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Curacao's Santa Barbara Plantation Reports Uptick in Sales Activity

Curacao's Santa Barbara Plantation Reports Uptick in Sales Activity

(WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO) -- Santa Barbara Plantation, a master-planned home and resort community bordered by water on two sides - Spanish Waters Bay to the west and the Caribbean to the south - is now experiencing an increase in sales activity.

According to Santa Barbara Plantation Managing Director Rod Moser, "I believe things are on the upswing.  We are seeing more prospects through the hotel, the golf course and through our growing reputation in the U. S. and Latin America."

Moser continued, "Most of our visiting prospective buyers are from North America, Europe and South America.  Many of them are attracted by our Pete dye golf course, and the growing reputation of our superb Hyatt Regency hotel."

Santa Barbara Plantation is located approximately 10 miles east of Willemstad, Curacao's capital city and main seaport, and 15 miles from Hato International airport.

Santa Barbara Plantation offers a wide variety of upscale real estate products which consists of the Marina Villages, Seru Boca Estates, Terrace Estate, Terrace Homes, Fairway Lots and a brand new Hyatt Regency golf resort.

Currently the developer is adding new real estate products to better reflect a changing global economy.

Rod Moser commented, "We are reviewing our master plan and expect to include a variety of new products more compatible with today's market. In Phase I we are evaluating the merit of a number of condo-style neighborhoods.  These residences will offer views of the Old Quarry Golf Course, the Caribbean, and two natural harbors on our property."

The on-site Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort is also enjoying a steady increase in occupancy levels as well.

"The hotel's occupancy has steadily increased since our April 2010 opening.  We expect 2011 to continue to be challenging; however, Hyatt is focused on a marketing program to build awareness of the hotel in our target markets (i.e. Bogota, Rio, Caracas, Europe, the Northeastern U.S.) and we can expect 2012 to be a strong year for the property", said Moser.

The 350-room beachfront Hyatt resort features Old Quarry by Pete Dye, the island's only 18-hole championship resort golf course, Atabei Spa, an eco-friendly holistic retreat inspired by the island's ancient traditions and rituals, and a full-service, six-slip marina.

The resort was designed to immerse guests in Curaçao's rich culture and heritage through a variety of activities highlighting the island's distinctive local flavor. From Camp Arawak, where children age 12 and under have the chance to explore the natural surroundings during cave hikes and iguana feedings, to the Lama Salt Bar which allows spa goers to create customized body scrubs from a selection of indigenous sea salts, herbs and aromatic oils, to an extensive farm to table dining program, guests will walk away with a true taste and feel of Curaçao.

"Curaçao is a vibrant and captivating destination, and we are thrilled to bring Hyatt's extraordinary level of service to this island and our guest", said resort sales manager Vanessa Vinck. "Our staff works diligently to make sure our guests are pampered and pleased with their stay in our paradise."

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