You will immediately recognize the historic Pietermaai on Curacao by its colourful houses. Merchants and captains used to live in these, but many of the houses can now be rented as holiday homes. Discover the beautiful Curacao from an apartment in Pietermaai.
When staying in this characteristic district, you are within walking distance of a number of tourist attractions. For example, visit the famous Pontjesbrug, which is located in St. Anna's Bay, or go to the floating market, which you will find around the corner from the Handelskade. You will find delicious fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and other local delicacies. The Pietermaai District is a very lively area, full of restaurants and luxury apartments.
Experience the best atmosphere in Pietermaai. This is one of the most striking places on the island, where everyone comes together. From Pietermaai you can easily reach popular beaches such as Mambo Beach and Cabana Beach by bus or rental car. And you can also venture to other places on the island. Are you looking for a varied holiday? Then this is the perfect destination for you!
Since 2010, Curacao has been part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Despite the fact that it is now an autonomous country, Dutch influences are still very clear. The official language, together with Papiamentu, is still Dutch.
The island is loved by holidaymakers because of its many beautiful beaches and sunny climate; the average temperature is 27 degrees. The 'rainy season' lasts from October to February, but consists mainly of short nocturnal rains.
In summer, it is 6 hours earlier on Curacao than in the Netherlands, in winter time it is 5 hours earlier. Also useful to know: the currency is the Antillean guilder, but you'll generally be fine with American dollars too. It takes about 10 hours by plane from Amsterdam.