ABC Islands: Blue Cocktails in Curacao

Despite being the larger of the ABC islands, Curacao hasn’t lost its charm, the pastel-painted buildings crammed along the waterfront, the ocean breeze lifting everyone’s spirits and the blue infused cocktails adorning every bar table ensures that you get the tropical experience you have been looking for.

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The beautiful blend of Dutch heritage seems to mingle delightfully with the rich and evocative Caribbean culture leaving a place filled with history, world-class cuisine and a clean and simple way of life.

But let us first get to the beaches, there are no less than thirty sandy spots surrounding the island of Curacao and all as heavenly as the next. Mambo beach is the place to be if you dream of lounging on a billowing white bed in an oversized pair of shades and having a butler carry cocktails at your beck and call.

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Yet for something softer and with a splash of space you can pick any of the hidden coves that are begging to be stumbled upon dotted on the outskirts of the main hub. The peaceful waters provide a divers’ haven and with vision as clear as glass you can educate yourself on a range of crazy colored fishes ebbing beneath the sea.

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The streets of Curacao are truly wonderful to walk down with bright buildings causing a smile to stir on your face. Glass fronted boutiques tempt even the thriftiest shoppers inside to purchase wheels of Dutch cheese and elegant pottery, and local art adorns the walls of the galleries looking to feed your imagination.

Restaurants spill out into the streets offering the shade of a bright umbrella and incredible food. The mingle of Dutch soul food with a kick of Caribbean spice and flavor seem to work incredibly well.

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Those seeking fresh fruits and oversized veg can head to the floating market on the port and fill crinkled paper bags with home grown produce. After shopping, perusing galleries and sipping bright blue cocktails you will be ready for the last rays of beach action with a sunset dip in the dwindling light.

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes is a seasoned writer and an avid surfer with continuously itchy feet and a love of the finer things in life. After traveling through the continent with a touring band, living in Paris, Amsterdam and under the Auroras Borealis, she is now in Bulgaria where she attempts to piece together her first poetry collection.
Jodie Oakes