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The Best Hotels In Curacao

By: Fiona Tapp Contributor Travel, Forbes.com

Sister island to Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao’s idyllic Dutch Caribbean shores attract many different types of visitors. From large groups on family vacations looking for a convenient beachside location and the little extra amenities that make it a bit easier for travelers with kids to solo or more adventurous travelers interested in independently exploring the island.

Whether you choose to stay at a guesthouse or private rental or splash out on a more luxurious all-inclusive hotel, Curacao has plenty of accommodation options to welcome you year-round.

Here are some of the best hotels in Curacao:

Best For Families

The Sunscape Curacao Resort Spa & Casino

The Sunscape Curacao Resort Spa & Casino is a great choice for families with its large recently renovated rooms, some with very convenient kitchen facilities. Children are welcome to attend the Explorer Kids Club which offers fun activities and events every day of your stay. There are also four swimming pools and a section of beach with a seawall, creating a calm oasis to safely snorkel, play and swim. Be sure to enjoy every all-inclusive little extra like coffee at the cafe and ice cream available near the main pool in the afternoon. And if you want to explore the island, a daily complimentary shuttle bus will take you into Willemstad and then back to the hotel again.

Best For Romance

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

For those looking for a secluded and intimate retreat, the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort delivers on the romance factor. The property set on 2,000 acres of private shoreline is the perfect spot to reconnect with your someone special and just relax. It also makes an excellent choice for a honeymoon or babymoon vacation. And if you are an active couple, there are more than enough activities on offer to keep you both busy, such as golf, diving, and kayaking.



Best for Divers

Scuba Lodge

The ABC islands are a favorite for divers with their clear waters and active marine life. The Scuba Lodge Boutique Hotel and Ocean Suites are situated in a historic building in Pietermaai, right in Willemstad. The rooms are spacious and reasonably priced, but the real attraction here is the expert scuba diving instruction. The team has more than 25 years of experience, and among them, they have completed over 8,000 dives. Specializing in small group dives, the multilingual team keeps guests safe and comfortable while delivering the best dive experience possible.

Best New Hotel

Dreams Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino

Coming to Curacao at the end of 2019, Dreams Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino is one of the newest properties on the island. Visitors will have seven restaurants, four bars, a spa and a casino to keep them entertained and well-fed. With three swimming pools, yoga classes, movies, water sports and kids and teen clubs there will be a full schedule of events to keep everyone in the family entertained.


Best For Beach Lovers

LionsDive Beach Resort Curacao

Curacao has 38 gorgeous beaches to explore, and the LionsDive Beach Resort Curacao is situated on a beautiful stretch of white sand, which may just be one of the islands most beautiful. To keep the beaches well maintained and..Click here for the rest of the article..