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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
Newport, CuraçaoEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
Plantation-style resort perfectly situated on 27 acres of lushly landscaped property and nature preserve between the Caribbean Sea and Spanish Water Bay.
Away from bustling Willemstad, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort provides a laid back five-star experience in front of a peaceful white sand beach. The 350 airy rooms are designed in warm sandy-toned hues offset by the piercing blues and greens of the Caribbean Sea and the swaying palm trees beyond the furnished balconies. Each room features ceiling fans and an array of modern amenities such as iHome Stereos, Plasma TVs and Wi-Fi Internet access. The resort offers three outdoor pools, a 4,500 square foot spa, four tennis courts and an 18-hole Pete Dye championship golf course. Relax poolside in one of the woven lounging pods and order a Frio-Frio (snow cone) from SPLASH Bar & Grill. Or dine al fresco—drink in hand—with the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop at MEDI restaurant with its impressive exhibition kitchen and wood-fired oven. Each of the three on-site dining spots whips up indigenous dishes sourcing freshly caught seafood and farm-to-table ingredients.
Don't feel like walking? Just have a staff member pick you up via golf cart and drop you off where you need to go. For trips into town, hop on the resort-provided shuttle.
Find excellent snorkeling beaches and crystal clear water at Playa Cas Abao and Playa Forti on Curaçao's northwestern shore.
Arrive at Hato International Airport in Willemstad (CUR) which is approximately 30 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 45 minutes of travel time.Santa Barbara Plantation, Porta Blancu, Newport, Curaçao
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Private Beach
- 3 Outdoor Pools
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Golf Course
- Club House
- Tennis Center
- Bike Rentals
- Watersport Rentals
- Private Balconies
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Flat-screen TVs
- iHome Stereos
- Ceiling Fans
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Tea Pots
- In-room Safes
- Four Restaurants
- Open Air Dining
- Poolside Dining
- Oceanfront Lounge
- In-room Dining
- Max occupancy is 2 in the Partial Water View King and Premier Water View King
- Max occupancy is 4 in the Partial and Premier Water View Doubles
- Welcome drinks
- Early check-in
- Breakfast for two each morning
Why We Love Newport
Part of the Caribbean trio referred to as the ABC Islands, Curaçao is located only 35 miles from both Aruba and Venezuela offering prime snorkeling and scuba diving. Newport, nestled between two bodies of water, remains a piece of untouched paradise not yet discovered by crowds of tourists.
de Rouvilleweg 9, Otrobanda Waterfront.
Where to Drink: Step into another world at Mundo Bizarro located in Willemstads' newly revived colonial quarter. Overstuffed comfy leather chairs, a bar inlaid with sparkling mosaics and soulful Latin beats set the tone. Classic cocktails like Caipirinhas and Mojitos are complemented by Cuban-style bar food. Drinks for two $15.
Nieuwestraat 12, Petermaai Smal.
Where to Shop: Stroll down bright colorful Handelskade in Otrabanda, which is lined with quaint shops and boutiques. Then head across Queen Emma Bridge to the Floating Market and pick up fresh local produce.
Outdoor Excursion: Non-certified diver? No worries. Book a scuba animal encounter at the Sea Aquarium with Ocean Encounters. Share a sectioned-off slice of ocean with stingrays, grouper and sharks and feed the sea turtles. $99 per person.
Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad.
Why Go Now
August 29 - 30, 2014
Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival
A world-class line-up of artists including Marc Anthony, Toto and Gladys Knight perform on the idyllic island.
Near World Trade Center Piscadera Bay, Willemstad.
October 5-11, 2014
Deja Blue Freediving Competition
Stopping in Curaçao for a second time, the spectacular performance freedivers compete in self-powered depth and pool disciplines.
November 8, 2014
Amstel Curaçao Race
The top of the international cycling world gathers in the Caribbean in conclusion of the street cycling season.