Discover the best non-traditional experiences this Valentine’s Day
While temperatures drop across the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Caribbean island of Curaçao is heating up with these off-the-beaten-path, romantic experiences:
Go Off the Grid in Klein Curaçao
Located approximately eight miles off the southeast coast of Curaçao, Klein Curaçao is an uninhabited island home to one of the most pristine beaches in Curaçao, making it an ideal option for couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Acclaimed for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life, couples can enjoy romantic strolls up and down the island’s remote coastline, explore the abandoned lighthouse, one of the only standing structures still found on the island; or snorkel in the crystal blue, warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. For more information, visit www.curacao.com.
Explore Under the Sea With Substation Curaçao
Couples can take their relationship to the next level, that is, 1,000 feet under the sea, with the Substation Curaçao’s Curasub, a certified mini-submarine that descends four times a day to depths even unreachable for divers. Exotic fish, old shipwrecks and colorful reefs are just a handful of things to discover during this one and a half hour adventure. For more information, visit www.substation-curacao.com.
Unwind at Curaçao’s First Winery
What better way to toast to your romance than at the island’s first ever winery. Run by the Visscher family and located near Curaçao International Airport, the vineyard has over 2,000 plants on two acres of land, which will eventually be expanded to 25 acres. The winery’s 300-year old plantation also doubles as a luxury bed and breakfast and offers daily tastings. For more information, visit www.curacaowine.com.
Full Moon Walk at Christoffelpark
It doesn't get much more romantic than a night's stroll in Curaçao's Christoffel National Park to watch the the full moon rise each month over Mt. Christoffel across the star-filled sky. As Curaçao's largest national park, it’s easy to find romance around every corner, especially with the full-moon nature walk, which allows couples to tune into their senses when they climb to the top of Mt. Christoffel under the light of the moon and the peaceful sounds of the crickets. For moreinformation, visit www.christoffelpark.org.
Renew Your Vows at Mikvé Israel Emanuel Synagogue
With over 35 cove-like beaches, stunning Dutch, colonial architecture and year round sunshine; it’s no wonder why Curaçao serves as the perfect Caribbean backdrop for weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways. Lovers will find themselves surrounded by a myriad of amorous landmarks, including the Mikvé Israel-Emmanuel Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere still in continuous use. Adorned with vaulted ceilings, azure stained glass windows, and sand floors, its easy to feel the romance within the holy temple. For more information, visit www.snoa.com.
Invigorate Your Love at Den Paradera Herb Garden
Known throughout Curaçao as a healer, Dinah Veeris shares her knowledge of herbs and plants with personalized tours through her herb garden, educating couples on ancient healing remedies (including plant-based aphrodesiacs), local botany, and how indigenous medicinal practices live on. After a tour of the Den Paradera Herb Garden, strengthen your devotion with the Love Package. This spiritual package consists of a special blend of ‘love oils’ and powders to foster attraction and love. For more information, visit www.dinahveeris.com.
Home to more than 35 captivating beaches, a diverse heritage spanning 55 different cultures, including Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese, a 'live and let live' attitude and unrivaled European architecture; Curaçao remains an unrivaled tropical escape in the Southern Caribbean. Recently selected as one of Budget Travel’s '10 Most Romantic Islands in the World,' Curaçao’s natural beauty, world class diving and snorkeling sites are also a favorite with divers and adventure travelers, and its stunning beaches and idyllic weather, situated on the outer fringes of the Hurricane Belt, has won it further accolade and recognition. Its capital city, Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage site – features an iconic colorful Handelskade backdrop, an eclectic roster of museums, monuments, flavorful restaurants and shopping; just a few of the many reasons why Curaçao continues to flourish as one of the most exceptional islands in the region. To learn more about Curaçao, please visit www.curacao.com, call toll free 1.800.328.7222 or download our brochure at http://curacao.com/brochure. Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Curacaotb,Twitter: @CuracaoTravel or Instagram: CuracaoTB.