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 The #DestinationGoodStuff Guide to Curaçao

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort General Manager Rob de Bekker has high standards, but when he approves, it's always, "GOOD STUFF".
Experience the best things to do in Curaçao along with Rob and his team. 

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Unique experiences. Endless adventures. It's all "good stuff."

Whether you're an avid diver, thrill seeker, or history buff, Curaçao won't disappoint. Discover the endless #DestinationGoodStuff-approved things to do in Curaçao.

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Curacao Beaches 

Imagine a white sand beach bordered by palm trees and crystal clear water. Discover that and more at each of Curaçao’s 38 distinct beaches, from Cas Abao Beach on the northwest coast to Playa Porto Mari in the west. 

  1. Life's a Beach
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Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

Dive in where the reef is just a few steps away. Curaçao is known for its good visibility, healthy reefs, and calm conditions, making it a mecca for shore diving. If you snorkel and scuba dive, you won't be disappointed. 

  1. Dive In
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#DestinationGoodStuff Guides

There's so much to see and do on Curaçao, but don't let the options overwhelm you. We've curated the best things to see, do, and explore, each which have earned our #DestinationGoodStuff seal of approval. 

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Island Tours & Attractions

Take a submarine on a deep-sea dive at Sub-Station Curaçao. Explore Curaçao's natural beauty at the island's extraordinary national parks.  Or, head out on the town to experience the island's vibrant nightlife.

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Tour the Island

Things to do in Curaçao unfold across the island. On Curaçao 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.

Tugboat

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

Punda

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.

Otrabanda

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. 

Cheers to the Good(Stuff) Life

Discover a place where the ocean breeze flows freely and the beach lays just beyond your door–complete with an all-inclusive option. #DestinationGoodStuff starts at our Curaçao resort. 

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