Santa Martha Bay in Soto, Curacao
There are several dive sites you can reach from Playa Santa Martha by shore such as Mako’s Mountain, The Airplane Wreck and Mike’s Place.
Straight out from the breakwaters there was a marking buoy, which identified the remains of a small plane, hence the name Airplane Wreck. The remains are covered in growth and make for nice macro photos.
Traveler Tip: Visit the restaurant at Landhuis Klein Santa Martha that serves a variety of delicacies. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails with a breathtaking view of Santa Martha Bay. They offer local, international, as well as vegetarian cuisine. Reserve a table for you and your loved ones because they are open for you everyday of the week.
Developer Van Alstede explained that the project, in addition to the hotel with all its facilities, encompasses the construction of, among other things, a marina with water sports activities in the large inland waterways of Santa Martha, as well as outdoor recreations, such as horseback riding etc. Furthermore, the hotel will adhere to a ‘from farm to fork’ mindset, which means that much of the hotel’s food will be provided by local gardeners, farmers, and fishermen from Groot Santa Martha (also Soto and its surroundings).
Finally, director Will Vogels of the Lions Dive Beach Resort expressed his appreciation for the drive with which the government and the relevant ministries have responded to the requests for the necessary permits and regulations starting from June this year. This allows the developers to start a project on Bándabou that will be second to none in the shortest possible timeframe.
The agreement with Minister Zita Jesus-Leito was signed on behalf of the developers by Robbin Vogels and Phillip van Alstede, and was witnessed by their respective fathers, Will Vogels and Maarten van Alstede.