Things to do while vacationing in Curacao

So many reasons to come down and visit the beautiful island of Curacao!

When you think about your ideal vacation a few things will come to mind: 'Beautiful white beaches, delicious local food and cocktails, amazing nature and friendly locals that can tell you all about the history of the destination. A destination that fits this description perfectly is the island of Curacao. Curacao is an amazing island in the Southern Caribbean that offers everything your heart desires and is ready to be explored by you. The exact reason why previous visitors have chosen Curacao to be their next vacation destination. We promise you that after your first visit to this island you will fall in love with the beautiful scenery and it might become an annual trip for you! Not convinced yet? We will share some inside information why you should make Curacao your next holiday destination!

1. Great weather throughout the year

Curacao has amazing weather throughout the entire year. It does not matter if you visit this island in January, March, April or December; the sun is guaranteed. You can leave your winter clothes behind and just pack your shorts, tops and flip-flops and you will have the best of time. The weather is warm but not too hot so you will always feel very comfortable. The always present trade winds make the climate almost perfect. Should it at any point in time become a little bit too warm for you, you can always take a dip in the ocean. That directly leads us to our second point.

2. Breathtaking Beaches

The beaches of Curacao look like something you have only seen on Instagram or in magazines. The water is crystal clear and azure blue in all the beautiful bays with white sandy beaches Curacao has to offer. Taking a walk on one of the pristine beaches truly feels magical. The beautiful turquoise waters around Curacao are perfect for water activities like snorkeling and diving. One of the most popular beaches among both locals and tourists are Cas Abao Beach, Porto Mari, Kleine Knip, Jan Thiel Beach and the Mambo Beach at the Seaquarium. At these beaches sun loungers and umbrellas are available for rent for your convenience and make your beach day a perfect getaway. There are restaurants and beach bars located at the beach, so you can stay hydrated and well fed with the yummiest tropical drinks and eat the delicious fresh seafood!

3. Many cool day trip options

Curacao is an amazing island with tons to do on land but also off land like taking a day trip away from the island. A very popular destination to visit for a day trip is Klein Curacao; what literally translates into 'Little Curacao'. Klein Curacao is a small island of the South-East coast of the main island. There is a beautiful long stretched white sandy beach, perfect for strolls. You can also walk around the island and visit the famous lighthouse or just working on your tan in a quieter place sipping on a nice cocktail.

4. Water sports and activities

The beautiful and crystal-clear waters around Curacao are famous for the best snorkeling and scuba diving. An amazing experience to discover the underwater world and lots of fun to see the tropical fishes, coral gardens and impressive shipwreck! Make sure you visit the tugboat at Baha Beach and bring some bread crumbs along with you for extra excitement.

5. Learn about the history of the island and discover its architecture

If you are interested in the island’s long history and beautiful buildings, you most definitely need to visit Willemstad. The architecture is colorful and unique. There are great guided tours organised with an architect or specialist for monumental buildings. It will give you a great impression of the island’s history and architecture and comes highly recommended. A highlight is the Hope of Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, the oldest synagogue of America and the Caribbean which was built d in 1728 and kept in excellent condition. It is worthwhile visiting!

6. Swim with the dolphins

At the Seaquarium you can make new ocean friends! You can swim with the dolphins and have so much fun with these beautiful mammals. There is so much to do in at the Sequarium but the highlight is definitely the dolphins and dolphin show. If you would like to learn more about sea life, this is the place for you! The Seaquarium is fantastic for people of all ages and perfect for a day trip with kids.

7. Luxurious accommodation

If you like the finer things in life, Curacao is also definitely worth going to for your next vacation. The island offers many different accommodations in the high end and luxurious segment of the market. There are ocean front villas, condominiums with ocean view and penthouses to choose from. Sit back and relax, your vacation has just started! These accommodations are not only beautiful but also very affordable compared to hotel stays. Especially when you travel with a larger group or family, renting a villa or condominium in Curacao will give you so much more flexibility. You can self-cater your needs at the time that suits you best.