Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
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.


Curacao - Beach
Curacao International : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2010


Hotel Details

Onsite Dining

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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

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 and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Allowed: Daily pet fee will be charged which is non-refundable.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 3142 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our “Liefde Faalt Nooit congress 2019

    Great property overall. Nice relaxing ambience. Great location. Distances of walking from room to public areas could be somewhat of an issue for elderly or those who have challenges with walking. Staff was helpful but I missed the personal touch of a warm hospitality spirit, with exception of 1,2 staff. Staff was often more engaged with their colleagues then with the guests.

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Highly recommended

    One word about this resort... AMAZING. First, curb appeal. Groomed to the nines and feels like your entering a home away from home! The pool area was kept so clean as well as the beach on the resort. Great amenities and activities that were open to anyone who was interested! Second, interior decor. Very comforting, luxe, soothing and clean. Earthy colors that go with everything, plants everywhere, and tile floor which is always a plus! Third staff. The staff was amazing! Every morning I was greeted with the biggest hello or bon dia. All staff members were overly friendly! Raju who worked the omelette section of the breakfast bar was extremely nice and he deserves recognition! Fourth, cleanliness. Walking the resort once I woke up, I always saw maids which was great. Room was kept clean and retouched every morning. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking at going to curaçao! You will not regret! I can promise you.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I visited Santa Barbara 29 Jul - 2 August 19 as part of a business trip where I stayed for 3 nights. I arrived at 1800, I had to wait around in the lobby for about an hour while workmen were fixing my room, which was fine. I understand that things break and need to be fixed. The room (2123) was nice, beds were very comfortable and was conveniently located close to both the pool and beach. The air conditioning was also a very welcome addition. Upon using the shower after unpacking, I discovered that the secondary shower was in-fact broken, and that the shower trap didn’t drain properly (flooding the bathroom and part of the main hallway). Again, I wasn’t massively upset about this, perhaps the last incumbent didn’t report this. I called reception who assured me someone would be round to fix the defects swiftly. They never arrived and it remained like this for the remainder of my stay. The food in the main restaurant was generally good, however on the last day I ate in the ‘splash’ bar and the burger I ordered was still bloody in the middle. This was disappointing, not what you’d expect from a highly reputed resort. I utilised the rectangular pool twice, it was filthy both times, the sides looked as if it hadn’t been cleaned in a long time. Also disappointing. Bar/restaurant staff were pleasant as were the front of house staff. The location is excellent, the beach is nice and clean and there seemed to be plenty to do. I’m not in a rush to return.

    Aug 10, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    South West Corner of Luxury

    Ok I admit I was only at the resort for 3 days and it was a working trip however felt very lucky to stay there. Very clean, really friendly staff and a great experience. With such a brief stop and the quite frankly sheer cheek of having to go to work ;) I didn't get to experience all that the resort had to offer however the Beach & Pool were fantastic and the rooms were very comfortable. I even went for a 6 mile run two days on the trot down to the gate and back past the Golf Course (Yes the site is that big!) If you want to get out and see Willemstad and the rest of the island I would say a hire car is probably a must but have to say the resort has everything you would want, slightly on the upper limit price wise but as always you get what you pay for so a big thumbs up from me

    Aug 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place.

    This place is Beautiful. Very big. It is far from the city centre. But still worth it. When we arrived Air Canada Vacations mixed up our reservation but the front desk staff were very supportive and got things sorted. Miguel Angelo at the desk was so good and keep the situation calm. The other person that was super helpful was Daniel. He was great. He clearly knows how connect with people and manage difficult situations. The burgers on the beach are super super super yummy. Be sure to have one...everyday. The beach here is calm and sandy. The loungers on the beach are awesome and comfortable.

    Aug 06, 2019
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, 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 A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519