LèMert Loves Curaçao! New Year Travel Guide 2022

It’s time to escape the cold, dark winter months to another amazing destination! This time, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is on our itinerary. Located around 65 km off the Venezuelan coast, the island has a hot and dry climate, with turquoise water and white sand beaches perfect for a January getaway. We’ve found the best spots to visit in this island paradise:

Restaurant Zest

Enjoy a selection of local and international dishes at this fabulous beach restaurant. Wine connoisseurs can spend time in the Tasting Room discovering unique wines from all over the world. Reserve a beach bed and spend the day enjoying the delicious menu which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Saint Tropez Island Club

Enjoy a night or two at this beachside boutique hotel with exceptional service. With gorgeous views of the ocean you’ll love waking up in paradise. The two restaurants offer a selection of delicious tapas and international dishes, which you can enjoy beach side. For an extra special visit, take advantage of the private sunset boat tour!

Klein Curaçao

Play castaway at this remote coral island 15 miles off the mainland. The two hour boat trip will give you the opportunity to see some incredible landmarks, and maybe a dolphin or two. You’ll enjoy time on the beautiful beach and enjoy a buffet lunch before heading back at the end of the day. Divers will also love this trip to explore corals and caves!

Playa Porto Mari (Pig Beach)

This beach is the starting point for many snorkelers and divers who come to explore the double reef. The area is managed in an environmentally friendly manner to protect the reef and marine life. Enjoy a bite to eat beachside after your underwater adventures for the perfect day at the beach.

Swim With Turtles at Playa Grandi

For a once in a lifetime experience head over to Playa Grandi to swim with turtles! Although this isn’t the prettiest beach on the island, it is one of the best for diving and snorkeling so don’t miss out!

Happy Hour at Zanzibar

Enjoy beach side activities and delicious food and drinks at Zanzibar, inspired by the warmth and coziness of East Africa! Every Saturday is happy hour with local bands and plenty of ice cold drinks to party through to midnight.

Dance and Dine at Cabana Beach

Enjoy great food with the option of catching up with international sport by the beach at Cabana Beach. Every Wednesday night is Dance and Dine night with a special menu and top island DJs. A beach bed at this cool beach club is a must do on your trip to the island.

Travel to Curaçao and Coronavirus

We recommend checking on current travel advice from the Curaçao government before you travel to check entry requirements and local restrictions as a result of the Coronavirus global pandemic. The latest information can be found here. Remember also to check if there are any additional requirements for reentry to your home country from Curaçao.