What's Near Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

Many guests decide to visit Curacao knowing that they'll get to see the breath-taking beaches that the island is so proud of.

Luckily, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is situated directly on the water, so you won't need to go very far to see what makes the area so special.

Nearby Beaches

Naturally, since Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is located on Barbara Beach, sun bathing is a popular pastime here. 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. For guests who are willing to venture off site, the following options each offer something a little different. Click on the names below to see more details:

Beaches Near Santa Barbara Plantation
Beach Distance Direction Location
Caracasbaai 1.2 NW 4.9 mi. East-Southeast of Willemstad
Jan Thiel Beach 2.0 WNW Jan Thiel
Seaquarium Beach 3.5 WNW 2.5 mi. Southeast of Willemstad
Pampoen Beach 3.9 WNW 2.1 mi. Southeast of Willemstad
Mambo Beach 3.9 WNW 2.1 mi. Southeast of Willemstad
Baoase Beach 4.5 WNW Willemstad

The closest one is Caracasbaai. With an underwater park, this beach has become very popular with snorkelers and divers. Locals also frequent this beach where access is simple and free.

Nearby Areas

Visiting a town or community neighboring your resort can act as a nice day trip, whether you'll be exploring the area's exciting nightlife, or dining with locals at their authentic restaurants. Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is found toward the center of the island of Curacao, 6.6 miles east-southeast of Otrabanda; it is to the east-southeast of Willemstad.

The following table contains a listing of areas near Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Nieuwpoort 1.8 SE
Jan Thiel 1.8 WNW
Little St. Joris 3.5 NE
Zeelandia 5.1 NW
Santa Catarina 5.2 N
Scharloo 5.8 WNW
Waaigat Inlet 5.8 WNW
Willemstad 6.0 WNW
Punda 6.0 WNW
downtown Willemstad 6.3 WNW

Nearby Attractions

Hato Caves

Vacationers who crave an exciting itinerary during their stay on Curacao will quickly learn that Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is the perfect place for active guests, especially if they plan to take advantage of this busy part of town. You will soon notice that this particular region boasts plenty of places for travelers to explore, such as Landhuis Brievengat, Kueba Di Hato, and Hato Caves, to name a few. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Landhuis Brievengat.

Several more of this property's nearest attractions are named in the following table.

Attractions Near Santa Barbara Plantation
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Landhuis Brievengat Historical Site -- -- 4.4 mi. Northeast of Willemstad
Kueba Di Hato Cave 10.3 NW 4.3 mi. North of Piscadera
Hato Caves Cave 10.3 NW 4.2 mi. North of Piscadera
Landhuis Groot Kwartier Historical Site 5.8 NW 2.2 mi. Northeast of Willemstad
Landhuis Zeelandia Historical Site 5.0 NW Willemstad
Fort Nassau Historical Site 6.1 NW Willemstad
Curacao Liqueur Factory at Landhuis Chobolobo Distillery 4.7 NW Willemstad
Aloe Vera Plantation Plantation 4.6 N 6.1 mi. East of Willemstad
Tele Museum Museum -- -- Punda
Postal Museum Museum -- -- Punda
Curacao Museum Museum -- -- Willemstad
Saliña Fiesta Park Park 3.5 NW 3.0 mi. East of Willemstad
The Money Museum Yotin Kortá Museum 6.0 WNW Scharloo
Curacao Maritime Museum Museum 6.2 WNW Downtown Willemstad
Kura Hulanda Museum Museum 6.4 WNW Otrabanda
Plaza Brion Monument 6.4 WNW Otrabanda
Willemstad Historical District Historical Site 6.2 WNW Downtown Willemstad
Jewish Cultural Historical Museum Museum 6.1 WNW Downtown Willemstad
Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue Historical Site 6.1 WNW Downtown Willemstad
Plaza Andres Bello Monument 7.1 WNW Willemstad
Governor's Palace Historical Site 6.3 WNW Downtown Willemstad
Fort Amsterdam Historical Site 6.3 WNW Downtown Willemstad
Fort Church Museum Museum 6.3 WNW Punda
Dutch Reformed Church Historical Site 6.2 WNW Downtown Willemstad
Waterfort Historical Site 6.3 WNW Downtown Willemstad
Curacao Ostrich Farm Zoo 4.4 NNE 6.8 mi. East of Willemstad
Dolphin Academy Curacao Dolphin Encounter Service 3.3 WNW 2.7 mi. Southeast of Willemstad
Curacao Sea Aquarium Aquarium 3.3 WNW 2.7 mi. Southeast of Willemstad
Fort Beekenburg Historical Site 0.9 NW 5.1 mi. East-Southeast of Willemstad
Curacao Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.9 SE 9.8 mi. Southeast of Willemstad

If you're looking for a place where you can while away some free time, Landhuis Brievengat is an alternative worth considering. Landhuis Brievengat was built around the middle of the 18th century, and was one of the largest plantations on the island. In 1877 the home was destroyed in a hurricane, but the National Trust restored it to its former glory, and now it stands as a history museum.

Nearby Accommodations

Finding information about nearby booking options is often a great way to get a feel for the area as whole. You will be able to find lots of other properties to think about prior to reaching a decision, as this part of Curacao offers guests a terrific variety of hotels and resorts to pick from. To get additional info about booking options available in the region, see the following table.

Accommodations near Santa Barbara Plantation
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort 1.9 WNW Jan Thiel, Curacao
Papagayo Beach Resort 2.0 WNW Jan Thiel, Curacao
Chogogo Resort 2.1 WNW Jan Thiel, Curacao
Royal Sea Aquarium Resort 3.4 WNW 2.6 mi. Southeast of Willemstad, Curacao
Lions Dive & Beach Resort 3.4 WNW 2.6 mi. Southeast of Willemstad, Curacao
Kontiki Dive And Beach Resort 3.7 WNW 2.3 mi. Southeast of Willemstad, Curacao
Sunscape Curacao 3.8 WNW 2.2 mi. Southeast of Willemstad, Curacao
ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas 4.2 NW Willemstad, Curacao
Baoase Luxury Resort 4.5 WNW Willemstad, Curacao
Trupial Inn Hotel & Casino 5.2 NW Willemstad, Curacao

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