We’re off to Curaçao and Bonaire!

Off to Curaçao & Bonaire

So 2016 has officially begun and it is time to kick it off with the first trip of the year. I couldn’t be happier to start this new year of travel with a jaunt to my beloved Caribbean, especially to two islands I’ve never been to before: we’re off to Curaçao and Bonaire!

Located in a region of the Caribbean I have yet to visit, Curaçao and Bonaire are the B and the C of the ABC islands, the trio of Netherland Antilles off the coast of Venezuela (A being famous Aruba).

We’ll be spending 6 days exploring Curaçao from our base at Acoya Hotel Suites & Villas, on the island’s South Coast. The famous beach boulevard with Seaquarium beach and a ton of shopping and dining options is a short 15-minute stroll from our hotel, which grants us access to private Mambo Beach Club and plenty of great amenities. When we’re not reading, relaxing and swimming, we’ll be exploring the island with our rental car searching for the best, most secluded beaches. We’ll also be spending a lot of time in historic Willemstad, the magnificent, colorful waterfront capital that UNESCO has declared a World Heritage site, and we’ll set off to the deserted island of Klein Curaçao on a day-tour with Miss Ann Boat Trips which promises to be a fantastic Robinson Crusoe-like day.

Curacao Willemstad

Colorful Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage site (Photo credit: Air Canada Vacations)

We’ll be flying to Bonaire on Insel Air for a day of intense exploration. Since we won’t have a lot of time on little B, we chose to rent Twizys with Road Runner, a super fun electric car in line with the island’s environment-conscious efforts. With stops all around the tiny 294 sq km island including Mount Washington Park, Playa Funchi, Boca Slagbaai and Lac Bay, we’ll try to spot at least one pink flamingo. We hope to prove that Bonaire is not only for divers and has plenty to offer on land as well.

Bonaire Caribbean

Pink flamingos! Photo credit: Tourism Authority Bonaire

This about sums up our itinerary plans for our Caribbean venture. We’ll be Instagramming as we go and posting updates on our Twitter and Facebook page so do follow us for jaw-dropping photos of turquoise waters, colorful architecture and hopefully (for me) lots of ice cream!

So tell me: have you been to Bonaire or Curaçao? Have any good recommendations? Leave a comment below! Thanks 🙂



  • Reply January 26, 2016

    Francesca @onegrloneworld

    Wow, can’t wait to read about it! Sounds like so much fun!!

    • Reply January 27, 2016


      Stay tuned! I hope to bring back ton of photos and anecdotes! Cross your fingers for pink flamingos sightings 😉

  • Reply January 28, 2016


    I have recos! I was just there last month on a press trip 🙂 Stayed at Acoya for a bit too and then moved to Santa Barbara Resort (you guys should give them a shout and check it out if you can). Take the local buses to save cash. And def eat at Kome (I have a review on my site) and try to dive with Substation Curacao (also on my site) — incredible!! Have the best time.

  • Reply January 29, 2016


    Wow the flamingos have been captured beautifully!

  • Reply January 29, 2016


    At Boca Slagbaai, but down a capful of water and see how many lizards scramble for it! And watch for the iguanas on the cliffs!

    • Reply February 11, 2016


      Amazing! Thanks for the info Dennis! Wasn’t able to make it to Boca Slagbaai/Wahington Park this time around, but I definitely know where I’m headed next when I’ll go back to Bonaire!

  • Reply March 10, 2016

    Amelie Chaput

    I am jealous. Bonaire is a scuba diver dream 🙂

    • Reply March 15, 2016


      Oh yes it is! I only snorkel but WOW was it special!

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