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.
From the brilliant blue and turquoise hues of the Caribbean sea to its year-round blissful temperatures, there are countless reasons to fall in love with Curaçao. Today we want to highlight the most delicious reason – its unique cuisine offerings.
For some, a vacation is a chance to lay on a beach all-day, every day. For others, vacation is hiking through the jungle or dining on delicious cuisine. And then there are the travelers who visit a destination to experience an event. There’s something extremely exciting about going to a festival or celebration somewhere exotic and far from home.
Every bite of ceviche is an explosion of flavor upon the palate. That is, every bite of Chef Victor Cleonares’ ceviche is! To summarize If you’re less familiar with the dish, ceviche is a recipe originating in Latin America and the Caribbean. It combines raw fish and seafood marinated in some form of citrus juice and garnished with ingredients such as onions, cilantro, avocado, and more.
Not only is Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort breathtakingly beautiful, but it’s an island famous for having delicious cuisine!
Serenely situated on 2,000 acres of Caribbean island paradise on Curacao, lies Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. The resort is widely known for its breathtaking surroundings and a never-ending array of amenities and activities.
When it comes to the island of Curacao and cocktails, the story begins with a certain blue liqueur. A blue liqueur that isn’t originally blue in color, but we’ll get to that later.
There’s just something about Caribbean islands and cocktails, right? It must have to do with the vacation vibes in such destinations, and the delightfully warm and sunny weather year-round.
Yes, that’s exactly it. The natural climate of Curacao, and the Caribbean in general is conducive to growing the produce needed for the iconic cocktail alcohols many of us have come to know and love.
Some folks travel to explore new landscapes, others to lay out on a tropical beach, and for a great many of us – the cuisine! For all the foodie travelers out there, let us recommend a destination that is a hidden foodie gem. A destination that features a treasure trove of cuisine flavors and influences. Any guesses?
The Caribbean island of Curacao.