Santa Barbara Beach And Golf Resort
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Hotel is one of the top class at Curaçao. Good food, nice rooms and all the basics are excellent. Everything extra costs and the prices are reasonable but when added the local taxes on the top of it gets a bit expensive. Yoga and Pilates classes are great. Swimming is great, food (several restaurants) is excellent but in a way normal hotel food what you get everywhere. Very relaxing atmosphere.
Great for a luxory Trip to the caribic. Nice Place, good food. Good for relaxing, sailing, snorkeling, diving and playing golf (One of the best). Very friendly people.Have been there for presidents club
This was our 3rd return trip to the SBR & .We had another amazing experience.Beautiful beach ,pool,& grounds.Staff that go out of their way to accomodate you.Any activity you choose to participate in is available. We loved the big screen set up for Superbowl Sunday!We own a 1 week timeshare on the island & stay @ SBR to extend our stay.Next year i may spend all of the time @ SBR.WE WOULD & have recommended to family & friends. Love the nights with music . Looking forward to next year. Sincerely, S.Rileypeaceful yet any activity you would like to participate in is availalable to you.
The pros.... BEAUTIFUL grounds that are very clean and well kept, great swimmable beach, plenty of pool and beach chairs, clean pools, friendly staff, everything was well maintained, free parking.The cons... the food was very mediocre but was expensive, and they added a 16% gratuity on everything. I don't mind tipping for good service, but when I pay $60 usd for a breakfast buffet and they only time we saw the waitress is when she brought us water, it's a little ridiculous to tip $18. Also, they have lots of activities during the day, but most of the time nobody showed up. Examples: morning hikes, pool volleyball, beach volleyball. I tried to go to all of these activities but no staff showed up so it was a little frustrating.
That was the review that my wife and I received from one of our excursion tour guides, during a separate private conversation. Of note, we went on a few excursions where we went to other resorts on the island to pick up fellow travelers/explorers, and we agreed that we stayed at the highlight resort of the island (it was a nice FYI to hear that the King and Princess of the Netherlands had also been there a few years ago). The facilities are gorgeous, overlooking the ocean, with very nice and beautifully designed beaches and relaxation spots. There are several places to eat on site, but if you do not book with an all inclusive meal package, I strongly suggest you go out for dinner on a few nights to save some money on the cost of meals (I would suggest going out for some meals even if all inclusive was purchased, as there are many really nice restaurants in the city areas which offer beautiful scenery as well). There isn't a lot of activities on grounds outside of going to the beach, playing golf, and relaxing in the spa, so be willing to leave the resort if you want activities. The place is a perfect place to return to after a day of taking in the island (which after one day you will want to do every day), so the serenity of the resort does have benefit. The food is good, and the people are very nice. You can rent a car from the hotel or call for a taxi, so getting around the island is not difficult at all. We definitely want to go back to the island of Curacao, and whenever we do go, we will plan to stay there (unless we purchase land out there... The city of Willemstad is beautiful.).
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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