Recently stayed at the Ocean apartments part of the Blue Bay resort in Curacao. On the whole a thoroughly enjoyable experience and definitely a place that I would consider returning to.
The apartment (Ocean 8 on the 2nd floor) was clean and extremely spacious with a fantastic balcony/terrace overlooking the beach and the sea. The terrace really made the place and was great for hanging out in the evening with a beer or wine to watch the sunset and listen to the ocean.
The rest of the apartment was really spacious and generally well appointed. The kitchen utensils were definitely the only thing in the apartment that I would say was below par. There was too few and too old/poor quality utensils to work with. Cooking for yourself then is a fun challenge, but possible.
This wasn't going to spoil my opinion of this resort though as the beach area including restaurant and swim/dive shop was really great. Clean and with everything you could want. Beach staff were friendly and easy to make agreements with about how often they asked you if you wanted another beer or not. Resort staff on the whole were friendly and helpful and we had nothing to complain about. No the sand is not powder soft.... yes there are rocks and coral in the water, but if you want a water park, go to water park. This is a great beach to relax, read a book, drink a beer and swim/snorkel in the beautiful clear blue water.
Like many others, I would say that you definitely need a car if you're going to stay here and not eat in the restaurant each night (which might prove a little expensive and boring if you ask me). If only to go the local supermarket which is about 5km away but certainly if you want to investigate the rest of the island at all.
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Bay Village Hotel Willemstad
- Best Western Willemstad
- Blue Bay Curacao Willemstad