8 Reasons to Visit Curaçao

This beautiful island possesses a charming blend of European and Caribbean history, culture, and architecture. Click through for more great excuses to book a trip now.

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Island Itinerary
Photographer Kevin Garrett

Island Itinerary

Stay

Hotel Kura Hulanda, with quaint streets and neighborhood buildings; 877/264-3106 or kurahulanda.com.

Avila Hotel, where Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands prefers to stay; 800/747-8162 or avilahotel.com.

Eat

Bistro le Clochard, offering upscale Swiss and French cuisine overlooking the harbor; 011/5999/462-5666.

Rijsttafel Indonesia, proof that Holland maintains cultural ties to its former colonies; 011/5999/864-0126.

Jaanchie’s, specializing in local dishes from fresh fish to iguana soup; 011/5999/864-0126.

Explore

Ocean Encounters, for scuba trips; 011/5999/461-8131 or oceanencounters.com.

Christoffel National Park, for cool hikes and views (early morning is best); carmabi.org/parken.asp.

Curaçao Liqueur Distillery, for bright blue drinks; curacaoliqueur.com.

Published January/February 2009

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