Beans Coffee: I love overly hip coffee shops and this one fit the bill. Solid coffee within walking distance of the cruise port and a very adorable painted building. Worth a visit if you also like overly hip coffee shops.
Queen Emma Bridge: If you look on any list of things to do in Curaçao this will come up. It’s a cute photo spot, and that’s probably about it. However if you are into shopping there is lots of shopping near the Queen Emma Bridge.
Atlantis Diving: I really enjoyed my Royal Caribbean cruise but I had it in my mind that I would do my own dive tour in Curaçao because I like the smaller group sizes. Curaçao doesn’t have the most impressive diving (sadly lots of coral bleaching) but if you have the right guide (like the one I had from Atlantis Diving) they can take you to some lesser known coral reefs where you can see larger (living) coral. My favorite dive spot was actually a little sunken tugboat. I don’t think Curaçao compares to places like St. Thomas, Cancun or the Cayman Islands for diving but if you are a diver and want to check it out I do recommend Atlantis Diving for a guide.
Chobolobo Distillery: Blue Curaçao actually comes from Curaçao and is made from the strange orange variety they have there. If you’ve ever had a blue tinted margarita made with triple sec it’s likely that it was made with blue curaçao. This fun little distillery has other liquors they mix up, as well as intriguing ice cream flavors. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Curaçao!
Roadhaus: This is easily the most random suggestion on this list, it’s a little roadside shop near the Chobolobo distillery. Go here and get the chicken, it’s dang delicious!
Do you have other favorite spots for a day in Curaçao? Let me know in the comments section!