My new husband (3 weeks) and I travelled here for our honeymoon. We wanted to go somewhere exclusive that most people hadn't been so we picked Curacao. We decided to go with the Hyatt because the pictures on their website of the property were gorgeous and we got a friends and family discount (which is always nice)
So when you arrive at the resort you are greeted by smiling employees and a glass of blue curacao and lemonade (yum). Check in was smooth, this hot el charged us for the full amount at check in (which was different) plus $100 a day for incidentals. The room is so pretty. It has a neutral color scheme and a balcony (ours had a view of the beach). There sre 3 restaurants on property and a few stores. My fav restaurant was the pool cafe. An employee named Ludy was wonderful. He was so friendly and accomodating. Try the Planters Punch! Medi was ok for dinner...nothing spectacular, although the breakfast buffet thete was tasty. Try the omelet. All of the restaurants and the lobby are open-aire, so the humidity can make tjings a little uncomfortable. The beach is man made and a little rocky, but the water is clear. There are 2 pools.
Tips- Bring extra $ for cabs and shuttles. This hotel is about 40 mins ($70 cab ride) from the airport and about 20 mins from town, which they offer a daily shuttle for $30 per person. They add an extra 15% charge on to all meals, which we later learned was the tip. Do we were tipping the waiters and waitresses extra because we werent sure what this was. Bring insect repellant,
the mosquitoes were ridiculous. And finally try the Gelato at Bella Italia...its delicious. Theres a. restaurant down the hill from the Hyatt called Estaba House, which offers a free shuttle and yummy food. There is no bar or club or anything near this hotel so be prepared to drink in your room. BYOB. lol
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa And Marina Hotel