Posted on September 21, 2010


Santa Barbara Plantation is a luxury master planned resort community taking shape along a natural harbor known as Spanish Water in Curacao, 25 minutes from the capital city of Willemstad. Upon completion of the first phase, which includes the 350-room Hyatt Regency Curacao opening in the fall of 2009, Santa Barbara Plantation will offer upscale residences and amenities including an 18-hole Pete Dye-designed golf course, the 120-slip Seru Boca Marina capable of accommodating vessels up to 80 feet in length and a homeowners’ beach club. Future development plans may include a five-star boutique hotel and a condominium hotel, complemented by a second marina.

Santa Barbara Plantation’s first phase of residential development includes 95 Terrace Homes priced from $1.1 million and offering commanding views of the golf course and the Caribbean Sea. The Terrace Home models will be ready for viewing in mid-2009.  Also available are 125 single family home sites priced from $450,000 to over $1 million. The sites offer magnificent vistas and front either the golf course or Spanish Water. Marina Village, a 27-unit residential community overlooking Seru Boca Marina, consists of three- and four-bedroom patio homes ranging from 1,700-2,100 square feet in size and priced from $726,000.

The 18-hole Pete Dye-designed golf course is scheduled for a fall of 2009 opening and will offer priority tee times to Santa Barbara Plantation homeowners and guests of the Hyatt Hotel. The dramatic natural contours of the site will yield a layout that provides golfers with spectacular views and plenty of challenge. Complementing the golf course will be an 8,000 square-foot clubhouse featuring a fully stocked golf shop, locker rooms and a restaurant and lounge. The community will also feature a private beach club for residents and their guests; tennis center; business center; outdoor swimming pools and boutique retail shops. Residents and guests who relish nature will enjoy miles of walking, jogging and bicycling trails through the community.

Developing Santa Barbara Plantation is VIDA Group N.V., a real estate development and consulting company offering 35 years of experience in creating premier resort and master planned community projects. VIDA Group President Jack Marshall is a graduate of Stanford University whose resume includes senior development positions at Elkhorn at Sun Valley, Idaho and the Pebble Beach Lodge and Spanish Bay Resort, both in Pebble Beach, California. He also worked with Castle & Cooke to develop the preliminary master plan for the Island of Lanai in Hawaii. He served as the President of Vail Associates, the largest and most highly regarded ski resort in the United States, and as the President of Beaver Creek during the conception and implementation of this 3,000-acre year-round complex which has won awards as the best master planned resort in the United States.

For more information on Santa Barbara Plantation, please call 877-740-0567 or visit