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.

Positioned on the island of Curacao, 6.6 miles east-southeast of Otrabanda, Barbara Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Barbara Beach is certainly not secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. This makes it a good option for families who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Curacao. Old Quarry Golf Course is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting The Money Museum Yotin Kortá, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If a visit to the Barbara Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, 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

Barbara Beach is close to Willemstad, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Barbara Beach guests hoping to find some additional excitement will want to consider making the trip to Willemstad, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Curaçao.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers looking for a place to stay near the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest hotel booking options by looking over what's shown 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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Jun Sushi. This restaurant offers both Asian and contemporary menu items. They are also famous for their sushi. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Barbara Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

If the exciting vibe at Barbara Beach is what you're looking for, consider checking out Klien Curacao, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it 15 miles to the east-southeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, consider Seaquarium Beach. It is located a quick car or cab ride away.

Another location you may want to try is Caracasbaai, located within a short distance.

Curaçao has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Barbara Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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