Punda represents one of four historic quarters in Willemstad. Once a Dutch trading hub, this charming area is now frequented by eager shoppers. Stores selling clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, and souvenirs line the waterfront alongside numerous markets and tasty eateries. Great for a shopping spree or cultural excursion, Punda awaits.
Located in Otrobanda, the Renaissance Mall is the place to be for all those who are in the mood to go on a shopping spree. Set in an expansive space, the mall boasts of numerous shops, restaurants, bar and even a casino. Mango, Armani Exchange and Tommy Hilfiger are just some of the high-end stores here that you can shop from. Besides these stores, one can also shop for everything from jewelry and watches to footwear and children’s apparel. Whether visitors are in the mood to indulge in some retail therapy, try their hand at gambling or simply relish the food and drinks served at one of the many restaurants and bars, Renaissance Mall promises a great time.
Aloe Vera is known worldwide for its remedial properties in beauty and medicine. Curacao boasts a large supply of the plant, and the crop is grown without the use of chemical fertilizers. A gel is extracted from the leaves and is processed into a line of organic products at the production plant under strict quality control. Branded CurAloe, an exquisite collection of juices, soaps, scrubs, shampoos, lotions, sunscreens and insect repellents are sold at wholesale prices.
Located by the Waaigat River, the Floating Market is a popular shopping spot for locals and tourists alike. The open air market is held from 6:30a, five days a week. Not only can visitors easily shop for everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to fresh fish, but the goods are displayed on the vendor’s boats thus lending the name Floating Market to this grocery shopping hub. Whether you want to shop for goodies for your kitchen, or simply want a new experience, then a visit to the vibrant Floating Market won’t disappoint.
Mambo Beach Boulevard runs along the longest beach in Curaçao, blending striking natural features with countless shopping and dining opportunities. Visitors will find stores specializing in beachwear and island trinkets, snack bars offering exotic and varied fare, and bars that are guaranteed to spice up your nightlife. Start the day at the beach and end it on the boulevard. Lucky for visitors, the shops stay open late and parking is free.
Housed in the Frater Radulphusweg mansion, Gallery Alma Blou is one of the best spots in the city for those interested in checking out the local art scene. Not only does the gallery house sculptures and paintings by various local artists like Slava Fokk, Philippe Zanolino and Didi Dometilie but one can also find exhibits focusing on a myriad of other articles like jewelry, ceramics and even dolls. Once you have browsed through the fascinating exhibits, head to the gift shop to buy postcards, prints, calendars and various other souvenirs or to the gorgeous courtyard for a cup of steaming hot tea.
Delft Blue Curaçao has a wide range of classic Dutch blue and white tin-painted pottery. From well-made souvenirs to hand-painted art pieces, there is something here to suit every budget. Browse through the store and peruse items like traditional ceramic windmills, painted plates, decorative figurines, Christmas ornaments and more. Find ceramics from established manufacturers like Heinen, Royal Delft and Tichelaar Makkum in store; you'll be spoiled for choice.
Memories Curacao is a charming little shop conveniently located across from the Floating Market. Visitors walking by can step in and peruse their wide selection of souvenirs and gifts. The store carries an eclectic collection of t-shirts, caps, hats, sandals, candles, mementos and more which make for the ideal reminder of your visit or a gift for someone back home. Beach and swimwear is also available here, and perfect to purchase that last minute hat or pair of flip-flops for the beach. The friendly owner is always there to make sure you find what you need, and can also offer excellent tips on local places to visit.