Looking for a new destination to try from the North-East?
Apple Vacations will be offering vacation packages to Curacao from New York’s JFK airport via JetBlue starting December 2, 2014! Vacations packages will be offered for both Tuesday and Saturday departures.
I recently attended the “launch” of the new Curacao program in New York and wanted to share some of the top reasons to visit Curacao:
Location, Location, Location — Curacao is easy to get to. Just 2.5 hours from Miami and 4.5 hours from New York on the new JetBlue flights. Curacao is also located in the southern end of the Caribbean on the outside fringe of the hurricane belt, practically guaranteeing a warm and sunny climate all year. Curaçao has a year-round warm, sunny climate.
Beaches, Snorkeling & Diving — Curacao is home to 35 stunning beaches, beautiful bays and secluded inlets which make it a world-class destination for both diving and snorkeling. Of course, you can simply relax on the beach next to the crystal blue waters as well.
History & Culture — The culturally diverse capital city of Willemstad is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to distinctive architecture, museums and monuments. There are over 750 sites and monuments to visit, making Curacao so much more than just a fabulous beach destination. There is a fascinating city to explore as well.
Diversity — Curacao is in the Dutch Caribbean and home to over 55 nationalities. That offers three widely spoken languages across the island (Dutch, Spanish and English) and spectacular restaurants & cuisine influenced by those diverse cultures.
There’s also variety of amazing and unique resorts. These two are high on my list:
The Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino is located downtown and is built on a fascinating Rif Fort, a 19th century landmark. Another true unique jewel and the centerpiece of this resort is the Infinity Beach Club. It features a 2nd floor, above the Caribbean Sea, elevated beach experience. It also includes an infinity pool, spa cabanas and of course sweeping views. It’s unique and looks amazing.
Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino is the only all- inclusive resort in Curacao. At Sunscape Curaçao, all guests enjoy Unlimited-Fun® where everything is included from top-shelf spirits and daily refreshed mini-bar, to limitless food and beverages, and endless daily activities. Sunscape Curaçao is the perfect getaway for families, friends, couples, and singles looking for the ultimate fun-filled vacation. Sunscape, just two miles from Willemstad, offers six savory dining options, daily activities, four swimming pools, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and much more! From the on-site dive center, catch a boat to the National Underwater Park and enjoy diving and snorkeling at one of the most popular diving sites in the world.