STAY The Balinesethemed Baoase Luxury Resort, with 23 suites and villas accommodating up to 80 guests, ofers total privacy, from its no-cameras policy to its exclusive rock-wallsheltered beach. Wed on the resort’s own Bibi’s Island, followed by cocktail hour under the massive banyan tree decorated with oversize metal fish sculptures. Rooms from $560; weddings from $10,000. At Avila Beach Hotel, there’s no need to choose between ocean or access to downtown Willemstad: The modern, 150-room resort is set on its own wedding-ready strand. Rooms from $270; weddings from $850.
PLAY Head to Cura§ao’s western tip, home to Grote Knip beach, for sun and easy swimming in a protected cove beloved for calm water and the softest white sand. Have your cameras ready for selfies with big crashing waves behind you when touring the seven clifs of Shete Boka National Park; stay and honor the island’s tradition of stacking rocks to make a wish. Refuel at nearby Jaanchie’s Restaurant, dishing up iguana, snapper and other local favorites.
PARTY Tie the knot on the sunset-facing pier of Karakter Curacao, a Frenchmeets-Caribbean beach bar, restaurant and lounge. In Willemstad, bask in the romance of the city and harbor lights with a reception at Restaurant Gouverneur de Rouville, a circa-1737 mansion with a storied menu to match, from spicy Cuban banana soup to grilled meats and seafood.
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