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Santa Barbara Beach Resort - CLOSED

Curacao, Curaçao

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Santa Barbara Beach Resort - CLOSED

The location has reopened after an extensive renovation as the Sandals Royal Curacao, an adults-only all-inclusive.

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao 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 at this Curacao resort 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.
Hotel Address:
  • Santa Barbara Beach Resort - CLOSED
  • Santa Barbara Plantation
  • Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort
  • Curacao,
  • Curaçao

Location Summary
The resort is 35-40 minutes from Curacao International Airport (CUR) and 25 minutes from downtown Willemstad. Visit one the more than 35 pristine white sandy beach that range from small and private to bustling hubs of activity. Walk around the capital, Willemstad, a UNECSO world heritage site, and experience local culinary delights and historical wonders. Or visit the Curacao Sea Aquarium where you can plunge into the depths of the Caribbean in submarine or swim with the dolphins.
Note Bene
One of the newest property on the island and one of the most luxurious.
Banquets & Meetings
Over 10,000 square feet of meeting space.
Disabled Access
ADA rooms are available at the resort.
Meeting Space
As varied as the surrounding natural environment, the flexible space conforms to your goals and objectives. Whether it's an elegant ballroom, an inspiring terrace or a unique beachside setting, you'll find the square feet and the character a perfect fit.
Fine Dining On Site
From Sea to....Shore. Sip the tropical sunset. Savor the crystal blue sea. With each fresh catch, every spectacular wine, Shore Restaurant sprinkles your dining experience with a bit of paradise. Featuring an open air kitchen, covered outdoor dining and views too breathtaking for words, Shore is Curacao's authentic Caribbean dining experience
Fine Dining Nearby
Boathouse Romantic Sunset Dinner. El Gaucho - Steakhouse.
Fitness Center
The cutting-edge facilities offer state-of-the-art treadmills, and all the latest cardiovascular equipment and weight machines, including: elliptical machines; strength training machines; stationary bikes; free weights; toning balls, resistance bands, and stretching mats.
Child Programs
Kid's club offers daily activities and adventures designed for children ages 3-12. Splash pool for children.
Pets Allowed
Well-behaved small pets and dogs are permitted to stay at the hotel.
Pool Outdoor
Santa Barbara's two main pools are centrally located below the resort's lobby and near Medi Restaurant. With two pools, adults can enjoy a relaxing swim while children play nearby in the exciting splash area. Splash, an open-air poolside restaurant, provides poolside service.
Spa Facility
The inspiration for Atabei Spa stems from the ancient culture and rituals of the Arawak people, the original inhabitants of the island. Here, the heat of the sun, the rhythm of the water, the goodness of the earth and the pull of the moon put you in tune with your true foundation, your natural self.
Tennis Courts On Site
The tennis center is the only facility in the Carribean region that features four HydroGrid clay tennis courts.
Enjoy a natural oasis and unwind in the shining warmth and glow of the Caribbean sun. The pristine white sand beach stretches 450 meters (1500 ft.) by 18 meters (60 ft.) and invites guests to lounge while enjoying the peaceful views of passing sailboats and yachts.
Biking Touring
Bike rentals available. There are 27 acres to discover.
Available at on-site Marina.
Casino Gambling
Diamond Casino is located nearby.
Ecological Tourism
Experience real interaction with coastal Bottlenose Dolphins in both spacious enclosures and the open sea. The academy is a natural facility and offer you the possibility to get to know dolphins in a fun, informational, responsible and educational way. Located at the Curaçao Sea Aquarium Marine Animal Park.
Designed by Pete Dye and opened in April 2010, Old Quarry Golf Course takes on the shape of the naturally contoured site overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water.
Jogging Running
There is a scenic jogging path.
Scuba Diving
Excursions are available to be booked at the Resort's Marina.
Jan Thiel has vibrant nightlife, shopping and restaurants to enjoy!
Theatre Museums
Curacao Maritime Museum. Mikve Israel Emanuel Synagogue & Jewish Museum. Kura Hulanda Museum. Tula Museum. Nena Sanchez Gallery.
Available at the Resort's Marina.
Recommended Rooms
A Sea Traditions Room is the perfect choice for the discerning traveler seeking a more private, upscale experience. Nestled among three separate, semi-private buildings and running adjacent to both the Caribbean Sea and the first hole of Pete Dye designed Old Quarry Golf Course, the Sea Traditions Guest Rooms offer the perfect setting for a true getaway in their own unique community on the resort. The enclave is comfortably separated from the main portion of the hotel, yet close enough to allow guests to enjoy all of the restaurants, spa and other services.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Casino Gambling
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Volleyball
    - Windsurfing

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