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Take a small ship cruise of the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean, located to the North of the Venezuelan coast. The islands consist of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao known as the ABC islands. The official language is Dutch, and Papiamento is spoken by most of the population, a creole Dutch Caribbean hybrid language. Take a swim in the Natural Pool: a swimmable pool made out of massive rocks holding in the water or relax on the famous Cas Abao Beach. Or visit the caves of Ato, a 5,000 square meter network of caves. Tour the Caribbean on a small ship cruise and reap the benefits of being able to access smaller reefs, coves, and beaches. Additionally, you could visit any number of other Caribbean islands on your trip to the Netherlands Antilles- all you have to do is contact our travel experts and begin planning your personalized small ship Caribbean cruise today!
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Netherlands Antilles Travel FAQ

Which countries are in the Netherlands Antilles?
Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao (the ABC Islands) Saba, and Sint Eustatius.

Are there snakes in Curacao?
There are snakes but none on the island are poisonous. There are also many species of lizard, iguana, and geco. 

Can I drink the tap water on the Netherlands Antilles?
Yes! The tap water is absolutely safe to drink.

What is the drinking age in the Netherlands Antilles?
18 is the drinking age but you can't bring alcohol to your respective country unless you're of age in that country (IE: if you're 19 you cannot bring alcohol back to the United States).

Are there ride sharing apps (Uber, Lyft, or Grab) on the islands?
No there is not but there are plenty of taxis throughout the islands.

What is the currency in the Netherlands Antilles?
The Netherlands Antilles Guilder (ANG) but U.S. dollars are widely excepted on the islands (especially in the bigger cities) and U.S. dollars generally come out of the plentiful ATMs throughout the islands.

Do U.S. citizens need a passport and visa to visit the Netherlands Antilles?
Yes, U.S. citizens do need a passport but you do not need a visa if you're stay is less than six months.

What is the official language of the Netherlands Antilles?
Dutch is the official language but Papiamento is widely spoken: it's a mix of Creole and Dutch. Don't worry though, English will be spoken widely, especially in tourist destinations and big cities.

What religion are the people of the Netherlands Antilles?
A vast majority of the population of the islands are Christian.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
You should definitely purchase travel insurance, and Adventure Life makes it easy through our partner, TravelGuard, on our Once You're Booked page.

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