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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Lovely place to stay. Beautiful place and garden. The people who are working here are very kind. The food needs improval! Waiting line for meals is not somehing you expect and I did not like it at all. There should be a better and nicer bar in the hotel to have a drink in the evening! Better opening times for...

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback on your stay. We appreciate your compliments of our staff! We value customer feedback to constantly improve our resort, so thank you again! Best Regards, Darren Law, General Manager

Newark, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The property is very nice, the rooms are spacious , upscale and well maintained. The food was ok nothing special pricey. A very friendly atmosphere . The beach was Different no waves no ocean sounds seemed more great for small kids. I enjoyed my stay the only Complaint is the beach chairs are horrible so so hard the resort needs...

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Sherry, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! We value customer experience as we're constantly improving our amenities and service. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Curacao! Best Regards, Darren Law, General Manager

nyc
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Property: beach is on an inlet. It was fantastic for us coz our 3 and 4 year old were fine being in the water on their own with floats. Relaxing for parents. Fish could be seen by snorkeling or to the kids delight, even without. Have to just sit at the beginning of the pier. Service at beach and pool:...

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback on your stay! We regularly use customer reviews to address our service and amenities, as we want to provide the best guest experience possible. We hope to see you on your next visit to the island! Best Regards, Darren Law, General Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Santa Barbara is a solid resort. Nice pool, beautiful golf course (I think, I don't play), and convenient and solid beach access. Comfortable, clean rooms, with modern fixtures. The problem is in the resort's effort to be too many things to too many people. Although Santa Barbara seems to portray itself as a luxury resort, there's also an all-inclusive side...

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, we're always trying to improve our service and guest experience. We hope you had a relaxing stay and hope to see you on your next visit to Curacao! Best Regards, Darren Law, General Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Bottom line: lovely property but very isolated. The food and service were mediocre. Room had some cleanliness issues. I wanted a luxurious hotel for my trip to Curacao and Santa Barbara was beautiful on the surface. The room was well appointed and the hotel grounds were immaculate. However, the room hadn't been properly cleaned. There were stains on the bathroom...

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay with us! We appreciate both your words of encouragement and critique as we regularly share reviews within our management team to constantly improve our guest experience. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Curacao! Regards, Darren Law, General Manager

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We spent 7 days at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort in Curacao. The property was beautiful and very well kept. The employees were very nice! Everyone from check-in to departure were excellent! The room was nice and a very comfortable bed. We had a full ocean view which was gorgeous everyday! Room service was a bit sporadic at...

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Angela, Thank you for sharing your kind words! We're so happy you had a good experience at our resort! We're glad you were able to experience some of the different activities we have to offer during your stay. We hope to host you again on your next visit to Curacao! Best, Darren Law, General Manager

Saratoga Springs, Utah
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We just returned from 6 nights in Curacao where we stayed at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. After booking through an online package (flight+hotel), we were hesitant because of the negative online reviews regarding the distance of this resort to Willemstad and the lack of amenities around it. We were VERY pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Although the...

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback; we appreciate your kind words! We're happy to hear that you were able to enjoy a relaxing stay during your visit--we love the hustle and bustle, but appreciate having a serene place to return at the end of the day. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, Darren...

PA
Reviewed 17 May 2015

This was our forth trip to Curacao and the Santa Barbara Resort. From the moment we walked in until our departure we were greeted with a friendly and helpful attitude of the Santa Barbara team. By the beach and pool we always had the excellent services of Ludy (Mamlet Matrix) and Naomi who went above and beyond to make sure...

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Hunter, Thanks for taking the time to leave your kind feedback. We're so glad you were able to enjoy a relaxing vacation with your family--we hope to see you on your next visit to Curacao! All the best, Darren Law, General Manager

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Getting to the Hotel and traveling the Island. First off, yes it is kind of a hike from the Airport. About 40-45 minutes but the Airport is located on the north side of the Island and most hotel is on the south side so at best your going to have a 30 minute trip at any hotel. We arrived in...

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind, and detailed review of your experience at our property! We value reviews for feedback, and for giving potential visitors a picture of what a stay at our property is like. We're glad you made the most of your visit to the island and explored a bit! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Darren Law,...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 14 May 2015

This place will leave a mark on your heart....and so will the people! The service is impeccable without being stuffy! Paying extra for the all-inclusive is worth it, and the food is not the run-of-the-mill fare. Sure, you can get burgers, sandwiches, nachos, etc., but the buffet is incredible! So is the menu at the sit down restaurant, Shore! The...

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SBCuracao, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your kind feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the property, restaurants, and our amazing staff members! We hope you will be back to visit us very soon! Cheers, Darren Law, General Manager

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort captures natural Caribbean charm and delivers it with an international elegance and sophistication. Just 35 miles from Aruba and served by a modern international airport, escape to paradise and embrace Curacao’s magical sea, sky and sun on 27 acres of rare natural preserve. At the same time, feel that every need is provided for, with exceptional service and refinement. Enjoy superior amenities like the Pete Dye designed golf course, a luxurious spa, resort pools with Caribbean views, an alluring white sand beach with a swimming lagoon, and sophisticated dining. Relax with the rare luxury of privacy on a secluded island within an island sequestered from the hustle and bustle of town center, and explore unlimited diving, snorkeling, boating and geo adventure right outside your door. Whether you are seeking an intimate retreat, or a lively and invigorating amenity-filled vacation, the resort creates a truly magnificent opportunity to experience the best of both worlds, and create your own. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao

Address: Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao (Formerly Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina)
Region: Caribbean > Curacao > Nieuwpoort
Price Range: RM748 - RM2,582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao 4.5*
Number of rooms: 350
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Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa And Marina Hotel
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