Curacao’s Colorful Culture
Jun16

Curacao’s Colorful Culture

Curacao’s Colorful Culture   The restaurant owner slipped something in my hand with a wink, and then was gone. He gifted me a little colorful coin purse with “Jaanchie’s” emblazoned on the front as a thank you for savoring his food. But it really wasn’t necessary – the somewhat tough to find lunch spot that didn’t even have a menu was the best food I had on the Caribbean island of Curacao. Silver platters shaped like fish can be...

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Golf course by the sea in Curacao
Mar16

Golf course by the sea in Curacao

  Island goers can play like the pros at Old Quarry Golf Course by the sea WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao (March 13, 2013) – The AAA Four Diamond Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, home to Curacao’s distinguished Old Quarry Golf Course by the sea, invites golf aficionados to tee off along the emerald-colored Spanish Water Bay. Created by world-renowned golf course designer Pete Dye, the 18-hole championship course features panoramic...

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Visiting Willemstad, Curacao
Sep27

Visiting Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad is the capital city of Curacao and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s divided in two by the Santa Ana Bay, a narrow but deep channel that separates the districts of Punda and Otrobanda. These two districts are connected by the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, which swings open when ships wish to enter the harbour. The beautifully coloured buildings along the street of Handelskade on the Punda side are the most...

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Caribbean Taxi Fares at the Airport
Aug30

Caribbean Taxi Fares at the Airport

At Barbados airport, the fares to the various island destinations are posted on a board outside the arrivals area. I made sure that my taxi driver knew the fare to my destination and whether I would be paying him in US or East Caribbean dollars. From Melville Hall in Dominica the fare to Roseau, the capital, is US$50 for the 1.5 hour trip. However, there are never many taxis at the airport, so this scarcity might raise the price. When...

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Kura Hulanda Museum, Curacao
May10

Kura Hulanda Museum, Curacao

The Kura Hulanda Museum is located in the Otrobanda area of Willemstad, the capital of Curacao. This is a museum that is dedicated to telling the story about slavery. The first part of the museum reveals the history of the Lands of Abraham, the fertile crescent of the Middle East. There are many artifacts from the period. The next stop is the Mama Africa sculpture followed by the start of the slavery information. There are some...

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10/10/10 – Groovy Date. Groovy Deals.
Oct08

10/10/10 – Groovy Date. Groovy Deals.

I thought I would be a help… MARRIOTT & RENAISSANCE CARIBBEAN AND MEXICO RESORTS www.paradisebymarriott.com Offer: “The Power of 10” – Buy one room at rack rate and get additional nights for just $10 each. (Up to three additional nights for a maximum four night stay.) Participating hotels: Aruba Marriott / Aruba Renaissance /  JW Marriott Cancun / Casa Magna Cancun Marriott / Curacao Marriott  / Grand...

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