Island Hopping: Getaways from Curacao to Nearby Havens

Curaçao — Your Gateway to the Caribbean and Top Travel Destinations

Beyond the thriving street art, beautiful nature (including over 35 beaches!), world-famous blue-colored eponymous liqueur, and the dushi lifestyle it’s known for, Curaçao also connects you to the rest of the Caribbean and other top travel destinations.


Unmatched Connectivity

Curaçao’s enviable location in the southern Caribbean makes it easy to travel to nearby destinations. The island boasts an extensive array of direct flight connections, especially if you’re looking to explore the rest of the region.

From the Curaçao International Airport (aka Hato Airport), you can hop on a plane and find yourself basking in the beauty of Aruba, diving in the crystal-clear waters of Bonaire, or dancing to the lively rhythms of the Dominican Republic. The island’s impressive connectivity extends well beyond the Caribbean as well, as there are direct flights to cities like Panama City, Bogotá, Miami, and even New York.


Exploring Nearby Caribbean Islands

Imagine waking up in your luxurious Curaçao villa and deciding that today is the perfect day for a quick getaway. With direct flights from Hato Airport to neighboring Caribbean islands, you can go on trips to:

  • Aruba: Here, you can explore more pristine beaches (e.g., Eagle Beach), enjoy world-class shopping, and experience the lively nightlife Aruba is known for.
  • Bonaire: Enjoy unforgettable adventures beneath the waves at Bonaire, with its vibrant coral reefs and abundant marine life.
  • Dominican Republic: Besides being known as a great place for surfing and other fun waterside activities, the Dominican Republic also offers rich cultural experiences, particularly in the Ciudad Colonial.
  • Sint Maarten: Immerse yourself in the unique blend of Dutch and French cultures on the island of Sint Maarten (Saint Martin). Here, you can enjoy gourmet dining, upscale shopping, and breathtaking views of white-sand beaches.
  • Jamaica: Other than its reggae rhythms, stunning landscape, and historic sites, there are many reasons to put Jamaica on your Caribbean travel bucket list.
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Choose between exploring the bustling capital of Port of Spain in Trinidad or relaxing on the tranquil beaches of Tobago. You can also make a day of it and do both.


City Trips Beyond the Caribbean

Curaçao’s impressive connectivity isn’t limited to trips elsewhere in the Caribbean. You can also enjoy air travel services to the most exciting cities in the Americas and the Netherlands.

  • Panama City: Go on a quick escape to Panama City, which is a mere two-hour flight from Curaçao. Here, you can visit the historic Casco Viejo district and the iconic Panama Canal.
  • Bogotá: Venture a bit further to Bogotá, Colombia to enjoy its museums, historic landmarks, and lively markets. Make sure to include the famous Gold Museum in your itinerary and take a cable car ride to Monserrate for stunning city views.
  • Miami: In about three hours, you can find yourself in the heart of Miami, where you can enjoy luxury shopping and taking in the city’s thriving art scene.
  • New York: Craving some fine dining after watching a show on Broadway? You can take a trip to the Big Apple with a four-to-five-hour flight from Curaçao. You can also go for a relaxing walk to Central Park and visit the Statue of Liberty.
  • Toronto: Hop on a direct flight to Toronto and experience Canada’s largest city with its iconic CN Tower, Kensington Market, and Distillery District.
  • Amsterdam: Visit world-class museums, like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and the picturesque canals of the Dutch capital of the Netherlands with a direct flight to Amsterdam.


If you’re looking for more compelling reasons to make Curaçao your second home or to invest in property here, the unmatched connectivity this island nation offers makes it a truly attractive option either way.