Following the recent announcement of Curaçao lifting all COVID restrictions, the island invites visitors to explore some of its newest additions. From restaurants to hotels to exciting activities, Curaçao is the place to be in 2022.
New Restaurants and Immersive Experiences
Several new restaurants opened on the island to offer visitors a wide variety of cuisines. Head to Lionfish and Mangoes to enjoy lionfish in creative ways, from tartare to quesadillas, or check out the island’s first gastropub, BKLYN, to have delicious cocktails paired with jackfruit bao buns in a lively setting.
Ceviche 91 recently opened, serving the world’s first Blue Curaçao Ceviche, made with local seafood and liquor. Lovers of Italian food can turn to Serafina to eat handmade pasta, while those wanting South American cuisine can venture to OBaAR Brazilian Lounge.
For an immersive food experience, Vittle Art consists of a cooking workshop where guests will forage local and wild ingredients and learn to cook local dishes from scratch. All of these spots and more grace Curaçao and await visitors this year.
Hotels, Resorts and More
The island features recently renovated properties, as well as newly opened hotels to accommodate guests looking for the perfect night’s rest. Both Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort and Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino recently underwent renovations.
Curaçao also welcomed brand-new properties, including Curio by Hilton Collection property, Mangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao Resort and the all-inclusive Dreams Curaçao Resort, Spa and Casino. Soon-to-open hotels on the island, such as Sandals Royal Curaçao, will welcome guests as soon as this summer.
Activities and Conservation
Art enthusiasts can enjoy the newly opened Art Cave, a blend of a home, gallery and workplace, and Landhuis Bloemhof,a cultural center surrounded by natural park. Enjoy happy hour or a night out on the town at Ochenta Cocktail Bar, the island’s first mixology-focused craft cocktail lounge.
Those looking to hit the water can embark on a submarine through Uboatworx, the largest submarine conglomerate location in the world. Uboatworx recently launched a three-seat Super Yacht Sub and will soon introduce a five-passenger submarine to allow visitors to experience the underwater world up-close.
Learn about conservation efforts with PROTEUS, the world’s first underwater research center. Currently in development, diver and ocean conservator Fabian Cousteau leads the development, with the goal of creating the world’s first map of the ocean floor, starting with Curaçao.
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