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.
Situated in the southern Caribbean, part of the ABC islands, and safely beneath the hurricane belt, Curacao is a Caribbean paradise ideal for a summer vacation.
Swish, squeak, thwack…. Ahhh the sweet, sweet sounds of summer. Wait, no, the sweet sounds of tennis. Summertime = tennis time, so either word fits, right?
As the days get longer and the sunshine gets warmer, it’s the perfect time to start working on your game. Dust off your racket and take a moment to learn five, quick, and useful tips to improve your tennis game.
Congratulations! You’ve booked your stay at one of the most spectacular and luxurious resorts in the Caribbean. We can’t wait to meet you and help you go into full-on vacation mode! Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort offers an immense amount of things to do, and not do, but you probably already knew that!
To ensure you get the most out of your stay with us, we’ve designed an example itinerary of how to spend four days at our resort. Of course, you can do everything on the itinerary, a few things, or none at all – completely up to you! But if you love to plan, then this guide might help you determine which activities you want to when! You might also discover activities that you didn’t realize were offered at the resort. Without further ado, check out our 4-day vacation bliss at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort:
These four example days are full days, not the days of travel and departure.
In the mood to start planning your next trip or vacation? With spring and summer break happening soon, there’s no better time to consider where you might want to jet off too!
Keep in mind, there’s a difference between a trip and a vacation. Typically speaking, a trip is visiting somewhere with some sort of purpose, other than relaxing, i.e. visiting family, exploring a new destination, learning about a new culture, business, etc.
A vacation typically means one wishes to go someplace beautiful and warm, where total and complete relaxation awaits. A trip is going to Peru and visiting Machu Picchu. A vacation is jetting to the island of Curacao and relaxing at a luxurious resort. Both are fantastic options! It’s just a matter of choosing which one you desire.
Often times, vacationers-to-be think they’re going on vacation, but because of one mistake, end up having more of a trip. What mistake is that?
Not staying at a hotel or resort that is a vacation within itself.
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.
Sparkling shades of turquoise, balmy temperatures year-round and a laid-back attitude combine to create the ideal water-getaway environment in the Caribbean.
For the vacationers craving a water locked paradise, the Caribbean island of Curaçao is ready to meet your getaway needs. Curaçao flies under the typical Caribbean radar due to its southernly position in the region. A mere 40 miles north of South America, Curaçao is a unique blend of cultures and landscapes.
By far and large, though, the most breathtaking landscape the island offers is its coastlines.
Water adventures abound on Curaçao. In fact, you may just have to take more than one trip to experience them all. One crucial detail to consider when planning a water-activity-based getaway to Curaçao, is when and where you’d like to relax. With so much energy exerted in the water, you’ll need time to rest now and again.
It’s entirely possible to have epic water adventures and epic relaxation – at Santa Barbara beach & Golf Resort.
A luxurious beachfront resort boasting 2,000 acres, Santa Barbara has everything you need to have your adventures and relaxation, too.
Without further ado, here are our top 3 favorite water activities at Santa Barbara:
The Adventure Unlike ANY Other – Klein Curacao
Seriously not an overstatement, a trip to Klein Curacao is totally unreal. Picture this – sailing out to sea headed towards a uninhabited island featuring pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. Imagine yourself swimming with sea turtles, exploring a deserted lighthouse and discovering an old shipwreck. We’re not joking when we say it’s an adventure. Oh, and don’t be surprised if your ship encounters rough seas on the voyage over! The best bit – this excursions leaves right from the resort so you can adventure right from home.
Nighttime Swim in The Protected Lagoon
There’s plenty of swimming to be had at the resort. There are a variety of beautiful swimming pools with unique features. Yet the one swimming experience that is unlike anything else, and totally unique to the resort, is the lagoon. The resort borders a crystal-clear and serene swimming lagoon protected from the turbulence of the open sea. This is a beautiful place to enjoy views of passing sailboats and yachts, or to peacefully float in under the Caribbean sun. Without a doubt, the coolest experience is to swim the lagoon at night where, with a little luck, you may get to witness the water light up with its splendid phosphorescence. There’s no better way to describe the experience than magical, and we hope you get a chance to see it for yourselves!
Explore The Underwater Kingdom
One activity Curacao is famous for worldwide is scuba diving. With an entire underwater world at your disposal, this is an epic opportunity experience not to be missed. Santa Barbara has its very own PADI certified dive center for your convenience. Schedule an intro to diving course or simply hire a guide and take a quick underwater tour. However you like to explore, the center will make it happen for you.
Sailing, diving and swimming – it’s safe to say you’ll sincerely appreciate that rum and coke as you watch the sunset and rest your happily worn-out body. Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is a top notch retreat for the water-junkie and an incredible place to relax your mind, body and soul!