Island Life

10 Reasons to Move to Curacao

Sebastiaan and I moved to Curacao in 2007 without ever visiting. We sold all our stuff and thought we could always go back if it didn’t turn out the way we hoped. Nine years later we are still here and we can recommend anyone who is doubting about Curacao.  Read more

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4 Days and 4 Nights at the Lodge at Chaa Creek

Most people that go to Belize flock to the islands along the coast, but we were looking the most forward to Cayo District. The Cayo District has so much to offer the adventurous traveller: cave tubing, horseback riding, Maya temples and so much more. The weird thing is, that you wouldn’t notice it when driving on the one big road crossing the country from West to East. But there are many gems hidden on every turn off the road. In Cayo district there are several options, ranging from jungle tents to luxury. We ended up choosing the Chaa Creek Lodge as a base to explore this part of the country, as they offered both jungle experience and comfort. Read more

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Top 10 Mistakes When Buying a Home in the Caribbean

Is it your dream to own a piece of paradise? A lot of people do, and only a small percentage of people actually end up in their dream home. Buying real estate in the Caribbean differs from what you might be used to. Make sure to always work with a local trustworthy real estate agent. I have been working in real estate in the Caribbean for several years. So sit back and learn from the experiences I had in all those years: Read more

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Surprise Night at Boutique Hotel ‘t Klooster

What started as just an ordinary day, turned into a big surprise. This was followed by a stay in one of the most historic little hotels in Willemstad, Curacao. Downtown Willemstad is one of the best city areas in the Caribbean, competing with the likes of the old cities of Cartagena and San Juan. So what was the surprise? You are curious aren’t you?
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Apple Bay: Surf, Bomba’s & Small Town Vibes

I was lucky enough to live on Tortola, BVI for a little over a year. We chose this place because of the great surf in absolute paradise surroundings. The 8-mile stretch from Smuggler’s Cove to Cane Garden Bay is the best place I have ever been and Apple Bay is right in the heart of it. Read more

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Snorkeling in Curacao

You don’t have to learn how to scuba dive to enjoy the incredible underwater life surrounding Curacao. There is a lot to discover just a few feet below sea level. You can snorkel at just about any beach in Curacao. Read more

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Daytrip to Heavenly St. John USVI

The fun thing about living in paradise is that your weekend getaways are a bit different. City trips are cheap and easy to do if you live in or near a city. If you live on an island like I do, you go island hopping.

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