Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

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Staff Travel Discounted Rates


Curaçao's Premier Luxury Resort


Read and learn about this hotel on this page. You can also sample it first hand at our Very Special Travel Industry Employee Rates and then help the hotel by spreading the word!


The pristine white-sand beach stretches 1,500 ft (450 meters) and invites you to lounge while enjoying views of passing sailboats and yachts. With sweeping water views, white sand beaches, the full‐service Atabei Spa, three pools, four restaurants and an on-site dive and water sport facility. Enjoy a natural oasis and unwind in the shining warmth and glow of the Caribbean sun.

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Feel the sand between your toes

Enjoy a natural oasis and unwind in the shining warmth and glow of the Caribbean sun. The pristine white-sand beach stretches 1,500 ft (450 meters) and invites you to lounge while enjoying views of passing sailboats and yachts. Swim in the warm, glassy blue, protected swimming lagoon and relax amid the natural, undeveloped views. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or delicious lunch with beachside service from Splash.


Take a swim with views of the Caribbean...

Santa Barbara's two main pools are centrally located below the resort's lobby and near Medi Restaurant.  With two pools, adults can enjoy a relaxing swim while children play nearby in the exciting splash area.  Splash, an open-air poolside restaurant, provides poolside service. The third pool, is exclusively for guests of, Sea Traditions, a private enclave offering enhanced services and amenities.


In harmony with the natural world

The inspiration for our luxury Caribbean spa stems from the ancient culture and rituals of the Arawak people, the original inhabitants of the island. Here, the heat of the sun, the rhythm of the water, the goodness of the earth and the pull of the moon put you in tune with your true foundation, your natural self.  
STAFF TRAVEL VOYAGE guests receive a 20% discount on SPA (excluding Spa products, Hair and Make-up Services).

Health & Wellness
Our cutting-edge facilities offer state-of-the-art treadmills, and all the latest cardiovascular equipment and weight machines, including: elliptical machines; strength training machines; stationary bikes; free weights; toning balls, resistance bands and stretching mats.

Explore miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails, practice your serve at the Tafelberg Tennis Center, tee-off at one of the premier golf courses in the Caribbean, paddle out on the Spanish Water with a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, and experience a wide variety of weekly scheduled health and wellness activities.


Do it all. Or nothing at all.

At Santa Barbara, there is a nearly endless variety of activities and adventures. From golf and tennis to watersports and guided hikes, Santa Barbara offers everything necessary for a memorable Caribbean vacation.  Relax on our beautiful beach, lounge by the pool, or head to the spa to revive your senses. It's all within reach.
Hiking & Biking
With more than 2,000 acres to explore, Santa Barbara offers miles of hiking and biking trails.
Camp Arawak 
Our kid's club offers daily activities and adventures designed for children ages 3-12.
Resort Shopping
Browse selections in multiple boutiques offering the latest styles of clothing and swimwear.
The plantation's two marinas can accommodate boats and yachts of nearly any size.


Curacao Watersports Tours & Rentals

Get out on the water and explore the Caribbean Sea and Spanish Water bay!  Santa Barbara's watersports and dive facility, operated by Bounty Adventures, offers a wide variety of Curacao watersports including both kayak and stand-up paddleboarding rentals and tours.  Snorkel equipment is also available for rent to explore Santa Barbara's crystal-clear swimming lagoon.


An Unforgettable Curacao Golf Setting

Rated as one of Golfweek's Best Courses in the Caribbean & Mexico
Designed by Pete Dye and opened in April 2010, Old Quarry Golf Course takes on the shape of the naturally contoured site overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water. Named after the Plantations 19th century limestone quarry, this stunning championship links golf course was designed to naturally compliment Curacao's beautiful hills and valleys. It is a course that challenges players of all skill levels. You may even be fortunate enough to see some resident Iguanas lounging around the greens and fairways. Not to worry - they do no harm!


Specially discounted golf green fees for Staff Travel Voyage guests: 9 holes $85, 18 holes $105 (currently these special rates are valid until 31 October 2019). Bookable locally or you can contact the golf course ahead of your hotel stay after you have booked the hotel with us if you wish to book tee times and quote STV/Ilona/Santa Barbara Special Golf Green Fees.

CLICK HERE to see an Old Quarry 18 Hole Holes Map  


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Extra Staff Bonuses!

Book By Extra
For stays during
29 Oct 2020

* FREE Room Upgrade upon reservation

02 Apr 2019
31 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2020

* Two children 12 and under stay complimentary sharing existing bedding

01 Nov 2019
31 Oct 2020
29 Oct 2020

* 20% Discount from Food & Beverage at Medi Restaurant and Slash

02 Apr 2019
31 Oct 2021
29 Oct 2020

* 20% Discount from Spa Treatments

02 Apr 2019
31 Oct 2021
29 Oct 2020

* Special Golf Green Fees

02 Apr 2019
31 Oct 2021

* Space Available Late Check Outs

"Space Available" Room Upgrades and Late Check-out, if granted will be at the time of check-in/check-out and at the sole discretion of the hotel.


​Luxury Rooms

STAFF TRAVEL VOYAGE guests receive a FREE Room Upgrade upon reservation. All our Staff room rates also include luxury breakfast free worth $27 per person per day!

Every room at Santa Barbara offers a spacious retreat with luxury amenities and comforts from home, including:

  • Choose from King Bed (extra size bed) or Two Double Beds
  • Spacious Balcony or Patio
  • Flat-screen Television
  • Large Bathroom with Shower / Tub


Resort View
Offering beautiful views of the resort's lush gardens and landscaping.
Partial Water View
The tradewinds blow through the palms as you watch the waves crash along the shoreline. Perfect for a relaxing getaway.
Premier Water View
Wake up to stunning views of the beach, Spanish Water or Caribbean Sea. An ideal vantage point for Curacao's breathtaking sunsets.
Traditions Rooms
A Sea Traditions Room is the perfect choice for the discerning traveler seeking a more private, upscale experience. The rooms are identical in size to those througout the resort, but include upgraded amenities and services: One King or Two Double Beds; Exclusive Sea Traditions luxuries and amenities; Flat-Screen Plasma Television; Shower/Tub; Bathrobes; 410 square feet (38 square meters)

Live the suite life when staying in one of Santa Barbara’s spacious and luxurious suites. Perfect for family vacations and romantic retreats. A suite is the perfect way to enhance a Caribbean vacation. 

Suite types: Royal Suite, Sunset Suite, Tula Suite, Santa Barbara Suite
​Sea Traditions Suites: Sea Traditions Suites provide the quintessential Caribbean escape.  Retreat to your luxurious suite complete with enhanced amenities and elegant appointments.


From gourmet seafood to decadent burgers

Staff Travel Voyage guests get a FREE Gourmet Breakfast worth $27 per person per day and then 20% Discount from Food & Beverage at the resort (Spash & Medi Restaurants, excludes Champagne/bottled wine). There are also restaurants outside of the hotel if you decide to go out and about and look around. Alternatively an All Inclusive supplement option is available ($149 per adult/night & $74.50 per child per night) Click here to read what the All Inclusive plan includes and select it as an extra on page 2 of the booking page. 

Medi offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a refined environment where guests will enjoy beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and inspiring menus created by Executive Chef Tjaco Van Eijken.

Shore ~ Authentic Caribbean Fine Dining
With each fresh catch, every spectacular wine, Shore sprinkles your dining experience with a bit of paradise. Featuring a show kitchen, covered outdoor dining and breathtaking views, Shore is Curaçao’s authentic Caribbean dining experience.
Splash Bar & Grill
Meals and drinks in Splash are included in the Santa Barbara Plan. Our pool bar and grill offers delicious frozen drinks and beach favorites including Fish Tacos, Volcano Nachos and the amazing Splash Burger.  
Jun's at Shore
Looking for something a little different? Enjoy a refreshing open-air meal in Jun's at Shore, when you'll dine on fresh and inventive Sushi while sipping unique craft cocktails from Shore's expert bartenders.​

Get a taste of Curaçao...
Curaçao is an island rich with cultural diversity and the food matches the description.  Travel + Leisure magazine ranks Curacao as one of the, 'Best Caribbean Islands for Foodies', and it's the island's diversity that sets it apart from the rest.  From traditional Dutch cuisine to Brazilian, Indonesian and Japanese, Curaçao offers a little bit of everything.  If you want a taste of what the locals eat, try some krioyo (Creole) favorites including keshi yená (stuffed cheese), yuana (stewed iguna) and kokada (coconut patties). 


Experience Curaçao

Curacao provides a distinct Caribbean vacation experience.  From unique cultural attractions to exciting tours & excursions, Curacao offers something for everyone.  Whether you're an avid diver, thrill seeker or history buff, Curaçao will not disappoint. The island boasts a diverse culture, blending the influences of Dutch and Spanish settlers with distinct notes from Latin America due to the island's close proximity to Venezuela and Colombia.  With rugged, arid terrain, adventures abound including hiking and ATV tours.  If the water is calling your name, you'll discover countless secluded white-sand beaches and some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean.


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