[NEW] Sandals Resorts Expands to Curacao

Sandals Curacao

Sandals Resorts is on the move again with another Caribbean Destination.

In a nutshell: Adults-only Sandals Resorts is going to Curacao and will be renovating the existing Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort.  This will be their 8th island destination in the Caribbean.

First, if you’re into scuba diving and snorkeling, then Curacao is one of the islands to add to your bucket list.

Next, the new Sandals Curacao will have 350-rooms and suites (including swim-up suites) along Spanish Water Bay and the Caribbean Sea and they’re planning on an additional expansion in the years ahead.

The site of this new resort is the former Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, which is part of a larger 3,000-acre development.  The re-imagination and renovation will begin in 2021 and the plans include the signature Sandals experience that fans are accustomed to as well as new pools, 5-Star Global Gourmet dining venues, and the addition of newly constructed River Suites. Two marinas are also at this location. This resort will also have the largest indoor and outdoor meeting space on the island.

Are you a golf enthusiast?

Curacao resort guests will have access to the nearby 18-hole Pete Dye oceanfront championship golf course (also voted Top Golf Course in the Caribbean in 2018 & 2019).

A Glimpse of Curacao

While a new resort is always exciting to the guests that love a brand, like Check PricesSandals, this is also a big deal for the community as it will be a boon for the economy and tourism.

Dutch-inspired Curacao is known for many things including its vibrant capital, Willemstad, and its European influence.  Curacao is also known around the world for its unspoiled beaches and coves, 65 amazing dive sites, and exotic marine ecosystems. Sandals is also projecting a $40M+ economic footprint and new jobs – they’re projecting over 1,200 local jobs with 800 for the resort team and another 400 local tradesman and craftsmen. It certainly goes on from there with tourism  – island transportation, possible increased air lift,  especially with the US tourism market, and more.


Future site of Sandals Curacao

“Curaçao is a place to be discovered, and we are so proud today to become part of this community.” –  Adam Stewart Deputy Chairman, Sandals Resorts

The Caribbean is looking good for Check PricesBeaches too. Earlier this year they announced plans for a new Beaches Resort on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.  No news yet on an opening date and we’ll sure be watching out for more details on both of these new resorts.


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Donna Adinolfi is a wellness travel expert, a freelance writer, an award-winning photographer, and the founder/publisher of MindfulAdventures.com. Her 30+ year career includes serving as the Travel & Spa Editor of Balance Magazine as well as planning wellness travel & retreats. An avid fan of the freedom from carrying cash or credit cards, Donna loves to visit all-inclusive wellness resorts in the U.S, and traveling to some of Mexico's and the Caribbean's many all-inclusive resorts several times each year. She's also a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.
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