Kas di Pali Maishi

Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort

Curaçao

Kas di Pali Maishi

Not far from our resort, less than 15 minutes’ drive by car, you will find Kas di Pali Maishi. This is an authentic 130-year-old Kunuku cottage, which has been renovated and is open to the public. Until 1950, it was still inhabited. Because of this it is also known as the Kas di Pali Maishi Museum or the Country House Museum. It tells you how the slaves used to make use of all things that nature has to offer on Curacao. If you drive across the countryside of Curacao, you will often see such cunucu cottages. The cottages are easily recognisable because of their roofs made of corn stalks and their sloping walls. They were generally located in the immediate vicinity of a country house. Its residents often worked for the residents of the country houses. For the construction they used corn sticks, twigs of the watapana tree, lime and the well-known and aromatic aloe vera.

The Kas di Pali Maishi is open Monday to Friday from 9AM to 4PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9AM to 6PM.