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.
Why Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is the Ultimate Caribbean Vacation
If relaxing is the goal, then staying in a hotel or resort featuring many of the destinations amenities and attractions right within the property grounds means the vacationers won’t have to work to relax! They can just simply relax!
Looking for the ultimate Curacao vacation experience? Opt for a stay at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, where most anything visitors enjoy seeing, experiencing, and eating throughout Curacao can be experienced all in one place – at the resort.
One of Curacao’s main draws is its beautiful beaches. Well, Santa Barbara has its own private beach! A lush white sand beachfront, bordered by a crystal-clear and serene swimming lagoon awaits resort guests at any time of the day or night.
Island Hiking at Its Finest
Craving a casual morning stroll or hike? Santa Barbara sits on 2,000 acres and features miles and miles of stroll-able and hikeable trails. You’ll be able to see breathtaking rock formations, beautiful caves and caverns, stunning views, and a diverse variety of flora and fauna.
Nearly everyone who visits Curacao has one clear favorite pastime, lounging, and usually with a drink in hand! Santa Barbara was literally made for lounging. Lounge poolside with ocean views, lounge on the beach, lounge in your luxurious room, or lounge anywhere else you desire, every inch is beautiful, breezy, and relaxing. Poolside and beachside beverage service can be utilized every day.
Go For a Dip
Another favorite pastime of visitors and locals alike is swimming. At Santa Barbara, you can swim in the ocean or the pool!
Water Play and Adventure
All over Curacao visitors and locals flock to the beaches to kayak, snorkel, scuba dive, SUP, and more. Every single one of those activities is available right in Santa Barbara! At Santa Barbara you can:
- Go on a scuba dive tour or training
- SUP Yoga
Not many Caribbean islands are known for mountain biking, but Curacao is! One of the best spots to go for a casual bike ride or an intense trail ride is on the many trails at Santa Barbara!
Another top reason people love to visit the Caribbean and Curacao, is for the cuisine! Caribbean flavors are unique and vibrant, a vacation of the palette. Once again, no need to leave the resort! Unless you wish to of course! At Santa Barbara, you can choose among a few different restaurant options, but for the true Caribbean flavors, you’ll definitely want to eat at Shore. The head chef is Heinrich Hortencia, a wonderful and immensely talented Curacao native! He knows the ins and outs of Caribbean cuisine, and just one bite of his creations will leave you ready for more!
Curacao, the word that is the name of the island and the name of the iconic blue liqueur. No need to leave the resort to get a taste of Curacao, we’ve got plenty on hand for you to taste, have in a mixed drink, or purchase to bring home!
Curacao is a magnificent vacation destination and Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is the ideal resort for vacationers seeking an authentic Curacao experience paired with total relaxation. We’ve only scratched the surface of the activities and adventures offered at Santa Barbara, but you can explore even more right here. An iconic golf course with gorgeous vistas, a world-class spa, and special events are a few more highlights we know you’ll enjoy at the resort.