Though it may be most well-known in Brazil, Carnival, the spectacular celebration of all things vibrant until Ash Wednesday, is celebrated throughout many Caribbean islands as well.
They say what you do on New Year’s Eve sets the tone for the year ahead. On a small island hidden away in the southern Caribbean, it’s not what’s done on New Year’s Eve, but rather what’s done on Sunday, January 7th.
Some people travel the world in search of unique destinations, hidden gems, and off-the-beaten-track parties; all three describe the world’s most incredible New Year themed float party – Fuikdag.
How many emotions do you feel throughout the process of packing for vacation? Happiness, excitement, worry, uncertainty, frustration, major excitement… A lot goes into packing, so it’s understandable that many emotions are felt during.
How about adding one more feeling to the mix? Compassion. Many vacationers aren’t aware that they have the incredible opportunity to Pack For a Purpose. To bring with them items that will bring joy to those in need. Alongside the bikinis and sunglasses can be games, clothing, and grooming supplies for organizations badly in need of them.
Every bite of ceviche is an explosion of flavor upon the palate. That is, every bite of Chef Victor Cleonares’ ceviche is! To summarize If you’re less familiar with the dish, ceviche is a recipe originating in Latin America and the Caribbean. It combines raw fish and seafood marinated in some form of citrus juice and garnished with ingredients such as onions, cilantro, avocado, and more.
When it comes to the island of Curacao and cocktails, the story begins with a certain blue liqueur. A blue liqueur that isn’t originally blue in color, but we’ll get to that later.
There’s just something about Caribbean islands and cocktails, right? It must have to do with the vacation vibes in such destinations, and the delightfully warm and sunny weather year-round.
Yes, that’s exactly it. The natural climate of Curacao, and the Caribbean in general is conducive to growing the produce needed for the iconic cocktail alcohols many of us have come to know and love.
The most exciting time of the year in the Caribbean has arrived! Carnival! Though it may take place across the Caribbean, Carnival celebrations greatly differ from island to island. Curacao has a very unique twist on it’s Carnival celebrations, and to understand just how Carnival goes down on Curacao, we’ve interviewed none other than Curacao native Ezzie Cijntje.
Boats. Floats. Beats. Internationally famous DJs. Lots of bikinis.
There are parties, and then there is Fuikdag.
Hailed as one of the biggest and wildest parties you’ve never heard of, Fuikdag is Curaçao‘s annual boat and dance party to ring in the New Year.
There are no tickets, dress code or limitations of any kind… for the most part. What began as a three boat gathering has since transformed into a massive float party extending the length of just one day, once a year.
Combine a Caribbean island, some of the best modern rap and R&B music artists in the world, and thousands of people. What do you get? One epic event known as SummerFall Concert.
The best way to describe Curaçao’s annual SummerFall Concert is… mind-blowing. If you’re a fan of rap, R&B and hip-hop, then this is an event you won’t want to miss. The event group, Color Events Curaçao, does a spectacular job and never fails to exceed everyone’s expectations.