Curacao

JetBlue to Launch Service to Curaçao

 Above: Willemstad, Curacao (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell JetBlue’s Caribbean push shows no signs of slowing down. The New York City-based carrier announced Wednesday that it would be launching service to another new Caribbean destination, beginning service from New York …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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. …

 Above: Wladimir Balentien after his record-breaking 56th blast By the Caribbean Journal staff A 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 …

 Above: Curacao Prime Minister Ivar Asjes By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao 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 …

 Above: the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival in 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff Music 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 …

 Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad Every 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing is launching nonstop service from Toronto to Curacao, the company announced Tuesday. The service will operate every Sunday, beginning Dec. 15 and through The Ontario-based airline already operates flights to Caribbean destinations …