Want paradise? Think Curaçao. This Dutch Caribbean island just off the north coast of South America and outside the hurricane belt is an intriguing blend of European and Caribbean panache, with a year-round, tropical climate that invites you to kick back and relax. You can take in the 360-degree views from Mt. Christoffel, chill out in Pietermaai’s artsy cafes, sail around Sint Joris Bay or worship the sun at any of the 35 beaches. But first, you need a place to stay that takes all the stress out of your vacation. Here’s Culture Trip’s pick of the best all-inclusive hotels in Curaçao.
Look out over the Caribbean Sea or tropical garden from your spacious room or suite at the island’s largest casino resort on Mambo Beach. Away from the blackjack tables, the hotel offers a plethora of water sports, from kayaking and paddle-boarding to snorkeling and scuba diving. Chill at the four swimming pools or in the adults-only whirlpool, while your kids and teens are kept busy at the Explorer’s Club and Core Zone Teens Club, respectively. Satisfy every food craving at six different on-site restaurants and bars, including a swim-up bar, then jump aboard the free shuttle to town for shopping and sightseeing.
On the sandy beach of Piscadera Bay, this charming all-inclusive hotel fulfills your dreams with their Unlimited-Luxury® packages. Everything is included in your stay, from gourmet meals and top-shelf drinks to numerous water sports, activities for every age and excellent service. Choose from seven dining options, four bars, world-class spa pampering and well-appointed rooms and suites, all with sea views. The twice-daily free shuttle whisks you off to historic Willemstad, where you can check out the floating market and floating bridge.
Perched on a hillside amid swaying palms and tropical gardens, the resort’s colorful Caribbean vacation cottages are flanked by several swimming pools, connected by multiple waterslides. Choose between stylish, contemporary studios, family rooms or apartments big enough for your entire group of friends. Grab a tropical cocktail from the thatched-roofed Kunuku Hut or let the robot bar serve you. Devour scrumptious meals in the open-air restaurant or go casual and grab a pie from the on-site Pizza Hut.
This full-service opulent sanctuary is as colorful as the historical Willemstad architecture that surrounds it. Stroll along the boardwalk, lounge around the infinity pool or sun yourself on the private beach. All manner of mod cons are on offer inside the rooms and suites, some of which come with balconies that overlook either the city or the sea. Handcrafted cocktails and Starbucks coffee drinks at the Blue Lobby Bar are just some of the offerings on-site; for greater variety, explore the surrounding streets.
This resort’s Dutch Colonial-style villas and suites are centered on a 75-year-old banyan tree, and surrounded by swaying palms and acres of tropical gardens. Soak in your own plunge pool, the saltwater infinity pool or laze around the blue lagoon and private beach. Snorkel or take a see-through kayak to spy on the wealth of underwater life. At the on-site restaurant, savor an array of award-winning French and Asian-influenced dishes created by chef René Klop.
Spread across 44 acres (18ha) of seafront within the 3,000-acre (1,215ha) Santa Barbara Estate, this intimate resort puts you in a romantic frame of mind, especially if you and your sweetie watch the sunset together on the beach. Explore the estate on a complimentary Dutch bike, bask in the sunshine beside the split-level infinity pool and dip your toes in the sandy-bottomed, sea-fed pool. Hungry? Nine on-site restaurants are likely to suit most tastes. If you book a Kurason Island Suite or Awa Seaside Bungalow, perks include your very own butler and complimentary Mini Cooper.
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