- Curacao Family holidays
Curacao is a spellbinding place to spend some time together as a family, with its extremely steady weather conditions and distinctive architecture, especially in the island's capital, Willemstad. Hot sunny days and warm nights, a penchant for pastel-coloured buildings and the local tipple usually sold in a neon blue colour all add up to a great destination for people of all ages, and cheap family holidays in Curacao help you to make sure you get the best possible deal for your money, as well as gaining access to whatever activities and entertainment might be on offer as part of the package deal too.
In most other places around the world, if you mention Curacao, people will assume you mean the bright blue drink. The alcoholic liqueur comes from the island, and takes its name from it too, but there's no particular reason why it's blue - that just seems to be the colour the producers settled on for the export market. During your family holiday in Curacao, look out for any brightly coloured bottle of liquid, even if it is not blue, as there's a good chance it will be an example of the liqueur that has just been made in a different colour.
On a hot, sunny, Caribbean day, the light reflecting off of the buildings can have budding amateur artists reaching for their watercolours, and on Curacao this is an especially good idea. Willemstad's architecture is mostly Dutch in style, but the buildings are painted in all different pastel shades, and trying to mix exactly the right hue without muddying the paint can be a real challenge for even experienced artists. If you're a have-a-go artist at home, consider packing your paintbrush when booking family holidays in Curacao, and put your own skills to the test.
A change-free climate
The hallmark of a tropical destination is when its temperatures stay the same over an extended period, and this is certainly the case on Curacao. No matter that time of year you book your family holiday on Curacao, you can expect the daytime to be hot but not overpowering, thanks to a slightly cooling sea breeze. The changing months don't make much difference and neither does the change from day to night, as the same sea breeze has a warming effect overnight, helping to balance out the natural drop in temperature.
Why Curacao is so great for families
If you're planning a family holiday this year, you can't do much better than the Caribbean. Curacao family holidays should definitely be near the top of your list. Friendly locals, soft white sand and safe waters mean you can spend long days playing on the beach (or just relaxing for the parents). Explore the charming towns on the island, with their distinctive colonial architecture, and treat the kids to some authentic Caribbean cooking. The islanders love kids and will go out of their way to make sure you have a good time.