Is wanderlust your middle name? Or could it be that you want a smaller wedding? Or perhaps you simply find it dazzlingly romantic to say “I Do” somewhere exotic? Whatever your reason for desiring a destination wedding – it’s a fabulous idea. Destination weddings are becoming increasingly more popular as the cost of travel is decreasing, accessibility of exotic regions is improving, and folks are wanting to get away from the hum drum of normal life.
Palm trees, warm tepid waters, and plenty of delicious fruity drinks – is this a similar picture that’s painted in your mind? If you’re one of the many couples who have their hearts set on a destination wedding, or a honeymoon far, far away, then congratulations! It makes complete sense to want to spend the most romantic and meaningful days of your life in a small slice of paradise. Celebrating one’s union in a new country, with unique landscapes and cultural offerings is a profound experience, and one you’ll remember forever.
Before you begin to let your imaginations run wild, there are a few logistical, functional, and downright helpful things to consider that will ease the planning process. It’s your big celebration, and you want it to be everything you’ve imagined and more, and it will be if proper planning and consideration goes into it.
From tiny to large, mountainous to flat, populated to sparse, the Caribbean has hundreds of islands to choose from, all offering their own special something. The Caribbean is a truly unique region, where the weather and the landscape have influenced the culture and heritage in different ways across its vast history.
For many the Caribbean serves as an idyllic escape from the busy schedules of regular life. Relaxation abounds in this region filled with an incredible number of perfect weather days, warm inviting waters, and a care-free attitude. For those interested, there’s much more depth to the Caribbean than meets the eye. Because of the incredible weather, waters, and all around energy of the Caribbean, throughout history it’s attracted people, cultures, and nations from across the globe.
Definingly known for it’s year-round brilliant weather and marvelous beaches, the Caribbean isn’t often touted as a region rich in history and culture. Just like every region on Earth that’s played host to one or more cultures over the course of time, the Caribbean islands have their fair share of history too. True, many islands in the region are petite and have little to offer other than picturesque beaches, but many of the larger islands have a healthy supply of cultural activities and history to take in.
Forty four miles north of the Venezuelan coast lies the idyllic island of Curaçao. Well-known for its blue liqueur, pristine beaches, and generally breathtaking landscape, Curaçao also has one of the largest selection of museums and cultural institutions in the entire Caribbean. Roughly 171 square miles in total, Curaçao is so much more than a simple island paradise.
Palm trees swaying in the light breeze, sparkling turquoise waters, and secluded white sand beaches around every turn. Sound familiar? That scene could describe hundreds of islands in the Caribbean, and though it’s a beautiful picture to paint, it isn’t necessarily unique. So when it comes to narrowing down which island(s) to visit in the Caribbean, where does one begin? No one will argue that any island in the Caribbean isn’t worth at least a day trip, but certain islands have much more to offer. Consider your own interests. If relaxing on the beach all day everyday is what you desire, then choose the island rumored to have the best beaches in the region. If a more well-rounded Caribbean experience is desired, with lots of available activities, water sports, culture, hiking, eating, and more, your search has now been successfully narrowed down.
Whether you’re researching for your next Caribbean vacation, looking for the perfect destination wedding location or simply interested in luxury travel, we’ve got you covered. Here we’ll feature news about Curacao and the island’s quintessential luxury resort, Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort. Get the scoop on special offers, learn about the destination’s seemingly endless variety of activities and adventures, and get a taste of Curacao’s diverse culture and rich history.
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Warm wishes from Curacao…