We really enjoy our stay here. The rooms, the beach, the employees of the resort. In particular Kimberly, she is a very sweet and social person working on the beach. We enjoy to make a chat with her and her does a great job around here.
Fantastic hotel, located right at a beautiful beach. Great restaurants, enough sun beds and excellent facilities with pools and fitness, incl. sports events and sunrise yoga on the beach. The room is great, staff is fantastic and helpful and the room always clean. The boulevard with shops and restaurants is lively and Willemstad (with more great restaurants in Pietermaai) is only 10 minutes drive. We did snorkel trips from Ocean Encounters (1 min walk) as well as from Mood beach (5 min walk, with Blue Finn), and everything was arranged perfectly. From the hotel you can get to anywhere on the Island perfectly, the beaches are fantastic as well as hiking and snorkelling. We always have the best relax vacations here and will certainly come back again next year!
It's a small area with a lot of front traffic coming from the Dolphin Aquarium. It's beautiful and not rocky like the other beaches. They Hemingway cafe has good service and the Tuna Poke with salad is delicious. It's worth the stop you don't want the crowd like Mambo Beach.
I bought a vacation including hotel transportation from the airport, I got it from the airport to the hotel, at the checkout I requested the service and I was told that this service was not included in my reservation, so I must pay US42 and no one gives us and answer In addition, at the check-in they gave us tickets for free lunch at one of their restaurants which I used, but at the checkout, this service was charged to my bill I sent emails requesting answers to customer service and after 2 months I have not received an answer
For the price, we were definitely expecting more. The ocean view from out balcony was nice, but it's pretty much a public beach, crowded and loud. They say it's only for guests, and I have no way of knowing if everyone was a guest or not, but it was packed and at night, the hotel seemed not packed. Plus there are no fences or barriers to keep the public out and this is the only sandy beach around so it attracts everyone. There's just no quite so we had to drive to the north or the island to the less touristy beaches. Our room was a two-bedroom with kitchen facing the water. It seems that your experience really depends on your room. Our second bedroom had no windows (okay, one window that faced a ground-level walkway so you had to have it shut and covered). There was no ventilation at all in the bathrooms (no windows or fans). The only eating area was on the balcony, so when it was hot, we had to eat on the couch. Our air conditioner worked but it was very loud. If you sit on your balcony, under the clamor of the crowd you hear a constant buzz of air conditioners. The furniture was like Ikea. Occasionally, no hot water and there were only two tiny towel hooks in the bathroom. The dive shop was fine. The water was very choppy every day (in April) and we really didn't end up seeing much. The dive shop crew was nice and professional, though. Later we went on to Bonaire. We should have just skipped Curacao completely.…
Having a room with a view of the beach has its disadvantages. The chill-out bar is so loud during the evening (why? Deaf people visit at night?) that your rest and chill-out holiday is just spoiled by this bar! During the day, it is fine. During the evening it is just terrible. According to their opening times they close at 10pm, unfortunately they actual close at 1130pm.
It has nice tidy rooms, restaurants and a 50 meter pool. It was an amazing experience because the hotel staff is not only very friendly but they did everything to make our stay comfortable. They moved us to a more accessible appartement as I have problems climbing stairs. I want to thank them for that as it made my stay much more enjoyable.
Tops Beautiful resort! Well kept garden’s & beaches. Beach with lot’s of loungers & shadow spots (palm trees and parasol’s. Beach servers on the beachbar side & the Hemingway restaurant side. Two pools, one for relaxation & one to swim laps (50 meters). Rooms (standard, resort view) nice size, daily cleaning & fresh linen/towels. Shampoo/conditioner/shower gel/hand soap and moisturizer present in dispensers (good for environment) Delicious coffee! Great service, food & drinks. Try their cocktails and pizza’s!! Friendly & professional staff. Entertainment a few evenings a week; great live bands Free shuttle service to Willemstad and the supermarket, ask reception. All in all we had the perfect vacation. Tips (what would be preferable for me) A small supermarket/pharmacy close buy, on resort or walking distance from resort. (Bottled water, snacks, books, fruits etc/Anti mosquito spray, itch relief ointment, heat rash relief cream, sunburn, anti diarrhea, anti histamines etc.) More shade over the relaxing pool (Nemo restaurant). More animation during the day and evening (for adults). There was a shortage with staff, so I understand that’s difficult. Different times to get to and from Willemstad with the shuttle service (evenings, maybe to and from nightclubs) Activity board, for announcements for day and evening entertainment like, trips to Willemstad and the supermarket, tours by bus or boat, live bands, sport etc. Great shower, but I would also prefer a loose shower head. More clothes hangers in closet. Ashtrays that can withstand the wind, the ones now are to shallow. More freshwater showers spread at the beach and a shower by the 50 meters pool. Instruct servers with sections at beach, so guest can order more & faster drinks & food. Thanks for everything, it was a memorable vacation!!…
Very nice beach and infrastructure. Easy snorkeling in front of the hotel with rich fauna. The hotel service is good and rooms are tidy clean. The swimming pool is fantastic. Outstanding experience with the family. Several options of restaurants in front of the beach nevertheless prices are not so friendly for food and drinks.
It is our third time in Lions Dive. Everyone is better than the previous. The hotel has a perfect infrastructure, the beach is an natural aquarium and the staff is gentle and attentive. The location is excellent, nearby the Aquarium and the Substation, where you can book a submarine trip. Otherwise, the hotel has a dive structure. So you can book boat trips directly. We will certainly return next year.