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#DestinationGoodStuff Curacao Travel Guide

Discover Curacao by way of General Manager Rob de Bekker's favorite attractions, all of which have earned his "good stuff" stamp of approval. 

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Imagine Curacao and a lot will come to mind. White sand beaches. Turquoise waters. Tropical cocktails and warm weather adventures suited to this island destination. But ask General Manager Rob de Bekker to describe Curacao and he’ll sum up the island in just two words: “Good stuff.” 

Whether it’s a scenic round of golf or a rowsing jet ski ride, when de Bekker approves of something, it’s always met with an enthusiastic “good stuff.” At Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort, you’ll hear that exclamation often. From yoga to stand-up-paddleboarding to burgers and beers, discover the only Curacao travel guide you’ll need, all based on de Bekker’s best “good stuff” experiences.

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Medi Restaurant

Feast on sweet treats and savory favorites while sipping mimosas and relaxing in the ocean breeze.  Now that's GOOD STUFF!

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Breakfast With an Ocean Breeze

Wake up on the right side of paradise. At Medi Restaurant, you can dig into a delicious breakfast while sipping mimosas and relaxing amid a soft ocean breeze. Breakfasts at Medi features a gourmet buffet with made-to-order favorites like omelettes as well as an á la carte menu. But what’s more, the meal is served overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea. That’s about as “good stuff” as it gets. 

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Stay Fit in Paradise

Enhance your wellness without forgoing the views you're seeking in Curacao. 

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Yoga On Land or Sea

Find your zen to the sound of waves lapping the shore. Expert instructors from Atabei Spa will guide you through weekly pilates, yoga, and SUP yoga classes. Enhance your health and wellness as you breathe in calming ocean air, all overlooking the bright blue Spanish Water. 

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Poolside or Seaside

When you're in paradise, you want to chill out. Choose from soft whide sands or a relaxing cabana. 

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Chill Out by the Pool

Relax your way. Whether by pool or beach, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort makes room for the island experiences it wouldn’t feel like a vacation without. Take a dip in the cool water of one of three resort-style pools, then retreat to your poolside cabana for a refreshing cocktail. Beachgoers will fall in love with Santa Barbara Beach, the nexus for de Bekker’s favorite “good stuff” experiences. Bask in the Caribbean sun, indulge in beachside service from Splash, or visit our Beach Activity Center. 

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Epsilon Dive Center

Known for its world-class shore diving and plentiful macro-life, Curacao is a dream diving destination that delivers good visibility, healthy reefs, and typically calm conditions. 

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Under the Sea

Curacao comes to life beneath the shining blue ocean waves, which is why scuba diving and snorkeling are among Curacao's most popular activities. Stop by Epsilon Dive Center to book a class or tour or get outfitted with cutting edge equipment. Discover the magic of Curacao's marine world, whether you're a beginner in search of their first dive or a seasoned diver yearning to get closer to the reef.

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Old Quarry Golf Course

Calling golf aficionados: it doesn't get much better than teeing off at the Caribbean's best golf course, Old Quarry.  

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Tee Time With a View

Find a more scenic golf course than that at Old Quarry. We'll wait. If you're coming up short, it's because few golf courses edge up to a breahtaking ocean, let alone the gleaming Spanish Water. Play a round of golf at Old Quarry, one of de Bekker's favorite "good stuff" destinations on the island. 

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Shore Restaurant

Delicious food, craft cocktails and panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.  That's GOOD STUFF! 

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Night Out, Island Style

Discover a dining experience you'll never forget. Shore serves up authentic, Caribbean dining in a breathtaking seaside setting. The culinary team at Shore prepares every meal thoughtfully, from fresh catches to perfectly paired wines. A show kitchen, covered outdoor dining, and ocean views create a transformative dining experience.  

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In Curacao, the "good stuff" always gets better. It's the reason why Curacao tops the bucket list for travelers around the world. And it's the reason why even one visit won't do it justice. Venture out on a stand-up paddleboard. Practice yoga beside the beach. Tee off over ocean views. Discover an island vacation the way you always dreamed it would be. 

Though it's true that you'll never be bored on Curaco, it's also true that the "good stuff" is as much about the activites as it is about the intangibles. Those intangibles--sun warming your skin, waves lapping at your feet, a tropical cocktail cooling your hand--are best experienced in person. Once you're here, define "good stuff" for yourself.

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