Where Cupid Takes Aim In Curacao

If you and your significant other are planning to be on Curacao during the week of hearts and cupid, there’s a multitude of ways to woo each other on this enchanted island. But first, you need the perfect token of affection for Valentine’s Day gift giving.
Few things say “I love you" more than fancy jewelry, and fortunately gents, you’re in the very best spot to purchase top quality without breaking the bank. Gold, silver, diamonds, precious gems, and all kinds of artisanal trinkets and designer jewelry collections abound at reputable spots like Freeport Jewelers, Diamonds International, Effy, Pandora, and Jewels by Rani. All ideal choices to sleuth out that perfect dazzling find. And while you’re there, ladies, scope out the vast selection of high quality Swiss watches for your mate. Also a man-pleasing present might be Cuban cigars from the Cigar Emporium or high tech toys from Boolchand’s. For fashions, the Renaissance Mall at Rif Fort is on top of the trends, and if things are getting too hot and steamy, chill out at Sambil’s massive indoor mall to shop for that perfect gift. Afterward, you can canoodle while watching a first-run flick at their state-of-the-art cinemas.

If art keepsakes are more to your tastes, Landhuis Bloemhof art gallery and Gallery Alma Blou have just the thing. But if you’d rather craft a one-of-a-kind artsy gift with your own two hands, then you must visit Serena’s Art Factory to make a signature Chichi® figurine for the light of your life. Also one-of-a-kind is Curacao’s genuine blue liqueur. Visit Landhuis Chobolobo where it’s made, and purchase some of their special spirits for a sweet toast later.

Of course, having a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner here is a breeze. Simply seek out top-notch establishments like La Bahia, Fort Nassau, and Belle Terrace. They all offer wonderful views where it’s difficult not to become starry-eyed overlooking the sea and twinkling lights of a tropical night. Or if Asian cuisine sparks your desires, take your dushi to Craving Sushi to leisurely feed each other sumptuous bites from chopsticks. Landhuis Brakkeput Mei Mei’s alfresco countryside courtyard is also very special, and they have steamy salsa lessons Monday nights. Couples will adore Baoase Luxury Resort’s option to dine in a dreamy seaside private cabana – you can even fly in by helicopter! You can also make that grand helicopter entrance at Shore, Santa Barbara Resort’s signature dining enclave overlooking the sea where the gourmet fare is to die for, and the scenery is downright swoon-worthy.

Post-dinner couple’s carousing under the tropical stars is a must. Head to Pietermaai or the new District 1850 in Scharloo where the trendiest hot spots bring the night magic to life. Or really jazz it up at Avila’s Blues Bar where the mesmerizing music is sure to cement your status as soul mates. And of course, seducing Lady Luck until the wee hours at glitzy gambling emporiums like Carnaval Casino is always an exciting nightlife option.

Enjoying great adventures as a duo can also bring you closer together. How about testing the strength of your relationship by becoming stranded on a deserted island overnight? Blue Skies Helicopters will fly you to Klein Curacao, leave you there with everything needed for comfortable camping on a beautiful beach, and then pick you up the next day. Incredible! Or if you love to golf together, you are sure to fall in love with the stunning seaside vistas at the Pete Dye designed course at Old Quarry Golf Course. You can also challenge each other to a fun game of mini-golf at Landhuis Brakkeput Mei Mei.

If you’re both marine life lovers, then a trip to Curacao Sea Aquarium complex offers unique opportunities to snorkel with dolphins, interact with sea lions, and even hand-feed sharks! While there, the two of you can also experience the once-in-a- lifetime adventure of submersing down 1,000 feet below the waves with Substation Curacao! And what could be more romantic than a sunset cruise? Pelican Boat Trips has excellent sunset voyages.

With year-round perfect weather, so many glorious beaches and so many romantic things to do, Curacao really is a couple’s paradise. So embrace every inch of it. And before you leave, don’t forget to stop by the duty-free shop at Curacao International Airport to take home distinctive island products to treasure at home.
And after all that romance, if you’re not already hitched, chances are good that Cupid aimed true while you were here, and you’ll vow to return for a fairy tale style destination wedding soon.