Even world travellers and jet-setting business types enjoy the coveted ritual of slowing down in a breathtaking hideaway and although the size of the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is enormous (350 rooms!), you'll still find a warm and cosy environment here. The hotel is located within a natural preserve on a peninsula in the Caribbean Sea and offers world-class facilities including a golf course, four tennis courts, three outdoor pools and enough surrounding water to turn the Sahara into a lush oasis. Even the standard rooms are equipped with comfortable and modern amenities like flat screen TVs, thick mattresses and stylish décor. Biggest downside of Santa Barbara is it's located in the middle of nowhere, thus a long 45-minute drive from the airport.