The Caribbean region is by no means an overlooked destination, as travelers fly in from all over the world to explore its islands, which total more than 700. Turquoise beaches lie alongside stunning islands teeming with unique cuisines, born from the Caribbean’s vibrant mix of cultural legacies have earned the region this status and its popularity continues to grow. The harder question to answer when it comes to a Caribbean getaway is where exactly should you be of all the options at hand. Despite this huge appeal, there are many islands that are only just being discovered to their full potential, and one notable one is the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Its pristine waters, cultural diversity and colorful architecture have made it one of the up and coming destinations in the Caribbean. Here are some of the most incredible resort options to make a visit to Curaçao truly amazing.
10 ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas
ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas is a spacious retreat wrapped around a natural lake. Located in the heart of downtown Curaçao, it has some of the most Instagrammable shots right on its doorstep, along with the Handelskade and Hato Caves nearby. Guests at this gorgeous resort have access to an infinity pool and spa, and can also enjoy the little things like free parking and weekday newspapers.
9 Avila beach hotel
The Avila Beach Hotel was the first hotel ever built on the island. Located just outside of central Willemstad, this recently renovated beachfront property offers a full-service spa and infinity pool, as well as an impressive range of food and drink options at two restaurants and four bars with live jazz music.
8th Baoase Luxury Resort Curacao
23 villas, guest rooms and suites make up the Baoase Luxury Resort Curaçao, characterized by attention to detail from its Balinese-inspired design to foot-washing pools at the room entrances. The only five-star resort on Curaçao, this hidden gem boasts private infinity pools and is frequently featured on lists of the ‘world’s best’.
7 Curacao Marriot Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
Curaçao Marriot Beach Resort & Emerald Casino brings the best of old Amsterdam vibes to a Caribbean setting with its resort sprawling over two oceanfront acres on Piscadera Bay. Guests who like to try their luck will of course be drawn to the on-site slot machines, but this resort is also suitable for the whole family as it has its own kids’ club and newly renovated swimming pools.
6 Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino offers uniquely luxurious experiences from its oceanfront location just minutes from the historic Rif Fort. Those who are not a fan of the hustle and bustle of the casino will find peace and quiet at the Infinity Beach Club. This resort offers suites that are particularly suitable for honeymoons and anniversaries.
5 Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino
The Sunsacape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino is ideal for travelers who like to stay active. Aside from the casino, water sports enthusiasts flock here for some of the best diving and snorkeling, and activities like archery and batting cages are available. Their Explorer’s Club for kids and Core Zone Teens Club supervise activities for little ones so parents can have fun elsewhere. For those looking to relax, the spa and seven chic bars and lounges are available.
4 Blue Bay Curaçao Golf and Beach Resort
As the name suggests, Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort is home to an 18-hole golf course along with a beach shop, dive center, tennis courts, and amazing dining experiences (along with some popular nearby BBQ spots) before dancing in the sand too Live music at Blue Bay Beach. First class service is provided here from the moment guests check in at the resort’s historic plantation house, which is over 200 years old.
3 Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort
Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort is one of the newest properties in the area. This resort offers one main pool and two quiet pools for relaxing and enjoying the views of the Caribbean Sea. Guests arriving hungry will love this resort as it has 10 on-site restaurants, including fine dining at Dushi Sushi Club. After that, a variety of activities are available, from scuba diving to art galleries to playgrounds for the kids. Fantastic on-site bars serve imaginative cocktails featuring the island’s famous blue schnapps, and cigar fans can spend some time afterwards at the Don Cigar Lounge.
2 Landhuis Jan Thiel
If you look hard enough through all the cactus plants in the rugged east of Curaçao, you will find the secluded paradise Landhuis Jan Thiel. With just six rooms, each named simply for their color, this intimate, upscale boutique hotel offers a homey vibe, including farm animals that roam the property, but also an artistic and tropical touch.
1 The Boho
Located in the Pietermaai neighborhood, often referred to as Curaçao’s Soho, The Boho offers a beautiful retreat in a relaxed bohemian setting. Known for its colorful terraces, this resort has a reputation as an Instagrammable hit in the neighborhood. Popular nearby attractions (aside from the popular neighborhood itself) include the Curaçao Sea Aquarium, the Queen Emma Bridge, and El Zamurito.