Health & Wellness

7 Undeniable Reasons Why SUP Yoga is an Incredible Mind, Body, and Spirit Experience

Within the past decade Stand Up Paddling, aka SUP, has exploded in popularity, and for a good reason. It’s awesome. A relatively peaceful activity that allows the paddler to be out on the water soaking up the sun and getting a nice strong core and arms. It’s an all around blissful way to spend a few hours.

Like any great activity, SUPing is evolving, and now not only can you take SUP classes or rent the boards anywhere with warm weather and some sort of body of water, you can also take a SUP yoga class.

That’s right; we’re talking downward facing dog on a floating board on the water. Sure, if balance isn’t exactly your strong suit this may sound like a recipe for disaster, but trust us, it’s crazy fun and surprisingly tranquil.

If you’ve yet to experience the joy that is SUP yoga, read on for our quick list on exactly why you should give it a try!

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Culture, Destination

Carnival Curaçao is as Unique And Dynamic as The Island Itself

The most exciting time of the year in the Caribbean has arrived! Carnival! Though it may take place across the Caribbean, Carnival celebrations greatly differ from island to island. Curacao has a very unique twist on it’s Carnival celebrations, and to understand just how Carnival goes down on Curacao, we’ve interviewed none other than Curacao native Ezzie Cijntje.

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Lifestyle, Travel

Curacao – A Fitness AND Vacation Destination For 2017

New year, new you. The beginning of each new year is ripe with opportunities to evolve into the finest version of ourselves. There’s something about a fresh 365 days ahead that often times leaves us feeling invigorated and ready to tackle new goals.

One widely popular new year’s resolution is to become fitter, stay fit, or take previous fitness abilities to a new level. The challenge of reaching a goal is overcoming any obstacles that arise. Going on vacation could be one such obstacle.

A break in normal routine often times results in a break in one’s fitness routine, but we’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. We can’t vouch for every vacation destination, but here on Curacao, there are plenty of ways to stay fit this new year. Whether you prefer to be indoors, outdoors, on land, or in the water, Curacao boasts quite an array of fitness activities across the board. To ensure your fitness goals are reached, even on vacation, here are many of the ways you can stay fit on Curacao.

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Destination, Family Travel

Bask in the Spirit of The Season This December at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

Though it may seem like a holiday year round on Curaçao, the magic of the holiday season makes this time of year more thrilling and wonderful than any other time.

On Curaçao, you can trade in snow for sand, and grey skies for a soft warm breeze and sunny skies. Looking for holiday festivities and cheer? We’ve got it on tap around here.

At Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort, the weather is delightful year-round, especially during the holidays, allowing our guests to be festive in mind, body, and spirit.  If you’re wondering just how we celebrate the season on our idyllic, sunny, and blissfully warm island, just take a peek at some of our magical holiday happenings!

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Inspiration

You Can Add a Little Sweetness to Your Suitcase This Holiday Season, by Packing For a Purpose

Packing, the infamous word that makes many of us groan with displeasure. Having to fit all of the necessary, or if we’re being truthful, not so necessary at times, items into one suitcase. Worrying about the weight limits, size limits, items that aren’t allowed for security purposes.

Yet, for most of us, the packing struggle is for our own cause – to have all of our favorite items while on vacation somewhere beautiful, new, or exotic.

This holiday season, at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort on Curacao Island, guests have the chance to add another layer to their packing, they can Pack For a Purpose.

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Culture, Destination

A Party So “Fuiking” Insane, You Have to Experience it to Believe it

Boats. Floats. Beats. Internationally famous DJs. Lots of bikinis.

There are parties, and then there is Fuikdag.

Hailed as one of the biggest and wildest parties you’ve never heard of, Fuikdag is Curaçao‘s annual boat and dance party to ring in the New Year.

There are no tickets, dress code or limitations of any kind… for the most part. What began as a three boat gathering has since transformed into a massive float party extending the length of just one day, once a year.

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Destination, Health & Wellness

Explore Curaçao By Foot, Pedal and Hoof

Surfing, snorkeling, boating, swimming… the possibilities of water play in and around the Caribbean island of Curaçao are endless. Typically the initial draw of Curaçao is the glittering Caribbean Sea, yet it’s the expansive buffet of land activities also, that entices tourists to visit time after time.

Exploring Curaçao by water is spectacular, but there’s also Curaçao by foot, pedal, and hoof to entertain!

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Culture

It’s Time to Be Thankful For… The Rap, R&B and Hip-Hop Artists of Curacao’s Annual, Epic, SummerFall Concert Happening This Thanksgiving

Combine a Caribbean island, some of the best modern rap and R&B music artists in the world, and thousands of people. What do you get? One epic event known as SummerFall Concert.

The best way to describe Curaçao’s annual SummerFall Concert is… mind-blowing. If you’re a fan of rap, R&B and hip-hop, then this is an event you won’t want to miss. The event group, Color Events Curaçao, does a spectacular job and never fails to exceed everyone’s expectations.

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Golf

A Tee Time You’ll Never Forget – 5 Reasons You Need to Play The Old Quarry Golf Course

There’s golfing and then there’s golfing somewhere in paradise.  If you’re the vacationer that goes where the golf is good, then we’ve got a pretty spectacular destination in mind for you.

Even if you don’t live, breathe and dream of golf, Curacao is still a destination you won’t want to miss.

The island of Curaçao is a serene Caribbean retreat merely 40 miles north of South America. Located outside of the hurricane belt and under-the-radar in the Caribbean, Curaçao has a truly unique blend of cultural offerings and landscapes.

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