Santa Barbara Beach And Golf Resort

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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curacao is perfectly situated on 27 acres of pristine property between the Caribbean Sea and Spanish Water Bay. Experience uncompromising service, superlative views and premier amenities including the 4,500 square foot Atabei Spa, 24 hour fitness center, three pools, four tennis courts and an 18-hole Pete Dye championship golf course.
Location: Beachfront, 25 minutes from Curacao's capital, Willemstad.

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  • Hollandfamilyof4 : Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Highly recommended!

Great hotel, very friendly and helpful staff, the breakfast buffet was perfect - you name it, they had it! From freshly made omelettes to porridge, fresh fruit, cooked breakfast, healthy options etc. We stayed here for 2 weeks and will definitely be going back at some time! Beautiful private beach, with great cocktails and lunches brought right to your sunlounger. Trip to kleine Curacao and swimming with the dolphins were highlights of our trip, as well as this great hotel. Yes it's expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for. We were initially going to stay closer to Jan Thiel, but very glad we didn't as the beaches were packed with loungers. Yes you need a car from Santa Barbara, but it's well worth driving round the Island, so the distance wasn't a problem.

  • 178lyndam :
By far the best hotel on the island!

We have stayed on the island 5 times and visited many hotels. This location is 11miles from downtown but if you want a great taste of life on this island, then rent a car and drive a bit farther! A beautiful, long, protected beach with lots of shade and sun along with a wonderful pool. Rooms are all facing the ocean and rooms are large and spacious. This hotel was formerly a Hyatt but now belongs to the Benchmark is away from the craziness of Mambo and Jan Thiel and not an excursion for cruise ships. Staff is amazing! Jaime, one of the managers, is always helpful and is available to discuss any concerns. Missy, a server on the beach, is knowledgeable about the resort and the island. Staff has been at the resort for years. The grounds are beautiful and always clean. If you enjoy golfing in the heat, this is the only place to go!There are a handful of restaurants for all times of the day or night.If you enjoy snorkelling, this is not a good place to enjoy this activity but a few miles away is the sunken tugboat which is one of th best spots on the island!Prices are far less than when it was a Hyatt and is less than many of the older, run down hotels in and closer to town.

  • Anna E :
Beautiful resort but where”s the real beach

Resort is beautiful and food is fantastic but was not impressed by the beach. It’s an inlet. Resort has a beautiful gold course with great views; The meals are reasonably price: The one restaurant at the golf we found was expensive . The breakfast buffet was amazingly no. great selection, nice spread of food and very tasty.

  • mbrown70388 : Hilton Head, South Carolina
Eligant resort

Love our stay at the Santa Barbara resort. Although it is in a remote location, the ocean views are spectacular and there is a good variety of restaurants. Rooms are better than we expected for the price. We would stay here again.

  • Ed S :
Second time around

This was our second time staying at this place. It was just as stunning and inviting as last time (granted that was only 3 months ago but we liked it that much!). With all that Curaçao has to offer don’t forget to find time to relax and unplug from it all on the beach or the pool. Then swing into Boca 19 for dinner (also a fantastic place). We can’t wait to come back to the island, and this is the only place we will stay!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 350 Rooms
  • 3 Pools 
  • 24 hour Fitness Centre
  • Spa (fee) 
  • Tennis Courts (fee)
  • PADI Scuba Dive Centre (fee)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Golf, 18 Holes (fee)
  • Meeting Rooms available (fee)
  • Safety Deposit Box at Front Desk
  • Concierge services
  • Car Rental Desk 
  • Gift Shop
  • Tour Desk
  • Day and evening shuttle service to Willemstad and Jan Thiel area offered at a nominal fee.   
Standard Room:
  • 1 King bed or 2 Double beds (King bed is always on request)
  • Furnished Balcony
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea maker
  • Deluxe bath amenities
  • iHome stereo with iPod docking station
  • Flat Screen Plasma Television 
  • Maximum Occupancy 4, Maximum Number of Children 2
For the Kids - Supervised activities program for children 3-12 yrs of age available daily at an additional charge. Children must be toilet trained and out of diapers and pull ups. Reservations - Due to limited enrollment, they require 24hr advance reservations and 24hr cancellation policy. A parent or guardian must fill out all forms and waivers before any child participates at the pool towel hut.
Breakfast Plan - Daily Breakfast included.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao
Santa Barbara Plantation Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort Curacao

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.