Netherlands Antilles Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by cjg1
  • Things to Do
    by cjg1
  • Things to Do
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Netherlands Antilles Things to Do

  • Queen Emma Bridge

    Curaçao Things to Do

    The main tourist stand at the Emma Bridge (Punda side) connected me with Peter Trips. He is a sturdy Dutchman, nearly 30 years on Curacao, and offers several day and half day excursions. I took the "Island Trip" which gave me a very good overview of key areas of the island, in, around and out of Willemstad. There were many Dutch people on this tour...

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  • Bonaire National Marine Park

    Bonaire Things to Do

    A great dive to do after Karpata. Hit Karpata early in the morning, you have to take a dirt road to get back on the two way road and this detour spits you out right at Oil Slick. They have a nice wooden dock with a ladder for easy access out of the water. This is a great spot to kill some time in between dives. Oil Slick get deep immediately so...

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  • willemstad

    Willemstad is the territorial capital of the Netherlands Antilles. Located at 12°7′N 68°56′W / 12.117°N 68.933°W / 12.117; -68.933Coordinates: 12°7′N 68°56′W / 12.117°N 68.933°W / 12.117; -68.933, on the island of Curaçao, it has an estimated population of 125,000. The historic...

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  • Willemstad.

    Here can you see the connection between the to parts of Willemstad Punda and Ottrabanda The Wilhelmina pontoonbridge The picture is taken from the other bridge the Julianabridge.

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  • And finaly the flag of Curacao..

    And finaly the flag of Curacao. This is the end of my 9 months Netherland Antilles, it was a hard but great time to be here and i hafe a lot of fun and much see that period.

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  • This is one of the Leafcacti.

    This is one of the Leafcacti you find on Curacao. When you pass this cacti take care and distance because when you touch it you have the needles everywhere. Anddddddddddd take care where you go sit for a rest...lol...

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  • Here one of the famous DiviDivi trees..

    Here one of the famous DiviDivi Trees. Made by the strong winds is he growing in one direction.

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  • Snorkling or diving.

    If you’ve never snorkeled or dived, now may be good time to learn. At the very least put on a mask to get a glimpse of the wonders just below the surface. It is recommended that you snorkel with a buddy (standard practice For complete dive information, consult this site's diving section, with detailed information about diving on Curaçao. A lonely...

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  • Curaçao’s waters.

    Curaçao’s waters are teeming with underwater life: multi-colored parrot fish, silvery barracuda, spotted French angelfish and colorful butterfly-fish are just some of the varieties you’re apt to see. Colonies of coral and sea anemones inhabit the waters just off the shore.Westpoint sandybeach.

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  • The road to the westcoast..

    The road to the westcoast you can see the mountains of the 7 Hilss. The highest moutain is the Christoffel Mountain.

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  • Fresh Water.

    Did You know.......Curaçaoans distill their tap waterdirectly from the sea, making it very pure, and very nice to drink. To meet the waterneeds of the whole island, a huge 'water factory' is operated near Otrabanda.

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  • Floating Market.

    Floating Market. Here is the market where Colombians coming with the boat to sale their products as vegetetables, fish and fruit.

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  • The time that I stay in The Netherlands...

    The time that I stay in the Netherlands Antillen the Netherlands Antillen has 6 island, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Maarten and St. Eustatius. Now is Aruba independent. Here you see the ABC Islands. The photo is a cover of one of my photobooks.

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  • diving

    if you visit the antilles, you really have to get your padi open water certificate!!The underwaterworld is just amazing!!

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  • BEACHES

    COPECOY BEACH: The best beach, in my opinion. The sand is white and clean! There are cliffs and small caves. The waves are medium. Just enough to have fun, but not to big to loose contol! The far end is clothing optional. So it means you can either have a bathing suit, be topless or being naked.ORIENT BAY: Was supposed to be the bestbeach. We were...

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  • Here my mother and I are...

    Here my mother and I are baking together at Seaquarium Beach ;) Watch out with laying in the sun between 11 am and 2 pm. It's better to go sunbading before 11 am or after 3 pm. And use lots of suncream and make sure you drink enough water. Also getting burnt in the water is very easy, so choose a waterproof suncream or go in with a T-shirt when you...

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  • My brother using the suncream...

    My brother using the suncream :) How little he was back then. He always got sunburnt I remember...now he is 18 and always has that nice brown ten when he has been in the sun :)

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  • Near the Seaquarium you can...

    Near the Seaquarium you can find the Seaquarium and the Princess Beach. You have to pay some entree fee here (less then five dollars). The beach is a bit crowded, but still many fish swim here in the water. The first time you feel fish swimming around you, it might scare you a little. The beach has palmtrees and snack and cocktailbars.

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  • Inside the Seaquarium building...

    Inside the Seaquarium building you can see and touch lobsters or cucumberanimals. I didn't dare touching that lobster, he looks scary...

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  • Here the girl that works at...

    Here the girl that works at the Seaquarium is feeding the sealions. The Sealions have lots of space here, their water also has contact with the open sea.

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  • Go and see the Seaquarium. You...

    Go and see the Seaquarium. You can see all sorts of fish in watertanks, you can see fish by diving here or you can meet some turtles and sealions here. Turtles and sealions are also to be encountered when you go diving by yourself at a quiet beach :)

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  • Through the St Annaby can go...

    Through the St Annaby can go large ships, like these oiltanker. Also there are possiblities to rent a ship here or to board a ship that brings you to other islands. For more information see my transportation tips.

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  • This is not a must see, but a...

    This is not a must see, but a must use for traffic. The Queen Juliana Bridge at Willemstad, transports you easily from the south to the north and it brings you from one to the other side of Willemstad too.

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  • This is the front sight of the...

    This is the front sight of the Emma Bridge. The wood makes a bit of a creeping sound when you walk over the bridge, but don't be afraid :) For cars it's not allowed to cross by this bridge, they are to heavy. For traffic another bridge is built...

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  • This is the Boat or Ponton...

    This is the Boat or Ponton Bridge (Queen Emma Bridge). The bridge connects Punda with Otrabanda. The St Anna Bay Channel runs right through these two halfs of Willemstad (Willem City). It's funny walking on this floating bridge. Also the system for letting through a boat is quite cool :) The boats start floating to the side then and you will have...

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  • Scubadiving and driving around...

    Scubadiving and driving around in a car, stop at the beaches: Grote Knip, Kleine Knip, Seaquarium beach, Lugunabeach. Go and see Willemstad. It is divided in two parts: Otrabanda and Punda. Punda is nice to see and to go shopping. Otrabanda is nice to go out. The two parts are divided by a canal. You can cross to the other side by using the...

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  • Go shopping in Punda,...

    Go shopping in Punda, Willemstad. There are many small shops, two big warehouses, terraces where you can eat and ofcourse the wellknown Mac Donalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Burger Kings :) But hey local food always taste better haha :) On the picture my brother at the Penhabuilding in Punda, Willemstad.

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  • Visit the Supermarket and the...

    Visit the Supermarket and the waterfront vegetable market downtown. Eating in Bonaire can be expensive. The price of dinner entrees ran from $12 to $25 each. Our breakfast buffet (included in package) was very good. Expenses may be cut by preparing meals in the room. We usually made sandwiches or soup for lunch and sometimes joined with other rooms...

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  • Must see in Bonaire - Salt...

    Must see in Bonaire - Salt Works south of Kralendijk, with vast salt ponds to evaporate the sea water. Also must see the flamingoes in the salt ponds and the fresh water ponds to the north.Must do - Scuba dive the reefs.The salt works are the most largest and most visible of any I have seen. The flamingoes are found here in larger quantities than...

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  • Orient Beach

    Despite being on the eastern coast, this is one of the gentlest of beaches because of the protection afforded by the reef running from Green Cay to Pinel. The southern end is clothing-optional. There is a reef running southeast from the start of the nude section that is home to many fish.

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  • Oyster Pond

    A very safe and beautiful harbor ringed with hills. Well worth the trip over the steep hill (if you approach from the south), especially for this view from the hill.

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  • Terre Basses

    The French word for Lowlands, are located at the westernmost end of the island beyond the Simpson Bay Lagoon. They are home to some of the most exclusive villas on the island and feature two of St.Martin's prettiest beaches at Plum Bay and Baie Rouge.

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  • Grand Case

    The sweeping curve of the beach at Grand Case near the northern tip of the island shelters a little fishing village that is famous not only for its fine foods but also for its distinctive style of architecture. Elaborate carvings and fretwork, in what is called a gingerbread style, adorn the fronts of the small wooden houses painted in pastel...

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  • Dawn Beach

    A pretty beach that is fairly well protected. There is supposed to be good snorkeling. Mr. Busby's beach bar in on the north end. There is another beach bar that serves frozen margaritas and hamburgers.

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  • Marigot

    The capital city of Marigot is perhaps the most French in spirit of all the cities in the Caribbean. Colonial houses stand beside smart cafés and bistros, pastry shops and luxury boutiques, and in many ways it looks just like any of the French market towns you might expect to find on the Continent. The entire city is only four streets wide, so it...

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  • The diving around the islands...

    The diving around the islands is great (both scuba and snorkle).There are many attractive divespots available around the islands in water easily accessible for even the less experienced diver (or the ones without any experience). The watertemperature is great (around 25 degrees constantly), the water is clear and there is much sealife. Also, if you...

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  • Snorkeling on Pinel Island.

    The water here is crystal clear and there are lots of fish to see, as well as coral, squid and other aquatic wildlife - if you're lucky, you might even spot a dolphin or two!The guides give you food to feed the fish, which will eat right out of your hands.

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  • I recommend taking the trolley...

    I recommend taking the trolley tour. The guide was very knowledgeable.We went through the Scharloo district where Jewish merchants built their homes and painted them vibrant colors. We also visited a cathedral and the oldest synagog in the western hemisphere. This synagog had a sand floor and beautiful wood carvings.

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  • Welll what can I say ??? GO TO...

    Welll what can I say ??? GO TO THE BEACH !!!!!!!!The one shown here is called Baie Orientale, in the north-east corner of the island (French side). It's the longest beach of St-Martin and one of the longest in the Carribean, but it's rather crowded...I would better recommend small 'quiet' (if this word can ever be applied to St-Martin) beaches in...

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  • RAINFOREST: at Saba's peak.

    RAINFOREST: at Saba's peak.When visiting Saba it is a must to climb up Mt. Scenery to it's peak. At the peak you will find yourself within a densly lush forest. The peak is usually covered in a cloud, but on a clear day you can see much of the Caribbean from the top of this volcano.

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  • When visiting St. Maarten be...

    When visiting St. Maarten be sure to take a day trip to the nearby island of Saba.Saba is also a Dutch island. It is a large volcano that shoots up from the caribbean water. Inhabited by only 1200 or so residents, it is a true getaway. There are no traffic lights or casinos, and the people all know each other.

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  • BEACH: Pinel Island (French...

    BEACH: Pinel Island (French side)Pinel is a small island located off the shore of the French side. It has a nice beach with calm shallow water on either side of the peninsula. Here you can find great snorkeling and some water sports.

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  • BEACH: Anse Marcel (French...

    BEACH: Anse Marcel (French Side)On the French side of the island, just past Grand Case, is a wonderful hidden beach. A steep drive down the mountainside takes you to a beautiful resort nestled between two peaks. A short walk through the resort's decorative grounds takes you to one of the calmest beaches in St. Martin. It is usually less busy than...

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  • BEACH: Dawn Beach (Border of...

    BEACH: Dawn Beach (Border of French & Dutch Side)This beach is well known for its snorkeling. Be aware however, that very often this beach is rough, and snokeling would be close to impossible. If you're scared scared of heights, prepare yourself for the drive down to the beach (a blindfold wouldn't be a bad idea).

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  • BEACH & DINING: Grand Case...

    BEACH & DINING: Grand Case (French Side)This beach is quite nice. What makes it stand out, however, is what you'll find next to it. Grand Case is known for some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean. There are dozens along the main street.

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