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Things To Do In Curaçao

Curacao provides a distinct Caribbean vacation experience.  From unique cultural attractions to exciting tours & excursions, Curacao offers something for everyone. 

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Use our interactive map to tour the island & see all that Curacao has to offer...

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Unique experiences. Endless adventure...

Whether you're an avid diver, thrill seeker or history buff, Curaçao will not disappoint. The island boasts a diverse culture, blending the influences of Dutch and Spanish settlers with distinct notes from Latin America due to the island's close proximity to Venezuela and Colombia.  With rugged, arid terrain, adventures abound including hiking and ATV tours.  If the water is calling your name, you'll discover countless secluded white-sand beaches and some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean. You'll never run out of things to do in Curacao.

Curacao Beaches

Relax on Curacao's secluded beaches, the perfect way to savor paradise...  

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Curacao is ranked among the Caribbean's best destinations for snorkeling & diving...

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From cultural attractions to island tours & adventures, Curacao offers something for everyone...

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Tour the Island

Things to do in Curacao unfold across the island. On Curacao you can create an experience that suits you, from relaxing afternoons on the beach to an adventurous day of diving. Before you go, acquaint yourself with the island's most popular sights, including a shipwreck and even an ostrich farm. 

Top Dive Sites

Director's Bay

Perfect for both divers and snorkelers, Director's Bay features a decaying 'shark fence' that is now covered with a diverse variety of corals and sponges. 

Alice in Wonderland

Playa Kalki (Alice in Wonderland) is a shore dive where you'll see moray eels, lobsters, star coral formations and a wide variety of colorful reef fish.


One of Curacao's most well-known dive and snorkel sites, the famous tugboat wrecked just a few yards off-shore in a protected bay.

Klein Curacao

Take a day trip to Klein Curacao (Little Curacao) and enjoy pristine, unspoiled diving where everything is bigger, and there is more of it.  After diving, relax on Klein Curacao's secluded beaches.

Mushroom Forest

Among Curacao's most famous dive sites, at the Mushroom Forest, hard coral formations have grown to resemble large, colorful mushrooms.

The Superior Producer

Ranked as one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean by Sport Diver Magazine, the cargo freighter sunk in 1977 and now sits at a depth of 100 feet.

Blue Room

Discover the amazing underwater world and colors of the Blue Room.

Near Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

See where the resort is located in relation to the island's attractions. The island is easily accessible via rental car or see Curaçao on an island tour or excursion.

Curacao Ostrich Farm

Get up close and personal with the world's largest bird.  Feed, ride and even eat ostrich steak and eggs!

Aloe Vera Plantation

Featuring more than 200,000 varieties of Aloe Vera, the Aloe Vera Plantation is home to CurAloe, the source of Santa Barbara's in-room bath amenities.

Fuik Bay

Located within hiking distance from Santa Barbara, Fuik Bay is a picturesque inlet, and is home to the island's largest New Years party.

Spanish Water Bay

Santa Barbara is located at the entrance to the breathtaking Spanish Water Bay.  The area has historical importance as the Spanish Armada used the bay for safe harbor. Today, the bay is a water enthusiast's dream, ideal for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, kite boarding, fishing and more.

Culture & History


The historic side of Willemstad, Punda, is home to the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the western hemisphere.  Here, you will also enjoy a variety of shops, restaurants and galleries. Additionally, Punda features Curaçao's floating market and distinct European influenced architecture.


The newer side of Willemstad, Otrabanda, is home to shops, restaurants, bars and Renaissance Casino.  Here, you can also tour the historic, Rif Fort.

Old Swinging Lady

Connecting Punda and Otrabanda in Willemstad is the oldest motorized floating bridge in the world.  No longer allowing cars, the walking bridge is a must-see during a visit to Curaçao.

Natural Attractions

Christoffel Park

Curacao's largest national park, Christoffel Park, also boasts the island's highest peak, Mount Christoffel.  Discover a diverse variety of plant and animal life, including exotic birds and wild orchids.  Hike the park's many trails, with guided hikes available. 

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Shuttle Service & Car Rental

Learn about Santa Barbara's daily shuttle service to Willemstad & view options for Car Rental available directly at the resort.

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General Manager, Rob de Bekker, has high standards, but when he approves, it's always, "GOOD STUFF". Experience all the GOOD STUFF at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort.

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