There are five islands that make up the Dutch Caribbean and then there is Aruba, an independent state with close ties to the Netherlands. Bonaire and Curaçao, with Aruba make up the ‘ABC’s’. These three islands are in the south of the Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuala. They have a semi-arid climate and are cooled by the trade winds and a landscape of gently rolling hills, cacti and watapana trees.
If you are looking for atmosphere and distinctive local culture, then a holiday in the Dutch Caribbean could well be the Caribbean holiday for you. The Dutch influence gives the islands a unique ambience and character, reflected in the local music and richly painted colours of its buildings. Dutch colonial houses and shops can still be found in the older parts of the capital towns. The people speak four different languages including English.
Perhaps the biggest draw though is under the water. If a Caribbean diving holiday is what you’re looking for then ask our experienced Caribbean specialists about the Dutch Caribbean as a destination for you. The coral reefs and abundant fish life make these islands among the best in the world for divers. The Trade Winds also make it perfect for windsurfing, especially Bonaire and Aruba which have large areas of very shallow waters.
Call our Caribbean specialists today to discuss your tailor-made Dutch Caribbean holiday.
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