One of the most fascinating aspects of visiting the Caribbean is the variety of cultures that interwoven throughout the islands. Many of the islands feature one main culture, but some, such as Curacao, have a mixture of two or more. When choosing which island to at which to vacation, it might be helpful to consider which cultures you’d enjoy exploring. Curacao is a unique blend of both Caribbean and European cultures, and we’re going to share with you the easiest ways to explore both cultures during your visit.
Summer vacation was designed with trips to the Caribbean in mind. Now we can’t verify that that’s true, but we can say with absolute certainty that jetting off to the Caribbean during summertime is an incredible experience. Out of all the Caribbean islands, few come close to offering the perfect blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation the way Curacao does.
Over the course of a single day spent in Curacao, one might hear Portuguese, eat Iguana stew, and munch on a stroopwafel while gazing upon colorful Dutch Colonial architecture. Also, in that very same day, one could visit the Caribbean’s oldest synagogue.
More often than not Carnival is associated with Brazil, but believe it or not, Carnival celebrations happen throughout the Caribbean. One of the largest celebrations within the Caribbean takes place on the small, remote island of Curacao. Carnival is an annual celebration, and this year there are a few additions and changes we want to share with you!
Few things bring more joy and nourishment than food, and no matter where in the world you go, cuisine is always a main focus in every culture. The cuisine culture here on the island is a fascinating one, with a variety of influences mixed in, mainly including Dutch and Creole.
It’s hard to imagine that a place as idyllic as Curacao has more to offer than it’s iconic sparkling coastline and exceptional beaches, but it absolutely does. The entire Caribbean, for that matter, is much more than long luxurious stretches of sand. Not that we don’t love the sun, sand, and sea, but we want to shed some light on what else Curacao has to offer.
The best of two worlds collide, in Curacao, this fall: idyllic island life and stimulating festivals and events. Over the course of September, October, and November, you can dance, scuba dive, run, and eat. Choose what you enjoy, book your trip, and count down the days!
It’s safe to say it’s always a great idea to plan a trip to Curacao, an idyllic Dutch Caribbean island that lies in the southern Caribbean Sea. Unlike many other islands in the region, Curacao is a desert island, gets very little rain, and is safely below the hurricane belt. Truly, it’s an island that can be visited anytime.
Spring is all about new beginnings, and one of the most exciting ones at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is Executive chef Chris Hrybiniak. Though island weather on Curacao remains delightful year round, there’s always an excitement in the air come spring. To keep the happy spring ambiance going strong, we thought you might enjoy getting to know our new chef a little better.