Neither Travis or I had visited the island before, nor did we know anyone else who had, so we were both excited to explore somewhere new. Travel is something that we love doing together, and we were fortunate enough to have built up a solid pool of credit card points from both our big Europe trip and honeymoon last year, which we were able to apply towards this trip. We knew we wanted to go somewhere tropical, as our most recent trips were predominantly focused around sightseeing, so we researched various hotels in warm climates with which we would be able to use our reward points.
For reference: Curaçao is owned by the Dutch, and it is part of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao). It is further south than most other Caribbean islands, and very close to Venezuela. And something particularly interesting to Travis: Curaçao, despite its small population of just 160,000, actually produces some top Major League Baseball players, including one of Trav’s favorites, Didi Gregorius on the New York Yankees.WHERE DID WE STAY?
After extensive research (I like using TripAdvisor, and I read a lot of reviews before making a decision), we selected the Avila Beach Hotel, located towards the south of the island, in the capital, Willemstad. We booked an Ocean Front Blues Wing room, that had an incredible balcony overlooking the ocean. And by overlooking I literally mean on top of the water! No photo can really do it justice. I highly, highly ..(click to read more)