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Tropical Curaçao: the 10 best beach hotels with a swimming pool

by Elisa Flitter Fever
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This month it’s 7 years ago that I first set foot on Curacao. The holiday felt like a honeymoon, so wonderfully relaxed. Sun, sea, beach… A real paradise feeling! I hope to be able to go back to Curacao later this year. And then of course in a hotel or resort on the beach with palm trees and swimming pool! In this article I will list the 10 best resorts and hotels on Curacao on the beach with swimming pool, all located on the beautiful south coast of the tropical island.

Playa Porto Marie Curacao
Playa Porto Marie (photo credits Stephan van de Schootbrugge)

Wish list hotel Curacao

My main requirements for hotels to be included in this list of beach hotels in Curacao with pool, and what I personally look for when staying at Curacao are:

  1. Value for money
  2. At the beach or very close
  3. Swimming pool
  4. Air-conditioning
  5. Private bathroom
  6. Free wifi
  7. Restaurant & bar
  8. Good reviews
  9. Reasonable prices

The room rates* of the beach hotels with swimming pool on Curacao mentioned in this article are based on a stay in early September 2022. Prices will vary based on your desired dates of stay (earlier or later and therefore lower or higher). Especially around the Christmas and summer holidays, accommodation prices on Curacao tend to rise and availability is more limited. Book in time for the best value for money and try to avoid the high season if possible so as not to pay too much for your favorite beach hotel on Curacao with pool.

Kontiki Beach Resort Curacao hotel room
Kontiki Beach Resort Curacao hotel room

At the bottom of this article you will also find a mobile friendly map, which shows all the locations of the mentioned beach hotels on Curacao with swimming pool, plus a number of additional tips for your holiday on this fantastic island.

The tropical plants at Kontiki Beach Resort Curacao
The tropical plants at Kontiki Beach Resort

Kontiki Beach Resort

What a wonderful resort this is. Kontiki Beach Resort has spacious rooms with tropical dark wood, an exotic garden with sunbeds and the possibility to swim. If you walk out of the gate among the beautiful iguanas you will enter the beach. There you can eat and drink on a terrace, lie on a beach bed under a palm tree and listen to the sea… An ideal hotel on Curacao at the beach with a swimming pool in my opinion!

The Sea Aquarium is also close by (700m, 2300ft), where you can train with dolphins. Kontiki Beach Resort on Curacao is really a winner in my opinion! Also fun in the evenings with music and good food.

  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 2 restaurants / beach clubs: Cabana Beach & Mood Beach
  • Fitness room
  • Hato airport 12 km (7.5 mi, airport shuttle)
  • Willemstad 4 km (2.5 mi)
  • USD 237 per room per night* excl. breakfast

The beautiful tropical garden of Kontiki Beach Resort Curacao
The beautiful tropical garden of Kontiki Beach Resort

LionsDive Beach Resort

LionsDive is a popular resort and for a good reason. The private beach is beautiful, you can easily walk into the sea from your beach chair to discover the underwater world. Forgot your diving or snorkeling gear? No problem, LionsDive has its own dive shop. At the wellness center you can book a relaxing massage or other body treatment.

There is also plenty to do around the resort: shopping at Mambo, Wet & Wild is 500 meters away from LionsDive and the Sea Aquarium is 200 meters (656 ft) away. The shuttle to Willemstad and supermarket is free of charge. By now I think you understand why guests like staying at this beach hotel on Curacao with swimming pools.

  • 2 outdoor pools including one of 50 meters (164 ft)
  • 4 restaurants
  • Wellness/spa and fitness room
  • Hato airport 12.5 km (7.8 mi, airport shuttle)
  • Willemstad 4.5 km (2.8 mi)
  • USD 204 per room per night* excl. breakfast, USD 235 with sea view

LionsDive Curacao hotels Curacao beach pool
LionsDive Curacao (photo booking.com)

Oasis Coral Estate Luxury Resort

Just looking at the pictures of Oasis Coral Estate already makes me happy. Sun, sea, beach and it all looks great! The beach by the sea is indeed constructed, but you can enter the sea comfortably via the stairs. Not to mention the infinity pool. Estate may sound fancy, but the staff are friendly and welcoming.

The rooms have light colors, comfortable beds, a kitchenette and a balcony, terrace or patio. Oasis Coral Estate is a bit further away from Willemstad, but that does not have to be a disadvantage of course. Just enjoy. After all, Oasis Coral Estate is one of the best beach hotels on Curacao with swimming pool! Great beachfront restaurant.

  • 2 outdoor pools including one of 50 meters (164 ft)
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Fitness, yoga & wellness
  • Hato airport 14 km (8.7 mi, airport shuttle)
  • Willemstad 18.5 km (11.5 mi)
  • USD 151 per room per night* with garden view, USD 187 with sea view excl. breakfast

Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort Curaçao
Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort (photo booking.com)

Scuba Lodge & Suites

Scuba Lodge is a boutique hotel and I like that. The building from 1897 is painted in cheerful blue and pink tones. Complete with white shutters and a black and white checkered floor, totally my style! Sea views, infinity pool, beach umbrellas, tropical plants, friendly staff… Scuba Lodge has got it al.

The beach is indeed constructed, but it is private and you can snorkel beautifully here. And otherwise you can always go to Avila Beach (900 m, 2950 ft). The center of Willemstad is also within walking distance. The terrace with tropical cocktails is great, and so are the beds, both the beach beds and those in the room. So really relaxed!

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Yoga classes
  • Hato airport 9 km (5.6 mi)
  • Willemstad 750 m (0.5 mi)
  • USD 149 per room per night* excl. breakfast, from USD 245 with sea view

Scuba Lodge Boutique Hotel Curacao
Scuba Lodge Boutique Hotel

Avila Beach Hotel

Curaçao Avila Beach Hotel is a pleasure to the eye. Right on the sandy beach with its own little bay! This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beach hotels on Curacao with a swimming pool. Excellent facilities, pleasant and friendly service and atmosphere. You can even hire a personal trainer here or take golf lessons at the neighbors. In the evenings there is regularly live jazz music at Avila Beach Hotel.

  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 2 restaurants & bar
  • Big gym and spa
  • Hato airport 10 km (6.2 mi)
  • Willemstad 1.5 km (0.9 mi)
  • USD 193 per room per night* excl. breakfast, from USD 250 with sea view

Avila Beach Hotel Curacao hotels Curacao beach pool
Avila Beach Hotel (photo booking.com)

More beach hotels on Curacao with swimming pool

In addition to the five above-mentioned beach hotels with swimming pool, Curacao certainly has five more, which are also worth considering and meet the above wish list:

Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino (photo booking.com)

Map best beach hotels Curacao

This map includes places and spots mentioned in this article (and more). This one is ‘smartphone friendly’; you can easily use it via the Google Maps app. Click the icon at the top left to open the menu and see the categories. To adapt the map to your own preferences and interests, (de)select a category. Via Google Drive you can copy the map to your own My Google Maps account.

Where to eat & drink

In addition to a number of beautiful hotels on the beach with a swimming pool, Curacao also has many nice places to eat and drink. In the map above a number of them are already included. For example, if you decide not to spend the night at Scuba Lodge, then you can still go there for a drink and/or bite for example. Or further down the street at Bij Blauw for example. Cheers!

Cocktails @ Scuba Lodge & Suites Curacao
Cocktails @ Scuba Lodge & Suites

Rent a car on Curacao

Personally, I like to alternate between relaxing on the beach and snorkeling in the sea with driving around the island. Looking for beautiful beaches, nice places to eat and drink, find great hiking trails and old buildings. Not an absolute must, but very handy. Sunny Cars is available from the airport on arrival.

Personally, when it concerns renting a car, I would recommend Sunny Cars, an all-inclusive, worry free rental concept with affordable, fair prices, great service and no unpleasant surprises upon pick up or drop off. I am a big fan and use them all the time! In most countries the 2nd driver, free cancellation up to 4 hours in advance and all-risk insurance are standard included. Ideal, I use them all the time!

Exploring the island with a Mercedes Cabrio
Exploring the island with a Mercedes Cabrio

Day tours Curacao

Are you comfortable in your hotel on Curacao on the beach with a swimming pool? Do you not want to leave a rental car just standing there on the parkling lot during your holiday, but do you want to spend a (half) day sightseeing or active? What you can also do is book one or more (half) day tours; then you will be picked up and returned back to your hotel, nice and easy! Here are 11 tips for fun tours and activities on and from Curacao, in random order:

  1. Seabob tour with the Bearded Butlers
  2. Aquafari tour (individual submarine capsule)
  3. Shete Boka National Park Outbak Safari with open 4×4 jeep
  4. Wake & Knee Board, Water Ski adventure (beginner or experienced)
  5. Speed boot snorkel adventure to the Blue Room (largest cave of the island)
  6. 2 hours sea kayak tour from Willemstad
  7. Half-day ATV Adventure Tour
  8. West Curacao Beach Hopping Tour
  9. Klein Curaçao Powerboat Adventure
  10. Curacao cooking class with a local
  11. Jet-ski adventure trip with guide

If you are lucky you can encounter flamingos, dolphins and sea turtles on Curacao!

Dolphin jumps out of the water at the Zee Aquarium Curacao
Dolphin jumps out of the water at the Zee Aquarium

For more tips about what you can do in Curacao, restaurants, etc. please check out my earlier article about Curacao.

Always check the travel advice from your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the local responsible authorities before you book a trip and travel to Curacao. Inquire well in advance about the current COVID-19 situation and rules to make a well-considered decision. Booking through a professional travel agency can offer the necessary extra support.

I hope that you find this article helpful. In any case, I have done my best to put this together with care. Feel free to let me know in a comment below if you have a question or additional tips. I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Curacao, whichever hotel on the beach with swimming pool you may choose!

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Last Updated on 01/30/2022 by Elisa Flitter Fever

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