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Visiting Curaçao

August 14, 2011

If you go

THE BEST WAY TO CURAÇAO

From LAX, American offers connecting service (change of plane) to Curaçao. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $796.

TELEPHONES

To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 5999 (the country code for Curaçao) and the local number.

WHERE TO STAY

Lodge Kurá Hulanda & Beach Club, 1 Playa Kalki, Westpunt; 434-7700, http://www.kurahulanda.com/en/lodge. On the western end of the island, about a 30-minute drive from the airport. Private beach, three restaurants, pool, spa and gym. Rooms from $230 a night.

Lions Dive & Beach Resort, Bapor Kibra; 434-8888, http://www.lionsdive.com/en. Family-friendly property about 10 minutes from downtown Willemstad. Clean, spacious apartments, with three casual restaurants on the premises. Doubles from $196.

DIVE OPERATORS

Ocean Encounters, http://www.oceanencounters.com, has scuba diving facilities at Lions Dive & Beach Resort, Breezes Curaçao, the Hilton Curaçao, the Hyatt Regency Curaçao and Lodge Kurá Hulanda. The company offers daily and multiday two-tank trips as well as special excursions. Daily two-tank trip, $93.

Bounty Adventures, http://www.bountyadventures.com, offers an $89 excursion to Klein Curaçao, a small uninhabited island southeast of the mainland. Includes wine, beer and lunch. Ocean Encounters also arranges dive trips to Klein Curaçao.

TO LEARN MORE

Curaçao Tourist Board, http://www.curacao.com

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