Curaçao Tourism Up 3.1 Percent in 2015

 Curaçao tourism showed improvement in 2015, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island reported a 3.1 percent increase in tourist arrivals, with 468,442 stayover tourists in total. The island was led by a ... [ Read More ]


This Curaçao Resort Just Expanded

 Above: the Kunuku Aqua Resort in Curaçao The Kunuku Aqua resort in Curacao has just completed a significant expansion project, according to the Curaçao Tourist Board. The propert has added 90 new rooms, expanding to a total of 114 apartments ... [ Read More ]


American Airlines Launches New Route to the Caribbean

 American Airlines has launched a new service to the Caribbean. The carrier has begun a new weekly service between Charlotte, North Carolina and Curaçao in the Dutch Caribbean. The flights will be operated on an Airbus A319 aircraft with 128 seats, ... [ Read More ]



 The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is planning a significant terminal expansion project, according to the Curaçao Tourist Board. Curaçao Airport Partners has announced an “extensive” terminal expansion project slated for completion in 2018. The project will include added space ... [ Read More ]


 Curaçao’s Scuba Lodge is expanding. The Willemstad hotel has unveiled three new one-bedroom suites, expanding to a total of 22 rooms and nine apartments, the property announced. The property now offers a range of accommodations from single and double hotel ... [ Read More ]


 Another cruise pier is coming to Curacao. The island has announced plans to build a $43 million second cruise pier called the Tula Pier. The project aims to keep up with an increase in cruise traffic demand to the area, ... [ Read More ]


 A leading hotel in Curacao has been rebranded following its sale, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Avila Hotel, the island’s oldest hotel, was recently sold to the Vogels family, who also owns the island’s Lions Dive and Beach Resort. Under ... [ Read More ]


 The best large resort in Curaçao By Guy Britton Some resorts are more than resorts. They deserve a better description. They are so distinct, so complete or so removed from the expected that they become destinations themselves. They become places. The ... [ Read More ]


 Following Aruba’s launch last week, fellow Dutch Caribbean island Curaçao  has also launched a digital visitor immigration card. The launch means visitors can fill out their immigration cards online, instead of on the plane. Curacao’ Tourist Board says the new ... [ Read More ]


 A new boutique hotel in the Dutch Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s a new place to stay in Curaçao. Bayside Boutique Hotel opened this summer at the Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort, less than 10 minutes from ... [ Read More ]


 You might not see it. Hidden in Willemstad’s Riffort shopping mall, inside the walls of the old fort, is a staircase. And up the stairs you will find a special place. It’s called, simply, Steak and Ribs, but it’s one of ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell WILLEMSTAD — JetBlue is expanding its service to Curaçao. The company announced Thursday that it would be adding a third weekly flight out of New York from the end of next year. That’s a dramatic increase for ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell It’s been open for just about a month, but one Caribbean cigar lounge has vaulted right to the top. It’s called Kandela, and it’s centrally located in the Renaissance Mall and Rif Fort area of Curaçao’s capital. The ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell WILLEMSTAD — On Oct. 21, 2015 I got in a car and went to the future. It wasn’t a DeLorean. It was a boxy, yellow taxi. It didn’t run on soda cans and banana peels, just regular gasoline. ... [ Read More ]


 Hearing (and tasting) Curaçao By the Caribbean Journal staff They gather here every Sunday. Here at Jaanchie’s, perhaps the most famous restaurant in Curaçao, a place that has been here for almost eight decades. Set in a ranch-style building in ... [ Read More ]

Above: Curacao's famous floating bridge

 Debuting in September By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Flavors of Curaçao, a new annual gastronomy event, is coming to the island this September. The event will be held at Kleine Werf and hosted by Curaçao’s hospitality association, CHATA. Attendees will have ... [ Read More ]

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 A new way to rock in Curaçao By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s just over a month until Curaçao’s North Sea Jazz Festival, so if you haven’t booked a room yet, better hop to it! An option that just crossed our ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Puerto Ordaz By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir is expanding its service to Venezuela. On Tuesday, the airline launches flights to Puerto Ordaz, its sixth destination in Venezuela. Puerto Ordaz is located at the confluence of ... [ Read More ]