Caribbean Islands Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Curacao Trip Report

Jump to last reply

Just back from five days in Curacao. May is supposed to be the driest month of the year, yet we had plenty of rain along with plenty of sun.

Flight: American Airlines with a connection in Miami. Going there was fine. Coming back we were delayed about 1.5 hours on both flights. We flew on Weds. On Tuesday and again on Friday, AA canceled the Miami-Curacao flight and on Thursday, they canceled the Miami-New York flight. Seems to happen a lot.

Hotel:Curacao Marriott - I wouldn't particularly recommend it. Rooms definitely need renovation, A/C took a few days to start working properly, food pretty bad and service in the restaurants appalling. Location is good though and beach is ok.

Restaurants: Bistro Le Clochard was excellent. Also had decent meals at La Bahia in Willemstad, Jaanchi's in Westpunt and the cafe at the Kura Hulanda Museum.

Sightseeing: The colorful buildings of Willemstad are beautiful. The Maritime Museum and the Kura Hulanda Museum are both excellent and highly recommended. The first tells the history of Curacao, the second covers Africa, the slave trade and African American history. The synagogue is worth a quick visit. Jan Thiel beach is nice, although there is little sand and you walk down a staircase into the water. And nearby Spanish Bay has beautiful views. Less exciting were the Seaquarium where you can pet and feed sharks but otherwise there is little else to merit the hefty admission fees and the much hyped floating market was no big deal.

I'd recommend Curacao for the cultural sights and there are plenty of opportunities for sun and sea. Just skip the Marriott.

2 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 Jamaica
  2. 2 ROMANTIC DINNER FOR VERY SPECIAL OCCASION- seeking advice
  3. 3 Jamaica all inclusive
  4. 4 I'm traveling alone to Cuba for two weeks (American). Need advice!
  5. 5 Best Singles Vacation 35-50 in Caribbean
  6. 6 Barbados/St. John/Turks/Puerto Rico/Curacao/
  7. 7 Why Barbados?
  8. 8 Bahamas Out Islands OR Turks & Caicos for family of teens?!
  9. 9 Can you travel to Cuba without a group?
  10. 10 Cuba Opening Up
  11. 11 Looking for deep sea fishing, beaches, culture (ALL CARIBBEAN SUGGESTIONS)
  12. 12 Half Moon in Jamaica
  13. 13 Aruba Beach Club - Eagle Beach
  14. 14 Trip Report Just back from The Somerset
  15. 15 BodyHoliday, St. Lucia or other wellness spa recommendations?
  16. 16 Late October Honeymoon in the Caribbean
  17. 17 Advice needed: Caribbean island / beaches for small children/toddlers
  18. 18 Sandals Resorts
  19. 19 Falmouth, Jamaica that bad???
  20. 20 Where is the most romantic place for dinner in Bermuda?
  21. 21 Best place for two single girls in early 20s?!
  22. 22 Trip Report Trip Report - Eastern Cuba 2006
  23. 23 Please help me decide to go to Cuba!
  24. 24 Cuba in 10 days
  25. 25 1st time to Caribbean/Turks & Caicos - suggestions
View next 25 » Back to the top