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The Natural Curacao
3.0 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Kaminda San Sebastian 11b, Willemstad, Curacao   |  
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“If you want to relax...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding stay in peace and quiet. Paul, Yvette and Kamla couldn't be more helpful. It's quite rural, out of the flow of tourist traffic, so if you want to unwind, this is the place. Accommodations are modern and nicely designed. The bungalows face east, and enjoy a view of the desert landscape typical of the island. The pool deck is comfortable and only a few steps from the bungalow. Yvette is an expert yoga instructor and massage therapist. Her massage relieved long-term back pain for me. If you want to venture into the port city, Paul has cars for rent and gives great directions and maps. Since Curacao is unlikely to be in a hurricane's track, many upscale shops have come to the island, after frequently having to rebuild on other islands. Cruise ships come and go, and there are fine restaurants and shops. A must-see is the Slavery Museum. It is thorough and interesting, and part of an interesting hotel. And while you have the car, drive the island and find the little local dives where you can have a beer, some local fish, and an incredible view.

Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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  • Sleep Quality
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cullowhee, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Superb accommodations and staff. A perfect stay with no complaints. We hope to return very soon. The pictures don't do it justice - gorgeous facilities with a beautiful Curacao rural view. One of the most relaxing and romantic vacations ever.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Together with my wife, we have two wonderful weeks at The Natural. After a warm welcome where you will hear directly what the possibilities are. "While enjoying a drink" You feel instantly at ease. We stayed in a bungalow. The terrace is the place where you will spend most of the time. There is a lovely pool with sun and shade. Every morning coffee hour, where guests share each other's experience. And weekly BBQ is cozy and delicious. The son who is the cook ,once brought a self-caught fish with it. Because you're half an hour from Willemstad, you discover by itself the other side of the island some more.
Only negative is ; You do not want back off, or at least soon go back :-))

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Natural Curacao for 1 week. The Facility was very private and housed mostly educated Dutch clients. What I can say is after a week in Aruba at a Resort on the Palm Beach Strip it was very RELAXING to come to The Natural. Every morning we woke to the songs of beautiful song birds. Yellow and black birds similar to a Baltimore Oriole bird. Later I found out that every morning Paul would feed sugar cubes to welcome Birds in the morning at the Bird Bath on the side of the Pool and sunbathing deck. Every Monday Paul and his wife invited guests for a BBQ to have guests mingle and enjoy a party poolside. Unfortunately we couldn't attend but it sounded like everyone was having a good time by the time we got back. It is a Clothing Optional place and I wanted my bf and I to have a true European experience and it was very respectful and at the same time allowed you to truly get comfortable with your body. We as Americans like to enjoy music while on vacation, so just be aware that it is fine as long as you don't blast it .... since The Natural is about relaxation and being with Nature. Every night we made dinner and used the BBQ at the Pool to make our meals. The rooms had everything we needed! But the best thing of all was the coming back home and enjoying the pool after being at the beach all day. Also after dinner we had the best views of Arizona type desert with some mesa views except the color was dry pink and scraggly sticker bushes no red rocks here. But the BIG bonus was the EVER present Trade Winds! They supplied nice cool breezes day and night. My b/f hates mosquitoes and since some of the rooms had screens I thought it was going to be a big problem. There is a/c in the bedrooms but you really don't need it. We kept the windows and doors open every night and enjoyed some fresh air restful nights. Later in the week I realized that there where Geckos and Iguanas basking in the tops of the trees. (They love mosquitoes so think about it .... no Zappers to hear in the middle of the night...just nature feeding). Lastly... the only thing that I wasn't happy about was initially when I booked the reservation... I paid 1/2 for a down payment and at that time they didn't have PayPal so I had to go to a Bank and do a Wire Transfer which was not only a hassle but it required additional fees. Kamla the Property Manager (really Super Chick- said they would look into signing up with Paypal). We had a really nice time and we will be back because of the landscape, the Beaches and Direct Flights from NJ. I give this place 2 Thumbs Up! Michele in West Milford NJ

Room Tip: All rooms have a view. Pool and BBQ are a HUGE bonus. Pictures on the Website are better than what...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We would rather keep this little spot our secret but here goes....

The resort was clean, comfortable and quiet! My wife, who is a clean freak, loved The Natural. Best place for us, hands down! We liked what we saw of the resorts online pictures but were pleasantly surprised to find the accommodations and grounds were nicer than the photos (our hotel in Miami the night before was NOT!!!). Bungalows were very spacious and well kept. Paul, Yvette and Kamla were very helpful providing travel tips and assisting in making reservations for the dolphin swim.

If you're arriving late or prefer to stay put at the resort for a day or so after your arrival in order to get your bearings, we recommend getting the Welcome Package (beer, wine, coffee, tea, meats, cheese....). It's well worth it.

Pool and chairs were immaculately clean! Convenient, well stocked honor system bar fridge and library next to the pool.

Coffee between 8-9, as you will read in the other reviews, was a great opportunity to get Island travel/beach tips and meet some of the other guests which we did!

Be sure to book a massage with Yvette, it was wonderful!

If you're are getting picked up at the airport be sure to send the airline information (airline, flight number, arrival time) for a smooth transition to tranquility ;) Paul has several cars to rent at very reasonable prices.

We would recommend contacting the resort directly for reservations since online booking agencies showed 'no vacancies' when there were!

We'll definitely return, we've booked already!

Room Tip: All the bungalows are great! There is no 'good room'. They have the same layout, furnishing...
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  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a wonderful place. We have been at The Natural twice so far. We stayed in a Bungalow both times. Very well constructed with a huge front porch for relaxation. The shared pool and sun deck are outstanding. Paul keeps the pool immaculate. Clothing optional sunbathing and pool time. Car rental made easy right from the resort. Easy driving from the resort to local restaurants and beaches (which are *very* close by). The weather in Curacao is almost always perfect, year round. Helpful information from Paul and Kamla at the resort and Kamla can also make reservations or arrangements for snorkel trips and restaurants. This is a very small, intimate, friendly, clothing optional resort. It is very relaxing and quiet and a wonderful getaway from the stressful world. We will be back soon!

Room Tip: All of the Bungalows are great, and quite private, but number 4 and 5 have the most privacy since th...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our two weeks at The Natural were our most relaxing vacation ever. The combination of Dutch hospitality and the Curaçao weather makes for a perfect winter escape. The addition of yoga and massage was a real bonus. Rental cars are inexpensive for trips to the beach and numerous local restaurants. Many thanks to Kamla, Yvette, Paul, and Sam. We will be back!!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Kaminda San Sebastian 11b, Willemstad, Curacao
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Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Natural Curacao 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Natural is the only "clothing optional" resort on the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). Clothing optional means that naturism is permitted, but not mandatory. We respect your choice whether or not to wear clothes by the pool, on the sun terraces or on the porch of your bungalow. We are gay friendly, single friendly, etc. Everyone is welcome. For day-visitors we have a special rate of Naf. 10,- The Natural lies in the center of Curacao, in the rustic village of St. Willibrordus. Nature is spectacular. Flamingos and parrots, the view over the green hills and the salt pans of Jan Kok, and also the beautiful beaches of Daaibooi, Porto Marie and Cas Abou are nearby. Only 10 minutes away you can find the abandoned beaches of San Juan, where nudists often find a quiet spot, although officially, however, public nudity is not allowed on Curacao. ... more   less 
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