Hey loves, happy 2020 I’m excited to be back and talking about what I love the most… traveling. Chris and I started off the new year on an island. Normally, for my birthday trip I would want to go somewhere cold but this year I had a change of heart. I wanted to go somewhere new, relaxing and most of all I wanted us to be able to commute on our own comfortably.
This brings me to our destination Curaçao…many of my friends and followers had no clue that Curaçao existed so I’m going to give a little back ground. Curaçao is located in Southern Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuela. The official language is Dutch and they also spoke English and Spanish. It was definitely a melting pot which I loved. Now that you have a little background let’s get into this!
This trip like majority of my trips was booked through….you guessed it https://www.expedia.com/. I was able to book my hotel, flight and vehicle through expedia travel company. My trip was booked for the end of January which is peak season for any Caribbean island so the prices were a bit higher than I like to pay. The entire trip cost us $1403 break that down between two individuals that is $701 each.
The hotel we booked was not an all-inclusive because we knew that we were going to be out exploring. We stayed at Pietermaai Boutique Hotel which included free breakfast each morning at the ginger restaurant.
Like I mentioned above I really wanted to relax on this trip. So we mostly spent our days on the beach. I will list the beaches we went to below but my favorite was Playa Jeremi.
Playa Porto Marie
Playa Jeremi- Best sunset
Boca Santa Cruz- Kayaking
Daaibooi beach- Locals come here
Jan thiel beach- Restaurants
Food in Curaçao was so good we honestly could not complain. We love to eat at local restaurants because I believe that’s how you 1. Get to mingle with the locals and 2. Get to taste authentic food. The restaurants were comparable to eating in the states. The higher end restaurants were more expensive but they also had food trucks available through the night that were less expensive.
Places to eat:
Shelter Rock Paradise
Wandu: more on the pricey side for breakfast options.
Ginger: This was not my favorite breakfast but if you’re trying to save money it works.
Our last day before flying out we spent some time in town checking out the markets for gifts and the street art.
Keep in mind the markets are super expensive and they did not want to negotiate with the prices.
I rented some of my clothing for this trip which made things a lot easier when it came to putting together looks. Nuuly is a company that allows you to rent 6 pieces for the entire month for $88 with free shipping. If you’re someone who wants to look put together while traveling but you’re not big on going out and shopping nuuly is the perfect fit for you.
Curaçao was the perfect place to kick start the new year. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for my next post. I’m heading somewhere else in South America…can you guess where?
Until next time loves,
Xoxo, Stacey C.