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How to Stay Like a Swimsuit Model in Curacao

 You can stay like a swimsuit model at Curacao’s Avila Hotel, where the “glamazons” featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue (on newsstands now) stayed while on location for the magazine. Avila is one of the best places to stay on …

Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association Names New CEO

 The Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association has named a new top executive. CHATA has appointed Miles Mercera to serve as the organization’s new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Current CHATA President & CEO, Lizanne Dindial, will step down …

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How to Create Your Own Souvenir in Curaçao

 Curaçao’s Must-Visit Art Factory By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’ve ever been to Curaçao you’ve no doubt seen the colorfully painted dolls called “chichis.” The Rubenesque ceramic figurines, whose name means “big sister” in the local dialect, Papiamento, have …

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Koraal

 One of the southern Caribbean’s top nightlife destinations has another great offering: Koraal. The island’s newest hotspot is a rooftop bar with an infinity pool that’s quickly become a must-visit for craft cocktails, tapas and people-watching. The bar, which is …

Flavors of Curaçao

 The Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association will hold its second “Flavors of Curaçao” culinary festival on October 28 and 29. The event, which last year attracted more than 1,600 visitors, will be held at Piscadera Village. Locals and tourists alike …

 In a new level of innovation for regional aviation, Curacao’s Hato International Airport has added major new technology to its immigration experience. The airport has officially inaugurated its new state-of-the-art Automated Border Control system. The system, known as “E-Gates,” provides …

 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 …

 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 …

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 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …