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 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.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


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 as Fort Beekenburg are 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.

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 Distillery 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

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.

Accommodations near Barbara Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Celeste Hotel 4.3 mi. NW Hotel


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.

Restaurants near Barbara Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Jun Sushi (599) 800-8582 ext. 873 Asian, Contemporary Informal 0.1 mi. E
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 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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