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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort launches with luxury

30th January 2013 Print

Curaçao’s premier luxury resort, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, formerly known as Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, is open and ready to introduce guests to an authentic Caribbean travel experience. As the latest installment to join the Benchmark Hospitality International family, a proud partner of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the resort is the focal point of the 1,500-acre Santa Barbara Plantation community. The 350-room beachfront resort features Old Quarry by Pete Dye, the island’s only 18-hole championship golf course; Atabei Spa, an eco-friendly holistic retreat inspired by the island’s ancient traditions and rituals as well as full-service marina.

The resort is designed to immerse guests in Curaçao’s rich culture and heritage through a variety of activities highlighting the island’s distinctive local flavor. From Camp Arawak, where children age 12 and under can explore the natural surroundings during cave hikes and iguana feedings, to the Lama Salt Bar allowing spa goers to create customized body scrubs from a selection of indigenous sea salts, herbs and aromatic oils, to an extensive farm-to-table dining program, guests will walk away with the true taste and feel of Curaçao.

The resort’s other amenities include three oceanfront outdoor pools, a palm-lined sundeck, 24-hour fitness center, jogging trail, tennis and volleyball courts, as well as more than 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and banquet space. All 350 guestrooms, ranging from double, king and junior suites to VIP, executive and presidential suites, feature natural sandstone flooring, luxe bedding, flat screen plasma televisions, deluxe bath amenities and scenic views of either Spanish Water Bay or the Caribbean Sea. A private enclave of three beach bungalows is also available.

Located 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela, the island of Curaçao offers an eclectic mix of history and culture. With a Dutch influence and European flair, the island is known for its sophistication, eco-tourism and pristine diving conditions. In addition to offering sun, sand, sea and diving, Curaçao also provides many cultural, historical and ecological points of interest that appeal to the discerning visitor.

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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curaçao

Located at Santa Barbara Plantation, the 350-room Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is part of a 1,500-acre luxury resort community nestled along a natural harbor known as Spanish Water, 25 minutes from Curaçao's capital city of Willemstad. The luxury resort features uninterrupted water views on three sides, white sand beaches, full-service Atabei Spa, separate 24-hour fitness center, Camp Arawak, three outdoor pools, three restaurants, lounge, dive and water sport facility, Old Quarry – an 18-hole Pete Dye designed championship golf course and 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. For the latest news from Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, become a fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Visit

Benchmark Hospitality International

A leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM. The independent company, launched in 1980, is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations. Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. Benchmark Hospitality is also a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers. The company's eastern regional office is in New Jersey, western regional office is in Washington, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark's properties and additional information, visit