Costco Travel: Now Departing for Curacao

August 5th, 2010 · 8 Comments

If you’ve been thinking about a Caribbean vacation, but wanted to go someplace a little more unique, you should consider Curacao.  Especially now that Costco Travel is offering a variety of great deals for Curacao vacations.

Curacao

Curacao

Curacao, located about 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela, is one of five island territories of the Netherlands Antilles, and is therefore a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  With a land area of around 171 square miles and less than 150,000 people, Curacao is still the largest and most populated of the three  ABC Islands, with Aruba and Bonaire for the ‘A’ and the ‘B’.  As a result of the Dutch heritage the island boasts a wonderful European feel to the architecture with a colorful collection of buildings painted in Easter-egg colors of pinks, yellows, and blues.  The island’s capital city of Willemstad boasts so many historical buildings that it has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage city.  Curacao’s climate makes it an excellent vacation destination too.  With relatively constant temperatures that experience small differences throughout the year.  And the trade winds bring cooling during the day and warming during the night. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 26.5 °C (79.7 °F) and the warmest month is September with an average temperature of 28.9 °C (84.0 °F).  While visiting Curacao you can take part in a wide variety of activities such as snorkeling, diving, jeep safaris, horseback riding, kayaking and mountain biking, and shopping.  Or, if you have something more relaxing in mind, there are plenty of places to lounge in the sun on a beach or by a pool.

Costco Travel offers packages at three different hotels on Curacao for you to choose from, each offering something different.

Historic Willemstad

Historic Willemstad

Curacao: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino Package, 5 Nights from $469* (click here for details)

  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Stay five nights for the price of four nights
  • $100 Explore Curacao Tour Credit
  • Ground transportation from airport to hotel and return
  • Five nights in a Resort Room
  • Hotel taxes
  • Waterfront Resort

Curacao: Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino Package, 5 Nights from $485* (click here for details)

  • $100 Explore Curacao Tour Credit
  • Ground transportation from airport to hotel and return
  • Five nights in a Resort View Room
  • Hotel taxes
  • Beachfront Resort

Beautiful Beaches

Beautiful Beaches

Curacao: Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa & Marina Package, 5 Nights from $549* (click here for details)

  • $100 Explore Curacao Tour Credit
  • Ground transportation from airport to hotel and return
  • Five nights in a Resort View Room
  • Hotel taxes
  • New Resort

*Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes hotel taxes. Free night, if applicable, is already reflected in the price.

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  1. 1 Marc // 2010.08.07 at 2:06 pm

    *sigh*
    I wish Costco Travel would start offering deals for Canadians.

    I should write Costco Canada a nice letter :)

    • 2 Kimberly // 2010.08.10 at 5:20 am

      You should write them a letter! I am kind of surprised they don’t have a Costco Travel for Canada too, especially since you guys do have a full Costco web presence.

      I guess you can at least count yourself lucky that you are so ahead of Costco here in the UK that you can order online though. I miss being able to order stuff from the Costco website.

  2. 3 Jolene // 2010.08.06 at 11:13 am

    Curacao has so much to offer travelers. Here are just a few of the experiences that are most well known. Bing has listed Curacao as one of the top 10 destinations for 2010. It’s definately a great time to visit this beautiful relatively unknown Caribbean destination.

    Beaches –Choose between intimate rocky coves surrounded by massive cliffs or long sandy beaches, either secluded by nature or bustling with activities.
    Diving – Curaçao offers some of the best diving in the world.
    Historic Port – A visit to Willemstad brings you Old World charm and contemporary culture. This lively city’s dynamic architecture, activities, and neighborhoods shape the island’s historic center.
    Architecture – Curaçao’s rich history comes alive in the stunning architecture to be seen all across the island — especially in its capital city, Willemstad.
    History – Curaçao’s ethnic inhabitants — the Arawak, Dutch, Spanish, West Indian, Latin, and African — have created a rich heritage and thriving culture.
    European Flavor – The Dutch influence on Curaçao is as omnipresent as the centuries-old colonial buildings.
    African Heritage – African culture beats like a proud and festive heart throughout the island of Curaçao.
    Art Scene – Curaçao is proud to host many painters and talented artists. Learn more about these photographers, sculptors, and designers.
    Weather & Scenery – Located in the tropics, just 12° north of the Equator, Curaçao has a warm, sunny climate year round. The average temperature is about 27° C (in the mid 80s F).
    Carnival – It’s one of the largest and longest-lasting Carnival spectacles of the Caribbean — starting in early January, and ending late February/ March.

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  4. 5 MsTeal // 2010.08.05 at 9:40 pm

    Been there a couple of times….. My son lives there………

    • 6 Kimberly // 2010.08.06 at 12:14 am

      @MS Teal, so what’s it like? Is it as lovely as the pictures?

  5. 7 XUP // 2010.08.05 at 4:51 pm

    I was actually considering Curacao for a vacation recently. I couldn’t find one single person who’d ever been there, which kind of made me hesitate. But then again, the Dutch know how to treat tourists and I like the European aspect of it. Do you know anyone who’s ever been??

    • 8 Kimberly // 2010.08.06 at 12:13 am

      @XUP, I don’t know anyone that has been but I’ve wanted to go for a couple of years now. I love the cute Dutch buildings and all the fun colors, plus the beaches don’t look too shabby either. And, if you get sick of all the sun, you can go gamble apparently, as well. What’s not to like? I really like the fact that it isn’t a big a hot spot tourist-wise as Aruba and some of the other Caribbean islands. That just means less sharing of beaches.

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