While in Curacao, I stayed in the area Willemstad at the Royal Sea Aquarium Resort. This resort is in a lagoon area with many shops and restaurants, There are beaches all around the lovely crystal water inlet where this resort is located. There is also a nice pool and spa and every room is facing the ocean. Guests are free to visit the Royal Sea Aquarium which is right next door for free as many times as they want.
There are many advantages for Americans visiting Curacao. Almost everyone speaks English and all of the stores and restaurants on the island take dollar bills so need to change your money for a fee. Curacao is also not a really long flight for many living in the United States. I flew from Tampa to Miami in less than an hour and then from Miami to Curacao in a little more than two hours. I felt this Dutch island was safe, clean, and well taken care of. You also will not need to use a power converter for your electronics as they have the same type of outlets we use in the United States.
Below is a photo of the lagoon. The Royal Sea Aquarium and resort are right to the left in this photo. The water is warm, but refreshing at the same time. I visited Curacao in August which is one of the hottest months. If I were to return, I would want to visit after October 1st when it cools off slightly. This island does not have a history of being affected by hurricanes, but that doesn't mean your flight will not be affected by either getting there or leaving if you visit during hurricane season.
Here is a view of the resort's pool area from the third floor:
Here is a view at sunset:
Here is one of the wonderful refreshing passion fruit daiquiris I had at the resort's restaurant Augusto's
A view of the resort from across the lagoon:
Kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving are very popular activities in this crystal clear water.
Just a few other photos taken at various places around the lagoon:
Here is an area designated for bands and special events in the lagoon:
There were just as many people out and about at night as the temperature was a little cooler in August. The lights were really pretty and there was plenty to do:
Snorkeling at sunset:
Have you ever visited Curacao? If so, did you like it? Thank you so much for visiting and please feel free to leave a comment as I value each one. Have a wonderful week!