Curaçao is known for its namesake blue liqueur, flavoured by a local citrus fruit, the island also yields more captivating coves and dreamy diving.
Antigua to Barbados
Stop at two of the little-visited ‘ABC’ islands: Aruba and Curaçao. You’ll discover their sensational marine sites, Dutch colonial architecture and citrus liqueur, before kicking back on an idyllic Grenadine speck.
- 04 Feb – 12 Feb 2023
- 8 nights
- From £2,299pp
Sailing southwards from Antigua, with St John’s handsome harbour soon lost to sight, we’ll spend two full days at sea – with this being peak season for sightings of humpback whales and dolphins. Close to mainland South America, we arrive in Aruba, the first of the Dutch-administered islands surprisingly rank among the Caribbean’s least-visited.
The prettily-painted colonial port Oranjestad seduces, with its restored old buildings and luxury boutiques. Next comes an overnight stay in Curaçao, another lovely centre in Willemstad whose evocative old quarters have UNESCO World Heritage status. Known for its namesake blue liqueur, flavoured by a local citrus fruit, the island also yields more captivating coves and dreamy diving.
Returning north, a further day at sea takes us to tiny Canouan, in the Grenadine islands. If a white-sand day of beach clubs, bars and spas at one of its swanky resorts doesn’t appeal, how about paddleboarding the extensive coral-reef bay? Reluctantly leaving this last paradise behind, we’ll move on to the altogether-buzzier Barbados.
- Day 1: St John’s , Antiqua
- Day 2: Sailing
- Day 3: Sailing
- Day 4: Oranjestad, Aruba
- Day 5: Willemstad, Curacao
- Day 6: Willemstad, Curacao
- Day 7: Sailing
- Day 8: Canouan Island, Grenadines
- Day 9: Bridgetown, Barbados
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