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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Curacao at noon , we were very excited to stay at the Santa Barbara ,the pictures we saw were gourgeous a great infrastructure and a lot of restaurants at the resort. When we took the taxi we realized that the Resort was far far away . When we finally arrived at 2pm almost an hour later from the airport we were amazed by the space of the resort , we went to the front desk to check-in and the told us that our checkin time as at 4pm so we decided to have lunch we were hungry and very tired from the trip , they told us that the only restaurant that was opened for lunch at the "Resort" was the one at the pool so we went there it was very hot and the restaurant did not have air conditioning that was our first disappoint we wanted the have lunch and the restaurant we saw in the internet . So they told us that there was another restaurant with a/c open only for brunch we had to go there to have lunch . When we were finally cleared to check-in we got to the room to find it completely dusty another disappointment, we tried to access the hotel WiFi from the room and we were told that to access from.the room we.needed to pay another disappointment, we have traveled all over the world ( Vegas , NYC, Chicago , Aruba , Cancun ) and never in our lives we had to pay for internet at a hotel or even less at a "Resort" , my experience is going well and hopefully we are going to try to make the best of.it with our family .

Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

On behalf of the management and staff of our beautiful resort we would like to thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking time to review your stay. I am disappointed to hear that we did not meet or exceed your expectations regarding your first restaurant visit and the cleanliness of your room upon arrival. I can assure you that your review has been addressed with the concerned departments to improve our on-property experience for every guest.

I do hope we are afforded the opportunity to welcome you again to our beautiful resort during your next visit.

Rob de Bekker
General Manager

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Coming from a cruise ship, we pre-booked this in the U.K. as our resort for a day at this wonderful resort.
OK, first off it is not cheap......this is stunning....and awesome value for money
After a 35 minute drive, again pre-booked we arrived at the 7km drive to the resort which we were told was built by people closely involved in offshore banking in the region.
Trust me, no money has been spared! Including massive golf courses.....
Upon arrival at the resort, we checked in and were given our VIP wristband which entitled us to all food, drink and use of all facilities for the 5 hours or so that we were there.
It was one the quickest days of our vacation!

The resort beach was beautiful as was the swimming and there were at least 3 pools to use. On the day we visited, we were fortunate that the beach was empty and the bar staff amazingly attentive. Our heartfelt thanks to Jaymie and Missie for their wonderful service. Both are a credit to the resort and know how to mix MEAN COCKTAILS!!!

As for lunch, the best fish taco's and chicken skewers on the

Don't book a cruise ship trip to any beach on Curaçao
Come here for a day that you will never forget!!

Great staff, wonderful location and no cruise line wants you to find this paradise

Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

I would like to thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curacao. It is nice to read how the different team members have positively influenced your experiences, especially Jaymy and Missy and we also sincerely appreciate your loyalty to us.

We hope to welcome you back for a few days the next time you decide to come to the Caribbean and Curacao.

Rob de Bekker
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Santa Barbara is the best Resort in Curacao. It has everything you dream of. A beautiful beach, golf courts, spa, good restaurants, cocktails are wonderful. But the best of all is the service! Nice people that attends you as kings and queens!

Room Tip: The full ocean view rooms are wonderful!
  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curacao. Our staff is known to be very accommodating, friendly and goes out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Hope to welcome you back soon.

Rob de Bekker
General Manager

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Even for an island this location is remote, which is fine if you want to get away from the hussle and b. They do have to improve upon the internet service. It should be free in the room. I paid for it one day and paid extra to use the high speed and up to 3 items connection and it still only aloud 1 ipad

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled on business
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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

On behalf of the management and staff of our beautiful resort we would like to thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking time to review your stay. I can assure you that your review has been addressed with the concerned individuals to improve our on-property experience for every guest. We hope to welcome you again during your next visit to the island.

Rob de Bekker
General Manager

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

We couldn't be happier with our decision to stay at Santa Barbara. Although it is a little bit of a ride from Willemstad, it's worth the trip. We were shuttled from the airport with other honeymooning couples who decided to stay at the Sunscape, which I found to be an odd choice, as the Sunscape is close to downtown, in a row of other hotels, and even has a casino attached to it. If you're looking for a quieter getaway, away from the hustle and bustle, then Santa Barbara is the place to go.

The staff couldn't be friendlier or more accommodating. Raygene, Rolly, and Shereka took great care of us at Splash and we kept going back, not for the beer selection, but for their company.

We made dinner reservations at Shore and were delighted by the view, right on the golf course and water. The service was friendly and the food was outstanding.

Advice:

Beware of the Gelato shop on the resort. Gelato is delicious and addicting.
Bug Spray is a must. Mosquitoes down there tend to leave welts instead of bumps.

I WILL stay here again if I ever return to Curacao.

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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SBRGeneralManager, General Manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

On behalf of the management and staff of our beautiful resort we would like to thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking time to review your stay. Santa Barbara is known to be a destination of it's own secluded on a 2000 acre plantation. Our staff is known to be very accommodating, friendly and goes out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

We look forward on welcoming you back if you ever return to Curacao!

Rob de Bekker
General Manager

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