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Chatting With The Pro: Meet Jane, The Golf Pro at The Iconic Old Quarry Golf Course on Curacao

There are plenty of beautiful islands in the world, quite a few idyllic resorts, and a healthy amount of challenging and engaging golf courses, yet how many places get to combine all three of those things?

Not many. Yet if that’s exactly the type of vacation you’re looking for, we’ve got the perfect place on hand.

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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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Find Your Inner Explorer – Discover the Top 3 Land Adventures at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

Picture yourself on a white sandy beach, light breeze blowing through your hair as you sip on a tropical cocktail.

Welcome to the Caribbean, where relaxation and picturesque scenery dominates the everyday itinerary for visitors.

Yet, many visitors crave a little more balance in their Caribbean getaways. Of course relaxing and enjoying the warm sea are top items on the vacation agenda, but how about mixing in some sports, or more adrenaline-pumping land activities?

Yes, that can be accomplished without a doubt. Not every Caribbean island is big enough to offer multiple landscapes but the southernly island of Curaçao is.

In fact, Curaçao is almost as well-known for it’s culture, multi-layered history and land adventures as it is for its coastal beauty.

Almost, anyway.

Secluded on its own private section of the island lies Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, the ideal spot for land adventures on Curaçao.

Why would a resort be such an ideal spot for land exploration? Because Santa Barbara sits within a 2,000 acre plantation. A lot can be done with 2,000 acres and we’ve prepared a list of our top 3 favorite land activities for you:

Mountain Biking Caribbean Style

When picturing the Caribbean, mountain biking certainly doesn’t come to mind first, but at Santa Barbara, anything is possible.  Tear up the miles of trails conveniently located at the resort. What’s even better is that these trails aren’t exclusively for experienced mountain bikers. There are trails for every level and skill set, especially beginners. If you’ve never tried mountain biking then this could be an exciting time to try it out! You can’t beat those beautiful island views.

Tie Those Laces Tight – Hiking Adventures Await

Did we mention there are 2,000 acres to explore? For those craving a little foot action, Santa Barbara features an abundance of trails for you to enjoy. Take a leisurely pace or set a goal to see it all, either way you’ll be treated to jaw-droppingly beautiful coastal views. Definitely don’t forget your camera or selfie stick.

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf ResortSporting Island Style

There’s golfing, and then there’s golfing with views of the magnificent Caribbean sea. Designed by Pete Dye, the Old Quarry Golf Course at the resort has been voted one of the best in the Caribbean on multiple occasions. The course takes on the shape of the naturally contoured site and overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water. Additionally, Santa Barbara boasts the only Hydro-Grid clay tennis court in the Caribbean. Polish your A-game, play for the first time or take lessons. However you want to enjoy it, the Tafelberg Tennis Center is an awesome part of the overall vacation experience.

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

 

 

The water activities will always be there for your enjoyment, but we thought it might be nice to know that there’s plenty to entertain on the dry-side as well. Who knows – perhaps your favorite memories of your Curaçao getaway will be trying mountain biking for the first time, or learning a winning golf stroke which will make heads roll back home on the course. Whatever it is you desire to do, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort will see to your every want and need!

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Introducing ~ Santa Barbara Beach Buzz

Whether you’re researching for your next Caribbean vacation, looking for the perfect destination wedding location or simply interested in luxury travel, we’ve got you covered.  Here we’ll feature news about Curacao and the island’s quintessential luxury resort, Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort.  Get the scoop on special offers, learn about the destination’s seemingly endless variety of activities and adventures, and get a taste of Curacao’s diverse culture and rich history.

Stay tuned, we’ll be posting each week and invite you to follow along.

Warm wishes from Curacao…

 

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