Just a short 3-hour flight from Miami, 50 miles east of Aruba, and 50 miles north off the coast of Venezuela, sits what has been dubbed the “Holland of the Tropics.” The small island is only 25 miles in length, but it is no doubt full of things to do.
Curaçao, best known for it’s capital, Willemstad, brings a little slice of the Netherlands to the Caribbean. Its Amsterdam-style waterfront buildings don’t seem out of place when the Caribbean and Dutch cultures melt together seamlessly. With its colorful architecture, beautiful beaches, and delicious food, Curaçao has attracted visitors for years.
The island may be small, but it is home to over 20 hotels, many of which are perfect for meeting. The World Trade Center Curaçao holds 18 meeting and function rooms, including the Exhibition Hall that can host 1,200 people; Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort includes an 18-hole golf course and two ballrooms; Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino has meeting space for up to 350 people and banquets for 220 people; the Queen’s Ballroom in the Marriott Curaçao Beach Resort and Emerald Casino can hold 1,000 people; the Marriott Curaçao has room for 450 people.
The Kura Hulanda Hotel in the middle of Willemstad has 80 rooms in a village-like setting and holds a conference center and a museum; its sister property, Kura Holanda Lodge & Beach Club has a restaurant, pliantly of space for events, a beach, and scuba diving. The Curaçao Maritime Museum has an elegant bar, a restaurant, a meeting room, and a terrace. For those who want to experience the ocean life, the Curaçao Sea Aquarium has space for events, dolphin swims, and rides in mini aqua subs.