Barbara Beach

Once a quiet stretch of sand only frequented by locals on the weekends, Barbara Beach is not part of a luxury resort. It still remains relatively uncrowded, making it a great spot to relax and unwind.

Situated near the middle of the island of Curacao, 6.6 miles east-southeast of Otrabanda, Barbara Beach is on the South West edge of the island, You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. While you wouldn't necessarily call Barbara Beach quiet, it's also not an overly crowded beach. So though this is not the most quiet part of Curaçao's coast, less traffic at this beach means you'll encounter a lot less people along your romantic walk.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is backed by a sprawling resort and golf course, but locals still stop by to chat, swim, and do a little bit of sailing. Heads up, it does cost $9.50(USD) to gain admission unless you are a guest of the resort.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South West coast of Curacao. It is close to Old Quarry Golf Course, which is seen three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like The Money Museum Yotin Kortá (one of the closest to Barbara Beach) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of Curaçao's history.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Barbara Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Quarry Golf Course Golf Course 0.8 mi. E Curacao
Fort Beekenburg Historical Site 0.9 mi. NW Curacao
Diamond Beach Casino Casino 2.0 mi. WNW Curacao
Curacao Sea Aquarium Aquarium 3.3 mi. WNW Curacao
Dolphin Academy Curacao Dolphin Encounter Service 3.3 mi. WNW Curacao
Sunscape Casino Casino 3.8 mi. WNW Curacao
Curacao Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.9 mi. SE Curacao
Serena's Art Factory Art Gallery 4.6 mi. N Curacao
Landhuis Chobolobo Operating Distillery 4.7 mi. NW Curacao
Curacao Liqueur Factory at Landhuis Chobolobo Distillery 4.7 mi. NW Curacao
Landhuis Zeelandia Historical Site 5.0 mi. NW Curacao
Hill Ross Casino Casino 5.3 mi. NW Curacao

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Barbara Beach who are looking for further attractions might want to think about making the trip to Willemstad, because it's close-by and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Barbara Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Travelers trying to find a room near Barbara Beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the vicinity. You can find the closest booking options by looking over what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Barbara Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort 0.1 mi. NE Resort
Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort 1.9 mi. WNW Resort
Papagayo Beach Resort 2.0 mi. WNW Resort
Chogogo Resort 2.1 mi. WNW Resort
Royal Sea Aquarium Resort 3.4 mi. WNW Resort
Lions Dive & Beach Resort 3.4 mi. WNW Resort
Kontiki Dive And Beach Resort 3.6 mi. WNW Resort
Sunscape Curacao 3.8 mi. WNW Resort
ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas 4.2 mi. NW Resort
Baoase Luxury Resort 4.5 mi. WNW Resort

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Jun Sushi. The restaurant serves both Asian and contemporary menu items. They are also known for serving sushi. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Barbara Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Jun Sushi (599) 800-8582 ext. 873 Asian, Contemporary Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Seasons Restaurant (599-9) 738-3864 Caribbean, International -- -- --
Tinto Restaurant (599-9) 747-0633 -- -- -- --
Classics Bar Restaurant (599-9) 767-8000 International Informal 1.9 mi. WNW
Papagayo Beach Club (599) 974-7433 ext. 283 International Informal 2.0 mi. WNW
Papagayo Restaurant (599) 974-7433 ext. 113 French, Mediterranean Fine Dining 2.0 mi. WNW
Zanzibar Restaurant (599-9) 747-0633 -- -- 2.0 mi. WNW
Chogogo Terrace (599-9) 747-2844 ext 2203 International Informal 2.1 mi. WNW
Hemingway Beach Bar & Restaurant (599-9) 465-0740 Cuban Informal 3.4 mi. WNW
Mambo Beach (599-9) 461-8999 Eclectic Very Casual 3.6 mi. WNW
Cabana Beach (005) 999-4631 ext. 600 International Informal 3.6 mi. WNW
Restaurant Seasons (999) 788-2800 Caribbean Informal 4.2 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Barbara Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Curacao.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Barbara Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider also visiting Klien Curacao, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it 15 miles to the east-southeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Seaquarium Beach is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located a short taxi ride away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Caracasbaai, located one and a quarter miles away.

Curaçao has so much to offer, and dropping by Barbara Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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