I cannot begin to say enough about Villa Seashell! What a remarkable place! The villa and the grounds are breath taking. The description of the villa was spot on and the pictures were not enhanced on the site. It is just as beautiful if not more in person. Linda Lou was such a joy to work with. She made our trip planning process effortless and provided a lot of info about Curacao. I would definitely work with her again if we had the opportunity to return to Curacao. The entrance to the community had 24-7 security, which made you feel completely safe. There was a small beach and restaurant within a 5 minute walk from the villa. I wish we would have spent more time there because it was convenient, clean, and had the best snorkeling of all the places we were able to visit.
As far as restaurants go, we ate at some of the best places. Landhuis Misje and Trio Penotti were our favorites. Amazing food and reasonable prices. We also enjoyed Sol Food. Sunshine was such a joy to talk to, which made the dining experience a ton of fun. Kome and Gouverneur de Rouville were amazing as well.
We enjoyed exploring Punda and walking across the floating bridge. Definitely a great photo opportunity.
As far as activities go, we love to snorkel. Porto Mari was a beautiful beach with some good snorkeling. We also enjoyed the beach by the villa. The others were okay, but not as good as the above two. Unfortunately, we ran out of time to be able to explore a lot of the upper west beaches, which I heard were great as well.
Last but not least, we rented a vehicle through D & D Car Rental. This was the easiest car rental process I have ever been through. The pick up process was on site at the airport and took less than 5 minutes. The drop off process was 1/2 as long. I would definitely use Daniel again. On our last vacation involving a car rental, my husband and I stood in line for 2 hours waiting to rent a car to find out that the car we rented was not available. Daniel provided the vehicle that we had reserved.
Overall, what a great 1st trip to Curacao. I am hoping for many more and would definitely work with Linda Lou again!! Thank you for being such a wonderful host!!