Santa Barbara Beach And Golf Resort
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Facility is great and room are big and comfortable. Pool and beach are also good. Room furniture needs maintenance and shower is not comfortable, the is no shower nor bathroom door, so it's very cold with the AC on. Housekeeping is sub standard.Food is extremely over priced, forcing you to go out for food, but any decent restaurant is 30 min drive, make sure you rent a car.
Back in late November my wife and I ended up at this resort after a few awful days at the Sunscape Curaçao Resort. We had booked a week long vacation there to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Through the grace of God, my wife happened to come across an advertisement for this resort in a publication that had been left in the room we were staying in at Sunscape.When I called to find out if there was a room available, it was a last ditch effort to salvage our trip. Had they not had any rooms available, I was ready to cancel the rest of the trip and head home. Site unseen, we were so glad to learn that this resort had a room available! Although we had never been there, we figured it was worth a shot since accommodations there COULD NOT BE WORSE than at Sunscape.Nevertheless, as soon as we arrived at Santa Barabara Beach and Golf Resort we realized we were in a much different place!From the onset, the service my wife and I received was superb. Jennifer, Minguel, Thysiara, Rudolph, and Lawrence were absolutely excellent.Check-in was quick and seemless and all involved were courteous and pleasant. Our room was clean and comfortable throughout our stay. At Splash (by the pool), Jimmy (I believe I am misspelling his name; apologies) was topnotch! We truly enjoyed your snacks and generously sized, strong beverages there. The wings, onion rings, and caprese salad were all very tasty. The pool was always well maintained as was the beach area.The food at Medi and Shore was delicious and prepared with an artistic flair; the dining experience was always comfortable; staff at the restaurants were always attentive and helpful. We would like to give a special acknowledgment to Cerita Barrett by the pool. She really went the extra mile to ensure we had a pleasant time and for that we are so grateful! The resort's grounds were immaculate and for the most part everything was very clean. These factors made for an especially comfortable stay. Regarding areas and matters that could be improved, considering the cost to stay at this resort and its rather high caliber, it comes across a bit chintzy that they do not provide free Wifi in the rooms. In a similar vein, the empty minibar is a bit of a letdown -particularly for guests who opt for your all inclusive option (like we did). This brings me to my next point. To call a package "all inclusive," it really ought to be that. The limitations and restrictions that the all-incluive option present seem unnecessary. Again, considering the cost for the all-inclusive option, it's disappointing and counterintuitive to learn that there are items you have to pay to sample.Lastly, the bathroom in the lobby could use attention at a higher frequency. Nevertheless, my wife and I are so glad to have stumbled across Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort -and it's lesser known all inclusive option. Staying at this resort for the final few days of our week long vacation in Curaçao was the most enjoyable time we've had. This is no small feet as we travel fairly frequently and we typically stay at Iberostar, RIU, Hilton, and Marriott properties.I only wish your resort's all inclusive option had come up in our search when we scheduled our trip to Curaçao; we wish we could have stayed at your resort for our entire stay!Thank you for helping us to salvage our vacation/anniversary celebration. What started out as a hellish experience at Sunscape ended heavenly at Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort.Incidentally, since our trip back in November, we shared our experience with friends. Our raving about Santa Barbara Beach and Golf resort caused two pair of our closest friends to venture to Curaçao. Husband and wife of both pair returned to report their stays were just as enjoyable as ours. If your planning to go to Curaçao, this is where you should stay. Cheers!
We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage daughters and wanted to avoid the busy all inclusive alcoholic nightclub type resorts of Cancun for obvious reasons. Nevertheless we wanted a luxury all inclusive beach hotel.Santa Barbara meets this criteria partially in the sense that it's quiet but very luxurious and has great facilities and service of high quality (4 diamond & 4 star rating) with an optional AI plan.Nevertheless the AI plan is steep at $150 per person per day as it includes food in only 1 a la carte restaurant and local drinks only and there's no reduction for non alcoholic drinkers (only for under 12). A minor irritation is that you still have to sign for everything despite wearing an all inclusive bracelet so we noticed that we struggled to spend $600 daily on food and drinks. You also have to pay $15 per day for wifi (4 devices) and it kept dropping. Water sports aren't complimentary and prices are steep ($40 per hour for a paddle board). The hotel should consider making these complimentary for AI guests.Otherwise it's a great place for a quiet luxurious break in a wonderful setting.
Picturesque oceanfront resort. Spacious comfortable rooms and excellent service. Very good buffet breakfast which we ate on the patio facing the ocean every morning. You need a car if you plan to explore the fabulous beaches. It's at least an hour away from the best beaches.
We went on a 'workation' to Curacao. They went all out to make sure we had everything we need. Work in the mornings, sunbathing in the afternoon: good life! The staff is very friendly and helpful. You do need a car/taxi if you want to visit other parts of Curacao. If you want nothing else then just relax, chill by the pool, snorkel, eat, drink cocktails and be pampered: I;d recommend you go here! Only sidenote is that there is no bar open on the property after 21:00u. At least, not when we were there. Missed opportunity! For food options I recommend Shore. With a luxurious resort such as Santa Barbara's you'd expect great food. You'll find that at Shore. A little less so at Medi. It's fine, but not great.
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
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- 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.
- 1 King bed or 2 Double beds (King bed is always on request)
- Furnished Balcony
- Ceiling Fan
- Hair Dryer
- Safety Deposit Box
- Iron & Ironing board
- Wi-Fi (fee)
- Tea maker
- Deluxe bath amenities
- iHome stereo with iPod docking station
- Flat Screen Plasma Television
- Maximum Occupancy 4, Maximum Number of Children 2
Resort Location Map
Santa Barbara Beach And Golf ResortCuracao,Curacao
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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.
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