Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Postcards from Curacao (Part 1)

(Grotte Knip Beach)
Curacao was my first adventure in the Caribbean and let me tell you, it was fantastic and a great place to start.  We arrived to a heavenly breeze, warm and balmy air and a sea in the most vibrant shade of turquoise that I have ever seen.  We rented a car and were able to explore the island that is heavily influenced by the Dutch (french fries with mayonnaise anyone?)but with a heavy local flare of the natives from Curacao.  We drove to both sides of the island - one of my favorite things was seeing the juxtaposition of the sea and the arid climate on the other side which consisted of cactus, flat rocky land that was filled with iguanas, lizards and herds of goats that heavily populated the island.  We spent our days totally immersed in relaxation whether we were relaxing on the beach, swimming until we were exhausted and snorkeling amid colorful parrot fish and damsel fish.  Here is the first part of our trip, just showing a few beaches that we visited.  There will be more to come tomorrow! I hope that you enjoy!  Continue for more...

(And p.s. - I do admit that I first learned about Curacao from the Bachelorette, yes, I have watched every season without shame, so don't feel guilty if you are in the same boat!) 
 (A rusted anchor)

 (A beautiful dock by our hotel that looked different as the sun rose and set)

(A coral rock with the sun filtering through)
 (A daily treat - fresh coconut water served by a very nice local named Wally)
(Enjoying some fresh coconut meat)
 (This beach, Grotte Knip was like swimming in a pool - the water was crystal clear)
(Another view)
(Cactus illuminated by the sun)
 (A church perched atop a hill)
(A lone boat connected to a tattered dock)
(A few more boats)
*All photographs by Alison


  1. Alison, thanks for sharing your photos! What a fantastic and heavenly place it is! The water is so crystal clear, really would love to be there now:) Kisses! xo

  2. WOw. I am just dreaming of a tropical vacation. These pictures are killing me. They are gorgeous and I am so happy you shared. xo

  3. so beautiful!! It reminds me of home so much! What a treat to be surrounded by such natural beauty. I bet you are well rested.

  4. Holy moly, this looks like the most dreamy, incredible place EVER. Your pictures are gorgeous––I can't get over how clear and blue the water is!

  5. I could go for a nice vacation there ASAP!

  6. Seriously why am I not there right now. The water looks amazing!

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  8. gee - I wish I was there today..........it's cold here.

  9. Wow, so beautiful! Lucky you to have seen this place for real!!!

  10. Urgh I am dying over these pictures, Alison!!! I can't get over that water! And I have been watching the Bachelor/ Bachelorette for a few years now so I would NEVER judge!! haha. xoxo

  11. The water is so stunning!! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one whose knowledge of Cuacao comes from the Bachelorette :) (I still have a crush on "one f Jef")

  12. Oh my goodness, I'm loving all these pretty blues and tropical scenes! It looks like you had an amazing time - I'm happy I can live vicariously through your trip photos :)


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