Curacao, the island where my roots are and where I spent most of my childhood summer vacations. It’s literally my second home. Due to the constant warm weather you can visit the island throughout the whole year. It’s only a nine-hour flight from Amsterdam to this Paradise island. Want to see my favourite hot spots? I bet you’d want to start packing!

Bon Bini! (Welcome!) The colourful houses of Punda. Just looking at them makes me happy.
IMG_0357In the background, the other side of town, Otrobanda. Which literally means ‘the other side’.

IMG_0380Let’s start with a little tour around town. First stop, The Renaissance Mall with shops like Furla, Mango and Starbucks.


The Emma bridge, the only wooden floating and rotating bridge in the world. And the connection between Punda and Otrobanda.

IMG_0377Getting some cosmetics at Penha…how gorgeous is this building?

IMG_0359Fresh fruit and veggies at the Venezolaanse Barkjes. The Floating market.

IMG_0358Kodak moment..

IMG_0383Time for a drink at Saint Tropez Oceanclub. Lounge here during the day and show your dance moves at night.
Pietermaai 152 in Willemstad.

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To do list:

-lunch at Plasa Bieuw and get to know the Antillean cuisine.

-make a boat trip to Klein Curacao, a small deserted Island south-east of Curacao. A divers paradise.

-visit the beaches Cas Abou, PortoMarie and Grote Knip.

-visit the Christoffelpark, Curacao’s national park and see beautiful flora and fauna.

-nightlife! Visit the open-air club Bermuda or have dindins and dance salsa at Asia de Cuba. Mundo Bizarro, a restaurant with a crazy beautiful interior.

-do rent a car, the taxi prices are very high.


Love, Mishanou

images and text: by Mishanou Montero

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