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“Peaceful, relaxing, beach & dive getaway...” 5 of 5 stars
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Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Playa Kalki 1, Sabana Westpunt 33314, Curacao   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sabana Westpunt
Newmarket, Canada
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“Peaceful, relaxing, beach & dive getaway...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This review was written while we were actually at the Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, but TripAdvisor wouldn't publish the review, saying it couldn't verify the information provided. We stayed there from January 19th to 26th, 2014. See below:

We are currently staying at the Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Resort in Westpunt, Curaçao.

If you are looking for excitement and nightlife, this may not be the destination for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful beach/diving getaway at a beautiful resort, you should enjoy yourself here!

This resort is set in the remote north west tip of Curaçao. All the tap water on the island comes from the desalination plant, so you can drink it without concern, apparently everywhere.

Lodge Kura Hulanda is a smaller resort that can accommodate over 200 guests. It has recently changed ownership, and seems to still be off the radar, as right now there are very few guests here. They haven't set up the buffet at the Watamula Restaurant and aren't doing the barbecue at the beach restaurant as there are too few guest to make it worthwhile. As such, we are ordering a la carte for all our meals, and they've all been exceptional. Hot, fresh, and made to order. We have never experienced meals of this quality at an all inclusive. We are staying all inclusive, but there is the option to stay and take care of your own meals. The wait staff are very friendly and helpful. We thank Ivory, Shomiely, Vanessa, and Nahira, for taking such good care of us!

We are staying on one of the 2nd floor Ocean View Terrace suites. It's very well equipped, clean, new, and comfortable. The kitchenette has a dining table with four chairs, a stove, fridge, sink, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishes, utensils, and cooking ware. The spacious living room has a couch, two arm chairs, cable tv, desk & chair, safe, and plenty of closet space. The terrace has two loungers, and a table & chairs. There is a full bathroom, and separate bedroom with king bed. Off the bedroom is an outdoor shower. All the furniture in our rooms was quite new.

The bar and pool are very nice, but we haven't really used the pool, as the water in the sea is so nice! The beach is beautiful, and the water is turquoise and crystal clear. There are plenty of loungers and umbrellas on the beach. If you have sensitive feet, bring water shoes as the broken coral bits wash up on the beach. There are sandy areas, but they change with the tides. Snorkelling of the beach is pretty good, with small shallow coral formations to explore. Lots of fish to see, and I even saw a couple of tiny golden tail morays (parents, don't be concerned - way too small and too far out to worry about your small children). We brought our 16 month old daughter, and she had a fantastic time on the beach and in the sea.

The diving is Curaçao is very nice, and you can do excellent boat dives and shore diving right from the resort. Go West Diving is the dive tour operator here, a PADI 5-star facility. This is the cleanest, neatest, most organized safety conscious dive shop I have ever been in. Bryan, Babs, Julie, Noortje, Luis, Julius, and Robert really provided an excellent diving experience for us, and would recommend them very highly.

A big thank you to Vanessa (Operations Manager) for sending us to the airport in the hotel shuttle when Sunwing insisted on cramming too many people into a minivan in an unsafe manner, rather than paying for another vehicle for the transfer. Normally, we're pretty happy with Sunwing, but this was just dangerous.

Room Tip: We only stayed on the Oceanview Terrace Room, so we can't compare, but everything looked pretty...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CurJB, Manager at Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Guest,
First of all we thank you for choosing our resort and we thank you for sharing your experience with our future costumers. We went thru your review and shared this with al our staff. We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again in the near future and if you need any assistance please contact us at info.kurahulanda@ghlhoteles.com
Yours truly
Jeanette M. Hooi-Bonet
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed here for an all inclusive week. The personal attention,welcoming staff and awesome location made this experience extraordinary. I highly recommend it for every aspect - the pool, the pristine beach, the gardens, the access to snorkelling (and diving), the attention to detail and terrific food. We rented a car for 3 days to visit world class snorkelling and national park sites - all within a half hour.
The rooms, the superb manager (Vanessa), friendly, helpful office and dining room staff make this hotel deserve a 5 star rating. A class act. We will return.

Room Tip: We loved the garden view room - quiet, private, comfortable and lovely.Excellent A/C and overhead fa...
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CurJB, Manager at Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Guest
First of all we thank you for have chosen our resort for your vacation and we also take you for sharing your experience with our future costumers. We look forward to the pleasure to host you again and please do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance needed at info.kurahulanda@ghlhoteles.com
Yours truly
Jeanette M. Hooi-Bonet
General Manager
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Additional Information about Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club

Address: Playa Kalki 1, Sabana Westpunt 33314, Curacao
Location: Caribbean > Curacao > Sabana Westpunt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sabana Westpunt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club 4*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the tranquil and idyllic setting of Curacao's West End, the Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, GHL Hotel offers a luxurious ambiance coupled with a relaxing beachfront retreat and the seclusion of a unique Island hideaway. Great snorkeling and diving from our own beach or our private pier. Tennis, massages, fitness center, library and children's playground and 2 restaurants and bars. ... more   less 
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