At Home in Curacao
The Caribbean Island of Curacao has a natural beauty, from its diverse cultures and multi-ethnic masses, to its splendid beaches. The Dutch colonial buildings that are painted in shades of blue, yellow and orange are akin to those in Amsterdam and reminds her visitors of the modern life of Europe.
Curacao’s real natural beauty lies offshore, in the surrounding sea. The island’s magnificent coral reefs draw more and more snorkelers and divers each year. Tourists flock here for its eclectic cultures, duty-free shopping, friendly locals, watersports and action-packed casinos. The Caribbean island of Curacao has just a handful of middle-bracket, yet charming resorts on the beach, which are mostly along the southern coast of the island. The cultural and shopping experiences are just as appealing here as the beaches.
Curacao Real Estate, Economy and Infrastructure
Over the past few years, Curacao has been modernized by its expanded and flourishing infrastructure. The oil refinery is still one of the biggest businesses - and now, a desalinization plant provides the island with water. The capital city of Willemstad has grown considerably. The island’s economy is dependent on offshore banking, oil refineries, tourism and remittances from Holland. The tourism and Caribbean real estate industries in Curacao are booming.
The official currency of Curacao is the Netherlands Antilles Guilder or the Florin. U.S. Dollars are accepted throughout the island, as the Antilles Guilder is directly tied to the U.S. Dollar. Most major credit cards and travelers checks are accepted everywhere and ATM’s are available all over the island.
Many people have always dreamed of owning a tiny piece of island paradise in the Caribbean. On the Caribbean Island of Curacao, this dream is well within reach. From tiny single houses to million-dollar oceanfront properties, simple one-bedroom condominiums or apartments and luxurious beachfront estate villas, there is something for everyone on Curacao.
Curacao real estate offers investors many great opportunities to make fairly large gains on their investment in just a few years. Real estate prices on most Caribbean islands tend to increase every year, but many bargains can still be found in Curacao, provided you know where to look. Since Curacao is in the early stage of promoting its real estate development, many good opportunities exist for Caribbean real estate investors - and these opportunities are expected to steadily increase as the years go by.
Once you visit the Caribbean Island of Curacao, the natural island beauty and European ambiance you will keep coming back for more. So, relax in peace on this beautiful sun-kissed island - come and discover the beauty of Curacao for yourself.