Frederieke and Jeroen are wonderful hosts. When we arrived they were already at the airport greeting us warmly so we felt welcome from the very first minute. We had planned to stay two weeks but we liked it so much, we extended our stay for one more week. During this time we tried 3 different apartments: two different two-room apartments and one studio. The studio is smaller but the furniture was very nice and cleverly took advantage of the reduced space. We liked the remote controlled fan and lighting especially. The only inconvenience we had in the studio was an ant problem. As the kitchen is so close to the door you can't leave anything foodlike outside of the fridge as ants will literally carry it off. But that's to be expected being a tropical island and all.
The other apartments were also nicely furnitured, although less fancy than the studio. All apartments feature very relaxing terraces, that quickly became our favorite spots, as there always blowing a nice breeze in Curaçao. Although we had air-conditioning we rarely used it because of the nice breeze that always makes you feel comfortable. Often you'll see a hummingbird flit by and always there'll be lots of colorful trupial birds to watch (and listen, as they sing very beautifully).
The view of the landscape is gorgeous because the apartments are situated on a small hill. You can see the flamingo salines and sunsets are breathtakingly beautiful. Most of the tables, terraces and cushioned wind-shelters are built by Jeroen himself who does an incredible job! Both our hosts were always ready to help when we had questions or special requests.
Laundry service is available and very quick; apartments get cleaned at least once a week, which is very nice. We enjoyed hanging out at the pool because those sun chairs are so incredibly comfortable.
Jan Kok Lodges is very conveniently situated on the island of Curaçao. Because it is just about in the geographic center you are very close to the most beautiful beaches of the island (Banda Abou) and also very close to the cultural highlights of Wilhelmstad.
Frederieke and Jeroen offer reasonably priced cars for rent and you should definitely take the offer, because without a car you won't be able to see much. We had a Great Wall Florid which was a nice ride, although we pushed it close to its limit going on dirt roads and steep slopes.
We can recommend Jan Kok Lodges absolutely and are looking forward to return one day. Thank you very much Frederieke and Jeroen!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jan Kok Lodges offers 9 accommodations on 23.000 m2. A small complex where you enjoy personal service and hospitality. All accommodations are equipped with everything you need. Free WiFi and AC. The swimmingpool is just a few steps away. Centrally located and 5 minutes away from the most beautiful beaches. Willemstad and Westpunt within 20 minutes. Many restaurants and supermarkets close by. The ideal accommodation to discover and enjoy all the things Curaçao offers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jan Kok Lodges Curacao/Willemstad