Paradise in the Soutern Caribean!
Curacao is part of the Caribbean its ‘ABC’ islands. The islands are located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea, below the hurricane belt. Curacao is the biggest island of the ‘ABC’ islands and has a population of around a hundred and sixty thousand inhabitants.
On the island, many cultures live together, this also reflects in the kitchen. The Curacao cuisine has influences from all around the world. Local dishes like ''Stoba'' (local stew) , ''Keshi Yena'' (stuffed cheese), Iguana soup, and the Red Snapper are a must-try when you visit Curacao.
The native language is Papiamentu, but most of the locals also speak English, Dutch, Spanish and some even Portuguese.
Weather & Water Conditions
Because the climate is very favorable, you can visit Curacao all year round. Temperature on land varies from 26 to 34 degrees Celsius / 78 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit. That makes the island the perfect destination for a warm and sunny holiday. This also means that you can dive all year round. The water temperature varies between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius / 77 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
The visibility underwater is most of the time around 20 meters / 70 feet, and it can go to a stunning 30 meters / 100 feet. Due to the location of the island, Curacao is protected against hurricanes and storms. As a result, the sea around Curacao is usually calm so all scuba divers of all levels can enjoy the beauty of the underwater world which Curacao has to offer.
The island & Cities
The island is mostly known for her beaches tucked into coves and the beautiful coral reefs rich with marine life! But there is more!
Willemstad, the capital city of Curacao, has a pastel-colored colonial architecture and a pontoon bridge, the Queen Emma Bridge. There is even a National Park on the island, the Christoffel National Park.
The ‘Handelskade’ is located downtown in Willemstad on the ‘Punda’ side. In the colorful buildings at the ‘Handelskade’, there are many bars, restaurants, and shops located. This area is even listed on the Unesco World Heritage List!
The two parts of downtown, ‘Punda’ and ‘Otrobanda’ are connected by the pontoon bridge, the Queen Emma Bridge. It is a floating swing bridge and opens a couple of times a day to give entrance to the ships to come into the port.
As mentioned before, there is also a national park on the island, the Christoffel National Park. Climb the Christoffel mountain in the early morning and enjoy a beautiful view over the island when you reach the top.
Do you want to explore Curacao from another perspective?
Hop on one of the boat trips of Blue C Watersports and explore the coastline of Curacao by boat. Or you can take the boat to Klein Curacao and relax on a beach of an uninhabited island.
With beautiful beaches, unique architecture, many bars & restaurants, world-class scuba diving, and many other activities, the island is a perfect place for everybody.
Diver or non-diver, Curacao is the place to be!
Coral Estate & Karakter Beach
Coral Divers is located at Coral Estate next to ‘Karakter’ restaurant. ‘Karakter’, meaning character, is a well known restaurant on the island, located on the Beach of Coral Estate.
You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, diner, or a relaxing day at the beach.
Above of the restaurant ‘Karakter’ there is ‘Koraal’ roof top restaurant, located where you can enjoy a refreshing drink at the swimming pool.
Do you prefer to have a relaxing day at the Spa & Wellness?
‘The 8 Experience’ is just what you need to relax.
This all is located at Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort.