We recently spent 6 nights at the New Hyatt Resort in Curacao. This a beautiful new resort, opened only a few weeks, that will be one of the top resorts in the Caribbean when it is completed.. The size of the hotel is massive, the grounds and the private beach are very impressive. The hotel is located on an old plantation that includes a beautiful gold course. The hotel location is about 30 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown so I would recommend renting a car unless you just want to just lay around the pool and play golf. We enjoyed everything about the hotel. The service was fantastic. The staff caters to your every request with a great attitude. We ate at the Shor restaurant two nights and the Mediterranean restaurant one night. The Shor was our favorite as the food was good and the open air dining right on the water made for a wonderful dining experience. Outside of the hotel, we ate at The Boat House(seafood), El Gaucho(steak) and Snappers( very casual seafood on the water) least favorite. All three of these restaurants are located within 15 minutes of the hotel (it takes about 5 minutes to leave the hotel) and the food was good. We used the onsite dive operation located at the end of the beach. They have a very good dive boat, all new equipment and great dive masters. They too want to make you experience the best. The diving is good but not as good as Bonaire. Our ladies also visited the Spa and were very satisfied.
We went downtown for lunch and walked through the shops, which was an enjoyable afternoon. We also drove to the other end of the island just sightseeing and stopping and snorkeling at several of the beaches, which are beautiful.
We had a wonderful time and look forward to going back in a few years to see this great resort when it is finished.
- 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