Hotels in Curacao

Compared to some islands, there aren’t a huge variety of hotels in Curaçao —but that mellow vibe, of course, is one reason people love it here. That said; most of the oceanfront resorts (many of which have casinos) are just a few minutes outside of the heart of Willemstad, but typically have shuttles that can take you to and from town. The island also has B&Bs, as well as vacation homes for rent. Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort is a mainstream Curaçao hotel with all the perks of a plush resort compound: a private beach, a swim-up bar, spa and casino, as well as rooms with balconies and an acclaimed breakfast buffet.

Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Beach Club opened in 2002, but this Willemstad hotel feels much older, in a good way. Rooms are set in restored, colorful row houses along hilly cobblestone streets, overlooking downtown Willemstad and the Caribbean Sea. It’s walking distance from the 19th-century Fort Rif, which was recently revamped, and now houses shops, cafés, and galleries. Avila Hotel Curaçao is a hotel on Curaçao’s southern coast. It puts you within walking distance of Willemstad and offers two small coves for swimming and snorkeling. It’s one of the best hotels in Curacao and is even the favorite hotel of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands when she comes to town.

The 2002 property has the feel of a brightly colored Dutch village: rooms are set in restored row houses along hilly cobblestoned streets overlooking downtown Willemstad and the Caribbean Sea.

The hotel has the best of both worlds: the location puts it only minutes away by foot or car from downtown Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and right on Curaçao’s southern coast, with two small coves for swimming and snorkeling.

The oceanfront rooms at the palm-studded property are set on one of Curaçao’s most beautiful beaches.