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Last Wednesday, my mom, brothers and I thought it would be a fun idea to take the car and drive off to Bandabou for the day. Bandabou is located on the west side of the island and it’s where you can find most of the beaches. All though Curacao is small, Bandabou does take some time to get there depending on which area you’re heading to. But honestly the drive is almost the best part, because it’s so relaxing and a treat for the eyes as well!
I really wanted to go see the flamingos, so we stopped at the salt pans of Jan Kok first. A beautiful sight, but unfortunately the flamingos were a little too far to capture them perfectly on pictures. It had also rained the day before, which made the landscape a little muddy.
Sint Willibrordus is a small village on the way to Bandabou. This area has basically become a monument ever since a big “Williwood” sign was placed some time ago. Curacao’s very own iconic Hollywood sign. The sign itself is located on a little hill near a relatively quiet area. But since it’s humongous now both locals and tourists can’t help but stop to snap a few pictures right before passing through.
Our last stop of the day was Playa Daaibooi also known as Daaibooi beach, one of the many many beaches of the Bandabou area. It’s not the biggest beach of the island nor is it my personal favorite. But for anybody who wants to enjoy a quick swim at Bandabou, it’s perfect!
I decided to wear an outfit that was somewhat tropical since we were going to be surrounded by nature all day. This floral maxi skirt is actually a two-piece, but I switched the matching top for a simple black bralet to keep it a little less flashy.
Bralet – Boohoo / Maxi Skirt – Forever 21 / Sandals – Forever 21 / Bag – River Island / Necklace – Primark / Sunglasses – H&M
If you’re ever visiting Curacao, Bandabou should definitely be on your list of trips to take. I’m actually taking a trip down there again today, so definitely expect another post soon.
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Location: Jan Kok salt pans, Williwood sign (St, Willibrordus) and Daaibooi beach