5 Travel Destinations For Pastel Lovers

Less about the hotel and more about the hue

Curaçao, Caribbean

Curaçao-Caribbean

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Curaçao-Caribbean

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With over 750 pastel-coloured buildings, the Dutch-Caribbean island of Curaçao is unrivalled in the pastel game. The buildings, which date back to the 19th century, were apparently built because Governor-General Albert Kikkert suffered from severe migraines—which he attributed to the bright sun reflecting off of the white buildings— so he instructed all citizens to paint structures any colour other than white – and the result is spectacular. Pay a visit to the historic, inner-city area of Willemstad or drive along the coast, stopping off at the former plantation houses along the island’s 35 beaches for the best soft-hued photo ops.

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