5 Reasons why Curaçao is perfect for your Destination Wedding!
If you are dreaming of a destination wedding in the Caribbean, there are certainly many great options to consider. Some may say we are biased, but trust us, we have visited many places in the Caribbean, and Curaçao really is special!
Curaçao is still a bit of a hidden treasure, many know the name because they know the liquor Blue Curaçao, or perhaps baseball fans know it’s the home of Didi Gregorius, Kenley Jansen, Andrew Jones and many other MLB stars!
But whether or not you’re a Blue Curaçao cocktail fan or a baseball fan, Curaçao is a very unique and trendy destination, and here’s why you want to consider Curaçao for your Destination Wedding….
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1. Curaçao is located outside the hurricane belt
When you are thinking of a Caribbean wedding, you are often told to consider hurricane season, but Curaçao being located all the way down in the Southern Caribbean is conveniently located outside the hurricane belt! Being outside the hurricane belt means that Curaçao doesn’t get hurricanes and generally has the same beautiful sunny weather all year long, with the occasional tropical rain during the rainy season. This gives you more flexibility while choosing the date for your destination wedding, and certainly takes away some of your weather-related wedding worries! You can be sure you and your guests are safe while travelling to Curacao for your destination wedding
2. Curaçao has a great variety of unique wedding venue options
Of course, when thinking of a Caribbean wedding many first think of Beach weddings. But Curaçao has much more to offer than just beaches, which makes it an awesome place to host your destination wedding. From Forts, Beautiful historical mansions, luxurious modern villas to breath taking caves, and secluded nature areas, the choices are a plenty!
But let’s not take away all of the attention from the beaches, because one of the things Curaçao is known for is that the island is home to many small, intimate secluded beaches with beautiful crystal-clear water and pristine white sand. There are also great options for private beaches where it will just be you and your guests!
While many other Caribbean destinations focus on big all-inclusive resorts, in Curaçao you can be unique and be at a luxurious villa overlooking the ocean, or at a historical mansion, or in the picturesque downtown, a tropical garden or a historical Fort. If you like more privacy than a big all-inclusive and a unique experience, then Curaçao is a real gem! A local destination wedding planner like us, can help you with choosing the best options for you!
3. Great amazing diverse cuisine
Curaçao is a foodie paradise!! Next to the delicious local cuisine you will find a really big range and diverse offer on this multicultural island from Asian, Latin, Lebanese, American, to French or Italian cuisine or just some of the many options. From high end luxury restaurants to local joints, food tucks and seaside seafood. There will certainly be something for everyone. Curaçao is definitely one of the places where you and your guests can go out and explore and enjoy many different food options. And when it comes to catering for your destination wedding there are many great caterers on the island with delicious and unique options.
4. There’s Something for everyone in your group
Whether you’re a history buff, culture Enthousiast, beach lover or nightlife person, Curacao has something for you! Curaçao’s historical downtown is part of UNESCO’s world heritage list and the island has many great museum and cultural activities to explore. For the nature lovers there are great wonders to discover. For the ocean lovers there’s more than just the beach, amazing diving & snorkeling, kite surfing and other water activities. There are adventurous activities like ATV rides, kids’ friendly activities, romantic options as well as fun nightlife options. You and your guest will certainly not be bored! Even when it comes to accommodations, you can choose big resorts if that’s your cup of tea, or a private villa or stay in a historical house turned into a charming bed & breakfast.
5.The exchange rate is favorable
The guilder in Curaçao is tied to the US$ as fixed rate, so it’s very easy to know up front what to expect and calculate. US$ is accepted at most places on the island is well. If you use a different currency such as Euros you can always easily go from your currency to USD and you’ll know it is tied toa fixed rate to the guilder.