Temperatures are rising, which suggests it’s time to pack your bikinis and begin planning your spring and summer time travel getaways. There’s no higher strategy to benefit from the sunshine and take a break from on a regular basis life than with a tropical vacation to the Caribbean. Curacao, particularly, is a lesser-known vacation spot worthy of a spot in your bucket listing.
There’s nobody higher to offer us the rundown on all the pieces you might want to see and do on the island than journey couple Bram and Manon, a pair of Dutch world vacationers and the founders of the Flip Flop Wanderers weblog. Flip Flop Wanderers is geared in the direction of long-term, sluggish vacationers in a continuing pursuit of happiness, with a purpose to assist their followers make their journey goals come true. Out of the numerous unimaginable locations they’ve traveled to, Bram and Manon selected to make Curacao their dwelling base, which they proceed to discover between journeys.
“Curacao actually is an island it’s important to really feel for your self. You simply need to expertise the melting pot of cultures, essentially the most stunning seashores on the earth, colourful structure, and spectacular nature to get a really feel for the way life on a Caribbean island is like,” the couple tells UPROXX. “With these elements, we really feel that it’s the good island for a trip whereas nonetheless being pretty undiscovered. You simply have so as to add it to your bucket listing!”
If that’s not sufficient to persuade you to e-book your flight, preserve studying their skilled journey information on the place to remain, play, eat, get together, and chill in Curacao.
We select to dwell in Curacao as a result of it actually seems like a house for us. We had been right here just a few occasions already up to now 11 years, with 2011 being the primary time when Manon did an internship on the island. For Dutch folks, it’s very simple to go right here and a whole lot of college students spend time on Curacao. Bram came over Manon after 2.5 months as effectively and we each instantly fell in love with the island!
The primary factor we love about Curacao is in fact the local weather. On daily basis it’s round 30 levels Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) and the solar at all times shines. It’s additionally a really stunning island, with seashores as white as snow and the water extremely blue, but additionally a number of nature to discover. Lastly, the individuals are additionally superb with their colourful tradition and scrumptious meals.
What’s one factor that each first-time customer ought to see or do in Curacao?
Everybody that comes right here for the primary time ought to take a highway journey to Westpunt! Westpunt is the place all essentially the most stunning seashores are situated and the place you’ll additionally discover the very best level on the island (Mount Christoffel) and a few gorgeous nationwide parks. For the remainder, you need to take a stroll by means of the historic metropolis middle of Punda. The well-known pontoon bridge and the Handelskade are situated right here with all its colourful homes.
The place is the perfect place to get the very best Keshi Yena in Curacao?
The signature dish of Curacao is unquestionably Keshi Yena. This dish is a stuffed cheese casserole and tastes superb. One of the best place to do that distinctive dish on the island is Restaurant Gouverneur in Otrobanda. A plus for this restaurant is that it additionally has a surprising view of the Handelskade! Different restaurant suggestions on Curacao are seaside eating places like Zanzibar, Pop’s Place, and Pirate Bay, or extra boutique eating places like Mosa, Number Ten, or Kome. You also needs to strive lunch at Marshe Bieu, a market with the perfect native dishes!
What’s the get together and nightlife scene like in Curacao?
The get together and nightlife scene in Curacao is loopy! There’s actually one thing for everybody. From seaside golf equipment the place you may dance along with your toes within the sand, like Wet & Wild, Bonita, and Zanzibar, to extra intimate small cafes, like Mundo Bizarro, Obaar, and Netto Bar. We regularly like to combine the each, which can give the perfect expertise in how nightlife could be skilled in Curacao.
What are the perfect out of doors journey actions to do whereas visiting Curacao?
Out of doors actions are countless in Curacao. In fact, you are able to do many superb water sports activities and excursions like diving, windsurfing, browsing, and boat excursions, however there are additionally extra adventurous actions to do like buggy driving, four-wheel driving on the Hatovlakte, and ATV driving. Curacao additionally lends itself completely for quite a few hikes.
Our favourite hikes on the island are Mount Christoffel, Kabrieten Mountain, and round a few of the stunning saliñas on the island. If you wish to do one thing a bit extra enjoyable, you too can paint a chi chi (which is a small statue of a typical Antillean lady) or take a guided stroll to some attractive murals.
What’s your primary must-visit seaside in Curacao?
Whereas actually each seaside on Curacao is equally gorgeous, we expect you need to completely go to Grote Knip and Cas Abao. These are additionally the most well-liked and busy seashores however with good cause. The sand right here is powder white and the water is a few of the bluest on the island!
What would you say is the good resort or place to remain?
Curacao has an ideal number of locations to remain. All of it will depend on what you need however there are luxurious all-inclusive motels on a few of the most stunning seashores or extra intimate boutique motels within the middle of Pietermaai. We ourselves liked our keep at Avila Beach Hotel, which has its personal personal seaside, and in addition our keep at Boho Boutique Hotel, which is ideal for gorgeous Instagram pictures.
Greatest time of yr to go to?
Curacao is a vacation spot that may be visited year-round. Not like different Caribbean Islands, we don’t get any hurricanes right here. We do have a wet season (from October till December) however it’s nonetheless not sufficient to talk from a ‘actual’ wet season. Rain showers are very short-lived and you’ll nonetheless expertise a number of sunshine. For the remainder of the yr, the solar shines virtually at all times and it’s at all times round 30 levels Celsius (86 Fahrenheit).