- Visit the charming capital city, Willemstad: Wander through the brightly colored streets of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Punda and Otrobanda.
- Explore the Queen Emma Bridge: This floating pontoon bridge connects the two sides of Willemstad, Punda and Otrobanda, and offers stunning views of the colorful waterfront buildings.
- Check out the Kura Hulanda Museum: Learn about the history of the African slave trade in Curacao and its lasting impact on the island’s culture at this fascinating museum.
- Take a dip in the clear waters at Kenepa Beach (Playa Kenepa): This beautiful beach is one of the best places to swim, snorkel, and relax in the sun.
- Snorkel or scuba dive at Tugboat Beach: Explore the crystal-clear waters at this popular dive spot, which is home to a diverse array of vibrant marine life.
- Visit the Hato Caves: Discover the natural beauty of Curacao’s limestone caves, which feature mesmerizing underground pools and ancient Arawak Indian rock paintings.
- Explore Christoffel National Park: This protected nature reserve offers hiking trails, stunning viewpoints, and encounters with local wildlife.
- Tour the island on an ATV adventure: Experience the rugged beauty of Curacao’s coastline and countryside while riding an all-terrain vehicle.
- Taste authentic Curacao liqueur at the Landhuis Chobolobo distillery: Learn about the island’s famous Blue Curacao liqueur, and sample some of the many unique flavors available.
- Visit the Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue: This historic synagogue, built in 1732, is the oldest continuously operating synagogue in the Western Hemisphere and features a unique sand floor.
- Shop local at the floating market in Willemstad: Purchase fresh produce, seafood, and handmade crafts from Venezuelan merchants who sail to Curacao to sell their goods.
- Relax on the beautiful white sands of Cas Abao Beach: This stunning beach offers calm waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling, as well as a variety of amenities for a comfortable and enjoyable beach day.
Remember to respect the local environment and culture during your visit, and have a fantastic time exploring all that Curacao has to offer!
For Scuba Divers- here is so great information on sites!
Sandals Curacao, located in the southern Caribbean, offers ample options for scuba lovers due to its proximity to many renowned dive sites. Some popular nearby dive sites include:
- Tugboat Wreck: A sunken tugboat located in shallow waters near Caracas Bay, offering a picturesque snorkeling and diving spot that showcases vibrant marine life and coral formations.
- Mushroom Forest: A famous dive site named after unique coral formations that resemble mushrooms. It features an underwater cliff known as the “Blue Edge,” which attracts larger fish species for a thrilling dive experience.
- Klein Curaçao: A small uninhabited island off the coast of Curaçao, boasting pristine white sand beaches and excellent dive sites. The waters around Klein Curaçao are home to a diverse range of marine life and several shipwrecks to explore.
- Superior Producer: A well-known sunken cargo ship that serves as an artificial reef, attracting a variety of fish and coral species. The shipwreck is accessible to experienced divers due to its depth, and it’s considered one of the Caribbean’s top wreck dives.
- Playa Kalki: Known as “Alice in Wonderland,” this dive site features a sloping reef with a variety of coral formations and creatures, including parrotfish, moray eels, and curious sea turtles.
These are just a few of the many dive sites that Curaçao has to offer. When staying at Sandals Curacao, you will be able to arrange a variety of scuba diving experiences through the resort or local dive operators to explore the many beautiful underwater sites nearby.