We may not be able to give a rating that reflects all this island has to offer because, like before, we took an excursion from the ship but it was BAD. The name was Beauties of Curacao and it was 4 long hours. The air-conditioned bus was pretty but apparently the horrible bumpy roads had completely worn out the shocks - it was uncomfortably bumpy. We drove one hour before we got to the first 'beauty'. We climbed a hill and overlooked some rocks where the water was spraying - it was pretty. There was a restroom at that stop, but nothing else. Time to go again, for almost another hour. We note that along the way it was impossible to take pictures or even see anything to take pictures of. The sides of the road had very high growth of brush and vines and in most places we couldn't see over it. We were on a highway, so moving pretty fast. If you did see over the brush and vines, you still couldn't take a picture because of the bumpy ride. The second 'beauty' was a tropical beach, 'most beautiful in Curacao'. This was a 10-minute picture stop. The next 'beauty' was the 18th century Jan Kock estate. It is the private museum & gallery of Nena Sanchez and mostly an opportunity for us to purchase some of her painting. From there we could see the salt lakes and, on the way back, a few flamingos. The guide was fair, at best. She simply did not engage, did not point out all she could have, and at stops she was off to herself or eating lunch.
After the tour, we walked into town and shopped a little, rode the ferry, and just walked around. It is really pretty and it was interesting to check out the 'floating market', small boats with fruits, veggies, etc. for sale.