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.
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.
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 🙂