Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao

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Why We Love It

  • Secluded 27-acre beach resort, 30 minutes from the capital city, Willemstad
  • The only AAA 4-Diamond property on the island
  • Spa treatment rooms have private terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea
  • Tennis courts, a golf course, three pools and a PADI dive center

"First-class golf course" -- Fodor's

100% (9 Member Ratings)

"It is a beautiful resort."
Mar 29, 2016
Milwaukee, WI, United States


Map & Directions

It’s a 45-minute journey by taxi from Curacao International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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The hacienda-style Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is perched on the southern tip of the Dutch island of Curacao, close to the Venezuelan coast. Located just north of the equator, it is a good year-round destination, averaging only 22 inches of rain each year. Museums and shops in the capital city of Willemstad are a 30-minute drive away and the resort is 10 minutes from the bustle of Jan Thiel Village, on the other side of the bay.

Spread over 27 acres, the resort is one of the most remote on the island. But there are tons of facilities, including four restaurants, three pools, clay tennis courts, a hiking trail, bikes for rent and a stunning golf course, designed by Pete Dye. The spa (open Wednesday-Monday) has four swanky treatment rooms, each with its own private shower facilities and terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Set on Spanish Water Bay opposite the wooded Caracasbaai National Park, the resort also boasts one of the few natural sand beaches at this end of the island. The PADI dive center provides easy access to nearby diving spot, East Point, as well as on-site paddle board and kayak use (extra charges apply).

Rooms are all large and smartly furnished, with marble floors and ceiling fans. The best come with balconies facing the sea and those in the separate enclave by the golf course are the most exclusive. Furnished with binoculars for bird watching and in-room yoga mats, they also provide access to a private pool and butler service (9am-7pm).

The resort charges a 15% service charge on all purchases and stays.

From the press:
  • "Golf lovers will appreciate the first-class golf course on the property, and there are enough activities to please even the most demanding youngster" -- Fodor's
  • "[The resort] specializes in helping guests relax and unwind" – US News & World Report



  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Butler service
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Video games on request


  • Internet access (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under 17 years stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room. Child's cot/crib available free of charge for children up to the age of 4 years (on request). Children up to 3 years old eat free with every paying adult and children aged 4 to 12 receive 50% off on all food and beverage.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged an extra $50 per day. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Fees: The resort charges a 15% service charge on all purchases and stays.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The spa is closed on Tuesdays.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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Enjoyed Most: It is a beautiful resort.
Other Comments: We were unhappy when our breakfasts appeared on our bill. Correcting this was a bit of a hassle.
Luke Mar 29, 2016 Milwaukee, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Everything was very well kept and the employees were super nice and helpful.
Other Comments: Thanks for letting us share your language. You taught us new words every day especially at breakfast.
Joan Mar 23, 2016 Randolph, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most: Nice rooms. Great morning buffet.
Paul Feb 18, 2016 Fairhope, AL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great amenities and very friendly staff.
Other Comments: Remote location which is perfect if you don't want to leave the resort. Taxis to other locations are expensive, but they do have a rental car office onsite so you can get out to explore the island for a day or two.
Megan Feb 14, 2016 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The relaxed vibe. Just what we needed out of this trip
Kathryn Feb 12, 2016 Walnut Creek, CA, United States

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