- Curacao Luxury holidays
If you've ever drunk a sweet, neon blue cocktail, you've probably had Curacao, a citrus liqueur known as much for its brilliant blue colour as for its sweet and often orangey flavour. And there's nowhere better to sit back and relax with a neon-coloured cocktail than the island of Curacao itself. But it doesn't have to be blue - in fact, on the island, you're likely to be served the local liqueur in every colour of the rainbow, as well as clear. An authentic experience not to be missed during your luxury holiday in Curacao.
Curacao's capital of culture
Curacao has many things in common with its parent country, the Netherlands - including the Dutch architecture that can be seen in its capital, Willemstad. Like the liqueur, Curacao's buildings come in all colours, and the brightly painted harbourside is a photo opportunity, not to mention a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the capital alone holds this status, there are plenty of historic buildings all over the island, many of which have been restored to their original glory, so it's well worth getting out of Willemstad too to explore the surrounding villages and countryside.
It's the fort that counts
Curacao's strategic significance can be seen in the well preserved and restored fortifications on the island, and there are at least six of these worth a visit during a luxury holiday on the island. The oldest, the Waterfort, dates back to the Dutch arrival in 1634, while the latest, the Riffort, dates from 1828. These heritage buildings have been incorporated into the modern landscape of Willemstad, and the Waterfort Terrace has restaurants, shops and hotels. The Riffort is found across the harbour by Willemstad's famous floating bridge, and this too has modern uses, mainly as a shopping mall but also with bars and restaurants on the same site.
When should I visit Curacao?
Curacao's weather is quite consistent, with temperatures of 26-28°C all year round, thanks to its tropical climate. Days are cooled slightly by the breeze off the ocean, which also helps to warm the nights, so the daily temperature range is very small too. Although this might inspire you to take a winter sun break on Curacao, you should pack some emergency wet weather clothing if you do - the dry season ends in September, and in the last three months of the year you can expect 3-4 inches of rain.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays to Curacao are all about you. If you feel like lounging by the pool with a delicious local cocktail, your luxury hotel will make it happen, and if you want a room with spectacular views across the sea, they’ll arrange that, too. Everything you need to have a magical experience will be provided. Paying a little extra for a luxury package is a smart decision in Curacao, and the degree of pampering you receive is up to you. Curacao offers the refined, meticulous level of service which you would expect from a luxury holiday, and while you won’t have mountains outside your room, you will have access to a unique island culture, and the traditional, considerate attention to detail Curacao is famous for.