The rich history of different nations gave life to a fascinating place such as Curacao, the largest island in the Netherlands Antilles designated as an UNESCO World Heritage, for its idyllic beaches, underwater gardens of coral reefs, and an intriguing mix of cultural and architectural heritage. The picturesque buildings and colorful merchant houses overlooking the harbor, blend the colonial styles of the Netherlands and Spain with the warm Caribbean soul.
All travelers during their Curacao vacations should visit the Cristoffel and Shete Boca National Parks, the Den Paradera, the Herb Garden, Hato Caves and the Ostrich Farm. Besides, with over 65 dive sites, pristine reefs close to the shore, over 500 species of fish and a host of other colorful marine creatures, caves, drop offs and shipwrecks, Curacao is a diver’s dream.
The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort is a beautiful place with sheltered, beautiful and palm-lined beaches, one of the best places to stay in the island and live memorable Curacao vacations. The aquarium, right next to the resort, is well worth a visit, as it offers resort guests freeaccess to see the reefs of the Caribbean up close without getting wet and endless aquatic fun and interesting facts about the marine ecology of the area, besides being home to the Dolphin Academy, one of the top dolphin facilities in the Caribbean offering encounters with these wonderful creatures.
Curacao Travel Tips
If you are a Royal Sea AquariumResort guest, you have free access to the beautiful aquarium just next door.
Don’t miss the daily Floating Market at the streets of the Punda district.
If you are a history buff, be sure to visit the Kura Hulanda Museum, which documents the slave trade, the Nautical Museum and the Curacao Museum.
Learn about Curacao liqueur at the famous family run distillery.
Skip the taxi and rent a car, is the most convenient way to get around and not too expensive.
Rent a bike or walk around Christoffel National Park to see deer, iguanas, rabbits and other endemic flora and fauna species.
The Royal Sea Aquarium
The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort, a singular but beautiful hotel in the heart of Curacao over a platform on Caribbean waters, attracts travelers thirsting for peace and nature. Enjoy fine beaches, a rich cultural heritage and world-class diving across overwhelming underwater landscapes.