Welcome to the Caribbean island of Curacao!
Curacao! The name alone awakens travel dreams. Images of snow-white beaches lined with coconut trees and the azure sea come to your mind, just as we know it from the well-known movie series "Pirates of the Caribbean ." Few, however, know exactly what this beautiful tropical island is all about.
Curacao - a Caribbean island straight out of an adventurer's story
The island is located in the southern part of the Lesser Antilles, about 60 kilometers from the coast of Venezuela. The island has an area of just under 450 square kilometers and has just over 160,000 permanent residents, which are joined by a growing number of tourists each year. Politically, the Caribbean island has been an autonomous area within the Kingdom of the Netherlands since 10.10.2010. The capital of Curacao is the picturesque Willemstad with its world-famous "Handelskade" one of the world's most photographed motifs. ore than three-quarters of the inhabitants live in Willemstad. In addition to Dutch and English, official languages are also Papiamentu, a Creole language. Spanish, too, is widely understood.
How to get to Curacao?
Royal Dutch Airlines KLM offers several scheduled flights a day to Hato, Curacao´s International Airport near Willemstad. TUI also flies to the island. Since November, there is also a direct scheduled flight with Condor from Frankfurt. A flight from Germany takes about 10 hours. Depending on the time of year, the cost is between 450 and 800 euros for a return ticket. During the Christmas holidays, prices may be slightly higher.
Where do you live on the island?
Ideally, you can rent a fully furnished holiday home for your stay with us. We have a wide range of beautiful objects that can be easily booked online. Especially for couples or families with children, a holiday home is cheaper than a hotel, but offers comparable or more comfort. The equipment is the standard you are accustomed to from similar houses in European holiday areas. Most of the time there is also a private pool, so that you can relax and cool off after an island tour or a beach or city visit, with a sundowner in your own pool. We offer beautiful holiday homes for up to 10 people. For larger groups we have some houses that are located next to each other. You will be greeted by our Dutch caretaker couple Mandy and Teun Frijlink, who both speak excellent German as well as English. Mandy and Teun are available to answer any questions you may have and are also the right contacts for tips, e.g. for excursions and attractions, recommendations in which restaurant you can eat best or in which beach bar you can enjoy today´s "Happy Hour", or where to find the nearest supermarket etc.
What kind of activities can you do on the island?
The activities, of course, focus on all types of water sports. The most beautiful beaches on the west coast of the island can be reached in a few minutes and offer an abundance of marine fauna and flora. Scuba diving and snorkelling in particular are very popular. You can dive into coral reefs, but you can also explore old shipwrecks. Therapeutically valuable, and definitely a unique experience is swimming with dolphins. On land, there are also many activities on offer. The old town of Willemstad is reminiscent of a Dutch city and was recently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Not far from the capital there are several nature parks where you can go hiking, cycling and even mountaineering. Sea turtles can even be observed on some beaches. Also a boat tour to the uninhabited island "Little Curacao " is absolutely recommended.