not one with 350 rooms. Rooms are relatively large with small refrigerator to keep your drinks cool. Good sized balconies with the best most comfortable chairs I have ever experienced going south. Although they have a limited number of restaurants and it is very expensive taking taxis to restaurants outside the resort, one can easily get by for the week. The Shore is one of the best in Curacao - make reservations - closed Mon & Tue - you will not be disappointed. The Medi has one of the best breakfasts in the Caribbean - open at 6:30 - has coffee machines to make excellent take away cappuccino and cafe latte. Best burgers at The Splash or Beach BBQ. Belle Italiano for thin crust pizza and mini mart for beer, wine, soft drinks. If you are a golfer, you have to try out the Old Quarry GC with the Pro Shop beside The Shore restaurant - first 2 holes with sea on right and 2 club wind directly in your face. Remaining holes go all over the plantation - a lot of fun but bring lots of balls. $345 USD for 3 rounds was well worth the cost. Staff were very friendly and easy to talk too - Francheska at The Shore and MAgelina and Mary at The Medi went out of their way - knew our names and drinks after first day Not everything perfect - before booking, check difference between breakfast only or all inclusive plans. With Air Canada Vacations breakfast plan was approx $4000 CAD per couple less. We only spent $1600 CAD on food and drinks over the week saving a bundle. Also some restaurants give you a receipt and some do not - they all should so you can confirm final amount. The Santa Barbara Resort is highly recommended and we fully intend to return - after over 40 years going south in winter for a golf vacation, we may have found the location!
Good accommodations, Restaurants not so good
Overall the resort is a great place to stay just not eat. We stayed in a sea traditions area which was very nice and relaxing. Having a pool basically to ourselves and the few others staying in the same area. Defiantly worth paying extra to stay in the Sea Traditions if you want to be away from the main resort crowd. Resort is a little bit a way from town and restaurants which is why the lower score. We had several issues at both Shore and Splash that distracted from the stay.
The Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort was everything we hoped for. Beautiful grounds and facilities, friendly efficient staff and a gorgeous beach. You do need to rent a car for day trips to fully enjoy the island.
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319