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A Destination of its Own

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Discover Santa Barbara in Curaçao...

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.

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Restaurants & Bars


Shore, Santa Barbara's fine dining restaurant, offers refined culinary creations inspired by international cuisine using local ingredients and flavors.

*Hours of operation may vary by season.

Medi Restaurant

Medi offers breakfast lunch and dinner in an inviting setting overlooking the resort's terrace with views of the Caribbean Sea.  Enjoy a variety of delicious cuisine with nightly themed dinner buffets. 


Splash is a open-air poolside cafe serving lunch and dinner.  Enjoy refreshing cocktails, ice-cold beer, small bites, salads, deli sandwiches and burgers.  Splash also offers beach service.  

Bella Italia

Bella Italia offers a wide variety of authentic Italian pizzas, sandwiches and homemade gelato. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and is also home to a sundries shop offering snacks, toiletries, small gifts, clothing and more.

The Great Room

The Great Room offers an Asian inspired menu and the perfect place to watch the sunset with a fresh cocktail and delicious flavors. Just like the Lotus closes with the sunset, The Great Room is the ideal location to close out a perfect day in paradise.Enjoy an open-air setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

*Hours of operation may vary by season.

Burgers + Beers

Located on the beach, Burgers + Beers offers Curacao’s most diverse selection of house-made burgers and refreshing beers. Guests can try a variety of signature patties including angus beef, crusted chicken and spiced potato patties. Put your toes in the sand and relax with a burger and beer.

Hours of operation my vary by season.

Resort Activities & Amenities

Tafelberg Tennis Center

The Tafelberg Tennis Center, managed by Peter Burwash International (PBI), is one of the Caribbean's premier tennis facilities, featuring four fully-lit Hydrogrid clay courts, a pro shop and more. The tennis center offers open play, private lessons, clinics, tournaments and special events. Equipment rental is available.

Old Quarry Golf Course

The 18-hole, Pete Dye designed, Old Quarry Golf Course, voted #1 'Best Caribbean Golf Course' by USA Today readers in 2018 and 2019.  The course features a pro shop, driving range, putting/chipping green and more.  Clinics and private lessons are offered each week.  Equipment rental is available.

Santa Barbara Beach

Santa Barbara Beach is the perfect spot to relax while soaking in the Caribbean sun. Cool off in the protected crystal-clear swimming lagoon, and enjoy refreshing cocktails with beachside service provided by Splash.

Atabei Spa

The full-service Atabei Spa offers diverse selection of Curacao spa treatments including massage, facials, body treatments and salon services.  Treatments are offered in our luxurious treatment rooms and couples suites, and in-room, pool or beachside upon request.

24-Hour Fitness Center

Enjoy access to our 24-hour Fitness Center featuring state-of-the-art equipment including treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals and free-weights.

Pools & Splash Area

Lounge poolside with a refreshing cocktail or take a dip in one of two pools to cool off.  The pool area also features a splash area for kids to play in.

Camp Arawak

Camp Arawak is the resort's kids camp offering fun activities and adventures for children ages 3-12. Additional charges apply


Shop at Santa Barbara in either DLG Store or Emilia Boutique, offering designer clothing and the latest swimwear styles.

Experience Center

Stop by the Experience Center to learn about all of Curacao's exciting excursions and book your island adventures with one of our agents.

Beach Activity Center

Santa Barbara's beachside Activity Center offers watersports rentals and tours provided by Breeze Adventures including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and more.

Business Center

Santa Barbara's Business Center offers guests the ability to print airline boarding passes, check email, or simply update their Facebook status.

Hiking & Biking Trails

Santa Barbara Plantation encompasses more than 2,000 acres, offering miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails.  Guided hikes are available each week and bike rental is available.

Jet Ski Tours

Book this action packed tour, exploring Curacao the way it was meant to be seen... from the water!

Off-Road Buggy Tours

Santa Barbara is your playground as you head out on an adventure to explore our 2,000 acre destination on an off-road buggy tour.

Dive Center

Santa Barbara offers an on-site Dive Center operated by Epsilon Curacao. Epsilon Curacao is a 5-star PADI certified diver operator offering a variety of snorkeling and SCUBA diving tours. The location is also home to Boca 19 restaurant and Santa Barbara's marina.

*Introductory PADI dive courses are available each week.


Rooms & Suites (East Wing)

The East Wing of the resort offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and expansive courtyard featuring lush gardens and a beautiful forest of palm trees.

Room #s: 1000s

Rooms & Suites (West Wing)

The West Wing of the resort features views of the beach, swimming lagoon, Spanish Water and pool.  Many first floor rooms feature direct access to the beach via your private patio.

Room #s:  2000s

Sea Traditions

Sea Traditions is a private enclave offering exclusive amenities to its guests including exclusive access to the Sea Traditions pool, on-call butler service, premium in-room luxuries, and more.

Room #s: 3000s

Meetings & Events

Conference Center

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort features one of the Caribbean's premier resort conference facilities offering state-of-the-art technology and more than 38,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting space.

Caneye Pavilion

Caneye Pavilion offers a picturesque setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea, ideal for destination weddings, corporate incentive events and more.

Shaman Beach

Ideal for destination weddings, wedding receptions  and welcome receptions for corporate events, Shaman Beach is a breathtakiing location for nearly any outdoor event.  Shaman Beach is also home to resort recreation during the day including beach volleyball, beach soccer and more.

More Curacao Vacation Activities

Old Quarry Golf Course >

Play Pete Dye's Caribbean masterpiece...

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Practice your serve at the Caribbean's premier tennis facility...

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Everything you need for a healthy retreat. Spa, yoga, fitness and more... 

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Watersports >

From kayaks and stand-up paddleboarding to snorkeling and diving... 

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man and woman kaywaking on the ocean

A beautiful stretch of white-sand beach bordering a crystal-clear swimming lagoon... 

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Soak in the sun, take a dip to cool off, and enjoy refreshing tropical cocktails... 

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Shop While You Stay

From designer clothing & swimwear to gifts, travel necessities & toiletries, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort features the shops you need. 

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DLG Stores

Browse a wide selection of designer clothing at DLG, located just off of the resort's main lobby.  

Featured Brands include:

  • Hugo Boss
  • La Martina
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Vilebrequin

Visit DLG Stores on Facebook to learn more and to view special offers.

emilia boutique at santa barbara resort

Emilia Boutique

Find the latest designer swimwear collections from around the world.  Emilia offers swimwear, tops and accessories at their location located near the resort's main lobby.

Swimwear Brands include:

  • Aquavita (featured at 2015 International Swim Fashion Week Curaçao)
  • Phax (featured at 2015 International Swim Fashion Week Curaçao)
  • Sunflair
  • Maryan Beachwear
  • Ondademar Swim
  • Gottex Swimwear

Visit Emilia Boutique on Facebook to learn more and to view special offers.

vitamin store at santa barbara resort

Bella Italia Shop

The shop at Bella Italia offers a wide variety of gifts, travel accessories and necessities.  From shirts and bags to sunscreen and toothpaste, the shop has it all.

Visit the store during your stay to pick up a souvenir or fulfill nearly any need.

Camp Arawak

While it's great to take a family getaway, it's also nice for both parents and kids to get some alone time.  Camp Arawak is a daily Kids' Club, providing fun activities and child care during your Curacao vacation.

child snorkeling

Fun for the Kids

Camp Arawak is the perfect way for kids to meet friends and have some fun while their parents enjoy some rest and relaxation. From arts and crafts to cave exploring and snorkeling, Camp Arawak offers a wide variety of daily activities for children ages 4-12.

For Camp Arawak reservations, visit Camp Arawak, the Pool Towel Hut or dial 4960/4961 to speak with a Recreation Agent.

*24-hour advance reservations required

Pricing & Availability

Camp Arawak Pricing & Availability

  • Single Activity: $15
  • Morning Session (9 am - 12 pm): $25
  • Afternoon Session (1 - 5 pm): $35
  • Full Day (9 am - 5 pm):  $60
    Includes lunch

*Pricing and availability is subject to change and may vary by season

Camp Arawak Activities

Kids will enjoy a wide variety of fun activities including:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Archeological Research
  • Beach Arts
  • Board Games
  • Cave Exploring
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Nature Walks
  • Painting
  • Plant Exploration
  • Sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Water Games

*Activity schedule varies by day

Reservations & Policies

For Camp Arawak Reservations, visit the Beach Activity Center or dial 4960/4961 to speak with a Recreation Agent.

Camp Arawak Policies:

  • Activities designed for children ages 4-12 years.
  • 24-hour advance reservations required.
  • Cancellation must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellation within 24 hours will result in full charges.
  • $10 Late Pick-Up Fee will be applied for every 15 minutes after end of session.
  • Activities and prices are subject to change.
  • Prices do not include special events or themed parties.
  • 15% Service Charge and 6% tax will be applied to all charged activities.
  • Registration forms must be filled out by a parent or guardian before child may participate in Camp Arawak activities.
  • Parents must stay on-property at all times while children participate in Camp Arawak activities.
  • Toddlers must be potty trained and out of diapers/pull-ups to participate.
  • Suggested attire includes tennis shoes/sneakers, beachwear, sunblock, comfortable shirt and shorts/pants.
santa barbara marina


The Curaçao marinas at Santa Barbara Plantation offer a safe and convenient location for boats and yachts of nearly any size.

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Island Activities

Curacao offers a diverse selection of island excursions and adventures.

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