Christoffel National Park

park overlook

It’s a pretty drive around the shore side. The road is paved so you can do it in a standard car. We didn’t detour to the caves. Not a fan of caves.

Curaçao Beaches

water view from cliff

We saw only a few of the many beaches on Curaçao and they were all beautiful. Here’s a sample. (Note that beaches on Curaçao often have multiple names.)


view from clifftop at Playa Forti

We loved Curaçao and can see going back to spend even longer. We barely scratched the surface on things to see and do, too. Beautiful beaches, beautiful water.

Bonaire Beaches

beach with palm blowing

Bonaire’s shoreline is mostly rocky. There are some beaches with sand, though the water entry tends to be rocks. Doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful.

Washington-Slagbaai National Park

flamingos near shore

Washington-Slagbaai National Park had me at the name. It’s worth renting a high clearance vehicle so you can visit. It’s beautiful and dramatic, though there isn’t a lot of hiking.



Bonaire is beautiful and beautifully laid back. Though there’s not much to do if you’re not into scuba diving.

Arikok National Park


We drove over to Arikok National Park and hiked the Kuruku trail. A fairly easy hike with nice views and wildlife.

Aruba Beaches

Arashi Beach

We expected beautiful beaches on Aruba and we found them. Along with the hundreds of other people who appreciate beautiful beaches.


California lighthouse and cactus

Aruba has long, beautiful beaches. It’s kind of wild seeing cactus next to the water.