If you’re looking to escape the craziness of the holiday season, swap your sweatpants for shorts and set your sights on the Caribbean. For the perfect combination of warm weather, pristine beaches, fun activities, and plenty of R&R, we recommend visiting the island of Curacao.
Beat the Tourist Crowds
In relation to its Caribbean neighbors, Curacao is a low-key island that’s less visited on the tourist path. This is great for those who decide to visit because they can truly enjoy the beauty of Curacao with a sense of seclusion. Also, since Curacao isn’t too focused on attracting tourists, you will get a more authentic feel of the culture and people. This also gives you the ability to be flexible in your holiday planning, since you can book trips relatively last minute without fear of things selling out.
One of the many perks of Curacao is that the weather is a solid 80 degrees year-round and there is a range of things to do. Take a day to explore secluded beaches and hidden caves and spend the next perusing local museums and discovering the charming character of the capital town, Willemstad. On active days you can scuba dive, snorkel, and SUP. When you are in more of a relaxation mood, have a piña colada on the beach or taste the local cuisine – a mix of Dutch, Afro-Caribbean, Venezuelan, and Indonesian influences.
Keep Traditions Going Strong
Many think that going off the map during the holidays means you have to leave behind your typical holiday traditions like enjoying a Thanksgiving meal or having a Christmas tree to decorate and fill with gifts. However, if you stay at a well-equipped resort, like Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, you can have your cake (or turkey) and eat it too. With spacious luxury suites, like their Royal Suite that includes a living room with plenty of seating and a dining room table for eight, you’ll feel right at home.