Hotel Overview

2019 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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Property Information

Year Built: 2010


Hotel Details

Onsite Dining

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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 3085 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Quick get away

    This hotel is very nice. It's far from city's center and you will need a rental car...the site itself is beautiful and the breakfast buffet was great. If your intentions are to relax and not really explore the Island..this is takes about 8 minutes to get in and out of once you enter the gate. If your interest lies in more night life and might want to stay closer to Willemstead.

    Jun 02, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful resort

    This is an incredibly beautiful resort. The grounds are impeccable, the room was perfect and the pools and restaurants (we only did breakfast onsite) were excellent. I would suggest to take advantage of pre-buyinbg your breakfast as part of your is half the price. We pre-bought for $15 / restaurant it was about $30 / pp. There is a little pizza place onsite that we visited quite often for snacks (pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, etc) the prices are decent. I would recommend renting a car. The resort is removed from town, so I would think taxi fares would get expensive and inconvenient. The car rental was ~$280 for a week. For us, it was definitely worth it. We rented from airport but the hotel has car rental on site as well. We explored the entire island but spent most of our time at resort. The green grass, beautiful ocean and the constant breeze was perfect!

    May 29, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good, very expensive, some issues to work out

    Our time here was good. The resort is aesthetically pleasing, but there were some cleanliness issues in the room (ie. dirty sheets, etc.) Hopefully this was resolved and it was just an anomaly. Resort is very quiet, most bars were closed by 8pm, and there was very little to do in the evenings. Some restaurants seemed to be closed without notice too which was a challenge since the resort is very remote. Don't use the hotel shuttle service, it is very expensive and it would be cheaper to rent a car for the day than take the shuttle. Resort was otherwise beautiful, and staff are top notch. The food is okay and mediocre quality, but it is waaaaaay over priced. Boca19 is a little hidden gem I can't recommend enough! We had a good time, we just had higher expectations as they call themselves a 'luxury resort'.... I didn't feel it was luxurious. We did not do the all inclusive, we just had breakfast included, and we were relieved we didn't. The all inclusive package was an extra 1000$, and we would have been sooo disappointed if we paid that and didn't have full access to all the restaurants and the bars closing before 8pm. This resort was a great resort, but there are definitely some kinks they need to work out if they want to continue branding themselves as luxurious.

    May 28, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A wonderful resort with a serene setting

    If you are looking for remoteness, quite time with 5 star quality, I’d highly suggest the Santa Barbara. Nice buffet breakfast, great sunsets and my favorite, hand-made gelato. If you are sitting on the beach, make sure you ask for Jaymym - he’s amazing. Side note, ask for a room on the 4th floor since the floors are travertine and noise carries. Second time back and will definitely be back again.

    May 27, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Santa Barbara resort is baby friendly!

    Great resort. A tad pricey but you get your money’s worrh if you are looking for a good rest, friendly staff and great service. Get the red snapper at the shore restaurant and make sure to jump in the pool. Breakfast was good but for cheaper options, rent a car and drive to town. You can also rent a car onsite!

    May 27, 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; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 61919