We've booked the Junior Suite for a week and we have no regrets that we've booked the suite. Everything was perfect: the location, the hospitality of the owners (David & Cindy) and the apartment itself of course.
The Junior Suite is the smallest of the three apartments (the other two are the City Apartment and the 5* Apartment), that are rented by Urban Oasis.
The suite has all the conveniences you need for a stay in Curaçao: excellent beds, quiet airco and fan, small fridge, warm shower, nice balcony with a view, not noisy, and of course the excellent location.
The owners have put lots of effort in the decoration of the apartment, which gives you a feeling of being at home. Of course the fresh fruit and bottle of prosecco upon arrival made it easier to feel at home!!!
The apartment is located in the upcoming neighborhood Pietermaai, which is part of Unesco's World Heritage List. We've experienced the neighborhood as safe (night and day).
As mentioned the location is excellent, with the famous pontoon bridge, historical Punda & Otrabanda, and the floating fruit market on walking distance (10-15 minutes). The fruit market is the place to buy good fruit and is definitely worth a visit when going out for breakfast!
Although the suite has no kitchen, this is compensated more than enough with the numerous restaurants in the area. Most of the restaurant are on 10-15 minutes walking distance. It's no problem to have dinner at a different restaurant each night. Cindy and David can give suggestions where to eat.
Night life is very various, so there is no need to be bored. Whether you like to go out for a drink, or want to see & hear live music: it's all there! Just check the (weekly) K-Pasa for the things to do at night.
In case you don't have rental car for one or more days, its pretty easy to go to the beach by (mini) bus. It takes less than 15 minutes to get to Mambo Beach, or Wet & Wild. The bus stop is at the opposite of the apartment and buses run very frequent.
In case you want to visit other beaches (and that is the case), a rental car is then very convenient. Cindy can help you with arranging a rental car (value for money, good cars, drop off at the apartment).
In case you like the more quiet beaches, than the east side of the Island is the place to be. Beautiful beaches you don't want to miss, are Grote Knip, Kleine Knip and Cas Abao (our favorite). These are local beaches, however that can be crowded during the weekends (especially on Sunday).
If you have enough of the beaches (for a while), then visiting the Shete Boka National Park (amazing cliffs) and Hofi Pastor (800 year old kapok tree) on the northeast side of the island is a perfect alternative.
We had a very good time on Curaçao, thanks to David & Cindy, the good weather and beautiful beaches :). Definitely a place that I would recommend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PM78 Curacao is located in a new townhouse with a monumental look and feel. The seaside of the building has a luxurious and quiet 5* apartment with a private pool (only to use by guests of the 5* Apartment). Via the private beach area you can reach the sea via stairs. On the third floor you find the beautiful Ocean View Loft Apartment with 100% privacy. On the first floor street side you will find the City Apartment and the Junior Suite, which both have a view of the inland water 'Het Waaigat'. These last 3 apartments uses the luxury pool area of the neighboring ocean club. You could combine these apartments to extend the sleeps till 10. (More information about these apartments you will find on our website). PM78 Urban Oasis Curacao is a romantic, relaxing and comfortable holiday accommodation that will not be easily forgotten. This charming city villa is in the historic city centre of Willemstad in the district Pietermaai, which is on the Unesco World Heritage list. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- PM78 Urban Oasis Curacao Willemstad