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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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  • Sarah H :
2nd visit, still the best resort in Curacao

Firstly let's gets the cons out of the way.1) Need a car. Yes you need to have a car if you want to leave the resort. Part of the reason the resort is so great is its isolation and therefore highly private beach. For me that's worth having a rental but that's a personal choice.2) Expensive shops. The stores on the resort are hilariously expensive. Another good reason to have a car as there is a couple of great supermarkets nearby (Moma, Van Tweel)3) Loud party boats. The beach is surrounded by a cordon that boats can moor up against. If you're unlucky those boats may sometimes be full of teenagers with a stereo that plays at full blast for hours.4) Limited gym equipment. Personal preference here, would have loved to see more equipment. Would also have been great if the gym was somehow monitored as in the time I was there I found it full of local teenagers playing with the equipment, and also found a family eating their fast food in there while sitting on the machines.Ok, now the longer list of positives!!1) Great beach. Enjoy very calm waters and lots of fish to snorkel alongside. Stray outside the cordon and there's more natural coastline around the golf course. Wear swim shoes to avoid the urchins and you will see great sea life.2) Lovely spa. It is very serene and complete with private deck areas for each treatment room. I had a full body massage. Bliss.3) Boca 19. The private bar/restaurant at the far end of the beach/marina is a lovely place to spend an evening. Their goat stew is a good sample of curaçao cuisine.4) Splash. The resort beach bar/restaurant is actually one of the best things about the resort. The staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful (shout out to Missy who was great fun and very quick with the drinks!) and the Fish Tacos are really really really good.5) Smart. This is a resort that's well maintained and of a high standard. Starting to see some signs of wear on the rooms, but equally seeing a lot of behind-the-scenes work taking place across the resort to renew and refresh them. The gardens and common areas are all pristine.Overall I love it here and will come back again I'm sure.

  • 2681GW : Monster, Nederland
Holiday in October 2016

Very nice hotel, friendly staff. If you want a quiet holiday and enjoy a luxury resort this is the place to go. Bare in mind though you will need a car to go anywhere and this is not the cheapest place on the Island.

  • E9850LDanthonya : Delfgauw, The Netherlands

Everything is super about this hotel.The staff is so friendly and helpful, restaurants, beach, pool and rooms.The only thing is you need a car if you stay at this hotel.We had a great time here and will be back next summer !!!!!

  • Giselle S :
Birthday weekend !!

Santa Barbara Resort is a really beautiful Hotel. As a local the "Local price" is not bad at all. Only thing i didn't like is that we had to pay the same price per night for my 1 1/2 years old. But the price wasn't bad anyways so i didn't really make a scene over it !Our rooms were beautiful & clean. The bed is really cozy all of us loved it! The only thing would be that they are a bit small thou.We had breakfast included in the price we paid. The buffet breakfast is EXCELLENT! Good Chocolate, a large variety of food. Most of us had the omelet wich was really good. That weekend we didn't had Lunch because we were so full from Breakfast time.Nice pool we didn't like the beach that much. We had a nice game of Bingo one day with the activities Guys where i won a cabana at the pool, my family members won smoothies and the Aqua Fun was also FUN !I will recommend this hotel and we will definitely return. For the next time i would really loved to feel welcome by your staff. We didn't really feel special. That's the reason i am rating a 4.All by all we had a great weekend and i will say till the next time !!

  • abK3137YH : Voorhout
Best hotel on the Island

Great hotel for a relaxing stay, great pool service, perfect rooms, general stayway's must be cleaned more often. Food is very good, hotel is not child-friendly. Perfect beach with great service and everyday clean sand.

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
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  • 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.