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 just outside the heart of the island of Curacao, 6.6 miles east-southeast of Otrabanda, Barbara Beach is on the South West edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. While Curaçao has beaches that are more secluded than Barbara Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract visitors who need a place to relax.
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.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
This spot is on the South West coast of Curacao. Old Quarry Golf Course is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.
History-focused attractions such asare the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Barbara Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Curaçao's past, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot only a brief walk or taxi ride away from this historical destination.
A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.
|Old Quarry Golf Course||Golf Course||0.8 mi.||E||Curacao|
|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 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|
|Art Gallery||4.6 mi.||N||Curacao|
|Operating Distillery||4.7 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Curacao Liqueur Distillery||Distillery||4.7 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Historical Site||5.0 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Hill Ross Casino||Casino||5.3 mi.||NW||Curacao|
Guests visiting Barbara Beach who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might consider making the trip to Willemstad, since 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 everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Beach-goers hoping to find a place to stay near the beach won't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from nearby. Find the closest booking options by looking over those listed in the following table.
|Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort||0.1 mi.||E||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|
When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Jun Sushi. This restaurant has both Asian and contemporary cuisines. They are also famous for their sushi. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.
Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.
|Jun Sushi||(599) 800-8582 ext. 873||Asian, Contemporary||Informal||0.1 mi.||E|
|Seasons Restaurant||(599-9) 738-3864||Caribbean, International||--||--||--|
|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|
|(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|
Barbara Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Curacao.
If the exciting vibe at Barbara Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Klien Curacao, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it 15 miles to the east-southeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Seaquarium Beach. It is located a short taxi ride away.
Travelers may also want to consider Caracasbaai, which is located within a couple of miles.
There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Curaçao, so visiting Barbara Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.
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