The Best Hotels in Curaçao
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Sprawling resorts and boutique hotels dot Curaçao’s southern shore, many with international restaurants and private, man-made beaches. Some even have on-site dive centers for exploring the island’s tropical fish. Stay just up the hill from Jan Theil beach, or choose something in the middle of Willemstad’s Dutch Colonial architecture and UNESCO World Heritage buildings.
130 Penstraat, Willemstad, Curaçao
Around since the 18th century, the Avila Beach Hotel is Curaçao’s longest operating hotel. The property’s signature Pen restaurant got its name from the English and Dutch governors who once used the hotel as a country residence,...
2 Winterswijkstraat, Willemstad, Curaçao
Opened in 2010 by a Dutch couple, Baoase Luxury Resort is an intimate spot with fewer than two-dozen rooms. Despite its size, however, it has all the amenities of a larger property, including a spa, health center, boutique, and more. A...
Piscaderaweg, Willemstad, Curaçao
A midsize resort with all the expected amenities for an international clientele (including a casino on the property), the Hilton Curaçao is just a 10-minute shuttle ride to Willemstad—but removed enough from town to encompass 20 full...
Bapor Kibrá, Willemstad, Curaçao
For those seeking an active Caribbean vacation, LionsDive Beach Resort is the play to stay. At the center of the property is a fully outfitted dive shop and watersport tour operator—essential for an island with more than 60 dive sites to...
Kaya Adriátiko, Jan Thiel, Curaçao
Perched just uphill from Jan Thiel beach, the Papagayo mixes sleek, beachfront hotel rooms with multi-bedroom villas set amid lush landscaping. Throughout both the hotel and villas, the decor follows a mostly contemporary, white-on-white scheme,...
51, Pietermaai, Willemstad, Curaçao
Somewhere between private villa and luxury hotel room, the suites at Pietermaai are as close as you can get to a chic, European pied-a-terre in the Caribbean. Plus, they’re located just a stone’s throw from Curaçao’s...
Baden Powellweg 1, Willemstad, Curaçao
Smack in the center of Willemstad, the Renaissance Curaçao is adjacent to the historic Rif Fort shopping and entertainment complex and within walking distance to everything downtown. It solves for not having beach access with two infinity...
Santa Barbara Plantation, Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curaçao
The 2,000-acre preserve that surrounds this sprawling resort offers enough diversions to keep visitors occupied for weeks. Activity lovers can book a tee time at the Pete Dye-designed golf course, play a game on the hydro-cooled clay...
104 Pietermaai, Willemstad Pietermaai, Curaçao
The rooms and apartments at Scuba Lodge are housed in colorful heritage buildings in the lively Pietermaai district. All superior rooms feature kitchenettes and private balconies for dining al fresco, and some even have ocean views. Apartments...
Bapor Kibra z/n Willemstad, Curacao, Bapor Kibrá, Willemstad, Curaçao
Offering a bit of the South Pacific in the Caribbean, the Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort features thatched-roof cottages set amid gardens and green, saltwater pools. The deep, wood-paneled rooms have direct paths to the pools as well as the...
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