We stayed 3 days at Santa Barbara and it is just a stunning resort property. The rooms were some of the cleanest I have ever stayed in. I joked with my husband that I was going to find one of the women cleaning rooms and stuff her in my suitcase to come home with me. Every time they came and cleaned the room smelled like apples when we came back. For a wife and mother whose biggest relief on vacation is to have someone else doing the cleaning and cooking this was awesome!
It is a good drive back to the hotel part of the property so while not too far from things to do it is still 20-30 minutes to most things. We pretty much stayed on the resort for this part of our vacation and just relaxed. There are two large pools and even though the resort seemed pretty full there wasn't a lack of chairs or space in or around the pools. There were 4 different places to choose to eat at, all made a different kind of food and had a range of prices. We ate most of the time at Medi, primarily because we both liked the food and it was comfortable and available whenever we felt like eating. There is a little place that also serves ice cream near Medi that is delicious.
One of the days I went to the spa and had the mommy-to-be massage. Oh this was the best part! The spa was gorgeous and again super clean. The staff was friendly and the massage was wonderful! The price for my massage was also not bad, especially compared to some of the prices I have seen at other resorts. The cost was only slightly more than what I have paid for the same thing close to home. She gave me a massage that focused on the tension in my shoulders just like I had asked her to do. Once I was done with my massage there was a shower basically in the room with 5 or 6 body jets and a shower head. She turned it on and warmed it up so I could go ahead and take a shower and wash off the massage oil before getting dressed to go back to my room. I was delighted!
If you are looking for a beach, there is one with sand and water, but it is obviously man made and on the small side.
I would stay at this resort all over again and the first place you would find me would be the spa. I really don't think I have a single complaint or criticism. My husband and I went for a getaway, but if you are looking to travel as a family with children, this would be a great place as well, convenient, clean, comfortable, and good food.
- 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