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Thread: Curacao and Bonaire

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    rock13 is offline
    SBH Member Joined: May 2013 South Carolina, USA Posts: 74

    Curacao and Bonaire

    This forum has been a wealth of information for doing research for my honeymoon to St Bart. So, I hope I can get some general info on my trip to Curacao and Bonaire. 5 nights on Curacao and 2 nights on Bonaire. Leaving in 1 week. I have never been to either of these islands, will be with my wife, both mid 30s. I expect it to be night and day different from St. Bart. Can I get some general info on the people, restaurants, casinos, safety, things to do (obviously snorkeling/diving), and just general thoughts about the 2 islands? Thank you!


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    katva is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Nov 2009 Posts: 4,764
    Hi----- I don't have a lot of info, but here's what my experience was. The only other island in the Caribbean I've been to is Curaçao , and that was many, many years ago! Here's what sticks out:

    Ritz Carlton pool area was very nice, and my companion loved the casino there
    some fun, casual local bars
    very, very slow service
    extremely windy!!!! Hold on to your hat

    We had a great time-we rented a car to explore -- but it wasn't a great beach place. We mostly hung out at the pool, and enjoyed it---- Have a great trip! Sorry I don't have more info--- maybe others do.
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    MIke R is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: May 2003 Stinson Lake - New Hampshire & Provincetown - Cape Cod Posts: 51,935
    only been for very short periods of time a while back.....liked both islands...very clean and safe looking...very Dutch influenced....but the diving in Bonaire was very very good....well worth doing....
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    andynap is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Oct 2002 Philadelphia Posts: 46,280
    Haven't been to Curaçao in years but I don't think the food has changed much. The Dutch have adopted the food of Indonesia in the form of rijisttafel which can be 24 small dishes of various foods and spices of varying heat. Similar to a smorgasbord and very tasty.
    I do remember the wind tho and the divi trees bent from it. The pedestrian bridge over the harbor is very quaint and the homes are painted vivid colors. A nice place as I recall.



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