The Most Romantic Things To Do During Your Stay On Curacao - Part 1
What could be more idyllic and romantic than spending time with your loved one on a
tropical island in The Caribbean where the weather is always good, you’ll experience
the most majestic sunsets, the ocean has that coveted aqua hue and the beaches are
aplenty. Whether you’re in a new relationship or want to rekindle that flame, you’ll find
that our island offers plenty of romantic options and locations that will either strengthen
the bond or make you fall in love all over again
Of course, you can find romance everywhere, it’s not defined by a thing or location and doesn’t always need grand gestures. But…. Life, in general, has gotten a lot more chaotic, complicated, and tech throughout the years. People work harder and longer and are often on their phones, resulting in more distance. The era of sticky love notes and candle lit dinners is slowly disappearing. It’s even more challenging for couples starting a family who both have busy jobs, and are eventually running around dropping their kids off at school and taking care of household chores. This most often leaves them too exhausted to put in the effort at the end of the day. If they’re lucky a family member can babysit so they can go on date nights. You get the point.
Keeping romance alive is hard work as we often take things for granted. However, the feeling of appreciation is so very important. Besides all of the above mentioned scenarios, our current situation is also taking a toll on our relationships. We feel stressed out because we are either stuck inside our homes or country and can’t wait to escape. If only for a little while and in search for that feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life. Fortunately, there are travel destinations that are low risk, and tropical gem Curaçao is one of them. Don’t worry about linguistics. While the native language is Papiamentu, Dutch, English, Spanish or even Portuguese are all languages widely spoken on the island.
I have compiled a list of the most romantic beach resorts to stay at, the most stunning restaurants with killer views to dine at as well as unique al fresco farm dining experiences, cooking classes or a sunset sail. Curaçao has everything you are looking for and more. A word of advice. Book your choice of accommodation, activity, and dinner reservations well ahead of time to avoid disappointment as things fill up fast.
For the ones looking for a bit more luxury during their romantic getaway, I can highly recommend these options. All of them include a beach and amenities such as a pool, spa, gym and onsite restaurants. You’ll have everything you need. They can also assist with arranging trips to explore the island.
Coral Estate Luxury Resort
Additional to the variety of accommodations to choose from at Coral Estate Luxury Resort, you’ll find the Aveda spa and hair salon 8 The Experience, Koraal Rooftop Terrace, two swimming pools as well as Karakter Curacao beach restaurant for a romantic sunset dinner.
Book your stay here. Rif St Marie, Sint Willibrordus.
Romantic Activities at Coral Estate Luxury Resort:
Couples Massage at 8
8 The Experience offers a wide range of treatments, including couples massages. Both the salon and treatment rooms have breathtaking views of the Caribbean waters.
Book your arrangement at 8 here or call (+5999) 735-2388/3024.
Restaurants With A Million Dollar View
Baoase Luxury Resort
At the 5-star unique Balinese inspired Baoase Luxury Resort, it’s all about excellence in every aspect. Located at Bapor Kibra Z/N, Seaquarium Beach lies the 5-star unique Balinese inspired Baoase Luxury Resort, where it’s all about excellence in every aspect. Additional to free-form pools, waterfalls, swaying palm trees and an idyllic private beach, Baoase offers the intimacy of a private villa or suite complemented by the luxury services and amenities of a five-star resort. 12 of the 23 units feature their own private plunge pool surrounded by lush gardens.
Book your stay here. (+5999) 461-1799. Winterswijkstraat 2
If you are not staying there, you can book a Day Pass for $125 per person, which includes a top quality 3-course lunch. Picture enjoying your food and drinks in a tropical oasis. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kontiki Beach Resort
The concept of the tropically designed Kontiki Beach Resort is extremely well done. The cottages are surrounded by palm trees, local tropical plants, and a trio of dreamy saltwater swimming pools and sunbeds. Book your stay here or call (+5999) 463-1600.
Bapor Kibra z/n 1000.
Romantic Activity At Mood Beach Curacao
Upscale bohemian styled beach club Mood Beach, and located next to Kontiki Beach Resort, offers an impressive array of comfortable beach beds. Book your “Cabana 2 Persons” at Mood Beach. Food wise their menu consists of a more luxurious take on beach food. Book your table here.
Avila Beach Hotel
Avila Beach Hotel is a centrally located yet beachfront picture-perfect resort, and the oldest operational hotel in Curacao. It features two private beaches, two restaurants, a large pool, spa, and gym.Book your stay here. (+5999) 788-1949, Penstraat 130
Couples Massage at Cloud Nine Luxury Spa: At Cloud Nine Spa your Me-Time is Sacred. Book your treatment here.
Dinner On The Beach:
Wow your beau with a romantic 3-course dinner at the Avila Beach Hotel. Choose from either the beach in front of the Restaurant The Pen, or the beach near Blues Restaurant. Both locations guarantee a fantastic sea view and privacy. Book your arrangement here.
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort is set on six oceanfront acres near Willemstad. Savor four dining concepts featuring international cuisine and lounge by one of two sparkling swimming pools. Book your stay here.
Dinner and A Romance
Below are the prettiest and most unique romantic dining locations that offer a wide variety of options, ranging from American dishes to Creole, Asian, Italian and French culinary cuisine. Whether you’re on the beach with your feet in the sand and enjoying a glass of wine while the sun is setting, dine al fresco in a botanical garden or with fairy lights illuminating the sky, be mesmerized by the millions of lights and a 360 view of the city from an old fort, or share a cheese fondue at a wine bar. It’s all available. You just pick whatever you fancy.
Veranda at Landhuis Vredenberg
At the lush and beautifully restored National Monument “Landhuis Vredenberg” you’ll find the intimate gastro garden “Veranda” where they serve both unique Creole and international dishes made with the freshest (local as much as possible) ingredients for lunch and dinner. Book your table (+5999) 520-0824 or
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The Heeren at Sea
Get a breath of fresh air at an ocean view restaurant where you can have breakfast or lunch with your feet in the sand and enjoy the stunning view or inside of the restaurant to escape the heat. At night the restaurant is transformed with romantic lights and basked in pink, purple, and golden hues from the setting sun while enjoying your favorite dish and drink. Although all the tables near the waterside offer a prime view and romantic setting, the ones on the right can get wet. Kaya Wilson (Papa) Godett 104, Pietermaai. Book your table (+5999) 465-2575. Instagram deheerenatsea
Situated high upon a hill at the harbor’s entrance, the 18th century Fort Nassau has a beautiful 360º view over part of the island and the city of Willemstad and offers a diverse menu and can be best described as “casual fine dining”. The most romantic tables are the ones at the Fort wall or near the glass windows offering a beautiful view of the city lights. Book your table here or call (+5999) 461-3450. Fort Nassauweg.
The pretty and wide open terrace restaurant Rozendaels serves you a wide variety of dishes to choose from including popular local Creole dishes. Be mesmerized by the stunning lights in the alfresco setting and enjoy the warm night breeze. Penstraat 35. Book your table here or WhatsApp (+5999) 518- 8806
Fish & Joy Winebar
Located in the foodie's mecca of Pietermaai is Fish & Joy Winebar offering seafood, international cuisine, bites and a wide variety of wines. Their cheese fondue is made fresh and their tapas are unique. Their beautiful outside terrace is the best spot for a romantic night out, with a real tree growing in the center. Book your table here or call (+5999) 461-8844. Penstraat 57.
Serafina is a cozy and almost al fresco modern‑day classic Italian restaurant serving meals made with only the freshest and seasonal ingredients. They also have an extensive wine selection to pair with your choice of food. This restaurant is tiny but very intimate and the food is amazing. Perfect for if you are looking for a bit of a quiet night out. Book your table here or call (+5999) 560-7077. Lombokstraat, Pietermaai.
Bambú by Just
Restaurant Bambú by chef Justin Niessen serves popular International dishes that are transformed into high quality yet affordable Caribbean cuisine. The setting is stunning and they have a variety of seating areas, but the crowd can get loud. Make sure to book your dining experience on a Thursday so you can enjoy your night to the fullest and that beautiful sunset. Book your table here or call (+5999) 699-8181. Madero Ocean Club, Mambo BLVD
Restaurant Nultwintig is a hip culinary open kitchen concept restaurant located in Pietermaai with a spectacular ocean view and where you’ll feel welcome from start to finish. Their cocktail bar will create the most amazing mixes for you and the chef creates masterpieces that will melt on your tongue. The most romantic tables are near the waterside. Book your table here or call (+5999) 465-6066. Penstraat 300.
Hidden away in the natural surroundings of Bohémi Resort at the old plantation of Klein Sint Michiel is where you’ll find restaurant X, where international master chef Gabriel Fleijsman creates stunning dishes using only the freshest ingredients so his guests can have a unique experience. The setting is very intimate. Make sure to avoid the weekend so you can enjoy a romantic night out. Book your table here or call (+5999) 523-6924. Kaminda A. Romer 59.
The Wine Cellar
Is a popular, intimate and exclusive French restaurant on the island. Owned by Nico Cornelisse, a ‘Maitre Rotisseur’ from Holland, it has been a renowned dining room in Curaçao for more than thirty years. Book your table here or call (+5999) 461-2178 Concordiastraat, Punda.
Other Romantic Activities
Take your romance outside into nature and enjoy the elements during a picnic on the farm, dinner in the field, a sunset sailing tour on a catamaran or even a cooking class by a local chef. The choice is up to you.
Picnic On The Farm At Hofi Cas Cora
Hofi Cas Cora is a farm-to-table concept growing a wide variety of crops with organic principles and more sustainable practices. A romantic and unconventional picnic underneath the tamarind tree is available on request and weather permitting between April and August. Call for menu options and pricing (+5999) 520-0321 www.hoficascora.com
Culinary Experience With Caribbean Chef Helmi Smeulders
Helmi offers revolutionary Caribbean inspired culinary experiences combined with her fierce belief in the quality of fresh and locally grown produce. Opt for a creative and unique experience by joining Helmi cooking classes with your loved one, or join her in the kitchen for the Chef’s Table Experience. One of my fave ones has to be the monthly Dinner in the Field on a local farm. Call it farm chic. Book your experience helmismeulders.com or (+5999) 520-0038.
Sunset Sailing With BlueFinn Charters
This 2.5 hour sunset trip on their beautiful catamaran sets sail every Friday at 5:30pm from Mood Beach (Mambo Blvrd). Onboard you’ll be served drinks, bites and good music as you comfortably watch the sun set on yet another beautiful day. Book your tour here or via Ph/WhatsApp (+5999) 690-3717.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post “The Most Romantic Things To Do During Your Stay On Curaçao. Gathering information about all of the to do’s and sees when planning your trip takes a lot of time. That’s why I - as a local and with inside information - have gathered the best of the best. May this romance post inspire you to visit our Dushi Kòrsou and may my recommendations add that extra something to your stay. Find out in part two which are my fave urban boutique hotels, lodges in a natural environment, pristine bounty beaches and how to woo your beau and spice things up.
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xoxo Melanie Muskus