WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Jul 05, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — As the competition heats up to win beautiful Bachelorette, Emily Maynard’s heart, so does the temperature, as the ABC show travels to the Caribbean’s best kept secret — the colorful island of Curacao. Chosen as a 2012 Honeymoon Hotspot by Conde Nast Traveler, Curacao is the perfect romantic destination for Emily and her remaining suitors to continue their world tour as the finale draws ever closer. The first episode in Curacao will air on ABC on July 9, 2012.
Maynard’s search for true love continues as the suitors check into one of Curacao’s most luxurious resorts, the Sandton Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club. Located on the scenic West side of the Island, the beachfront lodge is a tranquil retreat boasting a stunning location from which Maynard and her suitors can explore the Island and ramp up the romance on a series of exciting dates.
Maynard and her date will set a course for love on a romantic cruise on the Sailing Ship Insulinde with its billowing sails, offering a different perspective on the Island. A visit to the Island’s world-renowned Dolphin Academy will see Maynard’s date compete for her attention with some of the sea’s most intelligent mammals. The wet-and-wild adventures continue on-board the Jonalisa catamaran with Bounty Adventures, where Maynard and her date get the chance to discover some of Curacao’s over 500 species of fish and healthy, colorful reef formations on a snorkeling trip.
As the sun sets on the Island, Maynard will enjoy a romantic meal at one of Curacao’s most historic restaurants — De Gouverneur. Located on the waterfront in Curacao’s capital, Willemstad, a UNESCO World heritage city, the restaurant is situated in an 18th century building overlooking the bright lights of the famous city scape, Handelskade, with its brightly colored facade of buildings and unique moving bridge allowing entry for ships into the harbor.
The Sculpture Garden at the Kura Hulanda Hotel provides the atmospheric setting for what is sure to be an emotional rose ceremony as the finale draws ever closer.
For viewers looking to recreate their very own romantic getaway to the Caribbean’s best kept secret, Curacao is giving one lucky winner the chance to win their very own Bachelorette experience and fall in love with Curacao! Viewers and fans of the show can log on to Curacao.com and enter to win a romantic vacation for two that includes roundtrip airfare and a stay at the Sandton Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club as featured on the hit show.
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Selected as a ‘Top Destination 2012′ by Frommer’s, one of the ‘Top 21 Places We’re Going in 2011′ by Fodor’s, one of the ‘Hottest Destinations for 2011′ by AOL Travel and one of the ‘Destinations to Watch in 2011′ by SmarterTravel, Curacao is a unique Caribbean island paradise, boasting 35 uncrowded beaches, and an eclectic mix of history and culture. Explore the vibrant, culturally diverse capital city of Willemstad — a UNESCO World Heritage site — with its distinctive architecture, museums, monuments and world-class shopping. Indulge in Curacao’s vast selection of flavorful restaurants, with a mix of sophisticated international and tasty local cuisines. Discover Curacao’s abundant natural beauty, pristine dive sites and spectacular snorkeling at secluded beaches — including Cas Abao Beach, selected as one of the ‘Top 10 Beach Destinations for 2011′ by SmarterTravel. Curacao offers idyllic weather, situated outside of the Hurricane Belt. To learn more about the island of Curacao visit Curacao.com.
About THE BACHELORETTE
On ABC’s hit primetime romance reality series The Bachelorette, one lucky woman gets the opportunity to find the man of her dreams — and hopefully her groom-to-be. This single, very eligible bachelorette — a confident, successful and sensitive woman who is ready to find love — will embark on a romantic journey as she meets 25 handsome and intelligent men. As the Bachelorette gets to know each one, she’ll continue to narrow the field. They will travel to exotic locations and spend time getting to know each other; she will introduce them to her family and friends and meet some of theirs. At the end of her romantic voyage, if she has found Mr. Right, will there be a proposal, from whom — and will she say yes? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelorette is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
Source: Curacao Tourism Board via Business Wire