Went to a business conference / semi vacation January 5-10. Room was excellent, first class. Hotel is extremely isolated and has one shuttle bus to town and one back ONCE a day. The town is a $50 cab ride away. Two restaurants -- 1 was the SHOR, excellent but not enough seating and very expensive.... you had to reserve in advance or they couldn't get you in. MEDI retaurant was below average and over-priced. 15% service fee added to ALL bills even though the MEDI was mostly a buffet. Went to a mexican buffet there one night ... with tax and automatic tip.... $38 per person and it was truly Taco Bell quality... no drinks.
Just not much else there except the golf course.
Beach area was very nice but seating was very uncomfortable. Two pools were nice as well.
Staff was very reponsive. The Golf course was the most beautiful I have ever seen (Old Quarry) and I have played Peeble Beach. Ocean views, mountain views and harbor views. Immaculately kept and easy to get on. I got the first tee time a weekday morning in a cart by myself and finished in 3 hours and 10 minutes. PB Dye course which was tough but fair overall. Plan to play this one twice. The first time will leave you with some surprises and you'll definitely play better the second time.
- 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