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How to Create Your Own Souvenir in Curaçao

Curaçao’s Must-Visit Art Factory By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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, […]


Curaçao Has a New Boutique Hotel

A new boutique hotel in the Dutch Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]


A Great Steakhouse in Curaçao

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 […]


JetBlue Expanding Service to Curaçao

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 […]


The Caribbean’s Best New Cigar Lounge

By Alexander Britell It’s been open for just about a month, but one Caribbean cigar lounge has vaulted right to the top. It’s called Kandela, and it’s centrally located in the Renaissance Mall and Rif Fort area of Curaçao’s capital. The […]

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 Niland CJ 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 […]

How to Spend a Caribbean Vacation with John Legend and Enrique Iglesias

A new way to rock in Curaçao By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]

InselAir Adds New Service to Venezuela

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 […]


Air Canada Expanding Curacao Service

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 […]

How Many Tourists Visited Curacao in 2014

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 […]

The Caribbean’s New Winery

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 […]


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