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Postcards from Curaçao – Episode 16 – Curacao, Dutch Caribbean

The virtual “Postcard from Curacao” series, that launched 16 weeks ago, was initially designed to transport you to a place where you would rather be and bring you a moment of joy, and tranquility to your day so you could dream of Curacao, an island located in the HEART of the Dutch Caribbean.  The fact is, this series also became extremely important to our community, our island and, also for us personally.

As you may know, if you have been following the series, we have taken you to the BEST Beaches, visited the BEST hotels, dove with the BEST recommended dive operators and given you the opportunity to see, above and below the waterline, why Curaçao is consistently a world class dive and vacation destination.

But these experiences alone can also be said about so many other world class destinations too, such as our better-known sister Bonaire.  As true as this statement is, it is also true that as a community, “Curacao is clearly distinguishing ourselves from these other world class destinations by focusing on not only the blue factors but also highlighting the topside richness of our island where you can experience the essence of Curacao through the culture, language, music, and history.” says, Jeremiah Peek, General Manager of Ocean Encounters.

Jeremiah went on to say, “The fact is that Curaçao is one of the most unique islands in the Dutch Caribbean, if not the world, that offers everyone who visits something different because it bridges all the gaps, intrigues all the senses and allows you all the freedom to experience it, on your own terms.  I guess that is why we say that all you need is to dive in and feel it for yourself”.

Travel Tip: Discover Punda Vibes every Thursday night in downtown Willemstad.  This interesting event has turned into weekly habit that has been making waves in Punda on Thursday nights. Punda Vibes has a simple goal: to make people from all walks of life fall in love with Curacao’s booming art scene, history, and culture.  It is a celebration of Punda’s booming art scene wherein the town showcases work from local artists.  Pop-up craft markets, live theater, and historic dancing is combined with music that fills the alleys and where you will find yourself dancing under the stars. Afterwards, a stunning fireworks display decorates the sky.  Do not forget to check out this incredible area and weekly event when you are planning your Curacao vacation so that you can immerse yourself into one of the most beautiful inner cities in the world that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

View or Replay your favorite “Postcard from Curacao” episode

  1. Premier Espisode – March 25th, 2020
  2. Caracasbaai – April 1st, 2020
  3. Cas Abao – April 8th, 2020
  4. Eastpoint – April 15th, 2020
  5. Santa Martha – April 22nd, 2020
  6. GO WEST Diving – April 29th, 2020
  7. LionsDive Beach Resort Curaçao and Ocean Encounters – May 6th, 2020
  8. The Dive Bus at Marie Pampoen – May 13th, 2020
  9. The Kenepa Plantation – May 20th, 2020
  10. Avila Beach Hotel – May 27th, 2020
  11. Blue Bay Beach – June 3rd, 2020
  12. Jan Thiel Bay – June 10th, 2020
  13. All West Apartments – June 17th, 2020
  14. Curaçao Sea Aquarium – June 24th, 2020
  15. Klein Curaçao – July 1st, 2020

At the very beginning we wrote, “It has been said that we should be patient in a storm and focus on the sunshine after.” But we all know that these “ground-hog days” during this global coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) are not easy but we chose to ignore the obvious challenges and focused on the task of providing you with these weekly reminders that quickly became reminders for us too.  Why, you may ask? Because, we have the opportunity every day here on Curaçao, to feel, to taste, to experience the Dutch Caribbean but like most, the proverbial “forest always gets lost in the trees”.  By providing you these moments, we also reminded ourselves how fortunate we are to live on this coral rock we call home and the inherit need to protect it for future generations.

​Additionally, we must say that we are overwhelmed by the volume of positive feedback we received weekly from you.  PLEASE, do not stop!  It is one thing to develop and deliver content where the only indicators of its effectiveness are the numbers displayed on a screen.  But it is completely another thing when we hear from you personally via email or facebook messenger that our goal to provide “you a moment of joy, and tranquility to your day” was effective and appreciated, not to mention wanting to plan your next visit Curaçao as soon as you can!  WOW… THANK YOU for the overwhelming response and please continue sending us messages because we love hearing from you.

Curacao, Dutch Caribbean | Episode 16 | Postcards from Curaçao
Photo courtesy of LionsDive Beach Resort Curaçao

Although this maybe our official last postcard episode, we are planning a few encores plus we are already working on numerous concepts for several new series that will allow you to virtually be here in the heart of the Dutch Caribbean to Dive Curaçao.  If you have ideas, you are officially invited to share them with us.

Thank you all and once again, we hope you have enjoyed this Postcard from Curaçao and we also hope to see you soon.  Please, do not forget to subscribe to our mailing list and to the Dive Curaçao YouTube Channel to be automatically notified.

Sincere Love from Curacao,

Bryan Horne, Dive Curacao

Tilo and Yvonne Kuhnast, Nature Pics Films

Videos produced and edited for Dive Curacao in cooperation with Nature Pics Films.

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