A cedilla is the squiggle under a letter which indicates pronunciation. If there weren’t one under the second ‘c’ in Curaçao, it would be pronounced “KUR-a-kow.” It’s not. It’s “KUR-a-sow.” Makes me wonder if Kurosawa’s ever been here (I digress). However, I am too lazy to put that cedilla in every time I use the word “Curacao.” That, and I’m concerned it doesn’t do any good for search engine optimization. There. I said it. So. That’s explained.
I had a lovely day today exploring the Marriott, learning how to de-fog a camera in humid, humid weather (coming soon in a Happy Tip post), eating chicken tikka at the swim up bar, chatting with the staff and other guests and getting a public massage. Yes, you read that right. It was a beachside massage visible by the entirety of the resort. I’ve already written a full article about it for Luxist — I’ll let you know when it runs.
For now, here are a few shots I took around the hotel today. It’s a bustling, attractive, upbeat place!
A busy, happy swimming pool in the shape of a cross (sort of).
As dusk began to set in, blue lights came on to illuminate the beach. Oh, and this is my building.
This is a dish at Sea Breeze known as Dutch Antilles Delight. It’s a tuna steak in orange sauce with two pieces of broccoli, carrots and asparagus over rice. I hear the best food here is to be found at Portofino and I look forward to checking that out tomorrow for breakfast and dinner. I’ve also got a tour of the Marriott’s kosher kitchen tomorrow. Kosher in Curacao! Imagine. Then, I’ll be going on an island ATV tour, and if there’s time, I’ll catch the shuttle into the city afterwards. I can’t wait to see the Dutch architecture and continue exploring!
I hear there’s an ostrich farm here.
This trip was sponsored by the Marriott.