When it comes to showing appreciation for a parent, dad’s can be tricky. Every parent dynamic is different, but we find it’s easier to spoil mom than it is to spoil dad. If you’ve ever found yourself in this predicament leading up to Father’s Day, then you can probably relate.
What is it that’s makes golf so alluring? The game itself is immensely challenging, always testing those who play. We don’t believe it’s just the game that makes golf so popular.
No, we believe it’s the sport paired with its surroundings. Unlike many other sports, golf requires plenty of space, fresh air, and miles of manicured nature.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Sporting 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.
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!
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…