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Netherlands Antilles Travel


Located in the Caribbean Sea south east of the Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles is an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The national income on the island is derived almost entirely from the tourism industry and international commerce. The island was discovered in the 17 th century by the Spanish and eventually conquered by the Dutch West Indies Trading Company for use as a military outpost and trading base. The most prominent of the trading in the early years relied upon the human slave trade although this was officially abolished in 1863.

Netherlands Antilles travel

Netherlands Antilles is comprised of five distinct islands in Caribbean Sea . The islands – Curacao, Bonaire, Saba , Sint Maarten and Sint Eustatius, are all known for their tropical beach character with diving and beach relaxation being the major consideration for visitors to the islands.

Most travellers to Netherlands Antilles arrive through the Curacao International Airport which boasts the longest runway in the Caribbean . The runway extends for 3,410 metres and is capable of holding almost any aircraft. Daily non stop flights arrive in Curacao everyday from Miami and Venezuela . The major airlines flying to Netherlands Antilles are American Airlines and Continental Airlines. Visitors entering the islands are required to hold a valid passport but for visits of less than 14 days do not require a visa. Transportation systems on the islands are abundant with the majority of visitors using either hire cars or buses to travel around.

Netherlands Antilles Travel

 
 
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