Sailing Away to Paradise - Klein Curacao
When I was first researching Curacao a few years ago, this strange abandoned lighthouse on a tiny island kept popping up. Ever since, Klein Curacao has been at the top of my list. Located just over an hour away by boat, this abandoned island is a well known snorkeling spot for its sea life, underwater caves, and shipwrecks.
Up before sunrise, we took a packed bus to meet our catamaran at the marina.
A beautiful morning on the open sea!
Until the waves got a bit choppy and we were all left soaked to the bone.
Nevertheless, we persisted. And land ho! We spotted the little pink lighthouse in the distance.
We were warned that the chairs and huts go pretty quickly on the island, so I jumped in the crystal clear water and booked it to shore.
While the crew prepped for lunch, we set off to explore!
This lighthouse was built in 1879. It's the second one to have been built here after the first was destroyed in a (rare for this region) hurricane in 1877.
Perhaps it doesn't do as well of a job as it should... as two shipwrecks are currently situated on the north shore.
Delirious from the sun, we hustled back to jump in the water.
Before breaking for a quick lunch.
What was that rule? No swimming for 30 minutes after eating? Oh well! There's a sea turtle and fish to swim with!
This friendly guy paid us a visit (only after the crew chucked some leftover ribs into the water).
Naturally everyone else wanted in on the action.
Sadly we had to say goodbye to our new friend.
We had a truly magical day, all thanks to Bounty Adventures! Be sure to book your day trip through them and tell Thumb and Sam that we sent you!
Very sunburnt, and very happy, we were escorted back to the Royal Resort on a bus, affectionately called, "La Cucarcha".
Hope you enjoyed a glimpse into our afternoon in paradise. I have one more post from our Caribbean home away from home... hope you'll stick around.