Published On: Wed, Sep 10th, 2014

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Partners with Curacao’s PIAI Institute

Luxury Resort Offers Unprecedented Health and Wellness Program

 Santa BarbaraWILLEMSTAD – Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curacao announces its new PIAI Health and Wellness Program, designed to provide participants with an alternative perspective on health and well-being.

Throughout a series of weeklong retreats, PIAI Institute professionals will offer informational workshops, meal plans, trainings and lectures to help participants better understand their bodies’ signals.

The PIAI Institute’s name (pronounced pee-ay) is derived from the name used for a priest-doctor of the native Indian tribes that lived on the island of Curaçao at the Santa Barbara Plantation. The main task of the Piai was to help others achieve the perfect balance with nature, find the causes of disease, and promote an overall happy lifestyle.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer guests the opportunity to work so closely with the experts at the PIAI Institute,” said John MacMullen, Director of Sales and Marketing for Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. “The true meaning of Curacao is to ‘Cure the soul’ and this program will provide participants with knowledge and tools that can change their lives for the better and there’s nothing more powerful than that.”

The first PIAI Health and Wellness Program called “Heal Yourself” will take place November 23-29, 2014 at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. During the “Heal Yourself” week, participants will learn the causes of diseases, how to understand food labels, the relations in the body according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and what true ‘health food’ is.

The “Heal Yourself” program costs $3,900 per person and includes:

  • Six nights accommodations at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
  • Airport transportation
  • A complete healthy meal plan and natural juices, drinks, teas and smoothies
  • Lectures and workshops
  • A consultation with a Health Manager
  • Massage treatment
  • Daily activities
  • An EVOX and an NES scan, followed by an explanation and interpretation
  • An evaluation at the end of the week

To reserve a spot in the November program or for more information about the PIAI Health and Wellness initiative, email


Located at Santa Barbara Plantation, the 350-room Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is Curacao's premier luxury resort.   The luxury resort, managed by Benchmark Hospitality, features sweeping water views, white sand beaches, a full-service Atabei Spa, a 24-hour fitness center, three pools, four restaurants and dive and water sport facility.  It is also home to Old Quarry – an 18-hole Pete Dye designed championship golf course and 38,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, the largest on island. Part of a 1,500-acre luxury resort community nestled along Spanish Water Bay; the resort is just 25 minutes from the capital city of Willemstad.  For additional information and reservations, or call +5999-840-1243 or 1.855.590.2266. To stay up to date on the latest news and happenings, follow on Twitter at @SBRCuracao and Facebook at

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