Imagine Curaçao, an island in the Dutch Antilles, known as the ABC Islands (along with Aruba and Bonaire). An island often overshadowed by neighboring Aruba but equally picturesque and uniquely its’ own. Imagine a Caribbean island without the threat of hurricanes and where rain is rarely in the forecast. Curaçao sits below the hurricane belt and remains a stunning 80 degrees year round. This Caribbean island proved to be the perfect place for a getaway. Allow this Curaçao photo diary to transport you to the beautiful beaches and through the vibrant streets of Willemstad.
Upon arrival, I made my way to the Hilton Curaçao which would be my home for the next week. I arrived just in time for sunset. The sunsets in Curaçao would prove to be some of the most intense I have ever seen. It was apparent that I have arrived in paradise. The sunset hues casted a warm glow over the beach and pool.
I woke early each morning to witness the soft sunrise before enjoying a day at the beach. The warm Caribbean breeze blew against the straw umbrellas that lined the beach. I meandered during those lazy mornings until the afternoon sun sent me running for a dip in the Sea.
The water in Curaçao was perfectly refreshing. There is no better way to enjoy a Caribbean Island than swimming the day away.
Curaçao is the perfect blend of beach destination and colorful Caribbean city. The capital city of Willemstad has an array of colorful buildings and shops. My first sighting of Willemstad was from across the Queen Emma Bridge. From the second I laid my eyes on this colorful view, I couldn’t wait to see more of the city.
I wandered the streets of Willemstad in search for the most colorful building. This was an easy task as almost every building in Curaçao is painted in vibrant hues of blues, pinks and yellows. The beautifully vibrant hues of Willemstad left me cheerful. There is something to be said about a place that brings you happiness simply from the color of the buildings.