Curacao

Going Back to the Future in the Caribbean’s First Wi-Fi Taxi

 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. …

At Jaanchie’s Restaurant, The Sound of Curaçao

 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 …

A New Culinary Event in Curaçao

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor Caribbean people have an appetite for technology that rivals any other region of the world. But who is working behind the scenes to maintain and upgrade the Internet-based services on which …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Sea, sand and swaying palm trees: as views go, it’s the tropical trifecta. And while you can enjoy such vistas all over the Caribbean, we’re partial to this panorama from the Lions Suite at Curacao’s Lions Dive …

 Above: Curacao (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — Curacao will be hosting the 2015 Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference, it was announced Friday. The conference comes as the Dutch Caribbean island looks to make a …