Curacao is the largest of the Netherlands Antilles and definitely has the most European flavor. Guests notice this as soon as they arrive at their charming Curacao hotel. This is also evident by the brightly colored Dutch colonial buildings that can be seen around the island but most notably on Handelskade Street in the capital, Willemstad. If you find yourself in the capital city at night, try to steal a view of this famous street then too, it is even more magical with the lights reflecting off the water.
Like most Caribbean islands, Curacao has beautiful water and is an obvious choice for snorkeling and scuba diving but visitors come for many other reasons. The picturesque island also has a thriving culinary scene and is quickly becoming one of our favorite places to send our foodie clients and art enthusiasts. It is an incredibly fun destination to explore while you are seeking the next place to pause and enjoy a meal at your choice of many open aired beach cafes or one of the gourmet restaurants.
With more than 50 different nationalities on the island, no wonder most residents speak several languages, including their own, Papiamento. Like the neighboring island of Aruba, Curacao is located below the hurricane belt, ensuring excellent weather whenever you decided to visit. Speaking of Aruba, some of the most raved about itineraries that we’ve put together included an island-hopping adventure between Aruba & Curacao. Our travel advisors can help you decide if a dual-island vacation is the best choice for you too. Read our Baoase hotel review to find out why we love this island + hotel so much! Tons more island inspiration on the Curacao Tourist Board website. Check out our sample Curacao itinerary on how to spend a week on this exciting island!