Curacao and the Sunscape resort has been so relaxing and an easy escape from reality! We have been enjoying the great weather, hot sun and welcoming breeze. So far we have been hanging on the beach or by 1 of the 7 pools, snorkeling up to the causeway right off the hotel beach with a wide variety fish to see, dining at 1 of the 4 a la carte restaurants with the freedom to just walk up to with no reservations and of course enjoying a fruity cocktail made with love by the bartenders! Every night the staff has had live entertainment for the guests to enjoy and it has all been amazing! On Saturday nights they have a carnival that goes through the resort with live drums, vibrant costumes and salsa dancers.
Today we hopped into a mini bus for $1.50 USD each and headed into Willemstad to check out this UNESCO heritage site full of the brightly coloured buildings, plenty of shopping, markets and cafes. From the Punda side of town, we walked across the floating Pontoon Bridge to Otrobanda to check out the Renaissance Rif Fort shopping center, more markets and see a massive cruise ship in the port! It was a great day wandering through the buildings and the local transportation is very safe and easy to use on the island.
Our Air Canada representative set up the Island Tour for us tomorrow and we look forward to the knowledge and culture we are sure to gain from our local guide! Check back with my follow up report on the tour including the Curacao Distillery, Shete Boca National Park, Knip Beach and more history of the destination!