THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
The Leeward Islands. This is how the ABC islands in the Dutch Caribbean are also called. A description that does justice to the lightness of the culture that prevails there.
According to themotorcyclers, the so-called ABC islands are still one of the insider tips for travelers to the Caribbean: The three island beauties Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are not far from the Venezuelan coast and offer an almost unmanageable variety of attractions.
OUR TRAVEL PROGRAM FOR YOUR ABC ISLAND VACATION
An island hopping tour is ideal for exploring the unspoiled natural spectacles, the dreamy Caribbean beaches and the picturesque cities of the three ABC islands on vacation. With us you can put together your trip individually with existing modules. Magnificent hotels with sea views, varied excursion packages and great round trips for your ABC island vacation. We would like to introduce you to a few combination trips to spark your anticipation.
HIGHLIGHT # 1: ABC ISLANDS – ARUBA EXCURSION PACKAGE
One happy island. Who wouldn’t want to settle down in this little place for a few days and relax? We’ll take you on a short trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba with colorful coral reefs, breathtaking dream beaches and turquoise water?
Aruba is the smallest of the ABC islands and is the westernmost of the archipelago. Here you can experience the diversity of the Lesser Antilles on almost 180 m². While the miles of white sandy beaches dominate the island, the east will surprise you with its stony, rocky coastline. On your trip to Aruba, don’t forget to visit the aloe vera plantations and the lighthouse on the northern tip. From the lighthouse and from the Alto Vista chapel you have a magnificent view of the island – perfect for the sunset.
HIGHLIGHT # 2: ABC ISLANDS – BONAIRE EXCURSION PACKAGE
At 288 m², Bonaire is the second largest ABC island. It is the most easterly and is a real paradise for lovers of the underwater world. A Bonaire vacation is ideal for all water sports enthusiasts who enjoy windsurfing, diving and snorkeling.
Experience flamingos in the wild and take a trip to Devil’s Mouth, a bizarre rock formation full of fabulous stories. In the capital Kralendijk, colorful colonial-style houses await you, where small cafes and restaurants with Caribbean cuisine can be found.
HIGHLIGHT # 3: ABC ISLANDS – CURAÇAO EXCURSION PACKAGE
With 444 m², Curaçao is the largest island in the Lesser Antilles and forms the core of the ABC islands. It is also probably the longest-inhabited island in the Lesser Antilles. As early as 4,000 BC The island was populated by indigenous people. Drawings from this period can still be admired in the Hato Cave today.
The short trip to Curaçao will of course take you to the island’s capital, Willemstad. Here you will get exciting insights into the production of the famous Curaçao liqueur. Perhaps the inhabitants will also reveal one or the other cocktail recipe with the fruity liqueur? During your Curaçao vacation, a visit to the floating market should of course not be missed – Caribbean delicacies guaranteed.
COUNTRY INFORMATION ABC ISLANDS – THE BASIS FOR YOUR VACATION
We don’t want to send you on a Caribbean vacation without any background knowledge. We give you an overview of entry regulations, languages and capitals of the ABC islands. When exchanging ideas with the locals, you can certainly learn a thing or two more.
National language: Dutch, Papiamentu
Foreign language: English, Spanish
Local time: CET -5 hours
Entry requirements: To enter, you need a passport that is still valid for 6 months and a return ticket.
Currency unit: The currency in Aruba is the Aruban florin, on Curaçao and Bonaire the Antilles guilder. Aruban florin and West Indian guilder are pegged to the US dollar. The US dollar is widely accepted as a form of payment.
Recommendation: All major credit cards and often the Maestro Card are accepted in hotels, at rental car companies, in restaurants and in most local shops. With your card and PIN, you can withdraw cash from ATMs on site. Banks change the most common currencies.
Power supply: 110 volts
Best travel time: dry season from November to the beginning of May.
THE TREASURES OF THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN
10 days round trip from Bonaire to Aruba
- everything from a single source: can also be booked with flights from Germany / Austria / Switzerland
- from 2 people
- implementation daily
On our island hopping tour on the ABC islands you will discover the Dutch Caribbean with all its facets: Bonaire with its diverse underwater world and exotic flora and fauna, Curaçao’s colonial treasures, as well as Aruba’s incomparable nature with dreamy white beaches and hidden bays.
Day 1: Bonaire
Upon arrival at Bonaire Airport, transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Bonaire
During a four-hour island tour you will get to know Bonaire with its varied nature. Along the west coast it goes to Devil’s Mouth, a bizarre rock formation, around which many stories entwine and in whose protection the rare yellow-shouldered parrots have found a home. At Gotomeer you have the opportunity to experience flamingos in the wild. Colorful houses in colonial style characterize the image of the island capital. Today, salt is mined in the south of the island using modern technology. At the old salt fields you can still see the small huts in which the hard-working slaves lived. F.
Day 3: Bonaire – Curaçao
Transfer to the airport and flight to Curacao. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. F.
Day 4: Curacao
On a day tour you will visit the most interesting corners of the island and learn how the world-famous Blue Curaçao liqueur is made. On a trip across the island you will get to know the flora and fauna, pass lovingly restored country houses and always have a view of the sea. After a typical island lunch, visit the gallery of a local artist. Finally, enjoy the magnificent view from Fort Nassau over the capital Willemstad. F / M
Day 5: Curacao
Today you will explore the capital Willemstad with its typical Dutch-Caribbean architecture on foot. The city tour takes you to the lovingly restored old town. You will learn the history of the Hotel Kura Hulanda and experience the harbor front on St. Anna Baai with the lively cruise port and the floating market in a side arm. F.
Day 6: Curacao
Day at leisure. Visit, for example, the Sea Aquarium, which houses almost all Caribbean fish in its 45 aquariums. At the Dolphin Academy you will experience dolphins and if you want you can swim and dive with them. F.
Day 7: Curaçao – Aruba
Transfer to the airport and flight to Aruba. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. F.
Day 8: Aruba
Experience the diversity of the small island. First you visit the aloe vera factory and museum. As you continue, see the extraordinary Casibari rock formations rising above the flat island. Along the rugged north coast it goes to the chapel of Alto Vista and on to the California lighthouse at the northern tip. In both places you have a wonderful view over the island and the sea. Nearby you have the opportunity to swim and snorkel at Arashi Beach. F.
Day 9: Aruba
Day at leisure. Take a trip to the capital, Oranjestad, for example. F.
Day 10: Aruba
Transfer to the airport. F.
Prices and dates due to the current Corona situation are still subject to confirmation by the partner agencies on site. / Price surcharges for the turn of the year, Easter and local holidays are possible.