Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club
What We Love
- A modern, self-catering apartment at an award-winning resort in the gorgeous Canary IslandsPlaying a round or two at the fabulous golf club that's practically on your doorstep
- The brand-new, chill-out terrace, with fabulous views of the sea
- Setting your own pace and cooking up a storm in your own fully equipped kitchen
- The resort’s list of accolades, including a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and a GreenLeaders award
What To Know
- The entertainment staff has programming for kids and adults
- The pool bar has very reasonable food and drink prices and happy hour from 4-5 p.m.
- WiFi is free for Diamond members, but non-members will be charged for access
On the southern coast of Tenerife, the luxurious Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club is a heavenly resort, featuring Moorish-inspired architecture and a prime location overlooking the Atlantic. This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner offers you the perfect base for enjoying the Canary Islands. If you’re the outdoorsy type, you can play watersports, go diving, horseback riding or fishing – though you could always just stretch out on the beach (a 10-minute drive away) with a book and surrender to your lazy side.
You’ll be staying in a modern, self-catering one-bedroom apartment (for up to four people), which has its own fully equipped kitchen and a sofa bed. The resort itself has an impressive range of facilities, including a glittering pool, a supermarket, a nightclub and a car rental service (if you want to venture around the island), as well as plenty more conveniences. There are even golf professionals on hand who can help you brush up on your skills.
Your homey One-bedroom apartment is bright and airy, with large windows that let in plenty of sunshine. There’s an inviting sitting area with a sofa that doubles up as a bed at night, enabling the apartment to comfortably sleep up to four people. The partial kitchen comes with everything you need to cook up a storm.
The resort features a lovely restaurant, a lounge bar and a poolside bar to keep you satisfied during your stay. The pool bar hosts a barbecue on Wednesdays that’s not to be missed. There’s also a supermarket on hand, so you can stock up and cook your own intimate dinners in the comfort of your apartment.
Ideally located on the southern coast of Tenerife, Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club is just seconds from the glittering North Atlantic Ocean. The beach is just a short drive away, and two fabulous golf courses are also nearby. There’s a marina offering boating or sailing packages, and fishing is great in the area. Other activities, such as horseback riding, parasailing, windsurfing, whale watching, surfing and scuba diving, are easy to arrange.
How to Get There
We booked a last minute mini break here and cannot complain whatsoever. We got a 3 night break for £112 and were offered on check in an upgrade for a minimal 30e from studio to 1 bed apartment. We were overlooking a beautiful courtyard with fountain feature and partial sea view. The room itself was modern, spacious and spotlessly clean. The facilities in the room are more than Adequate and although we were travelling alone I thought that the plastic plates cups and cutlery for children was a nice touch.
We only had a small sized balcony compared to others around the site but still ample for my husband and I to sit an enjoy the afternoon sun and evenings, yes there are a few mozzies but that’s pretty standard for the island and nothing a deterrent spray won’t solve. The pools around the complex are lovely and it was most enjoyable to sit and relax on the nice loungers.
We didn’t dine at the hotel although it looked nice as we spent our days testing the great selection of restaurants locally, a must is Bistro 27 on the road into hotel and Pizzeria JK on the sea front. We hired a car for our stay and payed additional for a space on the underground car park at the resort, ideal as it stops any nasty roadside scrapes to the rental car on the road but bear in mind it’s very tightly spaced down there so I left the driving to the Mr!!
Overall we had a wonderful stay and we will definitely be back with the children for a longer stay in summer.
I’ve just read the review from another holiday maker who prior to arrival requested a sea view and apparently was allocated a beautiful sea view apartment with two balconies. Well here’s the counter experience, we also requested a sea view but on arrival we had to wait four hours for a room allocation and then found that we had been placed in V11 a unit that has bad reviews on TripAdvisor. The unit is closest to the on going sewage works and as a result is plagued by mosquitoes and other wildlife. The smell of raw sewage means that you cannot sit on your terrace to enjoy any use of the outdoor space. After three requests in the first days of the holiday with reception staff promising to email the allocation team our request to change units ( we offered to pay any extra if it meant we were moved to a bigger unit). So to sum up the situation if you want to come and spend your holiday in an mosquito infested sespit this is the place for you. Don’t bother requesting a sea view just ask for unit V11!
This hotel was so cheap I cannot believe how amazing it is! After reading reviews we requested a room with a view and OMG it was stunning! We had two balconies!! So many utensils as well! It was incredible! There was entertainment in the day such as water aerobics and bingo and in the evening there was karaoke, live music, magic and much more. There were places to eat on sight which were reasonably priced and had a variety of food which was delicious! There was also a supermarket, suvernear shop, gym, spa, laundrette. It was all just so brilliant I cannot recommend it enough and would definitely go back. Yes there was a bit of smell from the sewage near by but you could hardly smell it and if you did it was for a few seconds then went away. We only stayed for 4 days and went to the monkey park and siam Park which was around €20 by taxi. There's also a few restaurants down by the side of the hotel with beautiful seaside views.