Curacao, oh god Curacao. This post has been waiting on my files for a while but I had so many amazing pictures it was too hard to pick and put it together. But finally :) One of the things I never imagined I would do at young age was to visit crazy cool places and Curacao was definitely one of those. It was the literal perfect getaway from the cold winter in New York City as I was already starting to feel homesick with the gloomy days we were having. This trip cured that feeling right away. We flew in a direct flight via Jet Blue and in the blink of an eye we transitioned from winter to summer. The warmness of the place, the cool people, the delicious food, the uplifting colorful atmosphere and of course the beaches blew me away.
One of the prettiest attractions was the Queen Emma Bridge, one that actually opens and closes regularly to let the ships pass through. It was such a highlights as you could see the classic colorful houses surrounding the Santa Anna Bay.
Pink alleyways to brighten up your day.
We stayed at the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort. Literally close to everything and it had an Old Amsterdam aesthetic which I loved because it captured the traditional Dutch vibe of the island.
But my favorite part was the balcony with its gorgeous view of the beachfront and its bright yellow walls, we basically felt like we were on an old movie.
I could hang here forever if you ask.
We had dinner at Fort Nassau which had a 360 view of Willemstad. Seeing the entire island by night and its little lights from the top of the hill was everything.
And the food was so bloody good.
And we explored.
The forts in Curacao were incredible. This was Fort Beekenburg and the amount of history it hold blew me away. We learned it was built to protect the island from pirates and French and English fleets. It was uncanny the whole vibe this place had, as if between all the silence you could imagine the chaos from centuries ago.
I was wearing a loose comfy tank from FSHNBNKR and some denim shorts.
Another highlight was the Ostrich farm which had so many animals and where you can actually ride an Ostrich. I had never seen a peacock in my life and I was a little obsessed with them, so heres a picture of a peacock.
And a hen looking fine
Cacti little paradise soaking in the killer sun.
Relaxing for a bit in a fountain around Sta Anna Bay.
Doll houses were all over the island.
Food… oh god the food. So much flavor in every dish. I think every human being must try fried plantain and beef stew from Willemstad. Go to Plaza Bieu if you want to experience the traditional island lunch and taste the true Curacao flavor.
We were also lucky enough to visit the Double Play movie set. Directed by Ernest Dickerson and situated in the 70s the whole setting made me feel in another era. We met the actors and could see how they filmed a couple of scenes. I basically couldn’t get enough off the clothes and art direction.
If I had a car, this would be it.
Night look for dinner and walk around Kura Hulanda, the cutest resort village with Dutch Colonial buildings that resembled to doll houses. I was excited to be wearing the loveliest Bnkr romper that actually matched the background so we took some photos despite it was night already.
This was so much prettier in person. Every little house had a light.
The beaches: turquoise all over. I fell in love with Playa Forti, where you can even find sea turtles and do snorkeling.
I wasn’t kidding when I said turquoise sea water. On the right picture I was wearing my favorite gown of the trip by Amanda Uprichard.
Our hotel also had a gorgeous beach to relax.
Wearing House of CB body and One Teaspoon shorts.
Our tour guide Maja took us to mind-blowing hidden places. We got to see the so called “sleeping trees” which grow to the side because of the windy weather. I think I wanted to hug them because I found it so cute. It was really crazy to be in such a deserted area but then feel the breeze of the sea at the same time.
Beauties running wild and free.
We visited Shete Boca, were you can see the sea waves crashing against huge massive rocks. My boyfriend stared at it for hours. He was actually a surfer when we lived in Peru so basically he felt at home again.
I was wearing a dress by FSHNBNKR,
And this was officially my favorite place on earth.
So many thanks to the Curacao tourism board for making this happen!