Location and Access Santa Barbara Plantation is situated upon 1,500 acres of pristine beachfront and expansive rolling hillside property surrounding the waters known as Spanish Waters and the Caribbean Sea on the southeastern side of the island of Curaçao. The island is accessible through Hato International Airport served by major air carriers currently including American Airlines, Insel Air, Delta Airlines and Continental Airlines from varies cities in the U.S. and Air France KLM, Martinair and ArkeFly from Amsterdam with regular connections to various cities in Europe. Santa Barbara Plantation is a scenic 30-minute drive away from the airport and a brief 20-minute drive from the historic capital city of Willemstad. Because of its unique architecture and rich history, Willemstad was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites in 1997.
Santa Barbara Plantation’s championship 18-hole golf course designed by Pete Dye puts the natural landscape into play as it winds across the majestic waterfront and into the tranquil foothills just beyond. Challenging players of all skill levels, this eco-golf course embraces its natural surroundings and minimizes the environmental impact. The use of hearty Paspalum grass enables watering of the course with reclaimed water or even brackish water up to 7,000ppm salt content and it is favored by seasoned golf pros. The 18th green is set before the calm waters overlooking Santa Barbara Plantation’s charter marina. At the golf clubhouse, one may find a private activity room, a fully stocked golf pro shop with a wide range of rentals available and comfortable men’s and women’s locker rooms
The Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa & Marina will provide a multitude of luxury business and personal amenities available to residents and guests alike, including approximately 15,000 square feet of ballroom, meeting room, board room, pre-function and break-out space, business center services, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, outdoor pool and tennis center. The Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa & Marina will also run an open-kitchen style restaurant, a poolside lounge and grill. Guests at the Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa & Marina may be treated to 18 holes of the Caribbean’s finest golf experience or rest and relaxation at the resort’s private white sand beach and swimming pool. The hotel’s beach rental & tour center will serve the needs of guests looking for an island adventure with scuba diving, snorkeling, kayak and bicycle rentals, as well as eco-tours of the island and its diverse natural habitat
In addition to the most modern and upscale amenities available, Santa Barbara Plantation is committed to safety and security with gated access points staffed by professionally trained security personnel and roving K-9 patrols 24/7. The property and its residences are readily accessible to police, fire and medical response agencies in the event of an emergency. St. Elisabeth’s Hospital and other clinics are available to meet most medical needs.