Santa Barbara Beach And Golf Resort
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We came here on a day pass and can't wait to come back again! This place is absolutely beautiful! The staff was attentive and super nice, the pool was beautiful, the beach was quiet and serene. We loved watching the sunset and having dinner outdoors; just bring some bug spray for the evening. Seriously, this was our favorite stop on this last cruise, maybe on any of our cruises. Highly recommended!
Location is beautiful but also very isolated and therefore exensive if you want to move around. Pool very nice and breakfast excellent. However service sometimes a bit sloppy (orders forgotten) and the general maintanance could use some more attention. Rooms spacious, but aain service sloppy with a non functioning ( and empty) minibar and llogical towel change. Terrace should be included in cleaning as well, now cups are just left there
We were only here on a day visit, but wow. Despite the unusual rain, we had a great time. So much to do. So much natural beauty. Such a thoughtful design to this resort. We loved it.This is one of the largest resorts (in total land size) I can recall visiting. Everything seems to have been done top notch.I recommend the house made plantain chips, which will blow you away if you're into such treats.
The Santa Barbara really is the nicest hotel you can stay at in Curacao, albeit a bit removed from the rest of the island. The resort's expansive grounds have plenty to keep most anyone entertained for their whole stay. I would love to give it 5 stars, but the smoking, oh the smoking just kills the place. As there is no defined distinction between inside and out, people smoke through dinner, in the lobby, by kids in strollers. If the hotel did a bit more to control this I'd live at the place as its otherwise so nice.
I was here as an exhibitor at a conference. This place is the best resort hotel/conference facility I've been to in the Caribbean.On the plus side:- room was spotless and kept that way- every staff member I encountered was friendly and helpful; especially the front desk folks and the "doorman"; requests were dealt with promptly.- beds were ultra comfy; excellent pillows- room A/C worked perfectly; ceiling fan was a nice touch- Internet worked perfectly; high speed; better thane expected reliability (went down once)- almost all the food was excellent - with one exception- the property is very well maintained - lizards are amusing- the breakfast omelette is to die for; thank you for the lox, bagels and cream cheese! - Splash Restaurant - splash burger is fabulous; fish tacos got rave reviews- Pizza Place - pretty good pizza "cheap" eats,- Medi - breakfasts were great; lunches were fabulous; dinners so-so (see below); pastries and desserts could use some work (way too sweet for my taste)- the hair dryer, robes and ironing equipment were welcome amenitiesThe things that kept me from giving a 5-star rating- shower water pressure was atrocious (a personal pet peeve)- towels could have been used as sandpaper (another pet peeve)- the "Grill Night" buffet was disappointing. Many dry items. - many tiny flies in the air at night prevented outdoor dining.Other Tips:- Rent a car at the airport to get the best rates if you intend to leave the property. The hotel will arrange a car but it will be overpriced-perhaps the hotel gets a cut. I got a car from Oost-West on my own. They came to the resort. There is another outfit that will give you a cell phone for free. Some rental companies will deliver to the resort for no extra charge. The local car rental deals are better. Purchasing gasoline is interesting. "fill it up" appeared to be a confusing concept to the fellow who was working at the station I used before returning my car. - You will need local currency to use the parking meters in Willemstad. The meters are tricky. A very friendly local helped me out. Parking rules are strictly enforced.- If you like to snack, bring your own or buy things off the resort. A can of mixed nuts from the on-site snack shop was US$19. Same insane prices for other things like sunscreen and Pringles :-).- Beware the 16% service charge baked into everything you buy - including the room.- No need to buy bottled water. The resort water is just fine.- Bring a couple of adaptors if your electronics have North American plugs. There are plenty of outlets in the room but only 2 in my room were 3-prong.
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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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.
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