A PERFECT GIRLS’ TRIP TO CURAÇAO
By: Daniela, DarlingEscapes.com
Picture a quaint Dutch town, add a bunch of colors to it, place it in a tropical island and you’ve got yourself a Curaçao. We still can’t stop gushing about this slice of Caribbean paradise where untouched nature, dreamy turquoise waters, and colorful buildings are the norm. If you’re currently plotting your next escape with your girlfriends, Curaçao is the perfect go-to place for that!
We’ve pulled together the perfect itinerary for a girls’ trip to Curaçao so you can start plotting your escape to one of the most underrated beach destinations. Warning: You might wind up ditching your return flight!
THINGS TO DO ON A GIRLS’ TRIP TO CURAÇAO
Take Amsterdam’s architecture, splash it with a rainbow color palette, sprinkle it with Caribbean vibes, and you’ve got a pretty good picture of what Willemstad is all about. We’ve been to some seriously colorful cities around the world, but nothing quite as vibrant as Curaçao’s capital!
Make sure to check out the iconic Queen Emma Bridge for the best views of Willemstad’s skyline, the quintessential floating market, and eat everything at Plasa Bieu, the island’s oldest food market.
FIND ALL THE GEMS IN SCHARLOO
Cross Queen Wilhelmina Bridge and bam! You’ve found Curaçao’s best-kept gem. If artsy vibes, colorful buildings, and jaw-dropping street art are your jam, you’ll find yourself in heaven here!
Make sure to pop by at Francis Sling’s workshop at Bargestraat 31a. Francis is an internationally-acclaimed artist who is best known for being the artist behind most of Willemstad’s wall murals!
PAMPER YOURSELF AT 8, THE EXPERIENCE
No girls’ trip to Curaçao is complete without a visit to 8, The Experience. This experiential spa offers open-air treatments with a view, a pool, infinity jacuzzis perched upon a cliff, and so much more.
A favorite for us were its themed rooms that make you feel as though you’re traveling to the world’s most challenging places – all right from the comfort of a luxury spa – there’s an Igloo room, a Rainforest Steam Room, and a Sahara-themed room!
CREATE YOUR OWN CHICHI DOLL AT SERENA’S ART FACTORY
Chichi Dolls are a signature staple of Curaçao’s culture. Sporting vibrant dresses featuring island-inspired patterns, these dolls are a tribute to big sisters, who are considered female role models in the Caribbean community and an important part of the island’s colorful heritage.
At Serena’s Art Factory, you’ll get the chance to learn everything you need to know about Chichi Dolls right before trying your hand at painting your own. Click here to read the rest of the article: