Exotic? - Yes. Relaxing? - Absolutely. Astounding sea? - Everywhere around. Fabulous sandy beaches? - Unique. Whatever question you may have in matters of how amazing a holiday in Curacao is, the island itself will answer them all, with a most magnificent and unforgettable vacation time here. Ready? - You must be.
Though you are on an island, you do not have to imagine that all you have here is sand and water, leave your “Robinson Crusoe attitude” at home better yet. The wide range of historic buildings that are found in and around the capital city of the island, Willemstad, have set it on UNESCO's world heritage list. A holiday home in Curacao will allow you to explore some impressive places on this Caribbean island, and in Willemstad the buildings known as 'De Handelskade', and the famous Pontjesburg, the Juliana Bridge are quite unique. Check out the Aloe Vera Plantage on the island, the Fort Amsterdam, the Fort Beekenburg, the Countryhouse Ascencion.
Curacao has numerous cultural attractions, where to even start? One of the most popular exports of the island is the Curaçao liqueur, made from the peel of a certain orange that only grows here. You can take a tour of the distillery and sample some of the products. The Curacao Maritime Museum is a great attraction you can stop by from a last minute holiday villa in Curacao, as well as the Kura Hulanda Museum and the Curacao Museum. The local casinos are rather intersting, and the Curacao Marine Park and the Sea Aquarium will show you an interesting side of marine life. There is even a wine estate you can get to from a holiday apartament in Curacao, a wonderful way of spending an afternoon.
Curacao is rather a dry and flat land, with amazing coral reefs and beaches. The highest point here is Mount Christoffel at 375 meters, there are caves as well to be found here, bays and inlets, as well as salt marshes. The island is rich in history, in culture, as well as natural sites. Thus a holiday in Curacao will take you to cities such as Willemstad, with its pastel colored buildings, red roofs and its harbor, but there are also cities such as Sint Michiel Liber, Barber, Dorp Soto, Newport, Sabana Westpunt and others that are worth exploring.
You must admit: a luxury Caribbean spa sounds just heavenly. The original inhabitants of this island were the Arawak people, and the Atabei Spa in the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort found the inspiration for its spa from them. There is also the Santai Spa at the Lions Dive and Beach Resort, with indulging treatments like massages, body and facial treatments... you are in Curacao heaven now!
One of the main aspects to consider when going on vacation is of course, the weather. Curacao offers a great climate, constantly warm, with an average maximum temperature of just over 30 degrees Celsius and an average minimum temperature of about 26 degrees Celsius. The wet season in Curacao lasts from October to December, with not so many precipitations though, and other than that, the weather is pretty much always nice and sunny, which is very attractive for tourists from all over the world. You can thus enjoy the activities and relaxation time on a holiday in Curacao at any time of the year.
In speaking of activities and sports, you can of course imagine that from a holiday apartment in Cuaracao you will get for example to enjoy multiple water sports. The beaches of the island are amazing, the fine sand invites you to spend days and days by the sea, and the exploring the world under the waves through diving will be an experience to remember. There are of course bike renting places so you can explore the island by bike as well, there is bowling and deep sea fishing, sailing and snorkeling, windsurfing and even “mini-hikes” on Mount Christoffel. And it's all exotic!
Curacao is a most favorite destination for families. Take a trip to paradise here, on the Klein Curacao, a remote coral island with white sand beaches, a colorful sea life and crystal clear water. Take your kids to see the dolphins at the Dolphin's Academy, the Ostrich Farm, the Caves of Hato, teach them how to dive in a most spectacular underwater world, take a scenic mountain bike road and spend an afternoon exploring the salt ponds, the old plantations estates and the rugged Northern coast. Visit the Christoffelberg National Park and Sheta Boka National Park, the latter hosting the natural treasure of the nesting beaches of sea turtles. Go snorkeling on the Cas Abao Beach or at the Playa Porto Mari, or go sailing, enjoy the smiling sun every day from a group accommodation in Curacao!
From elegant restaurants to kiosks on the side of the road, you find them all in Curacao. For a fancy dining go to Willemstad, for great seafood and barbecue head to the countryside places. Try the Bijna Thuis restaurant, which is Dutch for “almost home”, the food here is great. At Westpunt there is the Landhuis Misje restaurant, and they say that The Wine Cellar is one of the best restaurants on the island. Choose a different one with each day you spend on your holiday in Curacao.
When spending a holiday with a pet in Curacao, you will find that there are quite a number of activities that you can enjoy together with your furry friend here. Thus a nice walk in the hills from your holiday home with pets allowed in Curacao, or a stroll on the streets of Willemstad with your buddy can be a greatly relaxing experience. Your pet must be though microchipped and must be vaccinated and have a health certificate in order to accompany you on this paradise island.
A holiday in Curacao thus? - An absolute Yes. The guarantee of a great time on this island? - Incontestable. Enjoy a completely “non Robinson Crusoe” atmosphere, but one filled with amazing attractions and activities here at any time of the year!
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