Wonderful facility if a little out of the way
Publié le 7 août 2016
The Santa Barbara Beach Resort in Curacao is one of those places that actually is BETTER than what the pictures from the property present. The grounds are pristine, the staff (in all areas) are unfailingly polite, helpful, and friendly, and the rooms are very nicely appointed and clean! In terms of any kind of concern one might have in that regard, you can let those concerns dissolve! There are a couple of important pieces of information that might be useful to travelers who are deciding on a location to vacation in Curacao. First, this resort is at the far east of the island. It is far from almost everything. If you are OK with going from the airport to the hotel and staying there to just relax, then that is not a concern. If , however, you want to see more of the island, you may want to reconsider. Second, if you are expecting a resort where you can hear the waves crashing on the shore from your hotel room, this is not it. There are actually two beach areas. The first area (which is far enough from the property that you cannot hear the waves) has the typical ocean waves; however, there is no swimming in this area because it is very rocky. While you can walk along this beach, you cannot at all walk in it. The second beach runs parallel to this one and some rooms are close to this beach; however, there are no waves at all. THere is a long pier and a shallow water, which is great for families with small children, but will not give yoiu the 'ocean sound' from your room.