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14 Best Curacao Hotels for a Late Summer Caribbean Getaway

Dotted with white-sand beaches and brightly-painted Dutch colonial buildings, Curacao is a tiny Caribbean island with gorgeous national parks and fascinating museums. The capital city Willemstad offers access to shopping and cultural attractions, while water-based adventures and laid-back beach bars are never far away.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the best Curacao hotels for a late-summer getaway. Conveniently located outside the hurricane belt, you’ll find luxury hotels with on-site perks such as private beaches, seafood restaurants and lavish rooms and suites with Caribbean Sea views.

Kontiki Beach Resort

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Located on Sea Aquarium Beach, Kontiki Beach Resort offers a private beach area and tropical saltwater pools. Jump straight into the pool from a Tropical Superior Room, which has a private porch and king-size bed, or upgrade to a Tropical Superior (Full Service) for a mini bar, beach bag and complimentary lounge bed at the pool.

Ready for an adventure? You’ll have access to boat trips, diving excursions and dolphin encounters, while the hotel’s Cabana Beach Club offers beachside massages and pedicure/manicure treatments. When hunger strikes, Cabana Beach restaurant features fresh seafood, live entertainment and ocean views.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Saltwater pools nestled in tropical foliage, surrounded by plush lounge beds.
  • The local specialties and beach bar with an outdoor terrace at Mood Beach restaurant.
  • A 10-minute walk from Curacao Sea Aquarium.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 259 – USD 294
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Bapor Kibra z / n, Willemstad, Curacao

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is a dream for golf enthusiasts with a championship Pete Dye-designed Old Quarry Golf Course that will challenge players of all skill levels. It’s also home to tennis courts, a sushi restaurant and a 450-metre stretch of white-sand beach, while Atabei Spa has dedicated spa services for kids.

Enjoy unobstructed views of the beach from your private balcony in the Premier Water View, which includes a flat-screen TV and coffee maker, or splurge on a Royal Suite for spacious living and dining rooms. Want the VIP treatment? Sunset Suites boast 90 square meters of living space and sunset views.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The show kitchen, Caribbean cuisine and outdoor dining at Shore restaurant.
  • Three outdoor swimming pools and beachside service from Splash Pool Bar & Grill.
  • A wide variety of water sports, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and snorkelling.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 124 – USD 452
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: Santa Barbara Plantation, Porta Blancu, Willemstad, Curacao

Scuba Lodge & Suites

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Ideally located next to the ocean and a short walk from Queen Emma Bridge, Scuba Lodge & Suites is an intimate hotel with 28 rooms and 11 apartments. One, two and three-bedroom apartments offer living areas and fully-equipped kitchens, while Superior Deluxe Rooms with Ocean Views feature king-size beds, mini fridges and private balconies with ocean views.

Swim in the infinity pool or sign up for a scuba diving excursion with experienced dive instructors at Dive Center Pietermaai. Nature lovers can spend a day hiking along the bluffs at Shete Boka National Park, then retreat to the hotel for cocktails, local cuisine and themed nights at Scuba Lodge Restaurant.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The spacious beachside apartments with a variety of configurations to suit all travellers.
  • Sunday Satay, Monday Pizza Roulette and Thursday BBQ at Scuba Lodge Restaurant.
  • Only 12 kilometres from Curacao International Airport.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 132 – USD 415
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Pietermaai 104, Willemstad, Curacao

BijBlauw

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Located in the heart of Willemstad, BijBlauw is a charming boutique hotel with a beloved seaside restaurant and a range of cosy rooms. Couples will love the Comfortable Small Room with a king-size bed, mini bar and coffee maker, while Comfortable Suites add separate living rooms. For Caribbean Sea views and room to accommodate up to four, upgrade to a Yellow Brick Suite.

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the hotel’s on-site restaurant, which serves açaí and smoothie bowls in the morning and hearty salads for lunch. At night, you can choose from fresh seafood and seared tenderloin or opt for the Chef’s Choice with two, three or four-course dinners.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • A Chef’s Table dining experience with a five-course meal and drinks.
  • The Romantic Package’s bottle of bubbly, three-course dinner and stay in the Seaside Rendez-Vous room.
  • The specialty Gin Tonic, Cocktail and Wine menus at the on-site restaurant.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 129 – USD 243
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: Pietermaai 82-84, Willemstad, Curacao

Sunscape Curacao Resort Spa & Casino

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Sunscape Curacao Resort Spa & Casino redefines all-inclusive with its family-friendly Unlimited-Fun program steps from a snorkelling beach. Enjoy water sports, daily activities and nightly entertainment at this 5-star resort, which also has an on-site casino and kid-focused Explorer’s Club.

Deluxe Garden View rooms offer the most value with king-size or two double beds and private balconies, while the Sun Club Ocean View adds spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Celebrating something special? Go all out in the Sun Club Master Suite Ocean Front for an oversized living area and beachfront location.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • All-inclusive perks, such as 24-hour food and drink service, in-room mini bars and live music and local entertainment.
  • Regional cuisine at Bluewater Grill, Pan-Asian delicacies at Himitsu and scrumptious seafood at Oceana Restaurant & Bar.
  • A complimentary shuttle to downtown Willemstad for shopping and sightseeing.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 151 – USD 348
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, 8, Willemstad, Curacao

LionsDive Beach Resort

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Located on a picturesque white-sand beach, LionsDive Beach Resort offers a range of sea and garden view rooms, two-bedroom apartments and luxurious suites with ocean views. In-room perks include complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges, while suites add kitchens, living rooms and private balconies with Caribbean Sea views.

Kick back on the shaded private beach, swim laps in the 50-metre sports pool or enjoy barbecue dishes and cocktails at the laid-back Chill Beach Bar & Grill. Just 20 minutes away you can experience the atmosphere of South Africa at Curacao Ostrich Farm, then retreat to the hotel’s luxurious Santai Spa for a soothing massage.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Award-winning seafood and meat dishes at Nemo and Italian cuisine at Piazza.
  • The spa’s massages, body treatments, facials, steam room and sauna.
  • A Penthouse with a private balcony with panoramic beach views.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 178 – USD 555
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Bapor Kibra, Willemstad, Curacao

Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club – Adults Only

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One of the only resorts in Curacao created exclusively for adults, Floris Suite Hotel – Spa & Beach Club – Adults Only is an enclave of privacy and tranquillity. The all-suite hotel boasts residence-style suites, including a Junior Suite Garden with a separate living area and covered porch or balcony. For a Smart TV, Italian-designed furniture and a private beach, upgrade to the palatial Ocean Front Premium Suite.

Moomba Beach Cafe serves local specialties, while Tomatoes Pizzas at the Beach is known for its homemade pizzas. Soak up the sun at the outdoor pool or take advantage of the happy-hour specials at the Pool Bar before enjoying an in-room spa service.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • An outdoor pool with poolside dining and drinks, towel service and free Wi-Fi.
  • An LGBT-friendly hotel and member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA).
  • A five-minute drive from local artwork at Alma Blou.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 99 – USD 266
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Piscadera Bay, Willemstad, Curacao

Avila Beach Hotel

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A short walk to Willemstad, Avila Beach Hotel is an elegant beach hotel with an authentic soul and service-minded staff, home to two private white-sand beaches. Budget-friendly Octagon Superior rooms include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a mini fridge, while Ocean Front Blues rooms are a favourite with couples, thanks to the Avila Lagoon and Caribbean Sea views.

Sunbathe at the beach or infinity pool or snorkel the private reef. You’re spoilt for choice with dining options, including Blues Bar & Restaurant’s grilled specialties and Jazz music and farm-to-fork cuisine at Restaurant The Pen. Recharge for another day of adventure with a pampering massage at Cloud Nine Spa or work out at the modern Avila Fitness Center, which boasts panoramic ocean views.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The spacious terrace, fully-equipped kitchen and open-air dining area in the three-bedroom La Belle Alliance Apartment.
  • Panoramic beach views, live entertainment and happy-hour specials at Schooner Bar.
  • A 15-minute walk from the downtown area.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 143 – USD 658
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Penstraat 130, Willemstad, Curacao

ACOYA Curacao Resort Villas & Spa

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A tropical beach vacation awaits at ACOYA Curacao Resort Villas & Spa, where all-inclusive perks include casual dining options, a selection of beverages and resort activities. Deluxe Rooms include flat-screen TVs and split king-size beds, while One Bedroom Villas add private pools and fully-equipped kitchens. Stay in a Three Bedroom Apartment for a furnished balcony. 

Admire the view from the oceanside pool or let the kids loose at the children’s pool, while an in-house diving facility offers scuba courses and excursions. You can join the party at Madero Ocean Club or shop along the nearby Mambo Beach Boulevard. Find your zen at Zenoya Spa & Salon and with various on-site yoga classes. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Multiple outdoor pools with shaded cabanas, poolside drinks service and fresh towels.
  • Access to off-road ATV adventures, snorkelling trips, sunset sailing and dolphin encounters.
  • A 20-minute drive from the 1,500-year-old petroglyph-filled walls at Hato Caves.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 106 – USD 467
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Dr Hugenholtzeg, Willemstad, Curacao

Bayside Boutique Hotel

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Just 50 metres from Blue Bay Beach, Bayside Boutique Hotel is located on the beautiful Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort. It’s impossible to be bored here, thanks to the 18-hole golf course, beach shop, tennis courts, diving school and children’s playground. Mediterranean cuisine with a French twist is served at Pictures Curacao while a sun-dappled outdoor pool is surrounded by plush loungers.

Couples can unwind in a Standard Room with a flat-screen TV, coffee machine and air conditioning, while families will appreciate the separate living area and outside terrace with ocean views in the Grand Suite Bayside. All rooms include in-room technology, such as fibre optic high-speed Wi-Fi and Netflix. 

Why You Should Stay Here

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 136 – USD 232
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Blue Bay Resort, BP – 04, Sint Michiel, Curacao

Kura Hulanda Village & Spa

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Kura Hulanda Village & Spa offers a boutique village experience in the centre of Willemstad. The resort village features two pools, a luxury spa, museum and multiple restaurants and bars, including international dishes at Jacob’s Bar and Terrace.

Cobblestone pathways wind through the restored 18th and 19th-century buildings, which house unique rooms and suites with flat-screen TVs, hand-painted walls and hand-carved furnishings. Travelling with kids? Pick the Family Suite for two queen-size beds and a large sitting area. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The on-site Kura Hulanda Museum with exhibits detailing the island’s African slave trade history.
  • An Eco Pond Pool with a grotto, waterfall and tropical foliage.
  • Has a variety of retail shops, including a jewellery store, hairdresser and gift shop.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 132 – USD 400
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Langestraat 8 (Otrobanda), Willemstad, Curacao

Morena Resort

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A five-minute walk from Jan Thiel Beach, Morena Resort has a focus on eco-friendly practices. Recharge after a long flight at Mazzai Spa, cool off in the tropical eco-pool, or sip cocktails on the sun terrace. Restaurant Fuego has themed culinary evenings and live music. 

Environmentally sustainable materials were used to create the stylish villas and apartments, which feature solar water heaters and spacious terraces and balconies. Large groups and families can stay in the four-bedroom Ambiente Villa, which has a spacious living room, an open kitchen and large wooden veranda.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • An eco-friendly hotel with low environmental impact techniques.
  • Multiple outdoor pools with drink services, plush sunbeds and umbrellas.
  • Reception can arrange sailing, surfing, snorkelling and sea kayaking excursions.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 164 – USD 799
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Jan Thiel Kavel F-1, Willemstad, Curacao

Papagayo Beach Resort

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Home to a collection of luxurious detached villas, Papagayo Beach Resort also has a lively beach club and attached shopping plaza with boutiques. Entertainment is endless at the on-site Papagayo Beach Club, which features a sparkling infinity pool, sleek lounge area, beach bar and access to the white-sand shoreline.

Travelling on a budget? The Lobby View Room is the most economical accommodation option with a king-size bed, fridge and flat-screen TV. For spacious living rooms, fully equipped kitchens and beach views, upgrade to the two and three-bedroom stand-alone villas.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The furnished terrace with ocean views in the Ocean View and Ocean Front rooms.
  • Freshly rolled sushi and happy hour specials at Papagayo Beach Club.
  • Less than a five-minute walk from Jan Thiel Beach.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 208 – USD 347
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: Jan Thiel Baai z/n, Willemstad, Curacao

Baoase Luxury Resort

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Nestled on a private beach dotted with palm trees, Baoase Luxury Resort offers an array of 5-star luxuries, including free-form pools, spa treatments, a boutique shop and beachfront restaurant. Feeling romantic? Reserve a Romantic Picnic for two or a Sunset Cocktail Setup or enjoy live music at Baoase Beach Bar.

Loft Rooms feature king-size beds, Smart TVs and outdoor porches, while the Superior Beachfront Pool Suite is a romantic enclave with a private pool and direct beach access. For a fully-equipped kitchen and private access to the pool, upgrade to an Ocean Front Villa.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • A blend of French techniques with tropical influences and Asian flavours at Baoase Culinary Beach Restaurant.
  • The open-air beachside bar with live entertainment, sparkling cocktails and light bites.
  • A four-bedroom luxury villa located on a private island with a large living area, private beach, infinity pool and private boat.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 575 – USD 3,640
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: Winterswijkstraat 2, Willemstad, Curacao

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Tropical Landscapes and Secluded Resorts in Curacao

While Curacao’s biggest draw is its idyllic stretch of coastline, this culturally-rich Caribbean island also has museums, hiking trails and flavourful cuisine. Make a splash in the picture-perfect bays, then retreat to one of these top hotels with sparkling pools, luxury spas and gourmet restaurants.

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Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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