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Baoase Luxury Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Winterswijkstraat 2, Willemstad 00000, Curacao   |  
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“The best place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed here during easter week together with my husband. We have travelled quite
a lot and this was the best place that we have experienced in the Caribbean.
From the time you arrive until the time you depart nothing is to much trouble.
The staff, the food and the setting are of the highest quality - excellent!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Baoase_Luxury_Resort, General Manager at Baoase Luxury Resort, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Ngendelev22,

Greetings from Baoase Luxury Resort!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Baoase Luxury Resort with us.

Very nice to hear that you and your husband had a lovely Easter week. It is a tremendous compliment to read that we are the best place you and your husband experienced in the Caribbean.
Personalized attention ,attention for detail and giving you memories for a lifetime is what we stand for.

We are sincerely hoping to welcome you both back to our resort in the near future!

Kind regards from the entire Team,

Oliver Zahn
General Manager
Baoase Luxury Resort
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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My boyfriend surprised me with a romantic getaway for our anniversary, and what a getaway it was. Tucked away in the middle of a residential area, Baoase is a true oasis which allows you to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of the island. The attentive friendly staff, breathtaking surroundings, and eye for detail make it an unforgettable experience. The romantically set up sunset picnic was the icing on the cake, and something I can recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baoase_Luxury_Resort, General Manager at Baoase Luxury Resort, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Dear Kolkc,

Greetings from Baoase Luxury Resort!

Thank you for sharing your unforgettable experience of your anniversary with us on Tripadvisor.
Undeniably, Baoase Luxury Resort is in fact tucked away in the middle of a residential area and offers a magical private setting and relaxing ambiance.

Your positive comments will definitely be shared with our Baoase team and we appreciate immensely that you have recommended our Romantic Picnic to everyone in this review.

Our goal has certainly been achieved and we hope that we can celebrate your anniversary with you and your husband again next year! We truly hope to see you soon.

Kind regards from the entire Team,

Oliver Zahn
General Manager
Baoase Luxury Resort
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If personalized service, exceptional accommodations and casual gourmet dining appeal to you, Baoase Luxury Resort should be on your vacation radar. It's a well hidden resort close to Curacao attractions and cultural centers, yet removed from frenzy of Willemstad.

Here you are welcome. Here you are family. Within days you'll be on a first-name basis with staff. Here they go the extra mile to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. As an example, at breakfast one morning our waitress asked if we'd slept well. My husband jokingly commented the mattress was too soft; within the hour a brand new mattress had been installed in our suite.

The resort is small by design. It overlooks the calm waters of a lagoon yet offers a panoramic view of the Caribbean. You'll appreciate the size and intimacy when lounging on the uncrowded beach, as pelicans demonstrate their diving techniques in the lagoon. This is a good time to sip Mimosas.

Dining at Baoase is casual elegance at it's finest. The food is incredible and the menu is varied; hours will pass before your final course is served. Seafood is a specialty but not to worry if you're not into fish, the chef will appear at your table to discuss alternative dishes and prepare a meal to your liking.

Special thanks to Oliver Zahn, General Manager of Baoase, for making our stay an experience to remember. He is the "lucky soul" who does what he loves and loves what he does. It's not often you find a GM working shoulder to shoulder with his staff. He's also one of the most personable, knowledgeable and dedicated individuals we've ever met. Baoase is lucky to have him.

If you want a truly relaxing vacation, total serenity and private surroundings, I recommend the Baoase Luxury Resort - it's a true Zen experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Baoase_Luxury_Resort, General Manager at Baoase Luxury Resort, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Dear Obliv82,

Greetings from Baoase Luxury Resort!

We really want to thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful and detailed comment of your experience with us on Tripadvisor. Your compliments and your loyalty are our best rewards and your comments are definitely as accurate as it can be.

What caught our attention the most were the points: personalized service, exceptional accommodations, casual gourmet dining, here you are family, first-name basis with staff, intimacy and the uncrowded beaches.

In conclusion we do our utmost best to satisfy every specific need of our guests and therefore we thank you for acknowledging our efforts. Our staff will be delighted to hear all the compliments given in your review.

In regards to the compliments directed to me, there aren’t enough words to express my gratitude. It was an honor to have been able to meet, accommodate and to be of service to you.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in the near future and provide you once again with a true “Zen” experience.

Kind regards from the entire Team,

Oliver Zahn
General Manager
Baoase Luxury Resort
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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My husband took me to Baoase for my 40th birthday in early March. We had a wonderful, relaxing time and cannot recommend this resort enough. (I would actually call it a “micro-resort”). Luxury, tranquility, attention to detail, and great service define Baoase. (Take a look at our pictures!)

ROOM - We stayed in Suite #2. It’s a very large room that includes vaulted ceilings, a tub, shower, double vanity, sitting area, tv (never turned it on), cd player, espresso maker & tea pot, two closets (yay!), and an ocean-view patio big enough for a two-person table, two beach/lounge chairs, and a hot tub. The patio is half covered and half open so you can sit outside no matter what the weather but it is very private. We arrived late at night (concierge arranged for us to be picked up by taxi who was right on time), the front desk girls could tell we were tired so they gave us a brief explanation of the room and amenities and offered to give us a tour of the resort in the morning. There was food and drink waiting for us in the room – so nice after a travel day! The king bed is firm but very comfortable with many pillows. They provide you with earplugs and sleeping masks but we didn’t need them at all. Other hotels have turndown services but not like this: the room is cleaned up of course, sweets on the pillows, but at Baoase you get a cd playing beautiful, relaxing music, the lights are dimmed and candles are lit both on the patio and in the room. Oh, and the fireplace is turned on and incense is burned. So nice to walk into that room every evening!

RESTAURANT – Breakfast was included with the room. There is a buffet of juices and fruits that you can get yourself but then you order from the breakfast menu and Jennifer and the rest of the smiling waitstaff bring you whatever you desire. Eggs of every kind, pancakes, many varieties of bread/rolls, meats and cheeses, etc. There is a breakfast special every day. You can sit in the main part of the restaurant, at a table on the beach, or in a more private gazebo. There is also room service. Lunch and dinner menus are just wonderful. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love this place! Dwayne makes sure that everything is running properly in the restaurant and can recommend a wine to go with your dinner if you can’t decide from the vast list. On our last night we had a picnic dinner on the beach at sunset (see pictures). We picked the international dinner – Delicious! For the quality of service and fresh food, this restaurant is worth every penny. The service isn’t rushed, that’s hard for some of us Americans to get used to. However, we travel to have NEW experiences, not the same old ones. Just go with it, relax, enjoy!

BEACH – The beach at Baoase is man-made but is so well-done that it looks like part of the natural landscape. There were plenty of beach chairs, not crowded at all. There are covered gazebos if you’d rather not be in the sun. We didn’t see one mosquito, must have been there at just the right time of year! It was mostly couples when we were there but a few people had their kids with them. Snorkeling and kayaking equipment is provided. The Beach Butlers will bring you big pillow/cushions for your chairs, a pitcher of ice water, drinks from the bar, and lunch if you’d like. Which brings me to…
BEACH BITES! - Have you ever cried tears of joy because of something you ate? Well be prepared to do so. These little bites of heaven are one-bite appetizers brought around to everyone on the beach by the Beach Butlers. The first afternoon we got a shrimp covered in some sort of wonderful sauce and it only got better from there. I wish that I had the vocabulary to explain how wonderful the chef is. Just go, you’ll see.

GYM – Basic equipment, they could use some free weights.

STAFF –The managers all made special efforts to seek us out and greet us personally. The staff members knew our names and were very warm and friendly. They make every effort to accommodate your every need. I wasn’t very familiar with Curacao so it was nice to have friendly faces to ask questions to. Glen and Juan tend the bar and are very easy to talk to and eager to make anything you like. For my birthday, I received a bouquet of flowers in our room, they put balloons on our front door, and some of the staff sang Happy Birthday to me with my dessert. ☺ Thanks to Oliver and everyone else for a great weekend! We hope to come back one day and bring our kids.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Baoase_Luxury_Resort, General Manager at Baoase Luxury Resort, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Rollers_74,

Greetings from Baoase Luxury Resort!

Allow us to extend our sincerest thank you and appreciation to you for sharing this upbeat and extensive review with us on trip advisor. You are definitely right on point with all the positive comments stated in this review; especially that luxury, tranquility, attention to detail and great service defines Baoase.

We get a rewarding feeling to know that you have enjoyed your accommodation and all the amenities and services offered by us. Our prices include indeed e.g. the buffet breakfast and we are delighted to hear that you loved the quality of service and our fresh food that we provide at our restaurant. Regarding your explanation of our beach and our “little bites of heaven”, you could not have explained it any better.

It was our pleasure to have been given the opportunity to celebrate your 40th birthday with you and your husband. The pictures that you have shared with us of your vacation at our resort are amazing! We feel honored to have been able to meet and accommodate you and we are more than happy that you loved your stay at our property, our wish has been granted.

Thank you for your kind compliments regarding the team and we can not wait to pass them on.
We are truly grateful that you have taken the time to explain and notice all of our team’s heartfelt efforts to satisfy our guests’ needs.

The Baoase staff and management simply hopes to greet you and share new experiences with you soon, maybe for your next birthday!

Kind regards from the entire Team,

Oliver Zahn
General Manager
Baoase Luxury Resort
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

As living in the North of Belgium we are used to go on a weekend in different cities in Holland. We like the hospitality and professionality of our neighbours.
These things you find in baoase luxury resort in combination with excellent food and private pampering.
We stayed in suite 1 which is very private and romantic. No big ocean views, instead you get complete privacy, even on your terrace and in your jacuzzi outside.
We have special thanks to Franca, Jolanda, Jennifer, Eric, Lex, Glenn... who made our holiday unforgettable.
My wife liked the wind as a natural airconditioning. Even being 30 degrees Celsius, it was allways nice in or out the sun. Beware for this breeze. Myself and a lot of others get sunburn the first day because it was a little overcast and the wind makes it as if you don't need sunscreen.
When you decide to go to curacao, go to baoase, but don't forget that you have all week a strong wind blowing from the east.
At Baoase they have made a lagoon to temper the waves so you have a part of the ocean as swimmingpool and you can choose sunbeds in or out the wind.

Room Tip: You want complete privacy but with very little ocean view, ask for suite 1
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Baoase_Luxury_Resort, General Manager at Baoase Luxury Resort, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Huisman,

Greetings from Baoase Luxury Resort!

Thank you very much for writing this wonderful review on trip advisor.
We are delighted to read that you had an unforgettable holiday at our resort, that you enjoyed our island’s weather and our excellent food and service at the Baoase Culinary Beach restaurant.

Indeed, Baoase Luxury Resort offers a magical and private setting in which you can wind down and soak up the sun. We will certainly share your kind words and acknowledgements with our Baoase team. They will be pleased to have been able to contribute in making your memories one that will last a lifetime.

Thank you for sharing your valuable experience and for all the recommendations that you have provided in this review.
We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to our paradise soon!

Kind regards from the entire Team,

Oliver Zahn
General Manager
Baoase Luxury Resort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a beautiful resort. I hardly ever go swimming in the ocean, but the calm waters in front of the hotel were very inviting. There is a manmade island that blocks the wind and rough water and turns the resort into a private cove. I loved the thick comfy cushions on their beach chairs and the gazebos. The service on the beach was excellent! After we picked "our spot" the first day, they had it set up for us every day after that so you never had to rush out to stake your claim. They bring you little complimentary snacks that are delicious. The rooms are large and we had a private patio area with our own hot tub. There are all kinds of lights in the room, some blue, that add to the modern ambiance. There was no noise in our room at night but they provide ear plugs and eye masks just in case which was a nice touch. The spa is outside but has privacy curtains and there is no need for music with the sound of the surf close by. I had an excellent relaxing massage. The restaurant is excellent and has a wide variety of food. Most of the time we sat in our own private gazebo in the restaurant. Breakfast is included and you can eat as much as you like. We had complimentary mimosas every day. The bread was delicious and is baked on the premises. We enjoyed a tour with Carlos of the city Punda and ate in a restaurant where the local people eat. Carlos was very knowledgeable and fun. It is easy to get back to the city from the resort which is about 20 minutes drive by cab or bus. The concierge is happy to help you with any dinner reservations off site and their recommendations were excellent.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Baoase_Luxury_Resort, General Manager at Baoase Luxury Resort, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Lynne G,

Greetings from Baoase Luxury Resort!

Thank you very much for having stayed with us at the Baoase Luxury Resort and for taking the time to write this beautiful detailed review about your stay with us. It gives us a lot of joy to hear that you have taken pleasure in all the little details offered at our resort.

We aim at giving our guests the ultimate in personalized attention and service to make memories that will last a lifetime. The provided compliments are highly appreciated and we will continuously make sure to consistently provide our guests with the best service.

Your recognition of our team will be passed on for sure. Carlos will be thrilled to have been mentioned. Thank you so much for noticing their efforts.
It was our pleasure to have hosted you and we look forward to welcoming you back to our paradise in the coming time!

Kind regards from the entire Team,

Oliver Zahn
General Manager
Baoase Luxury Resort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Baoase is beautiful,romantic place on blue island.The beach is very private,there are a lot of various options of seating,lying,relaxing....Our room-suite 2 was very clean with perfect service,everything was tidy 2 times a day,especially in the evening room looks perfect-there are many candles,incense,some sweetness on the bed-atmosphere is absolutely romantic.There is CD player and CD with romantic songs-perfect selection :)
All staff is frendly,helpful,cheerful,
breakfast is amazing,tuna spread was the best for us and sparkling wine of course :) and good coffee.
There is good music everywhere,everything is absolutely clean and tidy,beach service and beach chairs are perfect.
We spent here 10 nights,quite long time,but we never had boring time.We had tour with Carlitos,some snorkeling,walking to Seaquarium and Willemstad ,a lot of romantic dinners in Baoase restaurant,Avila and The wine cellar restaurant.There are many possibilities like spend holiday.
I recommend hotel Baoase for romantic holiday,for romantic dinner or for lazy and relaxing day on the beach.The hotel is small,peaceful,not many people here,frendly staff,beautiful garden,amazing swimming pool with little cave and jacuzzi-one small blue heaven on earth :)
It was very nice romantic holiday for us and it was pleasure to celebrate our 20 wedding anniversary here.Baoase-thank a lot!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baoase_Luxury_Resort, General Manager at Baoase Luxury Resort, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Mili B,

Greetings from Baoase Luxury Resort!

Thank you for sharing this thorough explanation of your pleasurable experience at our resort on Tripadvisor. We are contented to have been able to accommodate you and to have been given the opportunity to celebrate your 20 years wedding anniversary with you and your husband.

Our staff and management are always overjoyed when our guests leaves our resort satisfied and happy. Your beautiful review will most definitely be shared with Carlos and the other members of our Baoase team.

We sincerely hope to welcome you back to our “one small blue heaven on earth” in the near future!

Kind regards from the entire Team,

Oliver Zahn
General Manager
Baoase Luxury Resort
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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 Romantic Hotel in Willemstad
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
#1 Luxury Hotel in Willemstad
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Willemstad
#1 Spa Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Baoase Luxury Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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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