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Baoase Luxury Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Winterswijkstraat 2, Willemstad 00000, Curacao   |  
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Seattle, Washington
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Would have stayed longer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My wife and I spent the final two nights of our honeymoon here, but wish it had been longer. The suite was simply amazing, the service excellent, and the food and drinks were so good that we didn't even leave the resort. The only drawback is that the location is very removed from anything else and limits your ability to see much else during a short stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My new wife and I loved the Baoase resort. It is a beautiful place for a recently married couple to relax after the wedding and enjoy the beach, great food, amazing weather and lovely staff. I thought the island was on the up and that it will continue to improve every year. It seems like there is a lot going on.
The hotel itself is wonderful. The lagoon they have created has enough private spots that you feel like the you have the place to yourself and it is extraordinarily well maintained.
As i mentioned the staff are fantastic - young, friendly, energetic and some of the nicest people you could wish to meet. The guests are a good mix of people, some dutch, some from the rest of europe, a few americans. All very friendly though.
Overally I would highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for a relaxing and slightly off the beaten track place to go for a romantic break.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms but if just 2 of you get one of the beach front suites
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

I can't wait to go back! Awesome staff!
Beatiful place! The rooms are impecables! It was done with lots of love and heart thinking about the GUEST!
A truly amazing experience!!!!! Way to go Baoase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York, New York, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We just were wowed by The Baoase Resort. From the delightful management manner, to the exquisite design elements, and a perfect environment for those looking for a quiet exclusive appeal. The food was top notch and beyond our expectations, and we are extremely well traveled world wide. I cannot say enough. Our family will return there without question! It is absolutely unique and ideal for adults, couples, and older children who can appreciate the beauty, the tranquility, the five star plus cuisine, and simply the hands off management style that caters to those that sincerely are independent and know what they like and what they want. Extremely detail oriented as needed.

We shall return!

Room Tip: You cannot go wrong whatever you choose to be honest. For families the villas are exquisite.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My wife and I visited Baoase on our honeymoon. We selected the resort based on previous reviews and a write-up in the NY Times. We were not disappointed – incredible service, great food, and an ideal location. We were thoroughly pleased and would definitely go back when we have the chance! Here are the details …

We booked our stay more than 6 months ahead of time, and the resort contacted us several times to follow-up on billing, get our flight details, and ask us a few questions to personalize our stay. A few days before our trip, we received an email alerting us that we’d been given a free upgrade to a suite (we had reserved their Deluxe Colonial Room). This upgrade was just the first of many examples of great service.

When we arrived at the resort, we were given a tour and then shown to our room. In our room, we were greeted with a welcome gift: a bottle of champagne, two non-alcoholic cocktails, and an array of meats, cheeses, breads, and dips. The suite itself (#3) was gorgeous … a bright open space that was still very private. The suit included several nice touches: 1) An excellent open shower, 2) a huge, very comfortable bed, 3) a flatscreen TV that could be raised and lowered into a storage cabinet at the foot of the bed, 4) a good sized balcony with lounge chairs, table, and hot tub. Like some other reviewers, we had some initial troubles getting the hot tub to heat up to the desired temperature … but we were able to easily fix the issue by powering the hot tub off and then back on again. The housekeeping and turndown service was excellent. The room was made up every morning while we were at breakfast or on the beach. In terms of the turndown service, we returned from dinner every night to find candles lit, the air conditioner turned on, music playing, the bed turned down, and a small box of treats on our pillows.

The resort itself was gorgeous. Everything was very new and well maintained. The Bali-themed decorations and furniture were high quality and brought a nice air of luxury to the resort. Lounge chairs, hammocks, and cabanas surrounded the private beach, providing ample places to sit (we spent most of our time on the Bibi Island, a man-made island that serves as one of the breakers that encloses the private beach). Waiters from the bar and restaurant habitually brought us complimentary pitchers of ice water, fruit, and other small appetizers when we lounged around the beach area. We did not order any drinks from the bar, however (we bought liquor, beer, and wine at the local grocery store, ~3 min walk from the resort), and had drinks in our room / on our balcony instead.

The food at the resort was incredible. We ate breakfast there everyday (included in the price of our room). Each morning we were greeted with an array of breads, meats, cheeses, spreads, and juices. We were also able to order off the breakfast menu, which included well-portioned gourmet dishes. For dinner, we ate three times at the Baoase restaurant. Of the 6 entrees that my wife and I had between us, only one was not very good (a chicken dish, which was overcooked). Of the other 5, 3 were great and the other 2 were absolutely incredible. We shared appetizers every night and once again, only one was somewhat disappointing. In short, having eaten at many top restaurants in New York City, I can confidently say that the food at the Baoase restaurant was top notch and well worth the price.

Finally, my wife and I scheduled several activities through the resort: a sunset cruise with open bar, a couples massage, a snorkeling trip, and a full-day tour of the western part of the island. All were very good and we even received the snorkeling trip as a gift from the resort.

All in all, it was a great stay with exceptional service. I would highly recommend Baoase for honeymoons / anniversaries and even for groups of friends or families looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saskatoon, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My new wife and I have never felt so pampered in our lives. The service here is extraordinarily friendly, and the resort grounds are uncrowded and gorgeous. I had high expectations for this place, and they were definitely fulfilled. A wonderful stay.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Our stay at Baoase Curacao:

My girlfriend and I stayed at this resort 2 weeks ago and upon arrival we were shown to our room which was the Deluxe Colonial Room. We immediately noticed a faint sewage odor coming from the bathroom but, as we were very tired from our trip, closed the bathroom door and went to bed.

However during the night, the sewage stench became worse and unbearable and kept us from having a good night sleep. In the morning, when the front desk was staffed, we immediately informed front desk personel about this negative experience and they moved us to another room, a suite which was fine and up to standard.

However, upon check-out the 1st night in the Deluxe Room was charged to our bill. We protested this upon check-out but the Operational Manager was of the opinion that because they moved us to a suite, which was the only available room by the way, that this was sufficient. He did not hear our complaint in full but yet his decision was made right there and then not to honor our request to remove the 1st night's charge. We told him that we will deal with it in writing which we did upon arrival back home.

Our first email was not answered, to the 2nd email we were promised an answer within 48 hours. After 72 hours, we finally received an answer from the Operations Manager and again our request to take the 1st night of our invoice, was not honored. As a luxury resort, this is not the correct way to deal with clients' complaints. It completely ruined our experience and left a very bad impression in terms of credible complaint handling and the manner in which this resort does business (renting out unfit rooms and charging for them).

The resort itself is average in terms of being dubbed a "luxury resort". Not comparible to other luxury resorts in the Caribbean.

Paul & Maria

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Baoase Luxury Resort

Address: Winterswijkstraat 2, Willemstad 00000, Curacao
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Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Willemstad
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Willemstad
#1 Spa Hotel in Willemstad
#1 Romantic Hotel in Willemstad
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
#1 Luxury Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Baoase Luxury Resort 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amidst tropical gardens on the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea, Baoase Luxury Resort in Curacao, is the ultimate island retreat! Named to the 2010 Hot List by Conde Nast Traveler, and Winner of the 2011 Travelers Choice award from Tripadvisor for Top 10 hotels for Romance in the Caribbean and Mexico, Baoase is an unforgettable experience that promises total relaxation, luxurious comfort, and impeccable service. This stunning brand new resort is surrounded by meandering free form pools, waterfalls, swaying palms and an idyllic private beach. Reflecting the qualities of an elegant home, the residential style villas and suites at Baoase are decorated in a refined Asian style and provide a relaxing ambiance complete with modern amenities. Villas and Suites also offer free connection to wireless internet and all indoor areas are air-conditioned whereas the porch has ceiling fans. Suites feature a spacious balcony/terrace with stunning sea view, each has its private garden with Jacuzzi. The interior design and its facilities are unique. Furthermore they boast a flat screen TV, DVD and Dolby surround system, coffeemaker, mini fridge, and wireless internet. The Master Villa is the Baoase's top accommodation. It comes with views that reach all the way to the buildings of downtown Willemstad, Curacao's capital. The villa also has its own private infinity pool, complete with a "luxury cave" that includes a Jacuzzi, a bar and card table and a relaxation area. Also included in the Master Villa is a chef, butler and the use of a private beach. From water sports to sailing, diving or fishing excursions, your every request will be taken in to consideration to help make your vacation the most memorable. Baoase luxury Resort will surely bring Heaven to Earth. . ... more   less 
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Baoase Luxury Hotel Willemstad
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