Curaçao is home to rugged landscapes, historic settlements, and abundant fun out in the sunshine. The main city, Willemstad, looks as if someone dropped an Old World city from Europe into the Caribbean, with vividly colored Dutch colonial buildings reflecting blues, yellows, and pinks into the cerulean-hued St. Anna Bay. The main draw of Curaçao is its numerous beaches, including hidden beach lagoons ideal for swimming, but visitors can also find national parks for hiking.
1.Scuba Lodge and Ocean Suites
© Scuba Lodge and Ocean Suites
Scuba Lodge and Ocean Suites is a unique Curaçao resort experience located near top Willemstad Pietermaai area attractions such as the Queen Emma Bridge, Plasa Bieu, De Handelskade, and pristine Mambo Beach. The Caribbean Sea coastal resort is housed within beautiful converted 19th-century buildings, showcasing 28 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and 11 full rental apartments. All rooms offer amenities such as flat screen televisions, mini fridges, and private terraces, with kitchenettes and living rooms available in upgraded rooms and apartments. Guests can make use of the resort's PADI Dive Center Pietermaai, which provides safe diving experiences for divers of all ages and ability levels, led by experienced diving instructors. The hotel's Restaurant Pietermaai is open seven days a week, serving up high-quality fare at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night service.
104 Pietermaai, Willemstad Pietermaai, Curaçao, Phone: +599 9 465 2575
2.Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
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The Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort is a sprawling luxury resorts with 350 guest rooms, a spa, three swimming pools, a kids camp, tennis lessons, and white-sand beach with a protected swimming area that draws both families and couples. Its meeting rooms and 18-hole golf course also attracts many business guests. The Santa Barbara Resort is hidden away in a quiet spot with plenty of natural beauty. The resort contains several restaurants and bars for guests to taste fresh seafood and authentic Caribbean dishes and some great wines with stunning views, a show kitchen, and covered outdoor dining.
Santa Barbara Plantation, Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-98-40-12-34
3.Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
The Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino is nestled away in the heart of Willemstad’s historic area, just a short distance from several popular attractions, such as The Curacao Museum, the Curacao Sea Aquarium, and the Christoffel National Park. One of the major highlights of the resort, however, is its beautiful private beach. Guest rooms and suites are decorated with inviting decor, as well as feature modern amenities, including pillowtop mattresses, LCD televisions, and high-speed wireless internet. The resort is also home to the Nautilus Restaurant with outdoor and indoor seating, the Blue Lobby Bar, and the Infinity Beach Bar.
Baden Powellweg 1, Willemstad, Curacao, 59-9-94-35-50-00
4.Avila Beach Hotel
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The Avila Beach Hotel consists of comfortable, well-designed guest rooms with modern technology spread out throughout three hotel wings, each one offering diverse rooms to match the various needs of guests. There are also several locations for food and drinks at the hotel. Restaurant The Pen provides a bit of chic within a setting of a beach house. The partially open-air dining location serves Caribbean dishes that are complemented by beautiful ocean views. A buffet breakfast is served at the Avila Cafe, a quaint patio restaurant. The Blue Bar offers blues and jazz music, a wide array of drinks, and grilled specialties.
Penstraat 130 Willemstad, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-94-61-43-77
5.Floris Suite Hotel - Spa & Beach Club
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The Floris Suite Hotel Spa and Beach Club is an adults only hotel in Curaçao with seventy-two residence-style, elegant suites situated within a peaceful garden setting. The hotel blends the modern comforts of home with contemporary aesthetics, with all of the guest accommodations offering a relaxing and luxurious stay. Room amenities include free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, safe, and flat-screen television with cable. The bars and restaurants at the Floris Suite Hotel feature an authentic style serving both international and local cuisine. Guests can find options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, whether it’s the Moomba Beach Club, Tomatoes, or Pirate Bay.
Piscadera Bay, Willemstad, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-94-62-61-11
6.Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club
© Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club
The Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club is located approximately twenty-nine miles from Willemstad in a more remote area full of nature. This resort is made up of numerous guest rooms and suites, two swimming pools, a poolside bar, and three restaurants. The main highlight of the Kura Hulanda Lodge and Beach Club, however, is the stunning natural beach with its crystal clear waters, one of the few natural beaches at a Curaçao resort. The resort encompasses around 350 acres for guests to explore, with the possibility of spotting some wildlife occasionally. The waters outside the resort are great for snorkeling.
Playa Kalki 1, Sabana Westpunt, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-98-39-36-00
7.Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort
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The Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort provides an ideal feeling of the tropical Caribbean in a beautiful green, natural environment. Surrounded by tropical plants and palm trees, guests can take a swim in the resort’s swimming pool that was created throughout the picturesque tropical garden. The Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort offers two beach clubs where guests can go for drinks and food: the Cabana Beach and the Mood Beach. Cabana Beach offers all-day dining with a variety of beverages and dishes, as well as live entertainment. Mood Beach provides a quiet atmosphere and a beach bar.
1000 Willemstad Curacao, Phone: 59-9-94-63-16-00
8.LionsDive Beach Resort
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The LionsDive Beach Resort is a versatile resort built in the Dutch-Caribbean style that offers something for just about anyone, whether guests are travelling along, with friends, as a couple, or the entire family. The beach resort consists of standard guest rooms, as well as luxury suites with views of the Caribbean Sea. There is also a penthouse available measuring two hundred square feet. The two-story and three-story buildings of the beachfront LionsDive Beach Resort are surrounded by tropical gardens. The resort also includes four restaurants and bars at which guests can get a bite for lunch and dinner.
Bapor Kibra, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-94-34-88-88
9.Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino
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The Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa and Casino offers spacious and comfortable guest rooms and suites that include a private terrace or balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea or the resort’s lush gardens. Guests can take advantage of several amenities during their stay, such as family-friendly connecting suites, in-room amenities for children, a minibar, and daily maid service. The Sunscape Curaçao Resort also contains four restaurants, as well as a buffet, serving an array of cuisine. Snacks and coffee can be found at the resort’s quaint cafe, as well as cocktails at one of the many lounges and bars throughout the property.
Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard #78, Curaçao, Phone: 18-66-SU-NS-CA-PE
The Hilton Curacao is a idyllic Caribbean resort with exciting and fun underwater diving activities, a refreshing swimming pool complex, and pristine beaches. Guests can take the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to explore the history, dining, and shopping of the city of Willemstad. Each of the guest rooms and suites include a private balcony, along with a coffee maker, high-speed wireless internet, a safe, and more. The Hilton Curacao provides two white-sand beaches, on-site water sports, an infinity pool, a diving center, a health club, a spa, a recreation center, and a casino. Guests can also book airport transfers.
John F. Kennedy Blvd 2133, Willemstad, Curacao, Phone: 59-9-94-62-50-00
11.Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort
© Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort
The Blue Bay Curaçao Golf and Beach Resort offers a unique destination where guests can experience the best of Curaçao. Guests can relax in the sun on the spacious sandy beach or in the shade of softly rustling palm trees, play a round of golf on the challenging course, or have a meal at one of the resort’s welcoming restaurants. The 220-acre Blue Bay Curaçao Golf and Beach Resort includes villas, bungalows, and apartments, several restaurants and bars, a 150-meter tropical beach, a Kids Club, an 18-hole golf course, and 24-hour security among other services and amenities.
Landhuis Blaauw z/n, Willemstad, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-98-88-88-00
12.Papagayo Beach Resort
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The Papagayo Beach Resort is considered by many to be one of the best kept secrets of the Subic Bay, offering romantic and tranquil ambiance at Curaçao’s Playa Papagayo. Guest accommodations include complimentary Wi-Fi and housekeeping services, as well as other amenities, such as a mini-fridge and a mini-bar, cable television, and air-conditioning. The on-site restaurant at the Papagayo Beach Resort places an emphasis on hospitality and services popular Mexican dishes, as well as a selection of Filipino dishes and Asian flavors. Rolling green hills border the beach, providing an ideal setting for watching the sunset at night.
43 National Highway, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo, Phone: 04-72-24-10-02
13.Otrobanda Hotel and Casino
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The Otrobanda Hotel and Casino is situated in the heart of Otrobanda Willemstad, overlooking the famous St. Anna Bay harbour, an UNESCO World Heritage Site of Curaçao. The hotel is located just a short walking distance away from nightlife, restaurants, a number of historical sites, and exclusive shops. Each guest rooms in the Otrobanda Hotel includes free fast cabled internet, and room service is available from the La Bahia Seafood and Steakhouse restaurant during open hours. A sundeck and swimming pool are located next to the bar and terrace of the restaurant. The on-site Awasa Casino offers a variety of games.
Breedestraat, Willemstad, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-94-62-74-00
14.ACOYA Curacao Resort, Villas and Spa
© ACOYA Curacao Resort, Villas & Spa
The centrally located ACOYA Curacao Resort, Villas and Spa is well known for its exquisite comfort and luxury, combined with safety and tranquility, bringing together natural elements of Zen and lining them together with the modern touch of architecture and luxury. The ACOYA Curacao Resort includes a personalized concierge team to assist guests with any need in order to ensure a memorable stay in Curaçao. Guests can get a taste of authentic Italian flavors at the La Lagoon Trattoria Restaurant, which serves innovative fusion cuisine from a menu that includes antipasto, fresh, pastas, and many other dishes.
Dr. Hugenholtzweg z/n, Willemstad, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-97-88-28-00
15.Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort
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The Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort is a four-star resort ideal for a carefree vacation, located near one of Curaçao’s best entertainment and beach areas, the Jan Thief Beach and Plaza. Guests can find nightlife options with the typical vibe of the Caribbean, a casino, nice shops, trendy restaurants, and paradise beaches throughout the surrounding area. Guest accommodations at the Livingstone Jan Thiel Beach Resort include modern guest rooms, nice apartments, and spacious villas, all surrounded by a colorful tropical garden. The resort also includes a bar, two restaurants, a dive center, excursion opportunities, and one of Curaçao’s largest pools.
Kaya Adriàtiko 20-26, Curacao, Phone: 59-9-97-47-03-32
16.Baoase Luxury Resort
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The Baoase Luxury Resort is an elegant resort located on the island’s southern side between the popular Mambo Beach/Curaçao Sea Aquarium and the UNESCO world heritage listed capital of Willemstad. The resort provides a stylish and unique vacation experience, combining the privacy and comfort for guests of their own suite or villa with the services offered by a five-star luxury resort. Consisting of twenty-three extravagant villas, suites, and guest rooms, the Baoase Luxury Resort is an ideal getaway for those seeking luxury. Twelve of these guest accommodations include a private plunge pool with lush gardens surrounding them.
Winterswijkstraat 2, Curaçao, Phone: 59-99-4-61-17-99
17.Curacao Airport Hotel
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The Curacao Airport Hotel provides guests with comfort, convenience, and value, located in the city of Willemstad’s airport area. Situated less than two minutes away from the Curaçao International Airport on a hill that overlook the airport’s landing strip, the hotel still is still surrounded by nature. The Curacao Airport Hotel is made up of forty-one guest rooms, all featuring several technological amenities, bathroom amenities, air-conditioning, and comfortable beds. Accommodations and common areas possess a quintessential Creole style with great views of planes taking off from the airport. The hotel offers a good location for visitors flying in or out of Curaçao.
F.D. Rooseveltweg 524, Willemstad, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-98-68-80-44
© Villapark Fontein
The Villapark Fontein is a comfortable, quiet, green, and unique resort in Curaçao, located in a rather hilly area. The safe and secure property consists of permanently villa homes, as well as villas that act as vacation home or villas rented out by owners. The residence villa resort offers a choice between three different style of villas, as well as customization options, aiming to provide high quality, but still affordable housing options at a good quality-price ratio with plenty of privacy and safety. The grounds of Villapark Fontein are in the heart of nature with stunning views of the sea.
Road to Soto z / n, Curaçao, Phone: 59-9-96-60-94-77
18 Best Curacao Hotels
- Scuba Lodge and Ocean Suites, Photo: Scuba Lodge and Ocean Suites
- Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Photo: Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
- Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Photo: dbvirago/stock.adobe.com
- Avila Beach Hotel, Photo: Avila Beach Hotel
- Floris Suite Hotel - Spa & Beach Club, Photo: Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club
- Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, Photo: Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club
- Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, Photo: Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort
- LionsDive Beach Resort, Photo: LionsDive Beach Resort
- Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino, Photo: Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino
- Hilton Curacao, Photo: Christian/stock.adobe.com
- Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort, Photo: Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort
- Papagayo Beach Resort, Photo: Papagayo Beach Resort
- Otrobanda Hotel and Casino, Photo: Otrobanda Hotel and Casino
- ACOYA Curacao Resort, Villas and Spa, Photo: ACOYA Curacao Resort, Villas & Spa
- Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort, Photo: Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort
- Baoase Luxury Resort, Photo: Baoase Luxury Resort
- Curacao Airport Hotel, Photo: Curacao Airport Hotel
- Villapark Fontein, Photo: Villapark Fontein
- Cover Photo: Tilo Grellmann/stock.adobe.com