All-inclusive resorts aren’t exactly new to Curacao — the now-defunct Breezes Curacao debuted in 2001 — but the concept of paying one price for all your accommodation, meals, drinks, entertainment, and activities has passed quickly. from niche to commonplace on this Dutch Caribbean destination in recent years.
With the opening of a new Sandals in Curacao in the summer of 2022, Curacao now has more than half a dozen all-inclusive resorts, which, according to the Marketing Director of the Curacao Tourist Board , Rebecca Marval, reflects the growing demand from travelers in North America.
“As the number of American visitors grew, the demand was increasing and now the supply too,” says Marval. “Of course, every traveler has their own preferences when it comes to hotel selection, and while we’ve always had a diverse assortment of boutique hotels, villas, and some larger hotel developments, there was an opportunity on the market for the all-inclusive segment. The new additions fill a void.
The diverse range of all-inclusive options now available to travelers to Curacao include:
Royal Curaçao Sandals
Sandals Resorts opened its first property in the Dutch Caribbean in June 2022; the 351-room adults-only resort is billed as a “super luxurious” property where perks include use of a Mini Cooper to tour the island when you book at Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalow or Awa Seaside Butler Bungalow. The resort has 11 on-site restaurants and 13 bars, and high-level guests also have the option of dining at other restaurants on the island. A long list of included amenities is complemented by golf on the Pete Dye-designed Old Quarry course.
Mangrove Beach Corendon Curacao
Part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, this 399-room all-inclusive resort has leveraged the Hilton name to attract a growing percentage of American travelers. Opened in 2020, the highlight is the resort’s water park with its six slides and water playground; other amenities include a dozen restaurants, four pools, a private beach, a PADI-certified dive center, and family rooms — some with one king and two twin beds to accommodate families of four.
Zoetry Curacao Resort & Spa
Looking for an all-inclusive resort with a few fewer guests at the pool? Boutique Zoëtry Curaçao has just 72 luxury suites, but a full range of included resort activities with pools and private beach, on-site spa and fitness center, and water sports and entertainment. other activities shared with nearby Dreams Curaçao. Each suite at the Hyatt sister resort has a bathtub big enough for two and a balcony or terrace with ocean or garden views.
Dreams Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino
The all-inclusive “Unlimited Luxury” experience promised by this 197-room AM Resorts property (also affiliated with Hyatt) ranges from standard hotel rooms to Club Level suites with access to a private lounge and bar. Seven restaurants offer Italian, seafood, and buffet-style fare, plus a brasserie with Tex-Mex food and a sports bar. Kids’ clubs are available for ages 2 to 17, and weekly activities at this family-friendly resort include movie nights and beach parties.
Seven pools add a pop of blue to the multi-colored three-story buildings at this all-inclusive Trademark Collection by Wyndham resort. The property is offshore, but offers a shuttle to a trio of Curacao’s best beaches: Porto Marie, DaaiBooi, and Pirate Bay, plus other local attractions. Relatively limited dining options include a buffet restaurant, pizzeria, and beach bar. Larger families will appreciate the three-bedroom apartments which have one double bed and four single beds.
Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino
This Hyatt-affiliated resort, the third member of the AM Resorts collection on Curaçao, has 341 rooms on a long beach with calm waters protected by a breakwater. Cheerful pastel rooms offer garden or ocean views. Upgrades to junior and full club-level suites are available. Food and drink options include a sports bar/disco and a swim-up bar as well as Asian, Italian and seafood restaurants. A rock climbing wall, sumo wrestling and inflatable boxing are among the highlights. family activities available.