Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 3205 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Disappointing Service

    Reviewed by 76bisct93(New Orleans, Louisiana) on Oct 20, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    The island certainly has the quintessential beauty of the Caribbean, but you may have a more relaxing vacation at another resort. The Santa Barbara is beautiful, although not nearly as stunning as the expert web-site photographs. The lodging and grounds are worthy of four stars, but the inadequate service brings the rating way down to maybe a two. The front desk lacks basic familiarity with the schedule on the grounds. Simple questions related to advertised events (e.g., Happy Hour, hiking, Bon Fire, etc.) receive blank stares and inconsistent replies. Save yourself the effort of trying to determine which restaurant is open, and when, and walk down the beach to Boca 19. Lastly, if your vacation goals include refraining from alcohol, you will enjoy the service at the pool.

    Friendliest and cleanest resort!

    Reviewed by Zack Z() on Oct 18, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    The resort was spotless which is a big plus. Only negative was there was a lot of smoking that made the room smell. However, Tico and Jaymy at Splash were the highlight of the trip and the friendliest people you’ll ever meet!!!!

    Amazing experience

    Reviewed by Nick0221() on Oct 17, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I just finished a stay here. Great food, clean resort. Jaymy was our favorite poolside bartender and delivered nothing shy of world class service to myself and my colleagues on our trip. Would highly recommend this resort and a poolside mudslide!

    Santa Barbara Great Tennis and Scuba!

    Reviewed by rob995(midwest) on Oct 16, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My wife and I went to Santa Barbara Beach Resort specifically for the reputation of great tennis as well as a 5 star PADI Dive shop. Both exceeded our expectations. First, the tennis: There are 4 outstanding clay courts watered from beneath, so no time needed for sprinklers. They were kept in outstanding fashion. The pro, Jon Kooy, was outstanding. We had a semi-private lesson as well as Jon setting us up with a well matched local couple to play some mixed doubles. Also, there was a great social night involving mixing up doubles play along with adult beverages afterwards. Great people, great pro- well worth the stay for tennis alone. The diving was also outstanding. We had a total of 7 dives; 5 with Miguel and 2 with Hugo. We also took advanced open water course. Their attention to safety as well as fun was outstanding. We had 5 shore dives and 2 boat dives. The reefs were healthy with multiple fish, sea horses, rays. No large animals. The wreck of the Superior Producer (can only be dove when no cruise ships are around) was a great dive. If you stay at the resort, you definitely need to rent a car- it is about 1/2 hour to town. Nite life is minimal, rooms were clean and staff was attentive. We did not play golf but the course looked in great shape. Food on the property was good. If you were not into tennis/diving/golf then other resorts closer to town would likely be a better choice.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Colonial hotel with lovely beach

    Reviewed by O9354ALmariaw(Warsaw, Poland) on Oct 15, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Clean, well maintained hotel located in quiet and safe area. To get there the car is required. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is direct access to the beach from the hotel. There are 2 swimming pools for the guests. Breakfast includes healthy products and eggs dishes can be prepared upon request. The hotel has few types of restaurants: Asian bar, Italian, elegant a’la carte, beach bar. Sports: It is possible to participate in pilates or the yoga classes. The gym is open 24h. There is water sports centre on the beach. It is great place for a dream holiday in the Caribbean.