An island in the Dutch Caribbean known for its year-round, near-perfect weather, Curaçao is a bit of a hidden gem in the Caribbean islands. It has dozens of quiet beaches, a scenic national park, and excellent windsurfing and diving available. Another perk of the island is the variety of hotels available for travelers — from luxury resorts to small boutique properties. We visited the most popular hotels to see how they compare — from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants — to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. So if you’re looking for a budget-friendly hotel, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our picks for hotels with the best value in Curaçao and start planning your getaway!
This tiny, charming nine-room boutique hotel offers a warm, personal setting and a hip, stylish atmosphere throughout, and is perched on the edge of the deep blue sea. An excellent outdoor restaurant, an upscale clothing store, and a tiny pool are the extent of the features at this upper-middle-range property, but the convenient location is just a 10-minute walk from the myriad sights and sounds of popular downtown Willemstad.
This peaceful oceanside complex on the quiet, secluded north side of Curacao offers self-contained apartments with one, two or three bedrooms. The 30 apartments have colorful if slightly hodgepodge furnishings and spectacular views of the bright blue Caribbean sea. There is no restaurant on the property, and amenities are limited to a small, kid-friendly pool area. And while Marazul is not on the beach (there are some great beaches in walking distance), steps built into the rocky cliffs allow access to the beautiful reefs below for diving or snorkeling.
This hip, vibrant 21-room boutique hotel offers a laid-back island vibe and is set in historical 19th-century Dutch colonial buildings. The colorful mid-range property with two small pools is located in Pietermaai, a district known for local art and culture. The Scuba Lodge is a dive-centric hotel, as the name suggests, but it still offers plenty of value to non-divers with its friendly, welcoming charm, ocean views, and location close to town. It stops short of having a beach, however – there are some sandy areas to lounge in, but the coast is rocky and the closest beach is a bus ride away.
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 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.
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.