I have so many things I want to blog about but since I’m a chronic person with severe Wanderlust I chose today’s topic.
A few weeks ago, my daughters plans to go to Mexico with friends fell through. I felt bad because I had been to Cuba when I was her age but I went with a group and had a couple aquanytances on that trip. I’ve been in my house for over a year trying to find my new normal battling with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, diabetes and Hashimoto’s, depression, anxiety and migraines. My husband said she’d get over it but Se has my wanderlust bug and I knew I needed some inspiration and she brought it to me.
At five weeks out we were looking at the flyer sales I get from a few travel sites I subscribe to. I found a Greek Isle cruise for insanely cheap but flights were triple. I then found CuraÃ§ao and we fell in love with the beautiful buildings, it’s Unesco World Heritage site and the sea, OMG the sea looked so inviting. My daughter had her heart set on one hotel because of the beauty but I knew that my body couldn’t handle trying to find meals everyday, snacks, drinks, grocery shopping and cooking. So I found the only all inclusive on the island and read review after review so I had an idea what we would be getting.
I knew it would be a secure place with unlimited food and drinks and a 24 hour cafe for treats, coffee and fresh fruit. I knew that we wouldn’t have to leave the resort if we didn’t want to. So we chose Sunscape Spa and Resort CuraÃ§ao for all those reasons and more. I then upgraded us to their SunClub that gave us free room service, a private pool, private beach area and more.
My husband was so worried about me going away when I’ve been so sick. I took so many precautions including getting typhoid shots, taking two does of dukerol (horrible nasty drink to prevent travellers tummy) and tried to not over pack. I have some lists of items that were must haves for me and some that why did I pack this? So I will have two more blogs coming or more on CuraÃ§ao.
We arrived early and I should have read more about the global entry, like a fast pass for CuraÃ§ao because that line was short. I was an idiot and my carry on was a carry on not a wheeled luggage in any way, I was hot, exhausted and tired waiting in the customs line. Lots of people spoke Dutch to us just automatically because that is one of the languages of CuraÃ§ao.
Getting out of the airport we found our transfer quickly and sat on the hot bus until it was full enough to head to our resort. On arrival, we were given a drink and an ice cold washcloth. We were then ushered into a wonderful airconditioned room for the sun club members. Did I say it was airconditioned? We got our room and I was too tired to argue about the wifi at that point and said we’d figure it out after food and sleep. We found our room and I listened to fellow trip advisors that you want a main floor room which we received. The Sun club was at the far end of far of the resort but it was quiet (or so we thought – part three maybe?)
The room was beautiful, our view was amazing and it looked like we were in heaven. We got changed into bathing suits and through a top over with jean shorts and decided on the steakhouse. We got a seat right away and both ordered the filet minion. Dinner of great food, warm breezes and sunset on the water, yes we were in heaven. We walked back to our room and both fell asleep before 9pm. CuraÃ§ao is on the same timeline as us so it was really early for a bedtime but travel will do that to a normal person but to a Chronically Ill person well it just kicks your ass. I slept for over 11 hours according to my Fitbit.
We planned, we made it there and kept the rest simple and I will share our excursions off the resort in Part two of Wanderulusting with Lupus.
Journey with me … mini2z