The perfect anytime-escape: Curaçao is a place to be discovered.
World-famous for its vibrant culture, pristine beaches and coves, Curaçao also boasts spectacular dive sites and
exotic marine ecosystems. With year-round temperatures of 80 degrees, it’s touted as the perfect anytime-escape.
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort will be completely Sandalized.
Sandals Resorts is coming to a brand-new destination – the Santa Barbara Resort on the island of Curaçao. This
will mark the ninth island destination for the brand in the Caribbean region. The new Sandals Curaçao will initially
include 350-luxurious rooms and suites stretched along the Spanish Water Bay and the Caribbean Sea, with a
further expansion planned in the coming years. Formerly the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, part of a broader
3,000-acre development, the resort will be completely “Sandalized,” a process set to begin in 2021.
Sandals Curaçao will bring the opulent resort innovations to the island, which have become synonymous with the
world-renowned Sandals Resorts brand across the region. Conceptual plans for the resort include adding key
elements for the signature Sandals experience, including new expansive pools, a variety of 5-Star Global
Gourmet™ dining options and lavish accommodations, including magnificent newly constructed River Suites.
Guests will also have access to the neighboring 18-hole Pete Dye championship golf course, two onsite marinas
and 38,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, the largest on the island.
“Curaçao has a tremendous future ahead, due to this exciting new venture, which will put Curaçao truly on the global stage.” – Roald Smeets, Director of the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort.
The luxury resort will have a positive, immediate and long-term impact on the island and the people of Curaçao. In
year one alone, it is expected to have an over $40 million economic footprint and an impressive track record on the
creation of new employment. The resort alone will add over 1,200 local jobs, comprised of 800 new team members, and 400 local tradesmen and craftsmen.
This will be followed by a positive economic ripple-effect for the community extending to the local taxi and transportation sectors, wider supply chain, agriculture, increased airlift and increased yearly tourism numbers—especially with the key US tourism market.