We began our stay on Curacao with five nights at Avila Hotel in Willemstaad. We stayed in the Blues Wing in a room facing toward town (West) with a balcony that provided a view straight down into the beautiful Carribean. From our deck, we were able to watch tropical fish, ships entering port, sailboat races and dolphins! Very pleasant mornings were spent on the deck lingering over coffee and planning our day. Avila is staffed with personable, friendly people that helped us with questions and provided excellent service. We ate in Avila's restaurants, and while they were high priced, the food was always of quality and the service was good. The only complaint that we have is that the bed was terribly uncomfortable and in need of upgrading. We were in Curacao to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and believe we slept on a 30 year old mattress! Good news for future travelers... we were told the entire Blues Wing will be getting upgraded - hope this includes new beds!