Alluring Options! CuraÃ§ao has lots of interesting places, indoors and out for some serious after-sunset-fun. Tour the happy hours, casinoâ€™s and merengue or go salsa dancing; maybe some trance and hip-hop music? Come out to wine, dine and party Caribbean style at one of our clubs – dance on the beach or even at our historic plantation houses. Donâ€™t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity…
Teatro Luna Blou
Aptly named for its blue walls and interior and Located right next to the appealing ‘Kas di Alma Blou’ in Otrobanda, Teatro Luna Blou (Blue Moon theater) has just started it’s try-out programs en route to the official opening on 1 June. For more information: 462-2209.
Dining and Dancing at the Beachside
Baya Beach Club, Caracasbay Island, 7470777, The Blues, Avila Beach Hotel, 4614377, Hookâ€™s Hut, Piscaderabaai, 4626575, Kontiki Beach Club, Seaquarium beach, 4651589, Mambo Beach Club, Seaquarium Beach, 4618999, Wet â€˜N Wild Beach Club, Seaquarium Beach 4653464
Historical sites for modern people
Le Clochardâ€™s harbourside terrace, Riffort, 4625666, Grand CafÃ© De Heeren, Zuikertuintje, 7360491. Fort Nassau Restaurant, Fort Waakzaamheid. Also definitely worth a visit are the string of clubs and restaurants in Punda’s Waterfortbogen, popularly called the ‘Boogjes’. Seat yourself on one of the many seaside terraces under the stars…See our ‘Dining’ section for more restaurant info.
Clubs at old plantation houses
These mansions – locally called by their Dutch name ‘landhuis’ – used to be home to the plantation owners and merchants. Many now are open to public as museums or to offer a pleasant place to repose with food or drink and dancing possibilities. Chobolobo, Schottegatweg z/n, Landhuis Brievengat, Brievengat, 5652156. Other popular venues include Landhuis Brakkeput Mei Mei and Landhuis Papaya offering dining and special events.
CafÃ©’s by the harbor
Have a drink or something to eat on Willemstad’s picturesque harbor front promenade, the Handelskade, whilst watching the ships go by or the sun go under. Frequent live performances by musical artists – a very lively meeting place for locals and tourists alike! Iguana CafÃ©, 4619866, International CafÃ©, 4651056, Vienna’s Ice CafÃ©.
Or go to the aptly named ‘Otrobanda’, the other side of town across the harbor entrance. Jan’s Place is a quaint cafÃ© in Old Dutch style, situated in the Coral Agustini complex. Sample Dutch pancakes at Ot & Sien or have bite for lunch or dinner on the upstairs porch at De Gouverneur. Right next door is hotel Otrobanda’s shocking blue building, with magnificent seating on the Bay Side Terrace, 4627400, for the best view of the harbor’s entrance. Also check out the KurÃ¡ Hulanda hotel complex, with its museum and several cafe’s and restaurants.
Other great clubs
Rumours, Lionâ€™s Dive Hotel, 4617555, Club FaÃ§ade, Lindbergweg 32, 4614640, Coach Sports Bar, F. D. Rooseveltweg, 8697180, The Living Room, SaliÃ±a 129, 4614443, Plein CafÃ© Wilhelmina, Wilhelminaplein, 4610461, Road Side CafÃ©, Promenade, 7360500, Calypso, Pietermaai 25, 4617180, TMF CafÃ©, SaliÃ±a, 4610631, Tap Maar In, Sta. Rosaweg 27, 7377344,Tu Tu Tango, Plaza Mundo Merced, 4654633, Crazy, Schottegatweg Oost 144, 4650340, OlÃ© OlÃ©, Salina 163, 4617707, Society Club, Sheraton Resort, 4625000.
Curacao Plaza Casino, Plaza Hotel, 4612166, Holiday Beach Casino, Pater Eeuwensweg, 4625400, Princess Beach Resort & Casino, Dr. ML King Blvd. 8, 7367888, Curacao Marriott Resort & Casino, Piscadera Bay, 7368800, Curacao Sheraton Resort & Casino, Piscadera Bay, 4625000,Hill Ross Casino (at the Troepiaal Inn), Groot Davelaar 5, 7378200, Hotel Holland Casino, F. D. Rooseveltweg 524, 8692961, Otrobanda Casino, De Rouvilleweg, 4627058, San Marco Casino, Columbusstraat 7, 4616628