CURACAO TRAVEL GUIDE - By Tourdelust.com
Curacao, part of the ABC islands known as Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. All three islands are a Dutch Caribbean island. This is my first time visiting Curacao with the Curacao Tourist Board, and I’ve fallen in love with the culture, beaches, and the colorful towns in Curacao. The island is full of trendy things to do, trendy restaurants, it’s a very safe island, and I highly recommend visiting if you’re looking for the perfect tropical vacation. Here’s my Curacao travel guide on everything you need to do, see and eat!
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR TRIP
- Pronounced “KEWR-E-SOW”
- Sunny weather year round but best to visit from May to November, during the off-peak season. I visited during late June and the weather was in the high 80s
- English and Spanish are widely spoken
- I recommend renting a car
- Curacao currency & USD used
- Dushi means “sweetheart”
BEST HOTEL IN CURACAO
The first two nights we stayed in a boutique property in the center of town called Boho Bohemian Boutique Hotel which opened in December 2018. The property is very bohemian, trendy, and super cute! The outdoor space is a great area to read a book and relax. Each room is very different and unique. I loved my room, which is the Loft Style Apartment with a private patio.
The second property we stayed in a secluded property called Landhuis Jan Thiel which is a property on a plantation. The property has it’s own Salt Lake, a pool and farm animals like chickens and goats roaming the property. This is truly a unique experience that I highly recommend as one of the best hotels in Curacao.
THINGS TO DO IN CURACAO
Curacao beaches are some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Known for its crystal clear blue waters and they have plenty of beaches to visit. Here’s a list of the best beaches in Curacao:
- Cas Abou: beautiful white sand beaches
- Jan Thiel Beach: excellent diving and snorkeling
- Klein Curacao: longest white sand beach in Curacao. It’s a tiny uninhabited island
- Klein Knip & Grote Knip Beach: beaches next to each other in Westpunt
- Playa Grandi: best for snorkeling with turtles
- Playa Porto Mari: beach with pigs!
- Tugboat Beach: popular dive & snorkeling to see an old shipwreck
SEABOB & SWIMMING WITH TURTLES
It was my first time using a Seabob and I’m now obsessed! I’m not a great swimmer so it was great getting to use a Seabob which is pretty much an underwater scooter! We swam with lots of turtles and fishes at Playa Piskado where you can rent the Seabob with Bearded Butlers. They also offer other water sport activities such as paddle boarding.
EXPLORE DOWNTOWN WILLEMSTAD
The city of Willemstad is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. We explored the trendy city on a pink trolley and visited the Queen Emma Bridge. This is the iconic photos you’ve..(click here to read more)