Curacao Travel


Curacao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, approximately 65 kilometers north of the Venezuelan coast, it’s capital is Willemstad. One of five island territories of the former Netherlands Antilles.

Before the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on the 10th of October of 2010, Curacao was administered as the “Island Territory of Curacao.

The original inhabitants of Curacao were the Arawak people.

In June 2017, the island was named the Top Cruise Destination in the Southern Caribbean by Cruise Critic, a major online forum.

The Curacao Sea Aquarium and the Dolphin Academy share an islet on the west coast of the island.

Curacao is a multi-lingual society. The official languages are Dutch, Papiamentu and English.

Nonetheless, Dutch is the sole language for all administration and legal matters.

Most of Curacao’s population is able to converse in at least two languages – spanish included.

Some of Curacao most interesting sites are:

Willemstad, Curaçao’s capital city – Pastel colored Dutch architecture buildings decorate the streets of the capital.

Travel along the waterway to the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge on your way to the historic downtown district.

Fort Amsterdam – is part of the capital built in 1635. today serves as the Governor’s Palace, it there is a Protestant church in the Palace’s courtyard.

Main Street – is full of floating boats where fresh produce is delivered from Venezuela by schooner.

The Queen Emma Bridge – connects pedestrians between the Punda and Otrobanda districts.

This swings open to allow the passage of ships to and from the port.

The Queen Juliana Bridge – is the tallest bridge in the Caribbean, it connects mobile traffic between the Punda and Otrobanda districts.

Buggy Excursions – enjoy a buggy excursion of the untamed nature and secluded spots only accessible by off the road vehicles.

Snorkeling – Snorkel and swim with tropical fishes then participate in an echolocation experiment – Get a ride from 2 dolphins pulling you up to the surface with their dorsal fins.

Deep Sea Fishing – Enjoy fishing on a yatch for marlin, mahi-mahi, wahoo, and tuna.

Boat cruise to Klein Curaçao – stroll the beach, visit the lighthouse, snorkel, and encounter sea turtles.
Kayak across Caracas Bay – great views.

Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tours – scenic and extraordinary sites that you may not easily find on your own.

Private Yatch Cruise Tour – Sail the Caribbean Sea on board a private yacht, They usually serve drinks and snacks as you sail. Lots of Dolphins on the route.

Small Yatch Tour – see some of the Caribbean island’s most beautiful lagoons, jump off to swim and snorkel around shipwrecks.

Ostrich Farm – Find out how an ostrich develops from an egg to the fastest-running bird in the world. Feeding is allowed.

Participate in an echolocation experiment – Get a ride from 2 dolphins pulling you up to the surface with their dorsal fins.

Dolphins – Take this great opportunity to meet dolphins. Dive and swim with them.

There is no doubt Curacao is the place to Travel to.

Have a great time, let me know about your trip.

 

 

 

 

St. Eustatius Travel

Sint Eustatius also known as Statia, formerly part of the Netherlands Antilles.

Sint Eustatius became a special municipality within The Netherlands on October 10th, 2010.

The island is 21 square kilometres that is approxinmately 81 square miles.

The official language is Dutch, English is the widely spoken.

The island of St Eustatius does not really have its own specialized cuisine, but there are some tasty Creole options for those looking for something a little exotic.

The food is mainly Dutch cuisine, although you can savour a host of international flavors sucha as European, American, and Asian spices.

The capital city of St. Eustatius is called Oranjestad, the smallest capital in the world.

To reach St. Eustatius, you first have to first fly to St. Maarten.

There are regular flights to St. Maarten from Paris, Amsterdam, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary.
Air France
WinAir Airlines flies from St. Maarten to St. Eustatius frequently – it’s a 20 minutes flight.

Statia has become a marriage favorite in the Caribbean. that’s because of the many wedding packages available in the island.

You can get married in the Courthouse, in one of the churches or on the beach, in Fort Oranje which was built in 1636, in the Dutch Reformed Church, in a Jewish Synagogue built in 1739, or in the The Miriam C. Smith Botanical Garden.

Getting married in any of these places is possible any day of the week.

Another island attraction is The St Eustatius National Marine Park created in 1996, which protects a variety of habitats, including pristine coral reefs.

Within the Park are two actively- managed Reserves in which no fishing or anchoring is permitted.

St. Eustatias has a dormant volcano ‘The Quill’ and the ‘Boven’ which is an area covering five hills in the north of St Eustatius, also known as The Northern Hills.

Various types of habitats are protected, from the forests at the top of the Quill volcano to the thorny woodlands on the lower slopes.

The Miriam Schmidt Botanical Garden is a great place to visit, it was created in 1998 – this garden is protected an provides the opportunity to rest in a peaceful environment.

Statia has great hiking trails some lead to the volcano, you can buy a trail tag in the National Park office which costs $10.00 and is valid for a year.

No doubt Statia is the place to travel to, maybe the perfect place for that special moment .

Whatever you choose – take lots of pictures of it’s almost untouched natural nature.

Let me know all about it?

Did you see any weddings?