It’s the summer break and time to return to Curaçao with my boys. The vacation schedule is set whereas, I could enjoy as much time as I can with them without thinking of work on other days. A few days at the Santa Barbara Beach Resort was the perfect location to fully give them my undivided attention. This thought reminded me that, as hard as the early years of parenthood are, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

From the moment they open their eyes, they both dash through the door, heading out to explore the exotic grounds of the resort.I don’t have to keep up with them at all times, I will eventually find them…

Now it’s my turn to step out of our deluxe garden and seaview room, and as I follow an outside corridor, I note how the property elegantly blends colonial and contemporary styling with pieces of art to create a truly authentic experience that is integrated throughout the resort. The impeccable and harmonious ambience of lush vegetation, blossoming gardens and rolling hills against the backsplash of hypnotic blues and turquoise  is illuminating.

No reservations are necesary for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Now I must find my boys so we can enjoy the finest morning buffet spread!

The beach always serves as a focal point for watersports, fun and relaxation. The moment we get there, my boys jump in the sea from the quay, snorkel and kayak all day long in the protected channel. By the end of the day, everyone is so chill, energy is spent and we’re ready to meet up with new friends for dinner at Shore offering dining options for every taste.

My mind is on total relax mode, everyone is happy and I already feel pampered with the Santa Barbara Reesort all-inclusive package. What a treat!


Situated on the beachfront within an expansive 2.000 acre plantaion, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is a destination of its own. 

Tee-off at the resort’s championship golf course, get out and explore the resort’s miles of hiking and mountain biking trails or simply relax on the beautiful Santa Barbara Beach.

For a romantic night out, make reservations at Shore, featuring Happy Hour every Friday with live entertainment in a spectacular open-air setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea. 

Or, bring the whole family for the best brunch on the island, every Sunday at Medi Restaurant. Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort truly offers something different for everyone.