What is the Dutch Caribbean island in question? It’s Curacao of course! This multicolored island in the shining Caribbean is 64 kilometers long and 1.3 miles wide.

Perhaps more interesting, is that this isle is an eclectic blend of culture, design, and history that is rich with beautiful beaches, green and blue spirits, tropical wildlife, and inexplicably brightly-painted old school European buildings. It’s also a comparatively well-kept secret. Without further ado, we now present to you this candy-colored Dutch Caribbean island.

Curacao: A Unique Dutch Caribbean island

This isn’t a typical Caribbean island

Curaçao might be a part of South America’s continental shelf, but in fact, it is a Dutch country. You will find it 60 kilometers north of Venezuela’s coast. In 2010 it was given autonomy by the official dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles.

It is part of the ABC Islands

“ABC” is Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. Aruba is found to the west and Bonaire is located to the east. The colorful country of Curaçao is all too often overlooked by average travelers despite its beauty and brilliance. Nevertheless, Curaçao was once an important trade hub for a number of merchants who were part of the historic Dutch West India Company.

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