There are three basic, spotless units equipped with air conditioning, high Speed WiFi, a stocked mini-bar, and dishware/utensils. (A supermarket is walking distance. Or grab a bus. Busses have license plates starting with BUS….. and taxies with TX…..). The beach is across the street as well as a couple of modest restaurants. And, for divers, the units adjoin The-Dive-Bus Hut (dive shop). Super convenient. The Bus and Ocean Apartments are both owned by Suzy and Mark who are multilingual dive instructors. They and their staff are great people. I stayed a week in the “Crab Corner” unit and dove most every day with them. (I’ll write a separate review for The Dive Bus.)
If your visit to Curacao is mainly to dive the surrounding reef, this place is idyllic if you’re happy with modestly priced accommodation. However, there are also large high-dollar, sterile-environment hotels near by with luxurious services and amenities. Ocean Apartments is across the street from Pierbaai Beach where you can walk into the sea to dive or snorkel. It was perfect for me: a solo diver-traveler. If you happen to be there during Carnaval Week (like Mardi Gras) in Curacao in March, be sure to check it out and bring your camera! Stunning parades of elaborately costumed dancers.
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Apartments @ The Dive Bus Curacao/Willemstad