With more vacation destinations, resorts, and options in general, than ever before, how on Earth does one choose? In this era of abundant transportation options and endless travel photography and blogging, there are far fewer places one can’t go than can!
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.
Gut-splitting laughter. Memories you’ll be telling your future (or current) children time and again. All the wine, chocolate, cocktails, and food.
Ahhh, a girlfriends getaway. Quite possibly one of the most satisfying types of vacations in existence. No experience is quite as exciting and sweet as vacationing with your girls.
Though the girlfriends getaway itself is always fabulous, it isn’t always glamorous or fun to plan the trip. You want to spend your time together relaxing and having fun, not worrying about planning or figuring out logistics, right? If that’s the case, we have the perfect destination in mind for you – Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort on the Caribbean island of Curacao.
Less famous than some of the Caribbean’s other islands, Curacao is a delightful respite from everyday life and is less touristy and vacationer-clad than many of its neighbors.
Naturally when one travels all the way to the Caribbean island of Curacao, one plans to explore the island and experience the culture firsthand.
Not a problem, Curacao is rich in history, culture, and adventures.
Yet, we’ve found that plenty of visitors also appreciate having time to simply relax and enjoy each moment without the hustle and bustle of planning or following itineraries.
It’s quite possible to spend ample amount of time on our beautiful island relaxing. You can call us biased but we believe our resort – Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort – is the best place on the island to relax.
No Matter Where You Eat, You Can Have an Ocean View
Seriously, every dining establishment on our property has views of the gorgeous surrounding waters. Few things are better than eating, but dining with a view is a top-notch experience.
Dining Options Aplenty
No one likes to be limited when the taste buds are involved. No need to wander block after block trying to decide on the place everyone wants to eat. Instead wander a few steps from one of our restaurants to the other, as you decide which menu and ambiance suits you best in the moment. You don’t even have to wander at all, all of the menus can be found in the guest rooms. Local flavors, international cuisine, freshly prepared sushi, there are so many mouthwatering dishes the challenge lies in deciding what to order.
Golf With A View, or Rather – Many Views
A favorite pastime of many is to spend a few hours out on the greens of a golf course. If you’re staying at Santa Barbara, it’s simple, convenient and breathtaking to play to golf. Designed by Pete Dye, the Old Quarry Golf Course takes on the shape of the naturally contoured site which overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the sheltered bay known as Spanish water. Whether you wake up full of energy or more low-key, the golf course is only a hop, skip and a jump away from your room. Just kidding, no jumping is required, jump at your leisure.
Be Pampered in a Beautiful Place
There’s the spa, and then there’s our Atabei Spa. No one can argue that going to the spa, any spa, is a phenomenal way to spend the day. But imagine getting massaged while feeling the ocean breeze sweep in through the open window. Get your nails done while gazing out onto the gorgeous Caribbean landscape. Seriously this is real life, this is our Atabei Spa. From entire spa journeys, to couples suites, to special kids and teen treatments, the Atabei Spa truly has something for everyone, and without a doubt you’ll leave floating on a cloud of peaceful bliss. Spa menu here.
Do It All (Conveniently) or Do Nothing at All
Here’s the thing, we have every activity you’re likely going to want. But our resort is also surrounded by immense natural beauty and offers a serene ambiance, making it just as satisfying to do nothing.
- Stand up Paddling
- Scuba Diving
- Water Sport Rentals
- Hiking around our expansive 2,000 acres
- Mountain Biking
For the “Do Nothingers” We Suggest:
- Lay out by the pool (aka nap)
- Any treatment at the spa
- Relaxing in your luxurious room
- Drinking tropical cocktails while watching the sunset
“The island itself offers countless adventures, fascinating history, colorful culture to explore and much, much more,” exclaims Evan Crawford, Regional Marketing Director.“Yet we often find that our guests crave at least a few days of well deserved R&R, which is why we’ve striven to offer anything and everything right here on property. The idea is that you don’t have to leave to get the relaxation, or even adventures, that you desire unless you want to! We want your vacation to be carefree and fun, ensuring you return from your trip truly feeling refreshed.”
Convinced? Then go ahead and book your stay! We’ve got an entire team of helpful individuals who are happy to answer any questions and help with any aspect of your planning, just give us a shout. Bon Voyage!