Neatly tucked in the southern portion of the Caribbean and the least well known of the “ABC” islands, Curacao is the epitome of a hidden gem. Curacao is an island of beauty, a layered history, a blend of cultures, and plenty of unique and quirky facts. To better get to know this slice of paradise, here are a few things we’re certain you’ll enjoy knowing.
Let us introduce you to Curacao, the “C” of the Caribbean ABC islands. Smack dab between Aruba and Bonaire, and less than 40 miles north of South America, Curacao is an island paradise waiting to make your summer vacation dreams come true. Summertime is one of the best times to visit the island, and here are nine reasons why!
Many destinations around the world boast spectacular landscapes or seascapes, yet how many offer both?
If you’re looking for the perfect land and sea combo destination, narrow down the search initially by looking at Caribbean islands, many of which offer a nice blend of the two landscapes.
But does that really narrow down the search much? Considering there are hundreds of islands in the region, one’s search is hardly narrowed down.
Let us offer up our little slice of paradise as a consideration for your next getaway – Curaçao. Curaçao itself has a pristine coastline as well as unique and diverse landscapes.
Getting even more specific, there’s one coastal resort on the island that boasts 2,000 acres of land all to itself.
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is truly a destination of its own, perfect for exploring the watery depths of the Caribbean Sea and trekking across the island’s diverse Caribbean landscapes.
It can be enjoyable to rent a car, map the route and research the adventures and journeys ahead. But, often times with the busy pace of everyday life, it’s nice to retreat somewhere where everything you’d like to do and see is conveniently located nearby. That’s exactly the experience you’ll have at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort.
If that sounds magnificent, just wait until you get a quick synopsis of everything visitors can see and do on the resort grounds.
Wetter is Better
Curaçao loves its water activities, and Santa Barbara offers them all. The expansive beachfront resort has the ocean, bay and pool(s) to satisfy your every watery need. You can expect to participate in any of the following:
- Sailing Adventures
- Scuba training or individual excursions
- Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding
- Lounging beachside, bayside or poolside
- Swimming in your choice of pool, ocean or bay
For When You’d Rather be Dry
There’s much more to the Caribbean than beautiful coast lines! Santa Barbara used to be a plantation back in the day, and as such the resort sits on the original 2,000 acres of beautiful land. Explore on your own or ask for a guided tour from a friendly staff member. With 2,000 acres at your disposal it’s unlikely you’ll run out of places to venture to. We suggest trying:
- Mountain bike tours, rentals and trails
- The only hydro-grid clay tennis court in the Caribbean
- Pete Dye’s Old Quarry golf course – one of the best in the Caribbean
- Historic Well Tour -discover the island’s first freshwater well
We could say it’s non-stop adventure at Santa Barbara but that wouldn’t be altogether accurate.
The truth is, Santa Barbara offers the option for non-stop adventure, but there’s also the option for complete and utter relaxation. You don’t have to do it all or see it all each day, or even in a single visit. Find peace of mind knowing that every desired activity is within easy reach, but so is the option to do absolutely nothing other than bask in the peaceful serenity of the island.
Stay tuned for next week’s blog when we will feature our top 3 favorite land and sea activities!
Feel free to contact us at any time for questions, inquiries or a mutual love for Curaçao!
To ensure your experience at Santa Barbara is top notch, we’ve compiled a variety of vacation packages to meet your every need! Find out which one fits you best right here.
Palm trees, warm tepid waters, and plenty of delicious fruity drinks – is this a similar picture that’s painted in your mind? If you’re one of the many couples who have their hearts set on a destination wedding, or a honeymoon far, far away, then congratulations! It makes complete sense to want to spend the most romantic and meaningful days of your life in a small slice of paradise. Celebrating one’s union in a new country, with unique landscapes and cultural offerings is a profound experience, and one you’ll remember forever.
Before you begin to let your imaginations run wild, there are a few logistical, functional, and downright helpful things to consider that will ease the planning process. It’s your big celebration, and you want it to be everything you’ve imagined and more, and it will be if proper planning and consideration goes into it.
From tiny to large, mountainous to flat, populated to sparse, the Caribbean has hundreds of islands to choose from, all offering their own special something. The Caribbean is a truly unique region, where the weather and the landscape have influenced the culture and heritage in different ways across its vast history.
For many the Caribbean serves as an idyllic escape from the busy schedules of regular life. Relaxation abounds in this region filled with an incredible number of perfect weather days, warm inviting waters, and a care-free attitude. For those interested, there’s much more depth to the Caribbean than meets the eye. Because of the incredible weather, waters, and all around energy of the Caribbean, throughout history it’s attracted people, cultures, and nations from across the globe.
Palm trees swaying in the light breeze, sparkling turquoise waters, and secluded white sand beaches around every turn. Sound familiar? That scene could describe hundreds of islands in the Caribbean, and though it’s a beautiful picture to paint, it isn’t necessarily unique. So when it comes to narrowing down which island(s) to visit in the Caribbean, where does one begin? No one will argue that any island in the Caribbean isn’t worth at least a day trip, but certain islands have much more to offer. Consider your own interests. If relaxing on the beach all day everyday is what you desire, then choose the island rumored to have the best beaches in the region. If a more well-rounded Caribbean experience is desired, with lots of available activities, water sports, culture, hiking, eating, and more, your search has now been successfully narrowed down.