Monday, August 30, 2010

Haute Travels Heads to Beautiful Curacao

It’s time for some sun and relaxation… so I’m headed to Curacao this week. I’m super excited because I’ve never visited the island before and I love exploring new places. I’m also thrilled to call the new Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina home for a week! The 27-acre resort, also known as the “centerpiece of the exclusive Santa Barbara Plantation,” sits on beautiful beachfront (private) property nestled between the Caribbean Sea and Spanish Water Bay.

The resort also features three new restaurants with menu items that are all about seafood and farm-to-table ingredients. But my favorite spot, besides the beach—the Atabei Spa. I’m a girl who loves to indulge with a great massage, pedi, facial or body scrub.

A full service salon, 24 hour Hyatt StayFit™ fitness center, three pools, four tennis courts and an 18-hole Pete Dye championship golf course also make this new resort HAUTE.

My week will also move to the beat of smooth jazz with music from John Legend and Lionel Richie as they perform during the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. So as I pack away, I can’t help but smile thinking about my week ahead. I can’t wait to bask in the glow of the Caribbean sun and get swept away by the cool ocean breezes.

Curacao is an integral part of the ABC islands located just 35 miles from Aruba and Venezuela!

For more info about the Hyatt visit

For more info about the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival visit

What's your favorite Caribbean Island?


  1. Curacao is my favorite Carribean Island and one of my favorite places that I have visited. I love that there are things to do but yet it's not over developed and there's still lots of lush vegatation and of course the beaches are awesome!

  2. Curacao is my favorite. While you are there, you must visit Museum Kura Hulanda. It was amazing. Have fun.

  3. Barbados is my favorite, followed closely by St Lucia, Turks & Caicos, Curacao, Saba & the Grenadines. Yes the museum's slave trade relics are awesome! Have a great time, wish I could join you for the festival

  4. BARBADOS!!!

    (Because my family is from there ;) Barbados has retained much of it's culture yet it also a very safe economically thriving Caribbean nation. The nightlife is amazing as well (Check out the St. Lawrence Gap ie The Ship Inn, McBrides, the Reggae Lounge, and the Boatyard which is down the road in Bridgetown. And OMG Oistins Fish Fry on Friday nights is AMAZING!) The annual Crop Over festival is a must see as well. African American women will lose themselves in Barbados and never ever want to return to the U.S.!

    So glad I found your blog! I am a former reporter turned lover of anything international (esp the Caribbean and Africa) and I am finally starting to make a career/life out of it!

    You are inspiring!