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.[member]
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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