Koningsdam | 10 Days Southern Caribbean – Oranjestad, Aruba

When it comes to travel planning these days, there is one thing that has become more and more difficult to predict: The weather. While some time ago, November had been the perfect month for any Caribbean getaway, in 2016 the hurricane season did finally come to an end that month with Otto. A category 3 storm that formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea close to Nicaragua and which strength very much impacted our highly anticipated visit to the last of the ABC-islands, Aruba. Continue reading

Koningsdam | 10 Days Southern Caribbean – Willemstad, Curacao

Lively and colorful. This was the first impression that I got from the capital of Curacao, the largest and most populus of the three islands belonging to the ABC-Archipelago. Discovered in 1499, the name Curacao is adapted from the Portuguese term for “heart”. And along with the positive and friendly vibes of the local´s lifestyle, the colorful city Willemstad will swiftly put its spell onto everyone who is visiting. Continue reading

Koningsdam | 10 Days Southern Caribbean – Kralendijk, Bonaire

Crystal clear waters. A rich and colorful underwater world. If any island in the Caribbean has it, it is Bonaire. Belonging to the so-called ABC Islands, Bonaire bursts with popularity among scuba divers and snorkelers for amazing reefs and a most wonderful marine life. The island is greatly accessible by car and therefore can be easily explored on your own. It was one of these places in the Caribbean that had long time been on my bucket list and that I was highly anticipating to finally lay foot on during this Southern Caribbean cruise. Continue reading