Updated: Oct 13, 2022
When Sandals opens a new resort in a new destination it really gets people's attention. Naturally, when Sandals opened their new Sandals Royal Curacao a short time ago, people wondered, why Curacao? What does this island have to offer?
Having already visited Curacao and the hotel they purchased, I understood the appeal. Curacao is a beautiful island located just east of Aruba and just off the coast of Venezuela. Curacao has so much to offer visitors, and here are five reasons why Curacao needs to be on everyone's radar if they're looking to take a trip to somewhere new in the Caribbean.
1. The Beaches.
Anyone traveling to the Caribbean is going because of their desire for fun under the sun. There are 35 different beaches to enjoy while visiting Curacao. This is impressive considering that it only takes an hour and a half to drive the island’s length and every beach has a vibe of its own.
Sticking to a budget is important to every traveler, and Curacao can help travelers stay within that budget. Curacao is ranked as one of the most affordable of the Caribbean islands to visit. Another great thing about Curacao is that it is located outside the hurricane belt, so traveling during the shoulder season can offer great value with little risk of stormy weather.
Curacao has a hopping nightlife scene for those looking to fill their days and nights with fun. Live music is a staple of this multicultural island, and all types of music can be heard, from jazz to soca.
If you are an art enthusiastic Curacao is known as one of the world's most colourful islands. There are so many opportunities to appreciate the local art in Curacao, from excellent art galleries to stunning murals across the cities. A small alley, known as Art Alley is home to many local art shops and is filled with colourful murals painted by local artists.
The island of Curacao is a multicultural place that has a varied history. Citizens of Curacao carry a Dutch passport but through the years there have been many influences on this island, including the native Arawak people, the Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish people. Its proximity to South America also adds to its beautiful, rich diversity.
While I do feel that everyone should experience Sandals Royal Curacao, there are many other lovely properties that might be a perfect fit for your visit to Curacao. Maybe the fact that this island flies under the radar of many Caribbean travelers can be another reason it is such a great place. I'm looking forward to sharing more about Curacao with you while we plan your vacation to this island.