Shopping in Curacao
If you like shopping, Curacao is for you! Indulge with duty-free luxury items, the latest swimwear or even pick up some island art to remind you of your home away from home.
Shoppers will love the bustling Punda district in Willemstad which is filled with duty-free stores. The most popular streets, Heerenstraat and Madurostraat, are closed to traffic and as you stroll along you'll be tempted by the glittering displays of diamonds and other gems, exquisite jewelry and watches. Other shops sell the latest cameras and electronics, perfumes, crystal and fine china. Spruce up your wardrobe with international designer labels, casual Caribbean clothing, beachwear and accessories.
If it is local art you are looking for, you'll find paintings in a variety of styles, ceramics and sculptures. Wood carvings, textiles and jewelry from other Caribbean islands are also available. In keeping with Curacao's Dutch heritage, some stores even stock embroidery and the distinctive blue and white Delft pottery from the Netherlands.
For a glimpse of traditional Caribbean life, we recommend that you visit the daily Floating Market on Sha. Caprileskade. Traders from neighboring islands, Venezuela and Colombia congregate here every day to sell tropical fruit and vegetables, spices and crafts.
Resort Shuttle to Punda
Plan your Willemstad shopping trip, hop on the shuttle bus to Punda. Departures:
From The Royal Sea Aquarium:
Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 and 10 a.m.
From the Lions Dive & Beach Resort:
Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
No Friday service.
Stock up at the Supermarket
Fill your villa fridge with fruit, vegetables, sandwich fixings and other vacation munchies with a trip to the supermarket.
Getting there couldn't be easier with our free round trip transport service. Departures:
Saturday at 5 p.m.
Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.