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Curaçao Connections December traditions

In this edition December traditions P.1 In the spotlight 1 P.2 Open House P.3

December has arrived! One of the most

Some of the particular Christmas dishes are the

beautiful months of the year with lots of tourists

famous Fruit Cake made with fruits and nuts, soaked

who seek to celebrate the December holidays in

in a wonderful blend of liqueurs or the Ayaka which is

the sun!

similar to pastelle, but uses chicken strips instead of minced meat. Everywhere you will see the

We have summed some of the highlights and

euphorbia pulcherrima a small poinsettia plant

traditions not to miss of our Dushi Curacao!

(pictured above) displayed in people’s homes, as the traditional Christmas flower.


In the spotlight 2 P.4

The islands of the Netherlands Antilles have a

Happy Holidays P.5

unique Christmas celebration that comes straight from Holland, with visits from Sinterklaas and his mysterious minions, the Zwarte Piet (Black Pete).

RE/MAX BonBini Curaçao Main office Renaissance Riffort #507 tel. +5999 462-9770 Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort tel. +5999 868-2536

In Curacao children receive their holiday gifts not

On December 31, the celebration starts at noon with

only on Christmas morning but also on Dec. 6,

different companies closing the year with firework

the birthday of St. Nicholas. Sinterklaas, arrives

shows locally called ‘pagara show’.

by boat in Willemstad in mid-November to give candy to children, aided by his Black Pete

At night there are many places to celebrate New

helpers with their black-painted faces and

Years Eve. Such as The famous Big Bang party at The

elaborate costumes. Island children welcome

Rif Fort. The people of Curacao have the Dutch

Sinterklaas with carrots for his white horse and

tradition of eating Oliebollen (a type of doughnut) on

shoes in which to place gifts. Sinterklaas

the last day of the year.

celebrations in Curacao take place in schools,

hospitals, shopping malls and at homes.

Each RE/MAX® Office Independently Owned and Operated

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Each of the countries in the Caribbean celebrates Christmas in its own unique way, with similarities and differences in many of the traditions. In Curacao its two and a half days of family oriented festivities which begin at noon on Christmas Eve (24th).

Op loopafstand van het strand:

In the spotlight 1

Nieuwbouw Techniek en Design gestopt?

Cas Grandi

Impressive Villa with a South Beach modern design by Jean Marc des Bouvrie. 3 bedr., 3 bathr., luxurious kitchen, large porch and large swimming pool (9 x 4 m) with infinity edge. â‚Ź 525.000 View Object

Vista Royal

Large villa in resplendent condition. 4 bedr., 3 bathr. Dining and living room, beautiful kitchen, wrap around porch, swimming pool and a beautiful tropical garden with palapa. Nafl. 1.195.000 View Object

OPEN HOUSE: ‘Project without name’ a great success! Last Saturday a very successful Open House took place at a new

At the end of the afternoon the visitor’s prize was awarded to

apartment complex on Blue Bay Resort. As of 10 AM in the

Mr. R. Kummins who won two tickets to Miami and a credit card

morning guests were welcomed with a drink and a snack. They

with a balance of Naf. 1.000,- There was also a prize for Mr. M.

could take a look inside the furnished 3 bedroom model home.

Selier. He participated in the contest “what’s the best name for

The apartments in this complex on the B-section are not only

the project”, and he won with the name “Residence Le Bleu”

for sale but can also be rented for long term.

chosen by the project developer. He was rewarded with a check of Naf. 2.500,-

Prices The sale prices for an apartment start at Naf. 830.000

The weather was ideal, the turnout was beyond expectations

and Naf. 930.000 for a penthouse. Rental prices as from

and the project developer and RE/MAX BonBini look back on a

Naf. 3.500,-

very successful day.

Buyers who bought an apartment or penthouse during the Open

For more information of this beautiful project please call us at

House got a bonus check of Naf. 45.000,- to furnish their home.

+5999 462 9770 or send us an email at

As from 2 PM everyone could enjoy the live music of Juni Juliet at the beautiful pool.

In the Spotlight 2

Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort

Splendid villa with sea view and swimming pool. 4 bedr., 2.5 bathr., semi-open kitchen with all appliances. Living room opens to a spacious lounging porch. US$ 4.000,- p. m. View object


Caribbean Beach Resort 3 bedr., 2 bathr., bungalow. Cozy living room and kitchen with breakfast bar. Completely enclosed only accessed with a remote control. Cars can park on site. Naf. 3.200,- p. m. View object

Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

Happy holidays and cheers to a Great 2012!

Curacao Connections December 2011 - Monthly E-newsletter by RE/MAX BonBini Curacao  

This e-newsletter with information & insider tips about living on, investing in and moving to the lovely Caribbean island of Curaçao, is mad...