Curacao is one of the best destinations in the Caribbean for a romantic holiday, thanks to the multiple scenic landmarks, pampering services, and picturesque beaches. Whether you're looking to embark on an active adventure with your partner or just need somewhere to relax, you won't have to look far here.

    The Dutch Caribbean is home to some of the clearest blue waters you'll find in the world, so underwater adventure is just as popular as a trip to the beach. Explore this tropical paradise for yourself with an itinerary packed full of the 10 best things to do for couples in Curacao.

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    Couples' spa and massage

    Get a couples' massage

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    A couples' spa and massage experience lets you and your partner get some much-needed pampering and relaxation in state-of-the-art facilities offering all sorts of wellness treatments. Most spas on the island are centred around Willemstad and its surrounding shores, but you'll find others throughout Curacao, especially near the coast.

    When you visit these spas, you can expect to relax and be pampered. Massages are fairly standard, but that's just the beginning. You can enjoy saunas and other spa treatments as well. Some are even available right on the beach.

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    Curacao sunset cruises

    Go sailing

    Curacao sunset cruises are amongst the more romantic activities available on the island where you can relax on a high-end boat tour with snacks, drinks, and stunning sights. Most of the cruises take about 2 hours, and the star of the experience is the sunset with all its orange, red, and purple hues.

    While you'll find a variety of different cruises around the island, they all tend to offer delicious drinks and snacks. Some even have an open bar. You can find these cruises throughout the island around the coast, with the majority heading out from the southern coast of Willemstad.

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    Kokomo Beach

    Spend time on a quiet beach

    Kokomo Beach is a modest and relaxed beach where you and your partner can take it easy on the soft sands by crystal-clear, inviting waters. Lounges and chairs are available here, so you can sit and take in the warm sun and sounds of the sea.

    Several drink and snack services are offered on the beach, so you can grab a bite to eat and enjoy a delicious cocktail with ease. See it all for yourself near the central coast just north of Salina Sint Michiel.

    Location: Vaersenbaai n/n, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +599 9 868 0908

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    Klein Curaçao

    Explore an uninhabited island

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    • Adventure

    Klein Curaçao is an island you won't want to miss out on if you are looking to take a break with plenty of natural beauty away from civilisation. This uninhabited island is home to stunning natural and undisturbed features, all while being surrounded by crystal-blue waters covering tropical sea life and coral reefs.

    There are no bridges to this island, so you can reach it only by boat. While visiting, you can take in nature however you like, whether it's through a stroll or a snorkelling excursion. See it all about 15 miles southeast of Curacao's main island.

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    Karakter Curacao

    Relax in a cosy lounge

    Karakter Curacao is a beach, lounge, and restaurant that offers a cosy atmosphere alongside easy access to the water and absolutely delicious food. While the sand and surf are easy enough to get to, at this facility you can also enjoy cushions and lounge chairs in the shade.

    When visiting at night, you'll find a full restaurant here offering local fare that's cooked to perfection and focused on seafood. Give it a try yourself at the lounge located west of Salina Sint Marie on the coast.

    Location: Coral Estate, Rif St. Marie, Willibrordus, Curaçao

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm

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    Cas Abao Beach

    Enjoy a comprehensive beach experience

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    • Adventure

    Cas Abao Beach is where you and your partner will want to go for a full beachfront experience with soft sands, inviting waters, massage services, a restaurant, and tropical fish. The beach itself sports white sands and is surrounded by greenery over scenic cliffs. Large palm umbrellas provide shade.

    Several different tropical fish inhabit the nearby waters, so you can snorkel to see an array of sea turtles, fish, and eagle rays. Additionally, you can get some snacks and drinks at the local restaurant. It's all located in Valentijns Bay southwest of Bisento.

    Location: Cas abao Beach z/n, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm

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    Den Paradera

    Take a stroll through an herb garden

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    Den Paradera is an herb garden and shop where you and your partner can explore a variety of plants and find herbal remedies for sale. Amongst the gardens, you can spot more than 300 different species of plants, including familiar flora as well as exotic species like rare cacti and calabash.

    Within the shop here, you'll find a variety of herbal remedies that come in forms like elixirs and oils designed to help relieve stress, headaches, and other similar conditions. In addition to the remedies, many visitors simply enjoy the pleasantly scented soaps. You can see it all for yourself in Seru Grandi on the east side of Willemstad.

    Location: Seru Grandi 105 A, Banda Ariba, Curaçao

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +599 9 767 5608

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    Playa Porto Mari

    Check out a water lover's beach

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    • Adventure

    Playa Porto Mari is a stunning beach where you'll find white coral sands and calm, clear waters perfect for relaxing, swimming, and diving. When you visit, you'll find it easy to relax, thanks to the quiet and calming atmosphere that permeates the entire area.

    If you and your partner are more interested in diving, you'll find plenty of opportunities here, as there's a dive operator on-site and a unique double reef feature to explore. Of course, snorkelling is always a viable option as well. It's all available by the bay of the same name, west of Sint Willibrordus.

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    Queen Emma Bridge

    Cross the Swinging Old Lady

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    Queen Emma Bridge, also known as the Swinging Old Lady, is a historic bridge in town connecting the 2 halves of Willemstad, and it's truly a sight to behold. You and your partner may find a walk along this bridge to be quite romantic, especially during the night when its arches are illuminated by lights.

    The bridge itself is supported by 16 pontoon boats and opens laterally to make room for ships to pass through. If you find yourself needing to cross to the other side of Willemstad while the bridge is open, water taxis are available nearby. You'll find the bridge in southern Willemstad.

    Location: Kon. Emmabrug, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: 24/7

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    Landhuis Chobolobo

    Visit a distillery

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    • History

    The Landhuis Chobolobo distillery is where Curacao liqueur is made using Laraha oranges, a unique type of orange only grown on this island, and it's open for tours and tastings. When you visit, you'll be able to learn all about the process of making this liqueur from tours that take about an hour to finish.

    On your tour, you'll notice that the oranges don't exactly look very orange. When the Spanish first arrived more than 5 centuries ago, they brought Valencia oranges. Over time, they changed into Curacao oranges with a green tint to them. See for yourself in Willemstad.

    Location: Saliña Ariba, Willemstad, Elias R. A. Moreno Boulevard, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (closed on weekends)

    Phone: +599 9 461 3526

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    photo by CP Hoffman (CC BY-SA 2.0) modified

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