In Curacao you have many accommodations for a wonderful vacation. But what are the new accommodations that are really worth considering for 2024?
Courtyard by Marriott
Otrobanda (historic center of Willemstad) – opening planned March 2024
This super-modern and new Courtyard by Marriott Curacao hotel is in an ideal location: just outside the hustle and bustle of the (tourist) center, but you walk 5 minutes and you’re right in the middle of historical landmarks like the Riffort, Pontjesbrug and Handelskade. The brand new hotel has 2 a-la-carte restaurants and 2 bars, a lovely pool and jacuzzi and private parking for your rental car.
The 152 modern rooms are spread over 3 floors and are at least 30 m². You book your stay on the basis of Bed & Breakfast or Bed & Breakfast (breakfast in buffet style with ample choice).
If you book this hotel as a package tour, you will fly with Corendon, the modern Airbus A350-900.
The Rif at Mangrove Beach
Otrobanda – opened December 2023
The brand new hotel The Rif (formal name The Rif at Mangrove Beach) is newly built by Corendon, so everything still looks tiptop. You stay here on an Ultra All-Inclusive basis, you will lack nothing. You have no less than 7 (!) à-la-carte restaurants to choose from: 3 on the grounds of The Reef itself, and 4 at the immediately adjacent Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, with swim-up rooms as well: rooms where you dive right into the pool from your own terrace. In terms of comfort & luxury, this is just another step up from Mangrove Beach (should you have already been there). For families, 2 rooms side by side make a nice family room. With large private pool and private beach.
Two resorts for the price of one
The beauty of The Reef is that, as a guest, you also get unlimited use of the facilities of the immediately adjacent Mangrove Beach Resort. The restaurants, the Aquapark, etc. As a guest of The Rif, you do maintain exclusivity: guests of Mangrove Beach are not allowed to simply use the restaurants, bars and facilities of The Rif.
Harbor Hotel & Casino
Otrobanda (historic center of Willemstad) – opened December 2022 – rating 8.6
The Harbor Hotel & Casino is a brand new hotel (opening December 2022) in an iconic location: next to the St. Lawrence River. St. Anna Bay, right across from the world-famous Handelskade and with a nice view of the Queen Emma Bridge (better known as the Pontjes Bridge).
Harbor Hotel has a beautiful outdoor pool with sun terrace, a pool bar and a restaurant. The 45 rooms & suites are spread over 7 floors. Spring 2023 the gym will open and you can also have a relaxing gamble in the casino.
Harbor Hotel is an inexpensive accommodation, where you should be especially if you want to explore the historic side of Willemstad; you sleep right in the middle of it! We do advise you to arrange a rental car (even if only for a few days) when you stay here, so that you can also enjoy the beautiful beaches of Curacao.
Elements Hotel & Shops
Punda (historic center of Willemstad) – opened November 2022 – rating 9.6
Wow! Surely this is the hotel with the most beautiful roof terrace in all of Curacao. Elements Hotel & Shops is a new hotel located on the border of historic Punda and trendy Pietermaai. A lively area with plenty of historic sights and restaurants. And if you want to go to the beach, it’s 100 meters. walk to Marichi Beach.
Elements has 43 rooms (including 6 deluxe ocean view suites) and as many as 4 restaurants.
Rooftop terrace with bar, infinity pool and 360° views
Absolute must: go to the rooftop terrace with 360° views. During the day you can enjoy the infinity pool here and at night you can have a drink at the bar with a view of the skyline all around.
Elements Hotel caters to a younger and trendy crowd, which is reflected in the luxurious and intuitive decor. If you are looking for a new and affordable accommodation, where you can fully enjoy yourself in the hotel but also in the immediate surroundings, then Elements is for you.
Kura Botanica Boutique Hotel
Otrobanda (historic center of Willemstad) – opened September 2022 – rating 9.2
Kura Botanica is a new boutique hotel in a location familiar to many: Kura Hulanda Village. A sprawling hotel, located in the middle of the historic center of Willemstad which is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It consists of 8 blocks (streets) of 17th- and 18th-century-style buildings and, of course, the name Kura Botanica was not chosen at random:. The hotel is set in a beautiful setting of botanical gardens where you can perfectly unwind. Nice detail: the gardens are maintained in collaboration with local residents; fruits and vegetables from the gardens benefit the neighborhood.
Adults only with personal touch
Kura Botanica is an Adults Only hotel, which also means that all facilities and 46 rooms & suites are geared toward the needs and desires of adults. Each room is unique and if you book a suite you even have a Personal Concierge. Relax in this unique accommodation. Be pampered on & off with all the services of the hotel, or discover the history of Curacao in the immediate area.
Zoëtry Curacao Hotel & Spa
Piscadera (west side of Willemstad) – opened March 2022 – rating 7.6
Zoëtry Curacao is all about luxury and pampering. The Endless Privileges concept puts you at your beck and call 24×7. For example, the minibar is refilled 2x a day and your booking includes a wonderful Wellness experience, fresh fruit and a bottle of wine is placed in the room daily without having to ask for it (at no extra cost). Zoëtry is therefore not the most economical accommodation in Curacao, but it is well worth the price.
The 72 luxury suites are only a 10-minute drive from the airport, and also with 10 minutes you drive to the tourist center of Willemstad with its famous attractions.
The resort is not directly on the beach, but it does have access a a private beach just for Zoëtry guests. If you want to go there, you will be taken by golf cart.
Zoëtry offers an All-Inclusive concept, with 2 a-la-carte restaurants and 3 bars. In the immediate vicinity there are also several restaurants to feast on.
from €2,315 for a stay of 9 days (7 nights) incl. journey by air
Curacao offers stunning beach resorts with beautiful villas and apartments. Equipped with luxurious facilities and located on wonderful beaches.
Curacao offers many different hotels. From large to small, from in the middle of restaurants and bars to in peace and quiet. Just what you’re looking for.
All-Inclusive is becoming increasingly popular in Curacao. Delight yourself with the most delicious food & drink whenever you want!
Still want to check out what other accommodations are available on Curacao? View package tours to Curacao here.