We were very happy to have stayed for two weeks at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort for our honeymoon. Everyone was incredibly friendly and we loved the atmosphere. The staff at Splash (such as Rolly, Andre, Eliza), Chris over at the beach-front bar Pinchos, the staff at Medi and Ryan over at the restaurant Shore are all great people and made us feel very welcome! Also, the food was excellent at all of these places!
The staff at Medi was sometimes a bit overwhelmed when things got really busy, but we don't hold that against them. They are hard-working and stayed friendly throughout!
We also made us of the fitness center, which was equipped with all the basic aerobic machinery (multiple elliptical trainers, excercise bikes and treadmills) and with plenty of weights and a few basis weightlifting machines. Plenty for a basic workout to keep the all-inclusive 'damage' to a minimum...
If we have to give suggestions for improvement - and there is little room left - then it is the quality of the bed. It was approaching its expiration date. The same goes for a two of the four pillows on the bed as they smelled slightly off (sort of a sweaty/musky smell).
The only other thing we can think of to suggest is to extend the operating hours of the pool-side bar Splash. The atmosphere is great all day long and we would love to see it extended a bit longer into the evening!
All in all, we were very pleased with our stay there and look forward to our next visit!
- 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