Curacao is an island in the southwestern Caribbean, about 44 miles north of Venezuela, South America and between Aruba and Bonaire. It is part of the Netherlands Antilles, also known as the ABC-Islands and is under the jurisdiction of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The island is about 38 miles long and varies in width from three to five miles, with a year-round population of about 138,000. While 90 percent of the population speaks Papiamento — a native Creole-style language — English, Dutch and Spanish are commonly spoken here.
The capital city is Willemstad, on the southwestern part of the island and is divided into two areas on either side of the large canal. One area is called Otrobanda and the other side is called Punda. Willemstad’s two bridges have put Curacao on the map. Queen Juliana, the highest in the Caribbean, and the Queen Emma Pontoon, which swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest ports in the world.
Very much inspired by Dutch influences, Willemstad retains the colorful flavor of an 18th-century Dutch colonial village. Willemstad has been designated a “World Heritage” site by UNESCO and features many historic buildings and unique architecture. For more on Curacao, visit curacao.com.
Baoase is located in the Winterswijkstraat #2 at the private beach in the Marie Pampoen area between Punda / Pietermaai area and Sea Aquarium Beach / Mambo Beach and Boulevard. A few minutes away from the city, the nightlife, beach clubs, shops, mambo boulevard, sea aquarium, various restaurants, and approx. 15 min by car from the airport. The easiest way to get around the island is by car. We therefore recommend guests to rent a car when they are planning to explore the island and all it has to offer.
Baoase is approximately 15 – 20 minutes (14km) located from the airport by car. Baoase offers luxury transfer service from and to Baoase. Please contact Guest Relations for more information about this service.
If you rented a car on the airport and wish to drive to Baoase yourself, we suggest you to use google maps or use the Curacao road maps provided at the service desk of your car rental.
See google maps for more information how to get from the airport to Baoase by car
Curacao is serviced by many airlines and flights are available from the United States, Netherlands, Germany Canada, South America and a few other countries. You can fly to Curacao direct from Miami, Newark, New York City, Vancouver, Toronto, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Dusseldorf, Bogota, Medellin, Panama City, Caracas and some other direct destinations. It’s a nine-hour flight from Amsterdam, a one-hour flight from Caracas, a two-hour flight from Miami and a little over a 4 1/2-hour flight from Newark, NJ. All flights land at Curacao’s Hato International Airport.
Click here for a summary of all non-stop flights and airlines to Curacao
Curacao just launched its new Private Jet Centre including VIP services to private and corporate jet users. For more information about arriving by private jet please contact us or click here for their website.
Some of the cruise lines that visit Curacao are Sun cruise, Carnival Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Deutsche Sectouristik. Check with travel and cruise websites for rates and cruise routes and itineraries.