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First Annual Favorite Places: Curaçao, Kaua’i, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Santa Fe

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Some secrets deserve to be freed and shared with others. As much as we would like to keep this one to ourselves, we have to let the cat out of the bag and share with you the breathtaking awesomeness of the island of Curaçao. The Lesser Antilles island country in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs. The water illuminates under the sky capturing every hue of blue imaginable. The island, with its rich history of architecture and culture, has earned it recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage City. If you can’t make it to every one of our picks favorite places, Curaçao is the one you must experience.

 

European tourists have known this best kept secret of the Caribbean for centuries. The island is home to fewer than 150k residents, representing over 55 cultures. The true treasure is its people. There is an organic sense of pride that every native is more than willing to share. Every building represents a piece of history and stands as a reminder of the resilience of a population that celebrates inclusion.

 

Visit the Museum Kura Hulanda, take a walk around Willemstad, or a simple stroll along the many white sand beaches.  There is also a vibrant culinary scene. Restaurants are full of locals, Europeans and a few in-the-know Americans. Have dinner at St. Tropez or beachside cocktails at Zanzibar. Curaçao is beautiful all year round. There’s alos a Jazz festival that happens in August. It’s a littler warmer than the Winter months during travel peek, however you can get great travel deals and perfect tan lines.

 

Where To Stay

via tripadvisor.com

 

Floris Suite Hotel
Spa & Beach Club Piscaderaweg,
Willemstad, Curaçao
+(599) 462 6111
http://www.florissuitehotel.com
Twitter: @FlorisSuitel
Instagram: @Florissuitehotel

 

Where To Eat

via fashionbombdaily.com

 

Plasa Bieu
De Ruyterkade, Willemstad, Curaçao
(+599) 9-524-8529
Some of the best local food you’ll have
on the island. Check out the stalls, where
locals cook up island fare from tradiPonal
specialiPes to our personal favorite, the
pumpkin pancake.

 

fuoco-italian-chophouse

 

Fuoco Italian Chophouse
Mambo Boulevard, Bapor Kibra Curacao
+599-735-2285
Fuococuracao.com

 

via curacao.com

 

Zanzibar
Kaya Damasco, Jan Thiel, Curaçao
+599- 747 0633
Beach-restaurants.com

 

pasabon.com

 

Karakter
Coral Estates, Curacao
+599 8642233
Karaktercuracao.com
With the beautiful palm trees, clear blue water,
and cool shade side you will feel like you are on
a vacation at Karakter. What make this restaurant
so attractive is the delicious breakfast, lunch,
dinner, drinks, and the nighttime unique beach
experience with cozy lounge chairs.

 

via pininterest

 

Ginger
Nieuwstraat 32 / Schoonesteeg 1 | Curacao
+599 9 512 5777
Gingercuracao.com

 

 

via tripadvisor.com

 

St. Tropez
Saint Tropez Ocean Club – Restaurant
Pietermaai 152 – Curacao
599-4617-727
Sainttropezcuracao.com

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