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We are going to the Curacao Marriott in July - what great things should we do outside the hotel?. By all accounts, the hotel is great - but what are the other "must see" things in Curacao? ( After diving and snorkeling)!!

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    Hi Chris! My husband and I just went to Curacao last month for the first time. We never actually went into the Marriott, but we dropped a couple off there on the way to our hotel from the airport. It looked stunning!

    We stayed at the Princess Beach Resort and Casino. It was a nice property, but I wasn't too crazy about the business routines of the hotel, so we spent alot of time around the island.

    We spent several days just wandering around and shopping in "downtown" Willemstad. It is absolutely beautiful and the shopping is okay. There are many little cafes to have a bite to eat or drink a cold Bright beer (be sure and try it). We also rented a car and explored the island. The Hato caves were interesting, as was the Boca table (over the centuries, waves have carved caves into the limestone, making for some pretty scenery).

    Our favorite beach was Mambo beach. It is a stretch of sand with several little restaurants and bars on it. YOu can rent chairs and do lots of people watching. It is a topless beach though, so only go if that does not offend. We rarely saw any Americans anywhere in Curacao (no rudeness meant to my countrymen, but it was kind of nice to totally be surrounded by cultures differing from my own).

    Being a Dutch island, there is a very large population of people originally from Amsterdam, in addition to the island natives. All of the residents of the island have a wonderful fashion sense. Everyone is dressed to the nines all day and all night, even at the beach! Everyone we came across was very attractive and friendly.

    When we first arrived, I was wondering about my choice of vacation spots. The drive from the airport to the hotel is not very attractive at first, but then it becomes part of the charm. The island is pretty arid, with lots of cactus, and not much greenery, away from the resorts. Curacao is very modern, with many industries. Tourism is not its top money maker,

    All in all, I really enjoyed Curacao and would probably go back again. If I can help you with anything specific, feel free to email me privately.

    Erica

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