The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is a popular getaway destination, with direct flights from places like New York, Miami, and Toronto. It has 38 beaches, salt flats, colonial architecture, and much more to offer travelers, making it an excellent choice for a beach vacation. We visited the island’s top hotels to evaluate how they stack up against the competition — from the guest rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re looking to take a posh trip, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our picks for the best luxury hotels in Curaçao and start planning your getaway!
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 is the top luxury resort on Curacao, without contest.
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.
La Maya Beach Luxury Apartments is a serene property featuring 34 luxury two-bedroom apartments, all with views of a harbor known as the Spanish Water. The modern, upscale apartments have beautiful kitchens and decks facing out onto a lovely pool. However despite the hotel’s name, the beach area is underwhelming and the murky water is not great for swimming. There is no restaurant, fitness room, or other amenities on the property. Guests should rent a car in order to access lots of dining and nicer beaches close by, as nothing is within walking distance.
This upscale oceanfront resort, opened in 1949, is the longest continuously open hotel on the island of Curacao -- and over its history it has maintained roots by preserving the refurbished original mansion and the quaint Dutch colonial architecture. Today the 150-room hotel blends history with modern luxury, offering updated rooms with flat-screen TVs, a sleek infinity pool, an excellent gym, business facilities, two small beaches, and three restaurants.
The Floris Suite Hotel is a sleek, modern adult-only resort that caters to couples and friends who are looking for chic relaxation. This 72-room, upscale hotel makes a statement with its crisp, all-white decor. The excellent pool area is a definite highlight, while there are two nice beaches close by, but not directly connected to the property.
This 82-room upscale resort is more than hotel – it is an entire restored 18th-century village, complete with cobblestone alleyways and courtyards peppered with sculptures. The beautiful European and colonial architecture allows guests to feel like they've stepped back in time. It’s conveniently located in downtown Willemstad, an area with lots of dining and shopping that also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers two lovely pools, two restaurants, a spa and an excellent museum.