In Willemstad we lived in Frangipani Apartments (***** out of max. 5).The apartments are located ca. 10 km from downtown Willemstad close to the sea. There are six apartments of different sizes built around a pool of ca. 12 m length. We had a large apartment of ca. 40 qm with a large living room with a small kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. We could sit down outside either by the pool or in front of the flat entry on a small wooden terrace. The whole resort is very green and full of tropical plants. The apartments are quiet. An iguana family live free in trees in the resort. They enjoyed very much our presence. The resort is behind a security gate (card access only). The resort is very nice and cultivated. The owners are daily there and take care of the flats. However a car is a must. The next supermarket, bus station and coffee shop are ca. 3 km away, there is partially no sidewalk and after 7 pm the streets are quite dark.
We have enjoyed Curacao. It does not have that many top touristic sightseeing points but you can find on the island a lot of wonderful beaches and diving/snorkeling spots. The island is cultivated and has a relatively high standard of life. The way of life is close to the western one.
On Jan 10 we flew to Sint Maarten/St Martin, the second stop on our Caribbean trip.