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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club Curacao/Sabana Westpunt