Although every Sandals all-inclusive resort has tons of complimentary activities onsite, you’ll probably also want to explore what the area has to offer. That’s where Sandals excursions come in. They cost extra but are super easy to arrange through the resort.
You can book Sandals excursions online via the Sandals website after you’ve made your reservation, or once you get to the resort. If there’s something you really want to do, we recommend booking it in advance just to be safe.
But what excursions does Sandals offer? They are different at each Sandals resort. In this article we’ll discuss Sandals Curacao excursions, so read on to learn more.
Excursions at Sandals Curacao
Curacao, one of the “ABC” islands off the coast of Venezuela, is an idyllic and charming island known for stunning sapphire waters; beautiful beaches; warm, vibrant culture; and the pastel-colored Dutch colonial buildings in its capital city of Willemstad.
Set on the southernmost tip of Curacao, on 44 acres nestled into the exclusive 3,000-acre private preserve of Santa Barbara estate, Sandals Royal Curacao is the perfect setting for honeymoons or romantic getaways.
There is a lot to do in Curacao, so you’ll have plenty of options. Sandals Curacao excursions are all managed by Island Routes, but you book and pay through Sandals.
Sandals Curacao excursions include guided snorkeling tours, Jeep safaris in Curacao National Park, a Willemstad city tour on an e-bike, bar-hopping in the unique capital city. hiking, deep sea fishing, cultural tours, sunset cruises, and more.
Our favorite experience during our trip was the private sunset cruise with Maxie Sailing. They picked us up from our resort and took us to their sailboat. We relaxed as we headed to a nearby area where the water was calm and allowed for some snorkeling.
We also enjoyed some tapas and drinks plus calm music before heading back to the marina, watching the sunset on our way back. The owners were very laid back and accommodating to what you are looking for, so don’t hesitate to reach out to them.
Book here using code “Curacao-Honeymoon-always” for a discount.
Let’s take a look at some other Sandals Curacao excursions in more detail.
Willemstad E-Bike City Tour
You’ll ride electric beach cruiser bikes around the charming capital city of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guided tour includes the lovely pastel buildings, the natural harbor, the Scharloo neighborhood, the wedding cake house, Fort Amsterdam, Kura Hulanda, Otrobanda, and the Queen Emma Bridge.
Klein Curacao Catamaran Cruise Beach Break
Take a catamaran through the vivid blue water to Klein Curacao, an uninhabited island. You’ll be able to swim, snorkel, or just lounge on the white sand beach. You can also visit a 19th-century lighthouse and see shipwrecks, plus enjoy a barbecue lunch.
Sandals Exclusive Curacao Sightseeing Tour
See some of the most scenic spots on this gorgeous island, including the historic neighborhood of Scharloo, Shete Boka National Park, Jan Kok salt flats, and Grote Knip Beach. You’ll also enjoy lunch at a local café, then head to the Curacao Liqueur Distillery for a tour and tasting.
Open-Air City Bus Ride and Beach Experience
This full day Sandals Curacao excursion gives you the best of both nature and the city. Enjoy gorgeous scenery at spots like Spanish Water Bay and St. Willibrordus Salt Lake (home to pink flamingos), snorkel in crystal clear water at Porto Marie Beach, try the famous Curacao liqueur at the distillery, visit Willemstad and historic neighborhoods, and have lunch on the beach.
Punda Vibes Curacao Night Experience
Looking for some nightlife? Take this romantic Sandals Curacao excursion and learn about the island’s culture and history while you have fun. Enjoy cocktails as you check out the Punda area, with its vibrantly colored buildings and public art, then head to the beach for drinks on the sand in the moonlight.
Pier Maripampoen Undersea Trek
One of the most unique things to do in Curacao is this underwater tour, which lets you put on a diving helmet and go 20 feet below the sea to see incredible marine life and colorful coral.
West Coast Beach Excursion
Couples who love the beach will want to take this Sandals Curacao excursion. First you head to Shete Boka National Park on the north coast and see amazing caves and coastal limestone formations. Then, on to Playa Kenepa beach to swim in stunning blue water; Playa Forti for a delicious lunch; and Cas Abou beach which offers excellent snorkeling. Drive by the St. Willibrordus salt lake with its flamingoes on the way back to the resort.
You can also go on excursions in Curacao with local guide companies or through online vendors like Get Your Guide and Viator.
In between excursions, you’ll have lots of onsite Sandals Curacao activities to choose from. These include complimentary watersports like scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, Hobie Cat sailing, and paddleboarding, plus complimentary land activities like beach volleyball and tennis.
Work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center and take exercise classes, or indulge at the spa (for an extra fee). And of course, you can lounge on the beautiful beach, relax by any of the pools (including an astonishing 2-level infinity pool), soak in a whirlpool, or enjoy tropical cocktails at a bar.
There’s also golf available, at the neighboring Pete Dye-designed course. Unique to Sandals Curacao is the opportunity to explore the surrounding preserve on a Dutch bike or by hiking.
Daily and nightly entertainment includes theme nights, talent nights, beach parties, and live music. As night falls, honeymooners will want to be sure to watch the sunset. Sandals Curacao faces west and offers spectacular sunset views over the Caribbean.
Now that you’ve read all about Sandals Curacao excursions, what do you think? Are you ready to book your trip? Let us know in the comments!
And if this doesn’t sound like the perfect Sandals resort for you, we have full reviews of every Sandals resort as well as articles like the best Sandals for snorkeling, scuba at Sandals, best Sandals for honeymoons, best Sandals for golfing, and an overview of all the Sandals resorts.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.