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  • The city of CuraÇao. Aruba...

    The city of Willemstad capital of Curazao, a small Amsterdam of the caribbean. Aruba full of divi-divis -national tree- and beautiful beaches. Bonaire for great snorkeling. And the quiet Sabah.


    The first name of the Beach was Sualouiga and was habited by Arawak and Carib indians. It was discovered by Christophe Colomb in 1493. A Treaty between Frendch and Dutch was signed in 1648. No border to be seen! The only difference beween the two parts might be the language : Dutch, French, but English everywhere. Same for the money : Franc,...

  • This is the map of Curacao....

    This is the map of Curacao. The island isn't very big, You can drive around it in one day. It's the scubadiving and the beaches that make you enjoy your stay the most. Most people spend their time in the south point, but do go to the north point as well. You will find more local people there and funny things like goats that walk on the roads :)

  • Go scubadiving!

    Swimming in the ocean with scuba gear, while the fishies with beautiful colours and some seals are curiously swimming around you. DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS UNDERWATERWORLD IN MY TRAVELLOGUE!

  • Diving is the most important...

    Diving is the most important and memorable activity on the island All the dives are beautiful and the plant and fish life is great. The boat dives allows diving on the reefs of Klien Bonaire and the difficult shore dive entry reefs, but there is shore diving in lovely areas all up and down the southern shore. I miss the easy diving and the...

  • St. Maarten/St. Martin

    Visitors to this Caribbean island get to enjoy both Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin. The island at 37 square miles is the smallest land mass in the world to be divided between two governments. Although there are two separate governments, visitors cross between the two sides without any restrictions. Signs along the side of the road mark the...

  • The island is half Dutch and...

    The island is half Dutch and French with both sides offering unique opportunities for exploration. Drove through the middle of the island at night and parked along the dividing line-marker. Got out of the car and held my woman close and we listened to the tree frogs as they filled the night air with their sounds of chirping. The moon was full and...

  • Cross the old bridge in...

    Cross the old bridge in downtown of Curazao, it has such a folklorical construction over the river just when it is reaching the caribbean... Quite a lovely place also.. the architecture -quite touristic- makes you feel in a little and colorful wonderland

  • visit the downtown shops for...

    visit the downtown shops for Delft souveniers as well as a few bottles of their orange-flavored liquer named for the island. The beaches were wonderful and some were nearly deserted. Near the hotels, there would be plenty of people on the beach but in the outlying areas you could just explore and feel like a beachcomber.

  • Go snorkling and/or...

    Go snorkling and/or scubadiving. Then after that spend the rest of the day on the beach, have a nice dinner and after that party until the sun comes up. Our friends and collegues there. They really showed us around.

  • go snorkeling or scuba diving....

    go snorkeling or scuba diving. The water is amazingly clear and there are all kinds of fish and coral to see. You should also try the local specialty drink: the guavaberry. The beautiful water.

  • Walk across the Queen Emma...

    Walk across the Queen Emma pontoon bridge to the craft kiosks. The bridge is illuminated with thousands of little lights at night. Another one of my fond memories of my day in Willemsted is standing on the top deck of the cruise ship and watching the Queen Emma pontoon bridge swing open to let large boats into the Santa Ana harbor.

  • Go diving! It's one of the...

    Go diving! It's one of the top-spots of the world and as the island silently attracts each visitor to stretch out on the beach anyway...why not try and discover a fantastic other world! The temperature, the water, and the small local brewed cans of Amstel-beer....while sitting on the beach

  • For town atmosphere and for...

    For town atmosphere and for shopping I would rather recommend Philipsburg (the Dutch side capital) than Marigot (French side) since the 'city' (actually a village) is full of couloured houses which gives you a great feeling.

  • go island hopping, time...

    go island hopping, time permitting. You will need at least 5 days to enjoy St. Maarten, so if you are there longer, you can afford to spend a couple of days island hopping. St. Barts and Anguilla are closest.St. Barts is a beautiful French island, so beautiful and clean. The island is well taken care of. Rent a 'mini moak' and tour the island at...

  • enjoy and visit as many of the...

    enjoy and visit as many of the 30 beaches as possible, each was is different and unique in its own right. Don't miss the Orient Bay, Marigot Bay and Cupecoy. Rent a Jeep and go beach hopping! Our fondest memory has got to be the white sand beaches and the blue-aquamarine Caribbean water.

  • Indiana's on Thursdays is a...

    Indiana's on Thursdays is a must!!!! Great music, outdoor bars and dance floor and lots of beautiful people from all over the world!! Horseback riding in the water!!! It is a wonderful sensation to be bareback on your horse while the horse swims in this beautiful clear water.

  • Visit Marigot, the largest...

    Visit Marigot, the largest city on the French side of the island. There are restaurants along the marina, perfume and jewelry shops, and some nightclubs.

  • I highly recommend either...

    I highly recommend either snorkeling or diving in this area as the water is very clear!The island itself is a true desert enviroment. It is hot and has a very strong trade wind. This is great for advanced wind surfers!While it was easy driving around the island I found the roads were not marked and neither were the maps! Just be patient...once you...

  • visit the Floating...

    visit the Floating Market.Walk from Fort Amsterdam to the Handelskade.The market people are sailing every morning with their coloured sailingboats from Venezuela ( ! ) to the Handelskade in Willemstad.Isn't this increadible ?They are selling fresh fruit and vegetables.

  • Tetreus's General Tip

    The divi divi tree is one of the characteristics of the Antilles. The tree is always growing into one way direction, because of the wind. The wind is called the pasaatwind.

  • visiting...

    visiting Willemstad.Willemstad is divided in two regions; Punda and Otrabanda.Punda and Otrabanda are connected with two bridges. One big bridge is called the Queen Juliana bridge.Queen Juliana is the former Queen of Holland. There is also a little pontjesbridge, called the Queen Emmabridge. Queen Emma is the mother of Queen Juliana.This little...

  • Spend time on both sides of...

    Spend time on both sides of the island . Shared between France and the Netherlands , St Martin ( French side ) / St Maarten ( Dutch side ) is the smallest territory in the world governed by 2 sovereign states . The Dutch is smaller yet more developed than the French side . Trees crashing down into the ground from the strong winds of the hurricane...

  • Go to Bonaire and go Diving...

    Go to Bonaire and go Diving there !! Absolutly amazing!Go also to the National Park in the north of the Island !! The people on Bonaire are verry friendly!

  • Go commando at Orient Beach on...

    Go commando at Orient Beach on the French side of St Maarten/St. MartinIt's find to watch all the white tourists struggling to keep their divining rods from trying to point out the closest water supply!

  • The diving was spectacular! ...

    The diving was spectacular! Reefs are in good shape & there is plenty of marine life. People were nice but there is plenty of poverty there too. Not commercialized at all. Topogrophy is nice, flat in certain areas & mountainous in others. Reminded us a lot of Aruba.Beaches we recommend: Playa Abao, Knipbaai, Playa Lagun (Northwest area) - great...

  • The entire Island has...

    The entire Island has breath-taking views of the Ocean. Probably my favorite views were near Divi Little Bay Resort where the colors were unbelievable!

  • You must visit the French side...

    You must visit the French side and experience Marigot-I liked the open air market the best. the personality of the island magically changes as you pass a signgoing from the Dutch to the French. Each side of the island has a distinct personality and you may change sides as your moods change. I particularly like Grand Case on the French side. It is...

  • Rent a car and drive around...

    Rent a car and drive around the island. It is very friendly and difficult to get lost-not too many roads. Stop by Dawn Beach to enjoy the view and don't miss the Butterfly Farm further north. Go at the beginning of your stay. The admission is $10.00 but you may go back as often as you please. The people are very knowledgeable and friendly. Grand...

  • Hire a car and explore this...

    Hire a car and explore this beautiful island. In low season expect to pay $100 - $130 for one week. Unless you have discounts with big companies like Avis, do consider renting from local companies. 'Route 66' has an office in Marigot on the French side, right in front of the market. In one morning you can tour the island twice and check the main...

  • I'd take anyone/everyone to...

    I'd take anyone/everyone to Bari Reef. and hope they can breathe underwater ;^) It's hard to pick a favorite thing about Bonaire. I loved seeing a shark on Bari reef. buti also loved the blue tail lizards and the sunsets and the weather and night snorkellingand the fish begging for french fries at the blue parrot restaurant. the fish were livingin...

  • Try the Guavaberry Liquor....

    Try the Guavaberry Liquor. It's fantastic. On St. Maarten, the shopping was fun. The shopping district is very quaint and quiet. We enjoyed this island the most on our cruise. We stopped at a hotel on the water and had a drink on their patio overlooking the ocean. It was such a relaxing time.

  • Go Scubadiving!It's really...

    Go Scubadiving!It's really fantastic and it's fun to do, you see so many fish and coral and everything, super! the warmth, the sun, the dancing.


Netherlands Antilles Hotels

  • Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort,...

    just perfect!!!! service and Quality!!!!!!!!

  • Le Petit Hotel

    248 Boulevard de Grand Case, , 97150, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Harbour Village Beach Resort

    Kaya Gobernador N Debrot 71, , Bonaire, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Queens Garden Resort

    This is perhaps Saba's best luxury resort for what you need to pay. Others may be slightly nicer,...

  • Baoase Luxury Resort

    Winterswijkstraat 2, Willemstad, 00000, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Oyster Bay Beach Resort

    Emerald Merit Rd 10, Philipsburg, 97150, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Buddy Dive

    P.O. Box 231, Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Willard's of Saba

    Booby Hill, Box 515, Windwardside, 59941, Caribbean

  • Nos Krusero Apartments

    Westpunt z/n tegenover kv 20, Playa Kalki

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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