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Curacao Leading Caribbean in Cruise Tourism Growth

February 14, 2014 | 4:03 pm | 0 Comment

Curacao Leading Caribbean in Cruise Tourism Growth

Above: CuracaoBy the Caribbean Journal staffCuracao posted the largest year-over-year increase in cruise passenger visits of any country in the Caribbean last year, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.The Dutch Caribbean island welcomed 610,186 cruise passengers in 2013, a 41.4 percent increase over the previous year.That was more...

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Major Lazer to Headline ParadiseWorld Destination Music Festival in Curacao

December 4, 2013 | 5:23 am | 0 Comment

Major Lazer to Headline ParadiseWorld Destination Music Festival in Curacao

Above: the ParadiseWorld Destination Music Festival in 2012By the Caribbean Journal staffElectronic music project Major Lazer will headline the second ParadiseWorld Destination Music Festival in Curacao on Dec. 21.The festival is the latest major music event to be hosted on the Dutch Caribbean Island, which has found success in recent years with the Curacao more...

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Curacao’s Kura Hulanda Hotel Closes

October 29, 2013 | 12:09 pm | 0 Comment

Curacao’s Kura Hulanda Hotel Closes

Above: the Kura HulandaBy Alexander BritellThe Kura Hulanda Hotel in Curacao has closed its doors and been declared bankrupt, Netherlands-based Sandton Hotels announced.The Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club remains open, however.In a release, Sandton Founder and CEO Gui de Vries said he considered the hotel's closure a "loss" for the hotel more...

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Five Great Small Hotels in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao

October 15, 2013 | 6:30 am | 0 Comment

Five Great Small Hotels in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao

They're the ABC islands — Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. This Dutch Caribbean enclave at the southern tip of the Caribbean is a beautiful mix of European, Caribbean and international tastes, styles and customs. It's also home to some beautiful small hotel properties (that is, with less than 50 rooms) — the kind that might be perfect if you're in the mood to do some more...

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Six Great Restaurants in Curacao

September 17, 2013 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

Six Great Restaurants in Curacao

Dutch, Indonesian, Danish, French ... Curacao is a world of flavours. The Dutch Caribbean island features a diverse range of culinary experiences, from traditional French bistros to funky Latin-fusion outposts. Here are six restaurants to try next time you're there. What's your favourite spot in Curacao? Tell us in the comments section.The Wine CellarA more...

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Curacao’s Wladimir Balentien Breaks Japan’s Home Run Record

September 15, 2013 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment

Curacao’s Wladimir Balentien Breaks Japan’s Home Run Record

Above: Wladimir Balentien after his record-breaking 56th blastBy the Caribbean Journal staffA record that had stood in Japan for 49 years was broken on Sunday by an outfielder from Curacao.Wladimir Balentien, a native of Willemstad, Curacao, hit his 56th and 57th home runs of the season on Sunday to break the single-season record for home runs in Japan's more...

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Curacao PM Visits Amsterdam

August 29, 2013 | 6:27 pm | 0 Comment

Curacao PM Visits Amsterdam

Above: Curacao Prime Minister Ivar AsjesBy the Caribbean Journal staffCuracao Prime Minister Ivar Asjes is visiting The Netherlands for the first time since taking office in June.Asjes met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Ministry of General Affairs in Amsterdam, according to a statement from the government of the Netherlands.On Saturday, he more...

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Prince Signs On For Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival

August 15, 2013 | 4:59 am | 0 Comment

Prince Signs On For Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival

Above: the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival in 2012By the Caribbean Journal staffMusic legend Prince has joined a host of performers signed on for this year's Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival.The event, which begins at Piscadera Bay on Aug. 30, will also include Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, The Roots, Marc Anthony and Erykah Badu, among others."The Curaçao more...

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The 10 Best Caribbean Cities For Food

August 8, 2013 | 10:20 am | 0 Comment

The 10 Best Caribbean Cities For Food

Above: Port of Spain, TrinidadEvery Caribbean island has its share of great eateries. But if you're visiting a Caribbean destination solely for food, you generally like to have a high concentration of restaurants all within a short radius. So we thought we'd put together this year's ranking of the 10 best cities in the Caribbean for food (as opposed to a list of best more...

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Five Great Bars in Curaçao

August 6, 2013 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

Five Great Bars in Curaçao

Curaçao has a thriving nightlife, and the Dutch Caribbean island has bar options across the board — for lounging around by the beach, finding a great brew or watching the sunset. Here's a list of five great bars on the island of Curaçao.Netto BarThis historic local bar, which dates back to 1954, is mainly famous for its signature Rom Berde, a house-made more...

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