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Curacao Sees Drop in US Tourists, Big Jump From Canada

July 23, 2014 | 12:10 pm | 0 Comment

Curacao Sees Drop in US Tourists, Big Jump From Canada

Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao experienced a 17.1 percent drop in tourist arrivals from the US in the first five months of 2014, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. But that number was offset slightly by a significant jump in tourism from Canada. The Dutch Caribbean island received 7,955 tourists from more...

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Air Canada Adding New Flight to Curaçao

July 9, 2014 | 3:54 pm | 0 Comment

Air Canada Adding New Flight to Curaçao

Above: Curaçao (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is ramping up its service to Curaçao. The Canadian carrier will be launching new nonstop service from Montreal to Curaçao on Jan. 1, 2015. The company will also be turning its seasonal Toronto-Curaçao service into year-round service. The Montreal-Curaçao flights will more...

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Sonesta Coming to Curaçao

May 22, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Sonesta Coming to Curaçao

Above: the Kura Hulanda Village Curaçao (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sonesta is coming to Curaçao. The brand will be taking over at the Kura Hulanda hotel properties on the island, parent company GHL Hoteles announced on their Facebook page. Both the Kura Hulanda Village & Spa and the Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club will more...

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Caribbean Eats: At Curacao’s Tempo Doeloe, a Taste of Indonesia

May 10, 2014 | 6:01 pm | 0 Comment

Caribbean Eats: At Curacao’s Tempo Doeloe, a Taste of Indonesia

CURACAO's long colonial Dutch history has, among other things, led to a cornucopia of culinary experiences available on the island. That means that, wherever you go on the island, you can find a wide variety of flavours from the Netherlands, the wider Caribbean, South America and, interestingly, Indonesia. That brings us to the relatively new Tempo Doeloe eatery more...

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In An Old Bar, the Heartbeat of Curaçao

May 1, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

In An Old Bar, the Heartbeat of Curaçao

Above: Netto Bar in Otrabanda (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell WILLEMSTAD — Two old fans beat on against the Caribbean heat, harder than any should have to work. A single fluorescent light at the back of the room is all the illumination necessary — the rest comes in glasses. This is the oldest bar in Curaçao, a dive bar before there was a name more...

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Portrait of a Caribbean City: Willemstad, Curaçao in 14 Photos

April 29, 2014 | 8:10 am | 0 Comment

Portrait of a Caribbean City: Willemstad, Curaçao in 14 Photos

By Alexander Britell (All photos by CJ) Curaçao — The sights; the smells; the hum. Willemstad isn't like many places in the region — it's a historic but bustling urban area with an energy all its own. Our new Portrait of a City feature offers you a quick look at some of the sights that make this one of the unique capitals of the Caribbean. Historic more...

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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: Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao 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 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff Electronic 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 Hulanda By Alexander Britell The 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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