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20 Awesome Things to Do in Curacao

Last Updated on August 16, 2021

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Is a tropical vacation to the Caribbean islands calling your name? Then consider an escape to Curacao to experience the wonders of island life. From colorful Colonial buildings, to unspoiled natural treasures, to stunning Curacao beaches, this guide of the 20 best things to do in Curacao will inspire an unforgettable Curacao vacation. Discover the exciting Curacao excursions that await you in this Dutch Caribbean paradise! #curacaoisland #curacaonationalpark #curacaonature #curacaotravelguide

20 Awesome Things to Do in Curacao

Last Updated on August 16, 2021

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao (or “Curaçao”) is full of delightful surprises.

From unspoiled natural wonders to hidden beaches, you’ll have no trouble finding stimulating things to do in Curacao, whether on land or at sea.

However, while it’s beautifully adorned with postcard-perfect beaches, Curacao has so much more to offer, particularly for the adventurous traveler.

So if you’re ready to get your feet wet (figuratively and literally), then come uncover the beauty that awaits you in Curacao!

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20 Best Things to Do in Curacao

1. Go on a Beach Hopping Adventure

As a Caribbean island, Curacao has some incredibly beautiful beaches. In fact, there are nearly 40 of them scattered throughout the island, if you account for private hotel beaches.

Each beach offers its own unique vibe, whether you’re looking for an action-packed experience or a quiet place to unwind. From large party beaches to small, secluded gems, there’s a beach to suit every wish list.

Therefore, beach hopping is one of the best things to do in Curacao, as it will give you a feel for the different options.

Although it’s the largest of the ABC islands (trumping Aruba and Bonaire in size), Curacao is only about 40 miles long from southeast to northwest. Therefore, you can cover a lot of ground pretty quickly and then settle in at your favorite beach.

In addition, to help you decide, I’ll be dedicating a separate post exclusively to the best beaches in Curacao. It’ll cover the pros and cons of the different options to help you coordinate a fun beach hopping excursion, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, I recommend Blue Bay, Mambo Beach, and Grote Knip. These were my three favorite beaches, shown in order below.

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2. Swim & Snorkel with Sea Turtles at Playa Piskadó

While we’re on the topic of beaches, I wanted to shine some light on a very special beach on the island – Playa Piskadó.

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Admittedly, it’s not the most glamorous option, but it offers something very special: giant sea turtles!

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So if the idea of swimming and/or snorkeling amongst these beautiful sea creatures appeals to you, you won’t want to miss this beach!

What to Know Before You Go:

Although it’s exciting to observe sea turtles up close, it’s critical that you do not touch them.

These creatures are highly protected, so make sure to keep a comfortable distance while swimming/snorkeling.

Also, since they’re typically fed by local fisherman in the morning, you should arrive prior to noon for the best chance of spotting them.

How to Get Here:

Playa Piskadó is located at Sabana Westpunt in Curacao.

3. Enjoy a Taste of the Island at the Curacao Liqueur Distillery

Did you know that Curacao liqueur originated on the island?

One of the best ways to learn about the distillation process and savor this liqueur for yourself is by doing a tasting tour at Landhuis Chobolobo.

At this beautiful 19th century mansion, you’ll learn about the origins of Curacao liqueur, discover unique variations, and, most importantly, taste it for yourself!

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This vibrant property offers three tour options:

  • Standard Guided Tour
  • Deluxe Guided Tour
  • Chobolobo’s Cocktail Workshop

You can read more about the different guided tour options here.

We did the Standard Guided Tour which runs up to an hour and includes a tasting.

FUN FACT: Although there are five different colors of Curacao liqueur (blue, clear, orange, red, and green), each one tastes the same! The reason for this is because Curacao is actually an orange-flavored liqueur that’s clear in its natural state. Dyes are then added after production to make the liqueur more marketable to the masses.

While I may have inadvertently dashed your fruit-flavored dreams, rest assured that there are specialty liqueur flavors you can try on a tasting tour. These special varieties include chocolate, coffee, rum raisin, and tamarind.

They’re all quite decadent and tasty!

Plus, since scent is inextricably linked with taste, you’ll also have a chance to take a sniff of each of the specialty flavorings on the tour!

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I also love the fact that the Standard Guided Tour includes one cocktail of your choosing, which you’ll enjoy at the end.

I opted for the ever-popular blue Curacao, whereas my husband enjoyed a tamarind-infused cocktail.

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How to Get Here:

Landhuis Chobolobo is located at Saliña Ariba, Elias R. A. Moreno Boulevard, Willemstad in Curacao.

4. Think Pink with a Visit to the Flamingos

If you thought Aruba was the only ABC island with flamingos, think again! Curacao has plenty of these pretty pink creatures as well.

In fact, the island is a protected habitat for flamingos, with hundreds living there.

Fortunately, if you’re looking to check them out, there are two main places where you can somewhat predictably find them: Saliña Sint Marie and Saliña Sint Michiel.

Although I’d read that Saliña Sint Marie is the better option (as you can see the flamingos at a slightly closer distance), we unfortunately didn’t spot any here. I think we may have arrived too late, as the best chances of seeing them here are allegedly between 6:30 and 7:30AM.

Instead, we spontaneously encountered a huge flock as we drove past Saliña Sint Michiel on our way to one of the beaches. Talk about good timing!

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Naturally, we had to pull over to admire them from a distance and capture some photos.

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PHOTO TIP: Regardless of which location you visit, keep in mind that the flamingos will be pretty far away.

Therefore, I recommend shooting with a telephoto lens (70mm – 300mm) to capture them in all of their glory.

How to Get Here:

Saliña Sint Marie, the  first spot I mentioned, is also known as the Salt Pans of Jan Kok. The Google Maps address is 1 b Weg naar St Willibrordus, Jan Kok in Curacao.

Alternatively, Saliña Sint Michiel is located along Weg Naar Bullenbaai, Sint Michiel in Curacao.

5. Stroll Across the Queen Emma Bridge at Sunrise

For all of the early risers out there, I recommend checking out one of the island’s most popular attractions: the Queen Emma Bridge.

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This moving pontoon bridge/floating pedestrian bridge connects Punda and Otrabanda in the capital city of Willemstad.

The bridge was built back in 1888 and is supported by 16 pontoon boats. The bridge swings open fairly regularly, allowing ships to pass.

What to Know Before You Go:

As it’s a moving bridge, expect it to sway as you walk across it. Although I was aware it would be rocking, I wasn’t fully prepared for how shaky it can get!

That said, after settling in here to shoot some photos, I became acclimated to the movement and it was much less jarring.

PHOTO TIP: Get here early if you want to capture the bridge without a crowd! (And when I say early, I literally mean right at sunrise.)

Since it’s a popular thoroughfare for commuters, you’ll see people here as early as the wee hours of the morning heading into the city.

There are a couple of nice angles you can capture on the bridge. The obvious shots are straight down the center of the bridge and an angled shot along the edge of the bridge with the backdrop of Willemstad.

PRO TIP: To witness the bridge swing open, stop for a bite at the Iguana Café located along the water. Chances are, you’ll get to watch it open during the course of your meal.

Also, for all the coffee lovers, I highly recommend ordering the “Funky Monkey.” This frozen cappuccino drink mixed with chocolate sauce and banana is simply marvelous!

How to Get Here:

The Queen Emma Bridge is located at Kon. Emmabrug, Willemstad in Curacao.

6. Admire the Colorful Buildings of Willemstad

While you’re in Willemstad, you’ll have to check out all of the colorful buildings!

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Trust me, you won’t have much trouble finding them, as this stimulating city is exploding with color.

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While it’s fun to wander and uncover vibrant facades for yourself, I’ll also be compiling an Instagram guide to Willemstad in the near future. In it, I’ll give you the scoop on all of the best photo spots, including helpful photo tips, so stay tuned!

7. Visit Kura Hulanda Museum

Just outside the city center, you’ll find the Kura Hulanda Museum.

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This anthropological museum exhibits the brutality of the transatlantic slave trade.

Although this dark tourism site is quite distinct from the “feel-good” activities on this list, it certainly deserves a place, providing visitors with a broader context of life in the 17th – 19th centuries.

The grounds are comprised of a 19th-century merchant’s house and slave quarters, encompassing Caribbean, African, and American history.

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What to Know Before You Go:

The museum’s direct website is down and has apparently been that way for some time, so you’ll have to look elsewhere to book your tickets.

For instance, you can find tickets for a guided tour on Viator as well as on Tripadvisor.

There’s also the option to explore the museum independently of a guide for $10 USD ($7 USD for children).

How to Get Here:

Kura Hulanda Museum is located at Klipstraat, Willemstad in Curacao.

8. Have an Otherworldy Experience at Watamula Hole

Of all the things to do in Curacao, discovering its natural wonders wowed me the most.

For instance, Watamula Hole really exceeded my expectations.

Admittedly, when my husband offered to drive up north to check out a large hole in the ground filled with water, it didn’t sound particularly appealing.

But boy am I glad I took him up on the offer!

Watamula Hole was one of the most awesome stops of our entire trip and I highly recommend you make the drive up to see it.

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It reminded me of the cenotes in Tulum that you see all over Instagram – although you definitely don’t want to swim here, as the current is super strong.

Instead, it’s one of those places you go to gawk at, photograph, and wonder whether you’re still on Planet Earth.

What to Know Before You Go:

This is one of the free attractions on the list, so you can arrive whenever you want, wander about, and just enjoy.

It is, however, taxing on your vehicle to get here, so mentally prepare yourself for that. Frankly, it’s one of several spots on this list that made me wish we had an off-road vehicle, so if you’re able to rent a Jeep, go for it.

Frankly, I was holding my breath as we bounced and jostled around over the dirt roads and uneven landscape, questioning whether it would all be worth it for a hole in the ground…

Trust me, it is.

PRO TIP: Come prepared with hiking shoes/sneakers/close-toed shoes. The ground here is incredibly jagged and it can be extremely painful when it comes into contact with your bare skin.

PHOTO TIP: If you’re looking to take a seated picture with the hole, bring a small “cushion” of some sort to shield your bottom from the jagged ground. I wasn’t prepared, so I ended up sitting on one of my sneakers, which I was able to conceal.

As far as focal length goes, I suggest shooting with a wide angle lens to capture the hole in its entirety.

How to Get Here:

Watamula Hole is located at Sabana Westpunt in Curacao.

9. Discover a Hidden Paradise at Playa Gipy

Even if Watamula Hole isn’t ultimately your thing, this next gem will make your trip there worth it.

Playa Gipy is one of the most incredible spots you’ll find in Curacao. Plus, if you get lucky like we did, you just may enjoy this mini beach paradise all to yourself!

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To reach this heavenly spot, simply follow the cliffside path from the parking lot heading south. (You’ll notice a sign for Playa Gipy in the lot.)

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As you approach Playa Gipy, you’ll first notice it from above.

To get to the water, simply follow the yellow stone markers that lead you down the cliffside.

How to Get Here:

Follow the directions above for Watamula Hole.

10. Witness a Spectacular Sunset at Santa Martha Bay View Lookout Point

I’m always after a good sunset spot and the Santa Martha Bay View Lookout Point did not disappoint.

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Not only is the view spectacular, but it’s also incredibly peaceful here. In fact, the only sound you may hear is the whistle of the wind.

Speaking of wind, you’ll literally want to hold on to your hat here – mine almost flew off my head a couple of times!

How to Get Here:

The road here is quite hilly and you may inadvertently miss the small dirt area you’ll need to pull into, so keep an eye out for it.

Type 7VCG+25V, Curacao, Curacao into Google Maps to get here.

11. Embark on a Cave Expedition

Visiting a cave has been on my bucket list for some time now, so I was happy to finally have the opportunity to see one in Curacao.

Two of the most popular ones on the island are Buraka di Tomasito (Tomasito Cave) and Hato Cave.

Although I wanted to do both, we arrived a bit late to Hato Cave, so we only explored Tomasito on this adventure.

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What to Know Before You Go:

Since Tomasito Cave is technically part of the Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, you’ll need to pay an admission fee to the hotel in order to enter.

However, at just 5 guilders a pop ($2.79 USD), it’s well worth it to have access to the cave and the grounds!

Once you’ve paid the nominal admission fee, you’ll make a right past the pool and follow a path toward the opening of the cave.

Once you reach the opening, you’ll have to climb a steep ladder down into the cave.

Personally, I wouldn’t recommend swimming here, as the water isn’t the most appealing.

However, we did see others coming here for a dip. They seemed quite surprised by how cold the water was!

How to Get Here:

Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club is located at Playa Kalki 1, Sabana Westpunt in Curacao.

*Note: As of July 27, 2021, the lodge is temporarily closed for a sales process. You can keep up to date with the reopening on their Instagram account.

12. Discover One of the Prettiest Views on the Island

While you’re at Kura Hulanda, you’ll have a chance to witness one of the most incredible views on the island.

Minus the cactus, this mountainous view reminded me of something from Europe.

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Trust me when I say, you really need to see the beauty in person, as the photos truly don’t do it justice.

You’ll find this gorgeous spot along the path as you make your way to Tomasito Cave.

However, do keep in mind that the property is temporarily closed as of July 27, 2021, as I mentioned above.

How to Get Here:

Follow the directions for Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club above.

13. Treat Your Tastebuds at Fort Nassau

If there’s one dinner spot you absolutely must do while on Curacao island, it’s Fort Nassau.

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This was one of the most unique dining experiences I’ve ever had, as the restaurant is actually located atop a hill inside a historic 18th-century fort!

Plus, depending on where you’re seated, you may be just a few feet away from an old-fashioned canon located in the window turrets.

However, no matter where you sit, you’re bound to witness a spectacular view of the island.

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In addition to the wonderful view and excellent food, I loved the semi-open-air concept, giving the place a breezy feel.

Frankly, I could go on and on about why dining at Fort Nassau is one of the top things to do in Curacao.

However, I’ll save the juicy details for a future blog post on my favorite Curacao restaurants!

What to Know Before You Go:

Although there’s no need to dress to the nines here, it’s definitely more upscale than the majority of restaurants on the island.

Their website refers to the establishment as “casual fine dining.” Honestly, as long as you’re a step above bathing suits and t-shirts, you should be fine.

In regards to the food, you can expect a diverse menu ranging from seafood to steak.

I’d also suggest making an online reservation before you go, as it’s a pretty popular place.

How to Get Here:

Fort Nassau is located at Fort Nassauweg, Willemstad in Curacao.

14. Explore the Underwater World on a Snorkeling Excursion

Curacao is known for having some of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.

So if you’re looking to experience the beauty of the island from under the sea, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied.

In fact, you may even wish to combine your snorkeling adventure with some jet skiing and/or boating to make the most of your time on and under the sea!

15. Ride the Waves on a Boat Tour

Alternatively, if you prefer to experience the ocean by riding the current, you’ll definitely want to consider a boat tour.

Whether you enjoy the challenge of kayaking, the adrenaline rush of a powerboat, or the relaxation of a sunset yacht cruise, there’s an experience to meet your wishes.

16. Hike or Drive Up Christoffel National Park

Christoffel National Park is definitely an underrated gem on the island.

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Despite being the largest national park on the island, with all of the focus on beaches, I think this spot is often overlooked.

However, in reality, Christoffel National Park should absolutely be at the top of your list of things to do in Curacao!

I was truly blown away by the stunning views here – and there were way more vantage points than I had anticipated!

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In addition to sweeping views, you’ll also explore fascinating ruins and make plenty of pals of the lizard variety along the way!

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Plus, there’s also a seaside route you can take to observe the stunning coastline!

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What to Know Before You Go:

One of the aspects I really love about this experience is that you can either hike the mountain or drive up.

We did the drive, as it was our last day on the island and we were short on time.

While hiking is supposed to be the best way to see it, if you also have limited time, driving can be a great alternative. Having a car is also preferable if you’re sensitive to the heat, as you can keep cool in your vehicle.

Speaking of heat, whether you’re hiking or driving, you’ll need to purchase your ticket before 10AM for safety reasons. As noon approaches, the sun’s intense heat can create dangerous conditions for hikers and drivers alike. As a result, this can put you at risk of heat stroke and/or other heat-related health complications.

Although it may seem mildly inconvenient to work around such time limitations, it’s great that the park prioritizes the health and safety of their visitors.

To plan your trip, you can check out ticket pricing as well as park/museum hours here.

How to Get Here:

Christoffel National Park is located at Plantation House Savonet, Weg Naar Westpunt in Curacao.

17. Experience Paradise with a Day Trip to Klein Curacao

While I’m bummed that we didn’t make it to Klein Curacao, I definitely wanted to include it on this list.

If you’re not yet familiar, Klein Curacao is a small uninhabited island located about 15 miles off the southeast coast of Curacao.

Also known as “Little Curacao,” this haven is beloved for its crystal clear waters, fine white sand, and awesome reef. In short, a tropical paradise.

Plus, even if snorkeling isn’t your thing, there’s also an iconic pink lighthouse on the island just waiting to be explored.

What to Know Before You Go:

Although I haven’t been, I’ve read that it’s typically a pretty choppy adventure getting to the island.

Frankly, this scared me off a bit as I tend to get seasick. However, after hearing so many wonderful things about the island, I think I’ll need to give it a go in the future!

The only way to get to the island is by boat, but you have a selection of tours to choose from. Here are two of the most popular options:

Be sure to drop me a comment below if you get to Klein Curacao – I’d love to hear about your experience!

18. Get Wet at Shete Boka National Park

Another one of the popular things to do in Curacao that we unfortunately missed out on is Shete Boka National Park.

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Since we were running a bit short on time, I didn’t want to pay the admission fee to only stay a few minutes, so this will be another one for the future.

In any case, Shete Boka’s calling card is most definitely Boka Tabla, a spectacular cavern with thundering waves.

In addition, this awesome site is also home to three different species of turtles who nest here. In fact, the park was first established in 1994 to provide critical nesting areas for these protected creatures.

What to Know Before You Go:

 From what I’ve read, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get wet here, so dress accordingly!

The park is open Monday – Sunday from 9AM to 4:30PM.

Admission is 17.50 ANG/$10 USD for adults and 2.00 ANG/$1.50 USD for children. Children 5 years of age and younger can enter for free.

You can check out additional admission information as well as view activities and trails here.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer an adventurous guided tour experience, you may wish to consider a Jeep tour to the park.

How to Get Here:

Plug 9V8M+V7Q, Westpunt, Curaçao into Google Maps to get to Shete Boka National Park.

19. Explore Off the Beaten Path on a Jeep Tour

Speaking of Jeep tours, a Jeep is an ideal way to get around the island in general.

As I mentioned earlier, I often wish we had the freedom of an off-roading vehicle on this trip. Since Curacao has some rugged terrain (particularly in the northern half of the island), a Jeep will give you more flexibility to venture and explore off the beaten path.

Although we did discover plenty of hidden gems, I’m sure we would have uncovered even more were I not concerned about damaging our rental car.

Fortunately, even if you’re not secure in the idea of maneuvering a Jeep on your own, you can opt for a tour and really just enjoy the ride.

20. Spoil Yourself at a Luxury Resort

One of the best ways to make the most of your Curacao island adventure is by staying at a luxury resort.

Personally, I recommend the beautiful Coral Estate Luxury Resort, where my husband and I spent four wonderful nights.

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Located in the northern part of Curacao, this resort is the perfect jumping off point for exploring the island’s incredible natural wonders a.k.a. “the other side of Curacao.”

Whereas many first-time visitors assume Curacao is all beaches, a stay at Coral Estate will prove that the island has so much more to offer just minutes away.

In addition to its quiet and remote location, the views at this resort are jaw-dropping.

We had the pleasure of staying in a beautiful oceanfront suite.

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Let me just say, as our first international trip since 2019, I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful view to wake up to each day.

Plus, our spacious balcony was the perfect place to watch the sunset.

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In addition to fabulous room views, the resort also has a beautiful pool area, including an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

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The water is the perfect temperature and it was such a pleasure to enjoy it after a long travel day.

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In terms of amenities, Coral Estate has a total of four restaurants/eateries on site, so you’ll never go hungry!

My personal favorite was Karakter, the resort’s laidback beach lounge, where we enjoyed a tasty breakfast.

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It’s located right along the water, so you can enjoy a refreshing ocean breeze with your meal.

Plus, the walk down to the restaurant alone is worth stopping for!

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However, most mornings we preferred the convenience of grabbing a coffee and a delicious pastry at Bread & More before heading out for our daily adventures. It’s perfect for on-the-go types like us!

Plus, it conveniently transforms into Pizza & More during lunch and dinner time!

To unwind, we also enjoyed dinner at Koraal Curacao, the resort’s trendy rooftop terrace.

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I’m embarrassed to admit that I devoured my pulled pork nachos before I had a chance to photograph them, but they were delicious!

Aside from the food, I also wanted to mention that the resort has its own certified diving school!

Although I’m not exactly the adventurous type, I think it’s pretty cool that they offer this.

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Plus, for a luxury property, the rates are reasonable, so you can definitely enjoy a memorable stay without breaking the bank.

I can honestly say our trip to Curacao was one for the books! It was truly a “soul trip” – the perfect place to reconnect with nature, my husband, and myself after the rollercoaster of 2020.

This trip has definitely opened up my eyes to the Caribbean, and I think it’s safe to say there will be a lot more island adventures in my future.

Until then, you can also check out my top recommendations for the lively beach neighborhood of Jan Thiel!

Additionally, stay tuned for many more articles about beautiful Curacao!

Have you ever been to this wonderful Dutch Caribbean island? If so, what were some of your favorite things to do in Curacao? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love some inspiration for a future trip!

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This post was written in conjunction with Coral Estate Luxury Resort, who kindly hosted me and my husband during our time in Curacao. As always, all opinions are my own.

The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao (or “Curaçao”) is full of delightful surprises.

From unspoiled natural wonders to hidden beaches, you’ll have no trouble finding stimulating things to do in Curacao, whether on land or at sea.

However, while it’s beautifully adorned with postcard-perfect beaches, Curacao has so much more to offer, particularly for the adventurous traveler.

So if you’re ready to get your feet wet (figuratively and literally), then come uncover the beauty that awaits you in Curacao!

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20 Best Things to Do in Curacao

1. Go on a Beach Hopping Adventure

As a Caribbean island, Curacao has some incredibly beautiful beaches. In fact, there are nearly 40 of them scattered throughout the island, if you account for private hotel beaches.

Each beach offers its own unique vibe, whether you’re looking for an action-packed experience or a quiet place to unwind. From large party beaches to small, secluded gems, there’s a beach to suit every wish list.

Therefore, beach hopping is one of the best things to do in Curacao, as it will give you a feel for the different options.

Although it’s the largest of the ABC islands (trumping Aruba and Bonaire in size), Curacao is only about 40 miles long from southeast to northwest. Therefore, you can cover a lot of ground pretty quickly and then settle in at your favorite beach.

In addition, to help you decide, I’ll be dedicating a separate post exclusively to the best beaches in Curacao. It’ll cover the pros and cons of the different options to help you coordinate a fun beach hopping excursion, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, I recommend Blue Bay, Mambo Beach, and Grote Knip. These were my three favorite beaches, shown in order below.

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2. Swim & Snorkel with Sea Turtles at Playa Piskadó

While we’re on the topic of beaches, I wanted to shine some light on a very special beach on the island – Playa Piskadó.

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Admittedly, it’s not the most glamorous option, but it offers something very special: giant sea turtles!

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So if the idea of swimming and/or snorkeling amongst these beautiful sea creatures appeals to you, you won’t want to miss this beach!

What to Know Before You Go:

Although it’s exciting to observe sea turtles up close, it’s critical that you do not touch them.

These creatures are highly protected, so make sure to keep a comfortable distance while swimming/snorkeling.

Also, since they’re typically fed by local fisherman in the morning, you should arrive prior to noon for the best chance of spotting them.

How to Get Here:

Playa Piskadó is located at Sabana Westpunt in Curacao.

3. Enjoy a Taste of the Island at the Curacao Liqueur Distillery

Did you know that Curacao liqueur originated on the island?

One of the best ways to learn about the distillation process and savor this liqueur for yourself is by doing a tasting tour at Landhuis Chobolobo.

At this beautiful 19th century mansion, you’ll learn about the origins of Curacao liqueur, discover unique variations, and, most importantly, taste it for yourself!

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This vibrant property offers three tour options:

  • Standard Guided Tour
  • Deluxe Guided Tour
  • Chobolobo’s Cocktail Workshop

You can read more about the different guided tour options here.

We did the Standard Guided Tour which runs up to an hour and includes a tasting.

FUN FACT: Although there are five different colors of Curacao liqueur (blue, clear, orange, red, and green), each one tastes the same! The reason for this is because Curacao is actually an orange-flavored liqueur that’s clear in its natural state. Dyes are then added after production to make the liqueur more marketable to the masses.

While I may have inadvertently dashed your fruit-flavored dreams, rest assured that there are specialty liqueur flavors you can try on a tasting tour. These special varieties include chocolate, coffee, rum raisin, and tamarind.

They’re all quite decadent and tasty!

Plus, since scent is inextricably linked with taste, you’ll also have a chance to take a sniff of each of the specialty flavorings on the tour!

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I also love the fact that the Standard Guided Tour includes one cocktail of your choosing, which you’ll enjoy at the end.

I opted for the ever-popular blue Curacao, whereas my husband enjoyed a tamarind-infused cocktail.

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How to Get Here:

Landhuis Chobolobo is located at Saliña Ariba, Elias R. A. Moreno Boulevard, Willemstad in Curacao.

4. Think Pink with a Visit to the Flamingos

If you thought Aruba was the only ABC island with flamingos, think again! Curacao has plenty of these pretty pink creatures as well.

In fact, the island is a protected habitat for flamingos, with hundreds living there.

Fortunately, if you’re looking to check them out, there are two main places where you can somewhat predictably find them: Saliña Sint Marie and Saliña Sint Michiel.

Although I’d read that Saliña Sint Marie is the better option (as you can see the flamingos at a slightly closer distance), we unfortunately didn’t spot any here. I think we may have arrived too late, as the best chances of seeing them here are allegedly between 6:30 and 7:30AM.

Instead, we spontaneously encountered a huge flock as we drove past Saliña Sint Michiel on our way to one of the beaches. Talk about good timing!

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Naturally, we had to pull over to admire them from a distance and capture some photos.

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PHOTO TIP: Regardless of which location you visit, keep in mind that the flamingos will be pretty far away.

Therefore, I recommend shooting with a telephoto lens (70mm – 300mm) to capture them in all of their glory.

How to Get Here:

Saliña Sint Marie, the  first spot I mentioned, is also known as the Salt Pans of Jan Kok. The Google Maps address is 1 b Weg naar St Willibrordus, Jan Kok in Curacao.

Alternatively, Saliña Sint Michiel is located along Weg Naar Bullenbaai, Sint Michiel in Curacao.

5. Stroll Across the Queen Emma Bridge at Sunrise

For all of the early risers out there, I recommend checking out one of the island’s most popular attractions: the Queen Emma Bridge.

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This moving pontoon bridge/floating pedestrian bridge connects Punda and Otrabanda in the capital city of Willemstad.

The bridge was built back in 1888 and is supported by 16 pontoon boats. The bridge swings open fairly regularly, allowing ships to pass.

What to Know Before You Go:

As it’s a moving bridge, expect it to sway as you walk across it. Although I was aware it would be rocking, I wasn’t fully prepared for how shaky it can get!

That said, after settling in here to shoot some photos, I became acclimated to the movement and it was much less jarring.

PHOTO TIP: Get here early if you want to capture the bridge without a crowd! (And when I say early, I literally mean right at sunrise.)

Since it’s a popular thoroughfare for commuters, you’ll see people here as early as the wee hours of the morning heading into the city.

There are a couple of nice angles you can capture on the bridge. The obvious shots are straight down the center of the bridge and an angled shot along the edge of the bridge with the backdrop of Willemstad.

PRO TIP: To witness the bridge swing open, stop for a bite at the Iguana Café located along the water. Chances are, you’ll get to watch it open during the course of your meal.

Also, for all the coffee lovers, I highly recommend ordering the “Funky Monkey.” This frozen cappuccino drink mixed with chocolate sauce and banana is simply marvelous!

How to Get Here:

The Queen Emma Bridge is located at Kon. Emmabrug, Willemstad in Curacao.

6. Admire the Colorful Buildings of Willemstad

While you’re in Willemstad, you’ll have to check out all of the colorful buildings!

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Trust me, you won’t have much trouble finding them, as this stimulating city is exploding with color.

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While it’s fun to wander and uncover vibrant facades for yourself, I’ll also be compiling an Instagram guide to Willemstad in the near future. In it, I’ll give you the scoop on all of the best photo spots, including helpful photo tips, so stay tuned!

7. Visit Kura Hulanda Museum

Just outside the city center, you’ll find the Kura Hulanda Museum.

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This anthropological museum exhibits the brutality of the transatlantic slave trade.

Although this dark tourism site is quite distinct from the “feel-good” activities on this list, it certainly deserves a place, providing visitors with a broader context of life in the 17th – 19th centuries.

The grounds are comprised of a 19th-century merchant’s house and slave quarters, encompassing Caribbean, African, and American history.

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What to Know Before You Go:

The museum’s direct website is down and has apparently been that way for some time, so you’ll have to look elsewhere to book your tickets.

For instance, you can find tickets for a guided tour on Viator as well as on Tripadvisor.

There’s also the option to explore the museum independently of a guide for $10 USD ($7 USD for children).

How to Get Here:

Kura Hulanda Museum is located at Klipstraat, Willemstad in Curacao.

8. Have an Otherworldy Experience at Watamula Hole

Of all the things to do in Curacao, discovering its natural wonders wowed me the most.

For instance, Watamula Hole really exceeded my expectations.

Admittedly, when my husband offered to drive up north to check out a large hole in the ground filled with water, it didn’t sound particularly appealing.

But boy am I glad I took him up on the offer!

Watamula Hole was one of the most awesome stops of our entire trip and I highly recommend you make the drive up to see it.

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It reminded me of the cenotes in Tulum that you see all over Instagram – although you definitely don’t want to swim here, as the current is super strong.

Instead, it’s one of those places you go to gawk at, photograph, and wonder whether you’re still on Planet Earth.

What to Know Before You Go:

This is one of the free attractions on the list, so you can arrive whenever you want, wander about, and just enjoy.

It is, however, taxing on your vehicle to get here, so mentally prepare yourself for that. Frankly, it’s one of several spots on this list that made me wish we had an off-road vehicle, so if you’re able to rent a Jeep, go for it.

Frankly, I was holding my breath as we bounced and jostled around over the dirt roads and uneven landscape, questioning whether it would all be worth it for a hole in the ground…

Trust me, it is.

PRO TIP: Come prepared with hiking shoes/sneakers/close-toed shoes. The ground here is incredibly jagged and it can be extremely painful when it comes into contact with your bare skin.

PHOTO TIP: If you’re looking to take a seated picture with the hole, bring a small “cushion” of some sort to shield your bottom from the jagged ground. I wasn’t prepared, so I ended up sitting on one of my sneakers, which I was able to conceal.

As far as focal length goes, I suggest shooting with a wide angle lens to capture the hole in its entirety.

How to Get Here:

Watamula Hole is located at Sabana Westpunt in Curacao.

9. Discover a Hidden Paradise at Playa Gipy

Even if Watamula Hole isn’t ultimately your thing, this next gem will make your trip there worth it.

Playa Gipy is one of the most incredible spots you’ll find in Curacao. Plus, if you get lucky like we did, you just may enjoy this mini beach paradise all to yourself!

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To reach this heavenly spot, simply follow the cliffside path from the parking lot heading south. (You’ll notice a sign for Playa Gipy in the lot.)

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As you approach Playa Gipy, you’ll first notice it from above.

To get to the water, simply follow the yellow stone markers that lead you down the cliffside.

How to Get Here:

Follow the directions above for Watamula Hole.

10. Witness a Spectacular Sunset at Santa Martha Bay View Lookout Point

I’m always after a good sunset spot and the Santa Martha Bay View Lookout Point did not disappoint.

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Not only is the view spectacular, but it’s also incredibly peaceful here. In fact, the only sound you may hear is the whistle of the wind.

Speaking of wind, you’ll literally want to hold on to your hat here – mine almost flew off my head a couple of times!

How to Get Here:

The road here is quite hilly and you may inadvertently miss the small dirt area you’ll need to pull into, so keep an eye out for it.

Type 7VCG+25V, Curacao, Curacao into Google Maps to get here.

11. Embark on a Cave Expedition

Visiting a cave has been on my bucket list for some time now, so I was happy to finally have the opportunity to see one in Curacao.

Two of the most popular ones on the island are Buraka di Tomasito (Tomasito Cave) and Hato Cave.

Although I wanted to do both, we arrived a bit late to Hato Cave, so we only explored Tomasito on this adventure.

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What to Know Before You Go:

Since Tomasito Cave is technically part of the Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, you’ll need to pay an admission fee to the hotel in order to enter.

However, at just 5 guilders a pop ($2.79 USD), it’s well worth it to have access to the cave and the grounds!

Once you’ve paid the nominal admission fee, you’ll make a right past the pool and follow a path toward the opening of the cave.

Once you reach the opening, you’ll have to climb a steep ladder down into the cave.

Personally, I wouldn’t recommend swimming here, as the water isn’t the most appealing.

However, we did see others coming here for a dip. They seemed quite surprised by how cold the water was!

How to Get Here:

Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club is located at Playa Kalki 1, Sabana Westpunt in Curacao.

*Note: As of July 27, 2021, the lodge is temporarily closed for a sales process. You can keep up to date with the reopening on their Instagram account.

12. Discover One of the Prettiest Views on the Island

While you’re at Kura Hulanda, you’ll have a chance to witness one of the most incredible views on the island.

Minus the cactus, this mountainous view reminded me of something from Europe.

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Trust me when I say, you really need to see the beauty in person, as the photos truly don’t do it justice.

You’ll find this gorgeous spot along the path as you make your way to Tomasito Cave.

However, do keep in mind that the property is temporarily closed as of July 27, 2021, as I mentioned above.

How to Get Here:

Follow the directions for Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club above.

13. Treat Your Tastebuds at Fort Nassau

If there’s one dinner spot you absolutely must do while on Curacao island, it’s Fort Nassau.

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This was one of the most unique dining experiences I’ve ever had, as the restaurant is actually located atop a hill inside a historic 18th-century fort!

Plus, depending on where you’re seated, you may be just a few feet away from an old-fashioned canon located in the window turrets.

However, no matter where you sit, you’re bound to witness a spectacular view of the island.

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In addition to the wonderful view and excellent food, I loved the semi-open-air concept, giving the place a breezy feel.

Frankly, I could go on and on about why dining at Fort Nassau is one of the top things to do in Curacao.

However, I’ll save the juicy details for a future blog post on my favorite Curacao restaurants!

What to Know Before You Go:

Although there’s no need to dress to the nines here, it’s definitely more upscale than the majority of restaurants on the island.

Their website refers to the establishment as “casual fine dining.” Honestly, as long as you’re a step above bathing suits and t-shirts, you should be fine.

In regards to the food, you can expect a diverse menu ranging from seafood to steak.

I’d also suggest making an online reservation before you go, as it’s a pretty popular place.

How to Get Here:

Fort Nassau is located at Fort Nassauweg, Willemstad in Curacao.

14. Explore the Underwater World on a Snorkeling Excursion

Curacao is known for having some of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.

So if you’re looking to experience the beauty of the island from under the sea, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied.

In fact, you may even wish to combine your snorkeling adventure with some jet skiing and/or boating to make the most of your time on and under the sea!

15. Ride the Waves on a Boat Tour

Alternatively, if you prefer to experience the ocean by riding the current, you’ll definitely want to consider a boat tour.

Whether you enjoy the challenge of kayaking, the adrenaline rush of a powerboat, or the relaxation of a sunset yacht cruise, there’s an experience to meet your wishes.

16. Hike or Drive Up Christoffel National Park

Christoffel National Park is definitely an underrated gem on the island.

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Despite being the largest national park on the island, with all of the focus on beaches, I think this spot is often overlooked.

However, in reality, Christoffel National Park should absolutely be at the top of your list of things to do in Curacao!

I was truly blown away by the stunning views here – and there were way more vantage points than I had anticipated!

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In addition to sweeping views, you’ll also explore fascinating ruins and make plenty of pals of the lizard variety along the way!

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Plus, there’s also a seaside route you can take to observe the stunning coastline!

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What to Know Before You Go:

One of the aspects I really love about this experience is that you can either hike the mountain or drive up.

We did the drive, as it was our last day on the island and we were short on time.

While hiking is supposed to be the best way to see it, if you also have limited time, driving can be a great alternative. Having a car is also preferable if you’re sensitive to the heat, as you can keep cool in your vehicle.

Speaking of heat, whether you’re hiking or driving, you’ll need to purchase your ticket before 10AM for safety reasons. As noon approaches, the sun’s intense heat can create dangerous conditions for hikers and drivers alike. As a result, this can put you at risk of heat stroke and/or other heat-related health complications.

Although it may seem mildly inconvenient to work around such time limitations, it’s great that the park prioritizes the health and safety of their visitors.

To plan your trip, you can check out ticket pricing as well as park/museum hours here.

How to Get Here:

Christoffel National Park is located at Plantation House Savonet, Weg Naar Westpunt in Curacao.

17. Experience Paradise with a Day Trip to Klein Curacao

While I’m bummed that we didn’t make it to Klein Curacao, I definitely wanted to include it on this list.

If you’re not yet familiar, Klein Curacao is a small uninhabited island located about 15 miles off the southeast coast of Curacao.

Also known as “Little Curacao,” this haven is beloved for its crystal clear waters, fine white sand, and awesome reef. In short, a tropical paradise.

Plus, even if snorkeling isn’t your thing, there’s also an iconic pink lighthouse on the island just waiting to be explored.

What to Know Before You Go:

Although I haven’t been, I’ve read that it’s typically a pretty choppy adventure getting to the island.

Frankly, this scared me off a bit as I tend to get seasick. However, after hearing so many wonderful things about the island, I think I’ll need to give it a go in the future!

The only way to get to the island is by boat, but you have a selection of tours to choose from. Here are two of the most popular options:

Be sure to drop me a comment below if you get to Klein Curacao – I’d love to hear about your experience!

18. Get Wet at Shete Boka National Park

Another one of the popular things to do in Curacao that we unfortunately missed out on is Shete Boka National Park.

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Since we were running a bit short on time, I didn’t want to pay the admission fee to only stay a few minutes, so this will be another one for the future.

In any case, Shete Boka’s calling card is most definitely Boka Tabla, a spectacular cavern with thundering waves.

In addition, this awesome site is also home to three different species of turtles who nest here. In fact, the park was first established in 1994 to provide critical nesting areas for these protected creatures.

What to Know Before You Go:

 From what I’ve read, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get wet here, so dress accordingly!

The park is open Monday – Sunday from 9AM to 4:30PM.

Admission is 17.50 ANG/$10 USD for adults and 2.00 ANG/$1.50 USD for children. Children 5 years of age and younger can enter for free.

You can check out additional admission information as well as view activities and trails here.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer an adventurous guided tour experience, you may wish to consider a Jeep tour to the park.

How to Get Here:

Plug 9V8M+V7Q, Westpunt, Curaçao into Google Maps to get to Shete Boka National Park.

19. Explore Off the Beaten Path on a Jeep Tour

Speaking of Jeep tours, a Jeep is an ideal way to get around the island in general.

As I mentioned earlier, I often wish we had the freedom of an off-roading vehicle on this trip. Since Curacao has some rugged terrain (particularly in the northern half of the island), a Jeep will give you more flexibility to venture and explore off the beaten path.

Although we did discover plenty of hidden gems, I’m sure we would have uncovered even more were I not concerned about damaging our rental car.

Fortunately, even if you’re not secure in the idea of maneuvering a Jeep on your own, you can opt for a tour and really just enjoy the ride.

20. Spoil Yourself at a Luxury Resort

One of the best ways to make the most of your Curacao island adventure is by staying at a luxury resort.

Personally, I recommend the beautiful Coral Estate Luxury Resort, where my husband and I spent four wonderful nights.

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Located in the northern part of Curacao, this resort is the perfect jumping off point for exploring the island’s incredible natural wonders a.k.a. “the other side of Curacao.”

Whereas many first-time visitors assume Curacao is all beaches, a stay at Coral Estate will prove that the island has so much more to offer just minutes away.

In addition to its quiet and remote location, the views at this resort are jaw-dropping.

We had the pleasure of staying in a beautiful oceanfront suite.

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Let me just say, as our first international trip since 2019, I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful view to wake up to each day.

Plus, our spacious balcony was the perfect place to watch the sunset.

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In addition to fabulous room views, the resort also has a beautiful pool area, including an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

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The water is the perfect temperature and it was such a pleasure to enjoy it after a long travel day.

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In terms of amenities, Coral Estate has a total of four restaurants/eateries on site, so you’ll never go hungry!

My personal favorite was Karakter, the resort’s laidback beach lounge, where we enjoyed a tasty breakfast.

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It’s located right along the water, so you can enjoy a refreshing ocean breeze with your meal.

Plus, the walk down to the restaurant alone is worth stopping for!

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However, most mornings we preferred the convenience of grabbing a coffee and a delicious pastry at Bread & More before heading out for our daily adventures. It’s perfect for on-the-go types like us!

Plus, it conveniently transforms into Pizza & More during lunch and dinner time!

To unwind, we also enjoyed dinner at Koraal Curacao, the resort’s trendy rooftop terrace.

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I’m embarrassed to admit that I devoured my pulled pork nachos before I had a chance to photograph them, but they were delicious!

Aside from the food, I also wanted to mention that the resort has its own certified diving school!

Although I’m not exactly the adventurous type, I think it’s pretty cool that they offer this.

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Plus, for a luxury property, the rates are reasonable, so you can definitely enjoy a memorable stay without breaking the bank.

I can honestly say our trip to Curacao was one for the books! It was truly a “soul trip” – the perfect place to reconnect with nature, my husband, and myself after the rollercoaster of 2020.

This trip has definitely opened up my eyes to the Caribbean, and I think it’s safe to say there will be a lot more island adventures in my future.

Until then, you can also check out my top recommendations for the lively beach neighborhood of Jan Thiel!

Additionally, stay tuned for many more articles about beautiful Curacao!

Have you ever been to this wonderful Dutch Caribbean island? If so, what were some of your favorite things to do in Curacao? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love some inspiration for a future trip!

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This post was written in conjunction with Coral Estate Luxury Resort, who kindly hosted me and my husband during our time in Curacao. As always, all opinions are my own.