Summer Spotlight: Hot savings on Caribbean hotels.
For exclusive hotel discounts from JetBlue Vacations just book your air + hotel package by 4/2 for travel 6/1 - 9/30/17 (Blackout dates 6/30 - 7/7/17 & 9/1 - 9/5/17).
Terms & Conditions: Offer valid for JetBlue Getaways vacation packages from New York (JFK) to Curacao (CUR), La Romana, DR (LRM), Puerto Plata, DR (POP), and Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (PLS). Eligible packages must be purchased 7/7 - 7/13/16 (11:59 PM EST) for travel 9/7 - 11/3/16 (Blackout dates: 10/7 - 10/11/16; no Saturday or Sunday travel). Each customer will automatically receive 30% off base airfare (excluding taxes & fees). Offer not valid in connection with flights-only bookings, cruises, oversized/overweight/extra baggage fees, or any other products, services, fees, expenses or charges. For discount to apply, both departing and returning flight and hotel stay must be within the eligible travel period. Offer valid for new Getaways purchases only; not valid for non-revenue bookings (e.g., travel booked with a travel certificate), previously booked travel or travel booked using TrueBlue points, in whole or in part. Offer cannot be combined with other offers, cannot be partially redeemed, has no cash value, and is not redeemable for cash. In the event you change or cancel your Getaways booking, this offer will only apply to any modified or new reservation if it is booked by 11:59 PM on 7/13/16, is for travel within the eligible travel period, and otherwise satisfies all terms and conditions for this offer. Changes/cancellations after 7/13/16 or that otherwise do not comply with offer terms will result in the discount being forfeited. For changes, you will be responsible for any increase in package price. Cancellations are for Getaways travel credit only, valid for 1 year. JetBlue reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time for any reason without notice or liability. All deadlines based on Eastern Standard Time. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply. See full Getaways Terms & Conditions for details.
Baggage/Other Charges: As part of a JetBlue Vacations Package, first checked bag on JetBlue flights is included (subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines), second checked bag is $35 and additional checked bags (over two) are $100. Price does not include fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or charges for products/services sold separately or not expressly included in package (such as airport transfers, resort fees, etc.). For JetBlue Optional Services and Fees (incl. baggage fees), click here.
Changes/Cancellations: Changes/cancellations must be in accordance with JetBlue and hotel policies. If change/cancel is made 60 days or more prior to departure date: $70 fee per person, plus any applicable hotel or other Travel Supplier penalties. If change/cancel is made within 60 days of departure date: $135 fee per person, plus any applicable hotel or other Travel Supplier penalties. JetBlue requires changes/cancellations to be made prior to scheduled departure, otherwise all money for package will be forfeited. Hotel change/cancel policies and fees apply, vary by property, and may be more restrictive than the JetBlue policy. Call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), option 3 for the specific change/cancellation policies and fees that apply to a particular package. For changes, there may be an increase in package price. Valid cancellations are for JetBlue Vacations credit only, valid for 1 year.
Region & Time Zone: Caribbean, Atlantic Time Zone (GMT -4)
Passport Required: Yes. Travelers arriving into Curacao with EU, US or Canadian passports with chips can complete their ED-card online before embarking on their flight to Curacao, and pass through immigration in less than one minute using the e-Gates upon arrival in Curacao.
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Languages Spoken: Dutch, English, Papiamento
Currency: Netherlands Antillean Guilder
Power: Standard US plug
A little background.
Located in the southern Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuela lies Curacao - an island paradise widely accepted to be "under the radar" and away from the crowds of other Caribbean destinations. This small island nation is governed as a territory of the Netherlands - and European influence makes itself known all over the island - from language and food to fashion and architecture. As a result, Curacao boasts a unique and exciting culture with a distinct European vibe and great weather all year round. Curacao is the "C" in the "ABC Islands", comprised of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao - and whether you come for the culture or for the beach, this beautiful island is sure to have something that appeals to everyone.
Looking for picture perfect and right out of a magazine? Kenepa Beach is ranked as the best beach in Curacao. The clear, blue, warm water is perfect for swimming, and the beach is locally famous for its snorkeling. The beach is flanked by rocky cliffs on two sides - and a short hike to the top of either cliff yields a phenomenal view - so be sure to pack your camera.
Located a few miles off the coast of Curacao and accessible only by boat is Klein (little) Curacao. The uninhabited island features miles of fine white sand beaches, and abundant wildlife onshore - as well as in the water - where snorkeling is an itinerary-must. Many tour companies in Curacao offer all-inclusive day trips to Klein Curacao - just ask your hotel for a good recommendation.
For a leisurely walk along the water with the opportunity to shop for local goods, try Handelskade in Curacao's capital city Willemstad. Handelskade is a small street that runs along the Curacao harbor and is lined with brightly painted 18th century buildings. Today, these brightly colored buildings are home to cafes, island boutiques, and other local stores - it's a little haven of old-style European architecture in the heart of Curacao.
Rising 1,200 over the island, Mount Christoffel is the largest national park in Curacao. Hiking trail options range from easy to challenging - but be sure to get there early, as climbing is prohibited after 11am due to warm weather. The effort is well worth the work once you reach the top, where on a clear day (which, in Curacao is most days) you're able to see the entire island!
Shete Boka National Park
Comprised of four main inlets on the north shore of the island lies Shete Boka National Park. Here, waves crash against the rocky shore and have created natural caves along the coast. One of the more notable landmarks is the Boka Pistol, so named because of the sound the waves make when crashing into the shore and spraying passersby with water. Although you are able to hike between the cliffs, it is also possible to drive and view the impressive waves from the comfort of a car.
Princess Juliana Bridge
This uniquely designed foot-bridge guards the entrance to the port of Willemstad, one of the busiest ports in the world. The bridge is unique in that it floats on the water, and swings open to allow ships to pass through. In fact, at high tide, you can even feel the bridge float gently over the waves. Moreover, the bridge provides great views and photo opportunities from a unique angle - and is beautiful when lit at night.