Experience uncompromising service, superlative views and premier amenities at our luxurious Curaçao beach resort. Opened in April of 2010, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curaçao is a full-service Dutch Caribbean island resort, perfectly situated on 27 acres of pristine property between the Caribbean Sea and Spanish Water Bay. The resort is part of the Caribbean trio universally referred to as the ABC Islands, Curaçao is located only 35 miles from both Aruba and Venezuela.
Dine with the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop on the open-air terrace, watch as deft hands create delectable dishes in the open-air kitchen at MEDI, or relax poolside at SWIM while our attentive staff brings you your order. Each of our three exciting restaurants serves indigenous menu creations that focus on the freshest seafood and farm-to-table ingredients. Recreation options abound, including the 4,500 square foot Atabei Spa, a full service salon, 24 hour fitness center, three pools, four tennis courts and an 18-hole Pete Dye championship golf course.
LocationCuracao - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating3378 reviews
Excellent Family Resort
Stayed at this beautiful resort from March 8-15. Property was beautiful and staff was very helpful. It is far from the town but had a good selection of restaurants and a good selection of activities. Pool area was wonderful and tried the yoga classes (additional charge) which were really good - instructor was excellent. The restaurant on the golf course did have a pretty serious problem with dung beatles in the evenings but they were working hard to resolve that issue. Golf course was expensive but very good.
I was greeted with a drink, but I waited in a queue of only 3 people for almost an hour. The staff was slow, and they got my booking wrong. There was hair in the bath when I arrived in the room and my floor was constantly sandy. The housekeeping staff barged into the room while I was in the shower despite me saying not to enter. The amenities are terrible and having them bolted to the wall of the shower makes the place feel cheap. I was in the room one day while the woman was cleaning, and she cleaned the floor with a dirty towel. The Medi restaurant is dirty and full of flies. I had to stop eating because the flies were getting into my food. The price is outrageous for the limited menu and the staff is horrible. I watched the man at the omelette station make an omelette wrong for a guest twice. He threw the pan when she corrected him the second time. When she wasn't looking, he made it wrong again in secret to spite her an openly mocked her to me and the other guests when she left. The restaurant is lovely, and the food is good, but the service is SO SLOW. We waited 15 minutes for menus. Once we got them it was another 30 minutes to order and then 30 mins for the food. The worst part is that we had a table by the grass and the sprinklers came on. We got soaked and the served just laughed as it happened. No help, no napkins, nothing but laughing at us. The hotel’s towel card policy is ridiculous. Everyone gets a towel card at check in so why should we have to wait at a booth by the pool to exchange them for towels? There was no one at the towel stand and, after waiting 5 minutes, I took my own towel. Someone came running and screamed at me like I was a criminal. We booked an excursion snorkelling through the hotel. The driver was late, and we didn't have time to go to the planned destination. The woman at the excursion desk said she would tell the driver where to take us that was good for snorkelling and was close to the hotel. The driver spoke no English and we had to stop at her home to pick up and drop off her son to translate. I explained that I'm fluent in Spanish and we don't need a translator. She picked him up anyway, wasting more time. We drove for over an hour to a beach that was filthy and, when we arrived, we were told that the water was polluted, and we couldn't swim. We turned around and went back to the hotel. We paid to snorkel and never even got to leave the car. We complained to the hotel and all they said is that that beach was not where we were meant to go, and we shouldn't have been taken there. We were told that, despite being booked and arranged by the hotel we had to pay the driver and there was nothing we could do about it. I am an Expedia VIP and was given a voucher for discounts at check in. No one on the property had any idea how to use them. Every time I tried, I was given a different answer or excuse why they didn’t apply. When I checked out, there were so many problems on the bill. Over charges, charges for things I was told were free because of my VIP status. It took 25 minutes to resolve while my taxi to the airport was waiting. The woman helping me was RUDE! She got the changes wrong many times. When I told her that my taxi was waiting (after the 3rd time the bill was still wrong) she said, "you can wait, or you can just pay the bill with the extra charges".
The perfect place to relax and unwind
We visit this resort annually and love everything about it. The property itself is located on 1500 private acres and includes numerous restaurants, a golf course, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, beaches, swimming pools and access to a range of water sports. The casual elegance of the decor and interior design make a perfect fit for the stunning scenery. Crystal clear, blue-green seas, beautiful landscaped grounds and bright, sunny skies make for a perfect vacation. The sea is like bath water, the weather is always warm, and trade wind breezes keep things comfortable. Rooms are spacious and well appointed, each with a lovely veranda or balcony. Staff members provide excellent service and are always friendly, gracious, helpful, professional, and knowledgeable. A range of restaurants offers delicious menus and provides both casual and more formal dining options. We never tire of sitting on our balcony, listening to the sound of tropical birds and watching the sun set. We are especially fond of having dinner outside, under the stars, as well as reading a book while relaxing in a hammock surrounded by a field of swaying palm trees. There is an excellent fitness center with beautiful views of the sea, offering a wide variety of equipment. The Atabei Spa has a wonderful range of treatments in a tranquil environment. The lobby provides incredible views of the ocean that make you feel peaceful the moment you arrive. If you are looking to get away from it all, to unplug, unwind and to relax, this resort is perfect. We've been coming here for the past 7 years- I call it my happy place and always feel joyful when I am at staying at my 'home away from home.'
We booked 4 nights in a beautiful, expensive suite with uninterrupted ocean views. Two of those nights were wasted because the hotel booked large events on the beach outside with live bands, djs and fireworks going until 1-2am. The manager was very nice and comped is a day trip to Klein Curaçao to make up for our trouble. However, when we got our bill and I remembered that we were spending almost $1,000/night for a room filled with the noise of two 300-person parties, I felt like we’d chosen badly for that part of our honeymoon. It wasn’t romantic and we don’t have great memories because of the hotel really being an outdoor event space. Our room in Willemstad wasn’t as beautiful but was quiet and a one-third the cost with a great beach pool.
Karen and Bob
We spent a wonderful week at this lovely resort. The food was fabulous especially at the Shore restaurant in a very romantic setting. We also found the breakfast buffet to be varied and interesting with lots to choose. Our room was always clean and very comfortable. The golf course is spectacular. No where else can you go from the ocean to the desert in an old rock quarry and then to a marina area. The holes were breathtaking and while challenging very enjoyable. The beach was lovely. We were kept refreshed by Jaymy with his interesting assortment of drinks. While we have come back home to a pandemic we have wonderful memories to keep us going through these trying times.