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Christoffel National Park

This 1800-hectare preserve is formed from three old plantations, including the Savonet Plantation (now the excellent Savonet Museum; combination ticket available). The park has two driving routes and eight hiking tr…
Beach in West End

Grote Knip

This west-end beach is a stunner. In fact, you've probably seen it on the cover of a Curaçao tourist brochure. A perfect crescent of brilliant white sand is framed by azure waters and verdant hills. There are a few …
Curaçaoan in West End

Jaanchie’s

Jaanchie himself often visits the tables in his restaurant near Playa Grandi, chatting up customers and explaining the menu. And it does require some explanation, as it usually features island delicacies such as igu…
Park in West End

Shete Boka National Park

Shete Boka means 'seven inlets,' named for a series of picturesque coves that are carved out of the limestone along this 10km stretch of coastline. Park your car near Boka Tabla, where the powerful surf thunders int…
Museum in West End

Savonet Museum

Set in the old landhuis (plantation house), this is a fascinating museum that recounts the history of Curaçao through the story of the Savonet Plantation. Visitors learn about the plantation owners and slaves, and w…
Beach in West End

Playa Kalki

The westernmost beach, Playa Kalki is a small, secluded beach tucked into a cove near the island's far tip. It's not exactly a destination beach: the sea life is more vibrant at Playa Lagún and the scenery is more b…
House in West End

Landhuis Groot Santa Martha

Dating to 1675, this distinguished landhuis (plantation house) is one of the oldest country houses on the island. Throughout the 18th century, the Santa Martha plantation included a cattle ranch, a sugar mill and fr…
Museum in West End

Museo Tula

Once among the island's most prosperous, the Kenepa plantation was the site of a devastating slave rebellion in 1795, led by a man named Tula. The Landhuis Kenepa now contains a museum dedicated to the rebellion and…