The ABC Islands, also known as the Netherlands Antilles, offer travelers a perfect mix of sun, sand, and adventure
When the topic of spring break arises, travelers often default to the usual destinations: Panama City, Key West, Cabo San Lucas, or Jamaica. While there’s nothing wrong with a vacation in any of these locations, this year is a perfect opportunity to expand your island horizons. In short, it’s time to get back to ABC.
The ABC Islands are a colloquial name for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, three gorgeous island paradises off the coast of Venezuela in the south Caribbean. Flying a private jet to the Netherlands Antilles is perfect for spring break, as commercial air service to these islands is less regular and more expensive.
Let Global Air Charters show you how seamless and relaxing travel to the ABC Islands can be. The only tricky part is selecting which one to visit.
Aruba is a popular destination for beachgoers, offering miles of pristine sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant watersports. Eagle Beach is a must-visit, one of the island’s most famous and beautiful beaches. Arikok National Park covers 20% of the island and offers spectacular hiking with views of its indigenous flora and fauna.
The island is also a haven for shopping. Oranjestad, the capital city of Aruba, hosts a variety of markets and shops selling everything from locally made crafts to designer brands. Aruba is also famous for its wind conditions, making it ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Bonaire is a diver’s paradise, with its clear waters and abundant marine life. The island is surrounded by the Bonaire National Marine Park, where divers can explore a wide range of corals, sponges, and tropical fish. The park protects more than 60 dive sites, making it easy to experience the island’s rich marine life up close.
The island has a rich history of salt production. Visitors can tour a salt production facility and learn about harvesting and processing salt. The island’s salt flats, which cover several thousand acres, are also a popular spot for photography, birdwatching, and exploring. Bonaire is also known for its flamingo sanctuary, where visitors can observe thousands of these magnificent birds in their natural habitat.
Curaçao, the largest of the ABC Islands, offers a unique blend of Dutch colonial architecture and Caribbean charm. The capital city of Willemstad is home to brightly colored buildings, narrow streets, and Dutch-style canals. Visitors can also explore the island’s many beaches, snorkel or dive in the vibrant coral reefs, or visit the Hato Caves, a network of limestone caves that the sea has carved over thousands of years.
No matter which of the ABC Islands you choose, you will experience the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, with a touch of Dutch colonial history and Caribbean flair. Contact us, and we can deliver you to these islands in style.