A Great Steakhouse in Curaçao

 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 ]


JetBlue Expanding Service to Curaçao

 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 ]


The Caribbean’s Best New Cigar Lounge

 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 ]


 Above: the city of Willemstad, Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is expanding its service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao in time for the summer season. The carrier announced that it would be expanding its ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao received 450,953 tourists in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That was a 2.5 percent increase over the previous year, buoyed by a summer season that ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Curacao Winery By the Caribbean Journal staff Wine from the Caribbean? It will soon be reality as, for the first time ever, Curacao has its own winery. The Caribbean’s newest vineyard has more than 2,000 plants on two acres ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Baoase resort in Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff The Baoase Luxury Resort in Curaçao is expanding this year with a total of 10 new suites, the Curacao Tourism Board announced. The expansion project will be located in a ... [ Read More ]


 Above: an InselAir plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean air carrier InselAir has officially launched service between Aruba and the Brazilian city of Manaus. The three-hour InselAir flight to the city arrived in Brazil carrying 80 passengers. “By ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Julia Pereira for Lybethras By the Caribbean Journal staff A swim fashion show. Is there any more appropriate place than the Caribbean? The island of Curacao will be playing host next month to the first-ever International Swim Fashion Week ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is finding success from new markets, according to a new report from Expedia. While the US remains the largest source market for the country, followed ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has launched service to its newest Caribbean destination: the Dutch island of Curaçao. The carrier officially began flights this week from New York City to Curaçao, meaning the carrier now ... [ Read More ]


 If you travel anywhere in the Dutch Caribbean, you’re likely to find terrific french fries, something these islands have in common with their mainland countrymen in the Netherlands. And that’s nowhere more true than in Willemstad, Curacao, which happens to ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Board Room beach bar at the Curacao Marriott By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor CURACAO — “I make my drinks the way I like to drink them – strong,” says Cerita, the gregarious Jamaican bartender at Curacao Marriott Beach ... [ Read More ]