Destination Spotlight: The Island of Curacao

Curacao Buildings

The Dutch Caribbean Island of Curacao is an island like no other. This secluded paradise, located in the southern Caribbean and just north of Venezuela, is part of a chain known as the ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) islands. Curacao represents more than 50 nationalities and has both African and European heritages. Official languages include English, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamentu—a local Creole dialect.

This fusion of cultures makes Curacao stand apart from its neighboring islands, or maybe the vibrant pastel buildings line the charming streets throughout the historic capital of Willemstad, or maybe it’s the unique landscaping or the world-renowned diving. There’s no denying that there’s just something about Curacao that attracts visitors and makes people return for more year after year.


Beautiful Relaxing Beaches Galore

The island of Curacao boasts more than 30 beaches, most of which are on the southern coast. Some of Curacao’s finest beaches include Mambo Beach, Knip Bay, and Playa Lagun, but what draws in many beachgoers isn’t always what’s offered above water—but below. With over 65 individual dive sites located off the coast of Curacao, it’s an underwater adventurer’s delight—from beginning snorkelers to advanced divers.

Crepes in Curacao

High-Quality Deliciousness Food

Curacao is a foodie’s paradise because of its influence from many different cultures. Everything from scrumptious Dutch cheeses to seafood-stuffed crepes can be found throughout the island. In addition to fine dining, you can eat like a local or browse Curacao’s New Market, Old Market, and Floating Market, all of which offer abundant fresh produce, fish, and other island specialties and treats.

Blue Curacao Liquor

Fun and Entertainment Atmosphere

The beautiful Caribbean Sea isn’t the only turquoise liquid visitors love about Curacao. Blue Curacao liquor is made here, so you can tour the Curacao Liqueur Distillery during the day and indulge in some of the island’s finest by night. If turning in early isn’t an option, venture to one of the island’s many clubs, bars, and casinos.

Floating Market Curacao

Shopping Style Like Venice

Visit the Punda shopping district for duty-free diamonds, jewels, and other fine goods, such as watches, Italian silk, and leather. Curacao’s outdoor markets also offer visitors the opportunity to purchase unique island souvenirs and locally made arts and crafts.

Mambo Beach Curacao

Getting to Curacao

One airport in Curacao is the Halo International Airport (CUR), located in the island’s capital, Willemstad. Curacao is a short plane ride from the United States, but the journey there is longer than most Caribbean islands. Make your trip enjoyable by chartering a plane through Luxury Aircraft Solutions. Not only can you fly directly to Curacao through one of our charter planes, but if you’re located in a remote area, you can also charter a flight to the nearest international airport if you’re catching a commercial flight to Curacao. For more information on chartering a flight to Curacao, contact us today.

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