The surroundings

To the west of Willemstad lies Banda Abou, a region of quiet bays, untouched nature, charming rural villages and stately country homes. It is the ‘other’, less touristy side of the island, where the CuraƧaoans themselves go for the ultimate holiday feeling. The ideal location for our wellness resort Ananda.

In the surrounding area, you can enjoy the tranquil southern bays of Playa Porto Mari, Daaibooi, Cas Abou and St Marie, where you can snorkel in crystal-clear water teeming with colorful fish. Alternatively, you can visit the rugged north coast at Boca Tabla, and drive via Christoffelpark and the nice Hofis through to Westpunt and Watamula; a route with beautifully restored country houses and typical villages.


Feel like having a day out in town? Take a trip to Willemstad with its historical center districts Punda and Otrabanda, the world-famous dancing pontoon bridge and the piers where the large cruise ships are moored. In the evening, you can return to the pleasant tranquility of Ananda and the privacy of your own villa.