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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao

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Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao (Formerly Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina)
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Nieuwpoort
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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SC
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went for the day pass, ~$8.00. Staff was friendly. Beach was sparsely populated though several large luxury boats were docked. The beach was nice and well kept, with a good sized water line, though the dock/breaker was maybe 25 feet off the shoreline. There is a small cafe offering food and drinks though ambit expensive the food is extremely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I visited Curacao the week of July 14.we were a group of 12 and choose to stay in Santa Barbara resort. the resort is beautiful with amazing views. More amazing then the view is the resorts staff. They went out of their way to insure we had s grew time. They always greeted us with a smile... More 

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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 share your kind words regarding our wonderful staff--we're glad you had an enjoyable stay! Thanks also for your suggestions on how to improve our guest experience--that is how we improve! All the best, Darren Law, General Manager More 

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful resort, friendly staff, good service, spotless rooms.. but they squeeze every penny out of you and its painfully obvious. Dont think this hotel does anything for you except the bare minimum. Wanted to play golf as its a GOLF RESORT, and was sickened to see that due to the rates being so high I might not even go play.... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here after leaving the Renaissance Curacao early -- and we are so glad we did! It is a true luxury resort, and should definitely be on your short list if you are considering a trip. Pros: -- The property is stunning. The rooms are well-appointed and immaculate. The grounds are beautiful. Wildlife (such as donkeys and iguanas) roam... More 

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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 a review regarding your stay! We're glad you had a good time and we hope to see you again very soon! Regards, Darren Law, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best in quality. Breakfast Dinner and lunch The best welcome Julio. Bell boy, The best bartender Ray. Bartender at splash, Jurandy. Waiter at splash, Amazing Allen, Braulio and indira. at midi. Awesome Thanks to these employees we had an awesome time. See you soon.

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

Hi Remy, Thanks for your kind words regarding our wonderful staff members! Come visit us again very soon! Best, Darren Law, General Manager More 

Owensboro, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to a few AI resorts and this is definitely the best by far. Food at all restaurants were great! Especially Italian! Service was good and hotel was clean and grounds well kept! Would definitely love to return!

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

Thanks for your review, Cortney! We appreciate your kind words and hope you return very soon! Regards, Darren Law, General Manager More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Caroline 1 and Carolaine 2 are wonderful. They helped us with everything and went above and beyond to make sure that out needs were met! We were helped by a few other people but Caroline 1 and Carolaine were great. They made my stay at the resort better. Thank you ladies!! :)

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

Thanks for your kid words regarding Caroline and Carolaine, we really have the best staff members we could ask for! We hope to see you again very soon! Regards, Darren Law, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with a friend for 1 week all inclusive and we loved everything about it. The buffet was great. Try the skirt steak! Pools and beach both great too. Loved snorkelling at the beach. Shared a taxi with some people we met to go into town. Very reliable way to go. The driver met us at set time... More 

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

Hi Sue, Thanks for your review! We're glad you were able to enjoy both the resort, and the island! We'll see you soon! Regards, Darren Law, General Manager More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were married at the resort in May. It was literally paradise! The resort was beautiful with terrific amenities and spectacular views of the ocean. Our wedding was also coordinated through the resort through the wedding manager, Gianni Hermans. She did a fabulous job - the décor and catering were perfect, exactly what we had requested. Our... More 

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

Congratulations on your wedding! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we hope to see you again very soon! Regards, Darren Law, General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is beautiful and the staff are great. This is a great place if you're looking to stay on the property or have business conferences and won't have time to explore the city. If you're wanting to be in the city or explore the scenic west coast beaches, this is not the place for you.

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

Leah, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and advice to fellow travelers--we hope to see you again for your next relaxing vacation! Best, Darren Law, General Manager More 

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