Take a look at the best party hotels in Willemstad.
The upper-mid-range Kontiki Beach Resort aims to create the feeling of a tropical paradise, and generally succeeds; lush green foliage surrounds its four romantic lagoon-style pools and the 80 modern rooms, constructed in dark wood from Brazil, feel tucked away in the jungle. The vibe is young and trendy, especially at the Cabana Beach restaurant and beach club next door, where some nights the party goes into the wee hours. With a location next to the popular BLVD shopping and dining center, this resort is close to the action, but inside the property it's relaxed and casual.
The waterfront, 237-room Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino is a three-pearl property with a bit of Vegas glam, just a five-minute walk from Willemstad's historic district. Rooms are air-conditioned and have flat-screen TVs, but some look onto the interior conference center or pick up noise. The oceanfront infinity pools are a big plus, though the closest beach takes over 10 minutes to reach in a car. Two restaurants include a buffet and a steak house, and the resort has the island's only Starbucks -- all-inclusive plans are available, but many items are excluded. There's also a large casino and a historic fort that's been converted to a high-end mall. For a similarly priced hotel that’s more intimate and closer to the beach, it’s worth considering ACOYA Hotel Suites and Villas.
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. The Renaissance Curacao and Curacao Marriott Beach Resort have optional all-inclusive packages, so it may be worth comparing rates.
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. Even if you're not, this is still one of the most affordable beachfront hotels on the island -- but it's worth comparing prices with the Royal Sea Aquarium Resort.