We are very frequent travellers to Curacao. We used to come here at least 5 till 7 times a year. After reading a lot of reviews we wanted to try something else and not stay in the large hotels with our daughter (5 years at the time of travel). We decided to stay at La Maya Beach. Beforehand I had a lot of email communication with Annemarie. She answered almost immediately at our questions and we had the feeling everything would be in perfect order! When we arrived at the resort we were greeted by a trainee. She showed us around the apartment on the 2nd floor. We overlooked a part of the Spanish Water and the rest of the resort. The first impression was great, there was even a nice bottle of wine to welcome us, but after a few hours our opinion hanged. There was a lot of brochures and other stuff in the drawers that was left behind by former guests. There was a long line of ants finding their way trough the kitchen to where??? The bathroom did not feel like it was 'finished' while building the apartments. Bad lightning. No privacy at all on the balcony, everybody could see us, so we could also see everybody else on there balconies and a lot of mosquito's during the night!! We were sitting outside on the balcony late evenings and heard a lot of noise on the other side of the fence and even saw a man appear that definitely did not was an employee or guest at the resort. During the night we heard a lot of strange noises coming from the houses/apartments that are being built at the backside of our apartment. We had to go out all the time by car to have dinner, go shopping, going to the beach etc etc. We missed the noise of the sea. Our daughter wanted to swim in the Spanish Water but we found the water to dirty to swim in. A line of oil (from the nearby harbor?) was on top of the water. No privacy at all at the small pool. Another dutch lady wanted to talk to us all the time, she even came to sit under my umbrella uninvited, while the only thing we wanted was to lay down, enjoy our books and the sun! On top of it we went to a beach in Curacao and my wife handbag was stolen!!! We know this wasn't the property's fault but after the strange night overhere we were ready with it!! We never ever felt unsafe during our stays in Curacao!!! My wife was ready with it after the robbery and wanted to go back to the large hotel where we always stayed and were was a lot of security. The 2 nights we missed at La Maya Beach were never refunded! Grounds are beautiful and well kept!!