Veneto Holiday Beach Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Refrigerator in room
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... timing on that was perfect, as we came off the Queen Emma Swinging bridge on our way back, the bells started going off, and the bridge started to swing. It opens up to allow boat traffic to enter or exit into the bay. Had we been even 1 minute later, we'd have been held on the bridge, and had to ride the swing out.... instead of just observe it. ...
The tour of the caves is guided due to prior destruction by the public. The guide speaks English, Dutch and the native Papiamentu and gives a very fun tour. As the site says, these caves have been here "since the beginning of Curacao". You'll see coral from what was the sea bed and magma that pushed the coral up creating the island. Escaped slaves used the caves as hiding places, and before the arrival of Europeans the Amerindian Arawaks used them ...
... the tour, wandered the Otrabanda, saw the Venezuelan floating market. Curacao is only 40 miles from Venezuela, so many people bring their fruits and veggies over here to sell. Walked across the pontoon bridge, that swings open to let ships through. Then caught a tuk-tuk back to the ship.
Between the humidity, the stairs at the caves, and the explorations of the floating market and old town we were 2 tired puppies.... time to call it a day.
... an organized tour.
At any rate, it's nice to have more than just a handful of hours here, to be able to slowly wander around Willemstad, and have a few patio stops for some cold drinks. And without having a cruise ship to rush back to, we had plenty of time to finally find Fishalicious tonight - and even better than finding the place, was that it's one of those rare restaurants that actually lived up to the hype! ...
... to spare between the steel lift and the chime of our boat. Curacao Marine had apparently not attempted such a tight job before, and it took more than 3 hours to get the boat out of the water after much discussion and debate as to whether it would be safe or not for the boat. After lots of nail biting, and a couple of occasions where Curacao Marine wanted to give up, we finally had the boat out of the water.
Once the boat was safely out of the water, ...