Welcome to HomeTrust CuracaoCuracao is situated in the south of the Caribbean Sea and is part of the Dutch Antilles. Other islands in this area are a.o. Bonaire, Aruba, Barbados, Martinique and St. Maarten. The island consists of about 444-sq. kilometres (171 square miles), and is characterized by low hilly terrain and low humidity due to the constant north-eastern breeze. The average temperature is 28° C (76°F) and the island does not receive much rainfall, the overall climate is healthy and safe. With a large mixture of tropical landscapes to choose from, you can either opt for a house in the mountains, a town house or a luxuriously beach house by the ocean. Curacao is famous for its fascinating dive spots and is therefore popular with divers all over the world.
The island, which is situated outside of the hurricane belt, is home to more than 50 different nationalities. Papiamento is the native language, while Dutch is the official language and English and Spanish are both widely spoken by the entire population.Curacao has a stable democratic government and low tax rates. The island offers all modern facilities and the current economic growth is expected to last at least another 15 years. The unit of currency is the Netherlands Antilles guilder which has been pegged to the US dollar at the exchange rate of US$ 1.00= ANG. 1.78.
There are many public and private schools on the island. The Curaçao educational system includes elementary, secondary, technical, higher and limited university education, as well as schools for vocational training, in Dutch. American style education is available from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Unlike Aruba the island is still relatively unknown as a tourist location.
The economy of this beautiful island is flourishing and the tourist market is growing rapidly. Several international hotel chains have started development of new resorts. Amongst others the 5-star Hyatt Regency Resort, Renaissance Hotel & Casino Resort, Wyndhamm and the new Van der Valk Hotel. Other hotels were expanded in 2006; Avilla Beach Hotel, Lions Dive Resort and Kura Hulanda Logdes. The new airport terminal opened in July 2006 and more air lines fly to this Caribbean destination. Also the number of cruise ships that visit Willemstad is growing every year.
Prices of real estate are bound to rise considerably in the next few years so now is the time to invest in real estate.
In the historic centre of Willemstad, beautifully restored monumental buildings stand along the Annabaai where cruise ships pass by on their way to the unique natural harbour. With its impressive colonial mansions, beautiful nature, and many cultural activities, Curacao is without a doubt the most beautiful part of the Dutch Antilles.