Dear <<First Name>> ,
Temperature is slowly rising to Summer levels, and we love to spend some more time around the beach these days. Also, the end of May and the full month of June are chock-full of exciting (end of school year) activities like sports tournaments, assemblies, dance & drama performances. June usually also features a lot of farewell parties that sometimes leave us with mixed feelings. The majority of families that move here for a designated time, move back (or onwards) during the summer holidays. We wish those of you who are lucky to be living on our island the strength they need to say goodbye to beloved ones. Those of you who are leaving this summer, we wish you all the best in your new destination, and please remember this is an awesome place to retire or to keep a second home!
Marro Pietersz and Lauw Jacobs are planning to make 50-hours non-stop live radio show. This event will be held on Wet & Wild Beach Club, this coming June 6th - 8th. The primary purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds for families with school aged kids that are in financial need. All raised money will be used to help purchase uniforms, books and school supplies. Last year June, a comparable event took place, and no less than Nafl 400.000 was raised. The organisers aim to raise at least as much this year, but above all aim to make it a fun event. Last year, both Dolfijn FM and TeleCuracao participated, this year Radio Hoyer 1 & 2 will join in as well.
Post sitting contest
During the weekend, a post sitting contest will be held as wel. The person that remains seated on the post for the longest time, will be awarded a Nafl 10.000 donation for the charity he or she supports, or a Nafl 1.000,- gift card with Boolchand’s
One of the major yearly sports events on our island is the Ennia Curaçao International Triathlon. This race was held om May 25th in the gorgeous Santa Barbara Plantation Resort. An international selection of participants competed either individually or as a relay team and had to complete the official Olympic distance: swimming 1.5 kms, biking for 40kms and running for 10kms.
This year, the French Gaetan Fetaud won the competition for male individuals, the Dutch Andrea Jochems won in the category female individuals and the Curacao relay team existing of Luigino Hanst (swimming), Ito Camelia (biking) and Kelvin Acosta (running) won the relay competition. Visit www.triathlon-curacao.com for more information. Photos of the race are expected to be posted soon.
If you are looking for a fun activity for this coming long weekend, you may want to head to the Spanish Water. The Curacao Challenge, an international windsurfing tournament will be held from Thursday May 29th until Sunday June 1st. During the event, windsurfers of truly all levels, that is rookie kids to top level international windsurfers will compete in races at their level.
Besides participating in races, or cheering competitors on, the organization offers activities like bouncers, face- and bodypainting, paddleboarding for friends and family, the Be Bright Beach Bar, delicious food prepared by Goisco and free windsurfing clinics. Find out more about this event at windsurfingcuracao.com or facebook.com/curacaochallenge.
Curacao nominated for Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination 2014 award. Once again, there is an opportunity for Curacao to be recognized as a leading tourist destination in the Caribbean. Curacao has been nominated by the World Travel Awards for the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination 2014 award. Read on...
Sonesta is coming to Curaçao. The brand will be taking over at the Kura Hulanda hotel properties on the island, parent company GHL Hoteles announced on their Facebook page. Both the Kura Hulanda Village & Spa and the Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club will be flagged as Sonesta collection properties. Read on...
DurfTeVragen Curaçao is a very active Facebook group where you can pose all kinds of questions around living & vacationing in Curaçao, or moving here. Most of the questions are currently posted in Dutch but knowing quite some members in the group, we are confident that questions posted in English will get response just as well. Visit page...
Our July issue will be released in the last week of June. In the meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. It is our pleasure to help.
With Sunny Regards,
Broker - Owner