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The 5 most luxurious hotels in Curaçao

Who wouldn’t want to escape the cold and rain of the Netherlands and enjoy a vacation destination in the Caribbean? White sandy beaches, clear skies and palm trees. Curaçao has it all, making it one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean.

Curaçao’s tourism industry has grown tremendously in recent years, both in quality and quantity. The island is home to numerous luxury hotels and resorts. Curious about the 5 most luxurious hotels in Curaçao? We’ll tell you all about it! We have listed the 5 most luxurious hotels and give you more information for each one.


  • Baoase Luxury Resort (hotels and apartments)
  • LionsDive Beach Resort
  • Avila Beach Hotel
  • Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
  • Papagayo Beach Hotel


Baoase Luxury Resort

The first luxury accommodation on our list is the 5-star hotel that is part of the Baoase Luxury Resort. The resort is made for ultimate relaxation with its beautiful and peaceful surroundings, private beach and 23 restful hotel rooms. Whether you choose a villa, loft or honeymoon suite, the rooms are all beautifully decorated and styled with Balinese design. In addition, the Sea View Suite has its own infinity pool, the Sea View Villa has direct access to the hotel pool and in the Banyan Tree room you have your own private outdoor bathroom. At the Baoase Luxury Resort, you can relax in the spa, sport kayaking with other guests or enjoy a culinary intimate dinner served by your own butler.


LionsDive Beach Resort

If you prefer a versatile resort with something for everyone, the LionsDive Beach Resort is perfect for your vacation. The 4-star resort rightly calls itself the most fun and sporty hotel in Curaçao and offers its guests a wide range of activities. You can combine relaxing on Curaçao’s longest white sand beach with swimming in the 50-meter-long sports pool, an underwater exploration with diving school Ocean Encounters or a work-out at the LionsDive fitness center. The hotel is built in Dutch Caribbean style and you have a choice of sea view rooms, located next to the pool or in the beautiful tropical garden.


The resort is adjacent to Mambo Beach Boulevard and a five-minute drive from the colorful colonial architecture of Willemstad. If you choose to stay within the resort, you still have your choice of four hotel bars and restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Avila Beach Hotel

The 4-star Avila Beach Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in Curaçao. The hotel’s location in Willemstad’s authentic and lively Pietermaai district is unique and makes it the ideal home base for exploring the island. The Avila Beach Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Curaçao, is centrally located on the island and even has two of its own white sandy beaches. The luxury resort is a 15-minute walk from Mambo Beach Boulevard, the Sea Aquarium and downtown Willemstad. They also offer twice daily shuttle service to downtown Willemstad.


The sea at the private beaches is calmed by windbreakers and has a beautiful turquoise color, making it safe, calm and enjoyable for children (as well as adults). The hotel also has an infinity pool. Avila’s rooms meet the needs of every guest and are beautifully designed, modern and comfortable, with guests able to choose between a room in the modern Octagon wing, the Caribbean Ocean Front Blues wing or the classic La Belle Alliance wing. The hotel has a spa, gym, concert hall and two restaurants including Michelin-starred chefs. Eat a bite at the Caribbean Pen Restaurant & Terrace or the Blues Restaurant and enjoy local and international theater shows, stand-up comedy or concerts at the La Belle Alliance Concert Hall.


Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

Are you an avid golfer and want to pursue your hobby in the wonderful tropical Caribbean climate? Then the 5-star Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is for you. The Santa Barbara Beach & Golf hotel offers an array of activities and the staff provides top service with a smile. Aqua aerobics, yoga or pilates are accompanied by music. You can participate in a beach volleyball or tennis match or play golf on the 18-hole course overlooking Table Mountain. Embark on a hike or mountain bike tour from the hotel or take advantage of the fitness or spa facilities. It’s all possible at the sporty Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Hotel. Relax in one of the three pools, on the beach in front of the hotel or in one of the 11 restaurants or bars. After all, it’s your vacation.


Papagayo Beach Hotel

The beautiful modern accommodations of the 4-star Papagayo Beach Hotel are located on a pearly white beach in Jan Thiel Bay and offer a huge range of facilities and entertainment for the whole family. The hotel and adjacent resort have a trendy beach club, shopping plaza, casino and spa & wellness center. Not surprisingly, Papagayo is a favorite hotspot for a wide range of guests because of its combination of rest and relaxation, entertainment and activities. The hotel is a bit further away from the attractions in other places on the island, but the many facilities mean you won’t be bored at Papagayo. Rooms are found in the tropical hotel garden adjacent to the beach. A beach that also has an exclusive infinity pool and beach club.


After writing this blog, we are already looking forward to traveling to beautiful Curaçao. Hopefully you’ve already been infected with the Curaçao virus and we’ll see you soon at one of these five luxury hotels on the island. Then be sure to read our blog about the best tips for your vacation to Curaçao!