With nearly 40 beaches in Curaçao, you’re bound to be spending a majority of your vacation on one of them. The sand is soft, the water is a beautiful blue, and they’re more secluded and intimate than other Caribbean beaches. Additionally, since Curaçao is on the edge of the hurricane belt and is rarely hit with a storm, enjoying the beach is a year-round activity. If you’re looking for a hotel that has a prime spot along the ocean, with easy beach access, then look no further — here are the best beach hotels in Curaçao.
This 15-room luxury boutique hotel is a Balinese-inspired paradise in Curaçao where the details make the difference -- hand-carved teakwood pieces, gift bags left on the beds, and candles lit all around the property are just a few examples. The highlights of the resort are the elegant rooms and villas, some with private pools, the excellent fine-dining restaurant, and a lovely (though man-made) stretch of tranquil beach.
This sprawling, immaculate 350-room luxury resort draws both couples and families with its lovely spa, tennis lessons, kids' camp, and three pools. With an 18-hole golf course and meeting rooms, the hotel is also popular with business and corporate guests. The wide, white-sand beach and protected swimming area are also highlights. Though it enjoys a quiet location with natural beauty, the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort is far from town and no other restaurants or hotels are anywhere close by.
The Kura Hulanda Lodge is a 98-room upper-middle-range resort on a small beach on the far northwestern tip of Curacao. This location helps make it unique, as there are only a handful of accommodations on this part of the island, which is known for its great diving and natural beauty. The isolated location also means it’s very quiet, and there’s no nightlife close by. The resort offers decent rooms and suites, three restaurants, a poolside bar and two pools -- but the highlight is the gorgeous natural beach and crystal waters (this one of the few resorts in Curacao with a natural beach).
As one of the few fully all-inclusive resorts on the small island of Curacao, Sunscape Resort is a popular pick. This large 341-room upper-mid-range resort is a great family-friendly option, with many games and activities available for teens and kids, from soccer and kayaking to movie nights and even a rock wall. Its rooms are colorful and updated rooms and the central location is close to shops and nightlife. The tradeoff for these features and convenience are the crowds, which often pack the beach and pool areas.
This large upper-mid-range resort is a hub of sporty activities and family-friendly fun. With a popular dive shop, a 50-meter lap pool, and an excellent fitness center, there's plenty to keep busy. For those coming for the famed Caribbean sea, the resort has a lovely, wide white-sand beach. The apartments and suites are modern and sleek, though hotel rooms are in need of some updates. There are four restaurants on-site, but this is a lively location and several more dining options are within a five-minute walk.
This 200-room lower-mid-range hotel has a nice pool and a peaceful beach -- but the rooms and common areas are old, dated and in obvious need of updates. Located a 15-minute walk from town, dining options and shopping are just within reach. The hotel’s casino and 24-hour Denny’s are a popular draw for locals, and are also active reminders that you’re at a budget-minded property. In fact, let Denny’s be the bellwether: If you're a fan, then you'll likely feel right at home with the scene here.