Hotel / caribbean / curacao

Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort

Santa Barbara Plantation, Porta Blancu Nieuwpoort, Willemstad, Curaçao


Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort


Insider Tip

Ideal for families, Jan Thiel Beach features a small waterpark and a semi-enclosed wadding area for children. Located about () from the resort, the beach also offers diving, snorkeling, and a snack bar.

Hotel Overview

Private beach
Bask in the warm glow of rejuvenating endless sun, calm, crystal clear waters, and perfect white sand. Our private beach stretches 450 meters (1500 ft.) by 18 meters (60 ft.)
Diving and snorkeling
Ocean Encounters a PADI 5* IDC Resort and National Geographic Dive operator, is on site to take care of guests diving, snorkeling and water sport needs.
Dining Options
The Caribbean Sea offers a dramatic backdrop when dining on the open-air terrace of SHOR, watch as deft hands create delectable dishes in the open-air kitchen at MEDI, or relax poolside at SWIM.

Property Location
With a stay at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Willemstad, you'll be 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from Curaloe Aloe Vera Plantation and 8.1 mi (13 km) from Curacao Ostrich Farm. This 4.5-star resort is 9 mi (14.4 km) from Fort Beekenburg and 9 mi (14.4 km) from Jan Thiel Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 350 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Rooms have private balconies or patios. 37-inch plasma televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can get around on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 10 km.

Enjoy international cuisine at Medi, one of the resort's 6 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/cafe. Relax with a refreshing drink at the beach bar, the poolside bar, or one of 4 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 6 AM to 11 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Willemstad This resort has facilities measuring 10,000 square feet (1 square meters), including a conference center. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.


Santa Barbara Plantation, Porta Blancu Nieuwpoort, Willemstad, Curaçao


CUR - Hato International Airport



Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort boasts 350 guestrooms and suites, all of which feature private balconies or patios. All accommodations are equipped with wireless Internet access (surcharge), plasma TVs with premium channels, MP3 player docking stations, and multi-line phones with voice mail. Bathrooms offer bathrobes, hair dryers, and complimentary designer toiletries. Additional amenities include premium bedding, in-room safes, compact refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers.


  • Air conditioning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • In-room massage available
  • Shower/tub combination
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Satellite TV service
  • HDTV
  • Free WiFi
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge)
  • Down comforter
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Plasma TV
  • iPod docking station
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Balcony or patio
  • Number of bathrooms -


Property Amenities

Experience uncompromising service, superlative views and premier amenities at our luxurious Curacao hotel. The Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is a full-service Dutch Caribbean resort, perfectly situated on of pristine property between the Caribbean Sea and Spanish Water Bay. An integral member of the Caribbean trio universally referred to as the ABC Islands, Curacao is located only 35 miles from both Aruba and Venezuela. Indulge in endless sun and calm clear waters along the pristine white-sand beach near our Curacao resort. Seru Boca and Barbara Beach Marina and dine with the Caribbean Sea as a dramatic backdrop on the open-air terrace of SHOR, watch as deft hands create delectable dishes in the open-air kitchen at MEDI, or relax poolside at SWIM with a cocktail or snack. Each of the three exciting restaurants serves an indigenous menu focusing on the freshest seafood and farm-to-table ingredients. Recreation options abound, including the 4,500 square foot Atabei Spa, a full service salon, fitness center, three pools, four tennis courts and an 18-hole Pete Dye championship golf course. The resort is the centerpiece of the exclusive Santa Barbara Plantation. For truly inspired relaxation guests can book a spa treatment at ATABEI, where spa treatments stem from the ancient culture and rituals of the Arawak people, the original inhabitants of Curacao. Here, the heat of the sun, the rhythm of the water, the goodness of the earth and the pull of the moon enable guests to attune to their natural self. The glass walled spa is a sanctuary infused with peace and relaxing energy where guest can enjoy views of the sparkling ocean from the StayFitTM fitness center and the reception area, which boasts a soothing water feature. The spa itself was designed to mimic the area’s natural beauty, and playful elements incorporate light blue, tan and dark woods.

  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Elevator/lift
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Total number of rooms -
  • Number of floors -
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Children's pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa services on site
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • On private beach
  • Full-service spa
  • Marina on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wedding services
  • Express check-in
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Wired Internet access - surcharge
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Year Built
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants -
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Number of outdoor pools -
  • Conference center
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Beach bar
  • Free self parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Computer station
  • Number of bars/lounges -
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Terrace
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Number of suites: 15

Number of rooms: 350


MEDI Restaurant
Oceanfront restaurant with an exhibition kitchen. Menu features Mediterranean dishes. Outdoor seating available. Open from early morning until late night.
SHOR Restaurant
Contemporary restaurant serving grilled dishes and fresh seafood. Features a burger bar for lunch. Located in the oceanfront clubhouse. Open from early morning until late evening.
SWIM Pool Grill Restaurant
Poolside bar and grill offering Latin cuisine and tropical cocktails. Open from late morning until evening.


A private beach, a golf course, outdoor tennis courts, and a marina are featured at the resort. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include 24-hour fitness facilities.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Aerobics
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bird watching
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Motor boating
  • Pilates classes/instruction
  • Running track/path
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction