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Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life.

The capital, Willemstad, has pastel-colored colonial architecture, floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. It’s also a gateway to western beaches like Blue Bay, a popular diving site. 

Curaçao is a wonderful area and one of my favorites. When you arrive at the port area, there are several shops right there at the dock. You exit on the very end where you can find taxis to take you anywhere you want to go.


Size: 171.4 mi²

Languages: Papiamento, Dutch, English

Currency: Netherlands Antillean guilder

Cruise Port: Mega Cruise Terminal, Willemstad 

Things to do in Curaçao

If you want to do shopping and eating, I’d recommend you heading into downtown Willemstad. If you’re wanting to relax on a beach, then I’d recommend you head to one of the many beaches listed below. 

  1. Walk across the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
  2. See Handelskade
  3. Relax at Playa Lagun
  4. Relax at Cas Abao Beach
  5. Visit Christoffel National Park
  6. Hang out at Blaubaai
  7. Have fun at Mambo Beach
  8. Visit Shete Boka National Park
  9. Shop at Riffort Village
  10. Relax at Kenepa Beach 
  1. Visit Klein Curacao Lighthouse
  2. Visit Fort Amsterdam
  3. Hato Caves
  4. Check out Curacao Ostrich Farm
  5. Relax at Playa Kalki
  6. Visit Fort Beekenburg
  7. See the UNESCO sites in Scharloo
  8. Visit Curacao Liquer Distilery (Home of Blue Curacao)
  9. Visit Savonet Museum
  10. Tour around and see the vibrant colors of everything

Eating in Curaçao(Mi Ke Kome)

Like other busy towns that cruises visit, Curaçao is no exception when it comes to food choices. There are plenty of places to eat at, especially around Willemstad.

Keshi Yena is their local cuisine so be sure to give it a try. Some other spots to try are:

  1. Baoase Cullinary Beach Restaurant
  2. Serafina
  3. Omundo Restaurant
  4. Cana Bar & Kitchen
  5. Shelterrock Paradise
  6. Bristo do Mar
  7. Bonita Beach Club
  8. Williwood
  9. Dushi Loempia
  10. Cafe de Tijd Curacao 
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