Affordable Luxury Hotels in Curacao: 9 Hand-Picked Venues

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Colorful Architecture in Willemstad, Curacao
Colorful Architecture in Willemstad, Curacao

In the southern Caribbean Sea, located just off the Venezuelan coast, lies an island paradise known as Curaçao. This Dutch Caribbean island is known for beautiful beaches, hidden coves and coral reefs rich with marine life.

The hidden gem sets itself apart from neighboring tourist hub of Aruba with a unique blend of Creole, Dutch and Spanish cultures. In fact most Curaçaoans people speak multiple languages, including Dutch, Spanish, Papiamento, the local creole, and English.

Curaçao’s capital city, Willemstad, a center of both culture and business, is the epitome of what the island stands for: a hearty mix of Dutch culture mixed in with Spanish flair. Both Spanish and Dutch architecture is evident, in an array of bright tropical colors, a direct reflection of the diverse influences throughout the centuries.

Let’s take a look at that what Curacao has best to offer for an affordable luxury holiday at the beginning of July 2018 (prices are based for a 7-night stay at four and five-star hotels for 2 adults between July 1st and July 8th).

1. Boutique Hotel’t Klooster (View Photos)

Boutique Hotel’t Klooster is a small-scale city hotel for short and long stays and is located in the beautiful neighbourhood Pietermaai District. We offer an oasis of piece in a monumental building, an ideal base from which you can easily discover Curaçao.

Hotelscombined Rating: 8.9
Booking.com Rating: 8.8

Price: $446

Boutique Hotel't Klooster
Boutique Hotel’t Klooster, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Boutique Hotel't Klooster, Pool View
Boutique Hotel’t Klooster, Pool View, Photo Credit: Booking.com

 

Boutique Hotel't Klooster, Room View
Boutique Hotel’t Klooster, Room View, Photo Credit: Booking.com

2. Adonai Hotel Boutique (View Photos)

At Adonai Hotel Boutique you will be within walking distance of Jan Thiel Beach and Fort Beekenburg. Highlights at the hotel include a casino, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool. The restaurant serves international cuisine and is open fro breakfast and dinner. There is also free self-parking and a convenient beach shuttle. Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star hotel include Mambo Beach and Zuikertuin Mall.

Hotelscombined Rating: 9.7
Booking.com Rating: 9.4

Price: $742

Adonai Hotel Boutique, Curacao
Adonai Hotel Boutique, Curacao, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Adonai Hotel Boutique, Curacao, Garden View
Adonai Hotel Boutique, Curacao, Garden View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Adonai Hotel Boutique, Curacao, Room View
Adonai Hotel Boutique, Curacao, Room View, Photo Credit: Booking.com

 3. Trupial Hotel & Casino (View Photos)

A unique and exclusive boutique hotel located in the most important financial district of Curacao, within walking distance of excellent restaurants, shopping centers. They offer a total of 98 spacious newly renovated rooms with in-room facilities such as free wireless internet.

Hotelscombined Rating: 8.4
Booking.com Rating: 8.3

Price: $801

Trupial Hotel & Casino, Panoramic View
Trupial Hotel & Casino, Panoramic View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Trupial Hotel & Casino
Trupial Hotel & Casino, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Trupial Hotel & Casino, Room Interior
Trupial Hotel & Casino, Room Interior, Photo Credit: Booking.com

4. Bayside Boutique Hotel (View Photos)

The Bayside Boutique Hotel is a luxurious and exclusive “boutique hotel” with its own restaurant situated at the beautiful Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort, just 50 meters away from the gorgeous beach. The resort boasts an 18-hole golf course, a beach store, several tennis courts and restaurants, a diving school and a playground for the children. The hotel is located between the airport and the center of Willemstad, which are both just 8 minutes away by car.

Hotelscombined Rating: 8.9
Booking.com Rating: 8.7

Price: $826

Bayside Boutique Hotel, Beach View
Bayside Boutique Hotel, Beach View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Bayside Boutique Hotel, Pool and Yard View
Bayside Boutique Hotel, Pool and Yard View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Bayside Boutique Hotel, Room View
Bayside Boutique Hotel, Room View, Photo Credit: Booking.com

5. Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort (View Photos)

The former Habitat Resort is completely renewed, overlooking the blue Caribbean Sea with a 3 kilometer extended coast. The resort is very spacious and is situated in the middle of the beautiful nature area on the idyllic south coast of Curaçao. With its sunny climate, azure sea and peaceful beaches this is  the perfect destination for beach lovers and divers.

  1. Hotelscombined Rating: n/a
    Booking.com Rating: 8.7

    Price: $927

    Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort, Panoramic View
    Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort, Panoramic View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
    Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort, Pool and Beach View
    Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort, Pool and Beach View, Photo Credit: Booking.com

    Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort, Pool and Beach View, Room Interior
    Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort, Pool and Beach View, Room Interior, Photo Credit: Booking.com

6. Scuba Lodge & Suites (View Photos)

Scuba Lodge is ideally located if you are looking for a base to discover the best of Curaçao. The accomodation is situated right next to the ocean, and is just a short walk away from tourist attractions such as the Queen Emma Bridge, Plasa Bieu, and De Handelskade. Scuba Lodge consists of 28 unique rooms and 11 apartments. Whether you’re new to diving, or an experienced diving enthusiast, everyone is welcome here.

Hotelscombined Rating: 8.9
Booking.com Rating: 8.8

Price: $987

Scuba Lodge & Suites, Pool & Sea View
Scuba Lodge & Suites, Pool & Sea View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Scuba Lodge & Suites, Pool & Sea View
Scuba Lodge & Suites, Pool & Sea View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Scuba Lodge & Suites, Room Interior
Scuba Lodge & Suites, Room Interior, Photo Credit: Booking.com

 7. The Hilton Curacao (View Photos)

This Caribbean resort has it all: pristine beaches, a refreshing pool complex and exciting underwater adventures for diving lovers. Their rooms and suites are carefully decorated to honor the island’s natural beauty and all feature private balconies. Take the hotel shuttle to close-by Willemstad for a day of shopping, dining and historic heritage.

HotelsCombined Rating: 7.1
Booking.com Rating: 7.2

Price: $988

The Hilton Curacao Resorts, Beach View
The Hilton Curacao Resorts, Panoramic View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
The Hilton Curacao Resorts, Beach View
The Hilton Curacao Resorts, Beach View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
The Hilton Curacao Resorts
The Hilton Curacao Resorts, Photo Credit: Booking.com

8. BijBlauw (View Photos)

  1. BijBlauw is an intimate hotel located in two gorgeous 20th century monumental buildings. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner on their oceanfront terrace. This is also the ideal place to enjoy the sunset with a good glass of wine. During the day and evening, you can walk through Pietermaai exploring the cozy streets and intimate establishments of neighborhood.
  2. HotelsCombined Rating: 8.8
    Booking.com Rating: 8.8

    Price: $1,089

    BijBlauw Curacao
    BijBlauw Curacao, Photo Credit: Booking.com

9. Renaissance Curacao Resort and  Casino (View Photos)

Nestled in the heart of historic Willemstad, the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino delivers everything you need for a spectacular visit. You’ll find our hotel on a beautiful private beach, moments away from popular area attractions like Christoffel National Park, the Sea Aquarium and Curacao Museum. Enjoy a swim in their infinity pool, a workout in the gym or a day of relaxation on their beach. And be sure to stop by the resort casino for a night of excitement.

Hotelscombined Rating: 8.9
Booking.com Rating: 8.8

Price: $1,321

Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino, Beach View
Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino, Beach View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino, Panoramic View
Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino, Panoramic View, Photo Credit: Booking.com
Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino, Interior
Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino, Interior, Photo Credit: Booking.com

Things to Do in Curacao

  • Enjoy beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. The island is an ideal location for a relaxing beach vacation, without having to fight through throngs of tourists. Almost all beaches are located along the sheltered southwestern coast where the waters are calm and crystal clear.
Beautiful Beach in Curacao
Beautiful Beach in Curacao, Photo Credit: Kim Seng
  • Visit Willemstad’s old town and pier. Willemstad is the island’s capital city and its a must-see for architecture lovers. The old town and harbor entry is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site with a mix of Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese influences.
Colorful Architecture in Willemstad, Curacao
Colorful Architecture in Willemstad, Curacao, Photo Credit: SCFiasco
  • Take a stroll on Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge. The  famous Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge is a must see attraction as not only is this magnificent structure illuminated in magnificent colors in the evening, it also plays host to the floating market. Here vendors pull their fishing boats directly up to the canal and sell fresh produce from neighboring Venezuela under covered market stalls.
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, Photo Credit: Jon Curnow
  • Enjoy Curaçao’s Nightlife. Visitors to the island can end off a day of snorkeling by checking out Curaçao’s nightlife, a mix of jazz lounges, salsa clubs and beach bars.
  • Snorkeling and diving. Curaçao has been named among the world’s top destinations for scuba dividing by the Scuba Diving Magazine and for good reason. The island offers 40 different snorkeling and diving areas with Klein Curacao, an uninhabited island among the favorite snorkeling destination.
Diving in Curacao
Tugboat is one of Curaçao’s most famous and popular dive sites. Named after the tugboat that was accidentally sunk years ago, this little wreck rests at just 5 m, Photo credit and description: Falco Emert
Methodology:
  • All hotels included on our list are 4- and 5 star rated;
  • We’ve labeled these hotels as affordable luxury resorts based on the prices available at the time when this study was compiled. The study was compiled end of April 2018 and prices are based on a 7-night stay for two adults (no children).

Photo credit for the featured image showcasing Willemstad: SCFiasco