Netherlands Antilles Cruises
Not heard of the Netherlands Antilles? How about names such as St, Maarten, Bonaire and Curaçao? Bonaire boasts a reef-lined coast, superb water sports and is a divers’ paradise where you can spot tuna, blue martin and sailfish. In contrast, Curaçao is a bustling island with its central town, Willemstad, oozing with old buildings and fine museums. [ReadMoreMob]
As you would expect in the Netherland Antilles the food is very Dutch with plenty of fresh seafood and cheese. But you’ll also find dishes with a Creole, French and Italian influence.
The Netherland Antilles offer cruise guests a variety of sights, sounds and beaches that are hard to top.
Philipsburg, St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Maho Beach is located on the Dutch side of St Martin. It is famous for being adjacent to the Princess Juliana International Airport, and is a popular site for tourists and plane watchers, who visit the beach to watch aircraft on their final approach to the airport, passing a short distance above their heads. This is one of the few places in the world where aircraft can be viewed in their flight path just outside the end of the runway.
Wild Guavaberry Rum
The national liqueur of St Martin, this spirit is made with oak aged rum, cane sugar and guavaberries, a fruit which grows throughout the Caribbean.
One of the most popular beaches on the island, Orient is a stretch of white sand bordering warm, clear waters.