We stayed in 4 hotels, on 3 islands, in March 2014, and the Beach House Curacao was by far our favorite. It is a new boutique condo complex located between the Sunspree All-Inclusive and the Cabana Beach Club, on Sea Aquarium/Mambo Beach in the Southern ocean front part of Willemstad. We paid extra for an oceanfront unit. The main room was a spacious open floor plan, with a kitchen, and lounge areas, and then huge sliding glass doors that opened onto a massive balcony, with a dining area and big comfy outdoor chairs. It was obviously decorated by a designer, although the decor wasn't necessarily practical for a long term vacation rental type property ( the furniture was white). The lounge seats were more stylish than comfortable. The view from the balcony overlooked the pool, and beyond that the beach, and beyond that the open sea. The bedrooms were basic, on the back of the unit, which made them quiet and dark. No bathtubs, only showers. But this goes with the water saving policies of Curacao. The staff were very helpful, and able to provide the few little items the unit was lacking. The New York restaurant in the hotel had good food. The Sea Aquarium beach, is a nice stretch of white sand, protected from the choppy sea by a big break water. You can swim in the large, clean protected lagoon, and rent chairs or cabanas from a handful of beach clubs (Mambo, Wet and Wild, Cabana, etc). There is also excellent snorkeling on the outside of the breakwater. Within walking distance there are dozens of restaurants, shops, beach clubs, and the Sea Aquarium. Several evenings of the week, the beach clubs turn into night clubs, and can be noisy if you want complete peace, but the Beach House is far enough removed that we enjoyed the music from our balcony. If you want to go to central Willemstad you will need to catch a ride or take a 30 minute walk. If I had one piece of advice for Curacao, you MUST rent a car and check out the beach coves between Willemstad and Westpunt. And bring snorkel equipment. Westpunt is beautiful, as is Knip beach, Porto Mari, Playa Jeremi, DaaiBooiBaai. We didn't get to them all, but each one is a treasure, especially if you snorkel and sea what is below the water. You can't fully appreciate the beauty of Curacao without venturing away from Willemstad.
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