The Most Romantic Things To Do During Your Stay On Curacao - Part 2
Just as our islanders welcome you with “Bon Bini” when arriving, I welcome you to my second blog post I wrote for our Curaçao Tourism Board about the absolute best and most romantic to do’s and places to stay at when visiting our “Dushi Korsou”. Take your pick from boutique hotels located in the downtown area or lodges in nature, visit my favorite bounty beaches, spice things up with unconventional activities and arrangements or go big and plan a wedding on the island!
Can you remember that moment when you first set eyes on the person you fancy? Did you have butterflies in your tummy, felt your heart racing, your cheeks burning and your palms get sweaty? It’s the high we all seek but eventually wears off. Just like continuous investing time and effort in a friendship this is also important when it comes to maintaining a relationship. Whether its puppy love, a long-term relationship or marriage. It’s a good thing our island has exactly what you need. From exploring the many facets Curaçao has to offer to escaping to your love cocoon at the accommodation of your choice and ordering room service. It’s your party and the perfect opportunity to rekindle that flame. So read along, pick your faves and start booking that trip presto.
If you are looking for a location a bit more downtown so you can explore the bustling area on foot and learn about the island’s rich history and cultural background, gawk at the stunning street art spread out all over Punda and Otrobanda or visit the many art galleries, buy fresh fruit at the local markets and enjoy some of the most amazing restaurants in the area, than these are the top ones to consider.
The monumental and urban Bario Hotel is situated in the architectural rich and colorful art area of Ser’i Otrobanda. This district is one of the most authentic neighborhoods in the city center of Curaçao and known for its deep history and beautiful buildings. The monuments in the city Center of Curaçao are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The bustling Pietermaai area offers a selection of excellent selection of lunchrooms, restaurants, bars, museums, markets and more.
Terra Boutique Hotel
The intimate and earth toned Terra Boutique Hotel provides the ultimate chill vibe with a private beach, plunge pool and private airport pickup. Book your stay here. (+5999) 694 5339. Pietermaaiweg 60.
Boho Bohemian Boutique Hotel
Boho Bohemian Boutique Hotel provides a laidback and beautiful retreat combining affordable comfort with a boho interior that appeals to the gypset. Book your stay here. (+5999) 528-3879. Johan van Walbeeckplein 14.
Lodges In a Natural Environment
If you are a nature lover and looking for some peace and quiet, yet you are still close enough to a beach, then these options are your best bet.
Plantation Jan Thiel Lodge
Plantation Jan Thiel Lodge is an intimate and refurbished plantation surrounded by lush greenery, and has this eclectic old world authenticity mixed with modern interior design. Book your stay here. (+5999) 513-5903. Kaya Tibourin, Jan Thiel.
Romantic Activity: Picnic at the Salt Pans
Plantation Jan Thiel Lodge provides everything for your breakfast or tapas style sunset picnic and guides you for a slight walk towards the designated location with splendid views of the salt pans. The picnics are available for guests and non-guests. Contact Loekie to reserve your choice of picnic (+5999) 513-5903.
Nestled in a peaceful, tropical and quiet sanctuary near Vaersenbaai lies Mondi Lodge. Every morning you wake up in a colorful palapa to the beautiful sounds of singing birds. The big tropical garden is filled with beautiful flowers and local fauna. Mondi Lodge has 6 unique wooden palapas built on poles, which all contain maximum comfort and amenities. Breakfast is included in the price and contains fruits from their own garden when available as well as organic eggs from their chickens. Book your stay here. (+5999) 686-7977. Klein Sint Michiel 1.
Jan Kok Lodges
Jan Kok Lodges is a beautiful small and secluded holiday resort in nature and surrounded by palm trees, birds and exotic flowers. At Jan Kok Lodges you’ll enjoy freedom, lots of privacy, space, a continuous cool breeze, stunning views and very close to the salt pans where the flamingoes roam. Have your breakfast in the sun at their private veranda and take a dip afterwards in the pool. They are located on the other side (Banda Abou) of the island in Dorp Sint Willibrordus and close to beautiful bounty beaches. Book your stay here. (+5999) 864-9687 or (+5999) 513-9249. Jan Kok 51, St. Willibrordus.
The Most Beautiful Beaches
Below mentioned bounty beaches are the ones you see in magazines. I’m talking crystal clear water, tropical fishes of every color, powdery white sand where your feet sink into and palm trees rustling in the wind. When it comes to most of these beaches, the early bird gets the worm. Which basically translates to, “get there early" if you want to secure the best spot AND some shade. Between 12 noon and 3:00 pm the sun is brutal as we are very close to the equator. Drink your water, bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen.
Cas Abao Beach
Cas About Beach is a full service (paid) beach with secured ample parking located on the southwest coast of Curaçao, ideal for swimmers of all ages and a true paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers.
Groot Knip is one of the largest public beaches at Westpunt and also the most popular one with it’s amazing aqua blue water and white powdery sand. There is a large secured free parking area. The beach doesn’t offer a lot of facilities, except for a small beach bar that offers drinks and a simple meal as well as a restroom and shower. But at the parking area you can often buy local sweets and savory snacks as well as fresh fruit shakes at the food truck.
Blue Bay is a large well shaded (paid) beach near Sint Michiel and popular because of the soft white sand and the sea floor that gently slopes from the beach making it more accessible for all ages. Landhuis Blaauw z/n.
Cabana Beach Curacao is a beautiful large (paid) beach located at Bapor Kibra Z/N, Seaquarium Beach and shares the same entrance as Mood Beach. With it’s turquoise waters, swaying palm trees, a trendy restaurant, a boutique shop and a variety of sun beds to choose from, it’s the perfect spot to chill and enjoy your day. Bapor Kibra Z/N, Seaquarium Beach.
Sun Bed Options:
Cabana Deluxe Bed including beach entrance, Cabana VIP 1st row and 2nd row include beach entrance, a bottle of water, beach towel & fruit platter. Book your beach reservation here.
Located at Coral Estate Luxury Resort, Karakter Curacao and beach is well worth your visit. You’ll have to enter the resort from the visitors side at the main entrance in order to get access to the beach. The entrance to the beach is free. While Karakter doesn’t have a large beach, it makes up for the stunning view and the food. They also have an on site dive shop as well as other amenities at the entrance of Coral Estate. As part of your dining experience you get free sun beds, palapa’s and wifi. Rif St. Marie, St. Marie.
Papagayo Beach Resort
Enjoy a relaxing day at Papagayo Beach, which is located in Jan Thiel. Enjoy your beach day from the comfort of their luxurious VIP bed cabanas that include a large bottle of water, a mid morning fruit bowl and afternoon snack or opt for one of their nice sun loungers. Take a dip in their salt water infinity pool and enjoy a lunch or breakfast from the Club’s restaurant. Entrance to Papagayo Beach is via the Jan Thiel Beach main entrance. Book your beach club reservation here. Jan Thiel baai z/n.
Spicing Things Up
To keep things exciting and the fire burning, the following slightly daring options are for the ones that want to take it up a notch. Not only will they improve your relationship, but you may actually learn and discover something completely new. You’ll thank me later.
Charifa Janga is one of the certified sex counselors, coaches and educators offering private and professional guidance via online chat, video call or phone call as well as group workshops to help create a more sex positive culture, encourage shame free communication about sexual needs and restore passion and intimacy in relationships. Book your private online consultation at Bloom (Instagram) via firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s Better With Chocolate by Lisette de Gouveia
Lisette crafts the most amazing herbal infused gourmet chocolates. They not only look stunning, but they also taste like nothing I have ever tasted before. I can tell you that gifting something like this to your friend or loved one will sure do the trick. Her chocolate boxes small or large are available via orders only, with pickup or delivery options. WhatsApp (+5999) 682-0202 or Instagram itsbetterwithchocolate .
Magia Di Tango by Rafa Oliana
I think there is no dance more passionate and alluring than the Tango. Put on your best clothes and contact Rafa from Magia di Tango presto. He offers group or private Argentine Tango classes. Additionally he can assist to comfort your stay and explore the Island. Book your experience via WhatsApp (+5999) 521-7681.
Showered by Flowers
Everyone loves the sight of a beautiful flower arrangement. It’s most often considered as a token of love, support and appreciation. While the options and variety are limited compared to the mainland, our island is very big when it comes to flower adornments for celebrations and events. Here are the best flower shops on the island.
KC Flowers: www.kcflowerscaribbean.com , Sambil Curaçao (mall). (+5999) 567-0884
Bonaparte Flowers: www.bonaparteflowers.com, SBN Doormanweg 23.
Unique Flowers Curacao: uniqueflowerscuracao, Caracasbaaiweg 203-A. (+5999) 461-2063
Obelysque Flowers: obelysqueflowershop, Grebbelinieweg 82. (+5999) 465-4888
If you are looking to go a few steps further and organize a party with friends and family you haven’t seen in a while, propose or even plan on getting married on the island then these three event companies will deliver.
LOOF - Wedding & Events Planner: www.loofcuracao.com (+5999) 510-4462
Confetti & Company - Mobile Bar, Decor, Catering: confettiandcompany-events.com, (+5999) 520-0824
Inspiración Curaçao, Inc. - Luxury Weddings & Events: Instagram inspiracion_curacao (+5999) 692-3118
I hope you enjoyed reading part two of “The Most Romantic Things To Do On Curacao”. May this romance post inspire you to visit our Dushi Kòrsou and may my recommendations add that extra something to your stay.
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xoxo Melanie Muskus