Discovering Coral Estate
Description: To find our feet we thought it would be a good idea to check out the onsite facilities at Coral Estate.
What we took: We heard there was a beach and so we took the water shoes for ourselves and the kids, plus snorkelling equipment from the aquatics box in the villa. Also the yellow beach towels provided (not the white ones!).
What we did:
We walked down Lava Lane as recommended by the owners (see red path on the attached image – 7 minutes was correct) or we could have driven (see blue path on image – 1 minute) down to the main area, which we've done sometimes subsequently
Breakfast: We headed down to ‘Bread and More’ bakery for breakfast. They do a range of fresh baked options that you can eat at the tables provided. The croissants are excellent – you could nip down on any morning when they’re fresh out of the oven and bring them back to the villa. They also do pizza and pasta at night, including delivery.
Daytime: We went and got some sun loungers at the pool in the morning, then went downstairs to the beach for the afternoon. The pool was useful for practicing how to snorkel. Judy had booked a spa treatment online at the 'Eight' spa facility (8curacao.com) and she said it was one of the most relaxing she'd ever had! They also have an adults pool and lounge area out back overlooking the ocean which gave her a bit of break from us lot!
Lunch: They do a nice lunch at the Koraal bar (try the cheese balls if you just want a great snack) or downstairs at Karakter restaurant.
In the afternoon we used the water shoes to go into the sea, and did some snorkelling. The water shoes really helped the kids if there were pebbly bits. There were so many colourful fish - the kids could just not believe it! (neither could we!)
To cap an amazing day we watched the sunset from the beach, and then back at the villa for dinner. The kids swore they could hear the ‘hiss’ when the sun hit the water!!!