Sun Reef Village

Sun Reef Village

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#1 of 1 ranch in Dorp Sint Michiel
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4.8
Cleanliness
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4.5
Value
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Secured parking
Wifi
Snorkeling
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Safe
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Extra long beds
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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dogluver1964 wrote a review Mar 2020
Winnipeg, Canada13 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 weeks and loved it! We were a family of 8, including 3 seniors and 2 kids so we rented an oceanfront bungalow in the main complex and an oceanfront house. The older folks stayed in the 2 bedroom snapper and it was perfect for them. The rest of us were in the house. We stayed in both the Grouper and the Tarpon (a week in each). Both were clean and comfy but the Tarpon is definitely worth the extra cost. Nicer kitchen with a dishwasher and a washer (grouper doesn't have either), a better layout (2 ocean view bedrooms instead of 1) and a great deck that hangs out over the water.

Great Location. Mid way between the best beaches on the west end and close enough to Willamstad for sightseeing, shopping, and dining out. There is a market within walking distance that was well stocked and a short drive to grocery stores. There is a restaurant and a small local beach within walking distance.

There is a dive shop on site and good diving and snorkeling directly in front of the main complex.

The hotel also offers car rentals from their own fleet and we highly recommend that. Their fees were the best we found, and vehicles were clean and in good condition. They are also set up for hauling diving tanks.

We would definitely recommend this hotel. However access to the water is by ladder or jumping off the lower cliffs if you are brave enough. You still have to climb back up by ladder so not an ideal choice for those with mobility issues or very young kids.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Carol S wrote a review Mar 2021
Meriden, Connecticut7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been staying at Sun Reef Village since 2002, at which point, there was an absentee owner and the place was a bit of a wreck. The current owners, Wim and Lies, took over in 2004 and they have been making vast improvements ever since.
The “village” consists of ten bungalows, five of which are situated on a cliff above the crystal clear Caribbean waters. The other five are situated within the property’s gardens. The waterfront units feature ladders to access the sea and there are also communal decks with ladders so that those people with a garden unit can also enjoy a swim. The units range from one, two or three bedrooms and all are equipped with full kitchens. Each bungalow has an alarm system and the village itself sits behind a high wall, making security a non-issue. The owners have a number of cars that you may rent from them and there is a parking lot in which you may park their rental car. Should you decide to rent a car at the airport, Sun Reef will not guarantee that you’ll have a spot in their lot, as their cars have first priority.
The prices are very reasonable, considering that you are visiting a tourist destination. And there are benefits to be enjoyed here that no Marriott and few other vacation rentals will afford you. The peace and quiet of this place, the serenity, cannot be overstated. The loveliness is very nearly impossible to put into words. And your hosts, Wim and Lies, are extremely nice people, who will do everything in their power to make sure that you enjoy a wonderful stay with them.
We just finished a three-week visit to Sun Reef and we had a fabulous time. The issue with Covid felt like it was non-existent, as the island is very safe right now, with an incredibly low number of cases. We were able to freely go everywhere on the island without a mask, except for the grocery store, and that is a tremendous feeling these days. We urge everyone who is looking to enjoy a safe and relaxing vacation to try a stay at Sun Reef Village. You definitely will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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nacCary_nc wrote a review Aug 2023
Cary, nc25 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Manta apartment is lovely, with two spacious bedrooms, terracotta tiled baths and a shaded yard with lounge chairs and private stairs down to reefs full of fish and corals. This apartment shows attention to design, providing comfort and privacy, with attention to the environment. The covered patio has a dining table looking out over turquoise water toward the sunset.
While there, I injured my left knee and could not walk without pain. I am extremely grateful to the owner, Liz, who drove to town to buy me crutches. She checked to be sure I had what I needed and even brought me a menthol salve.
Sun Reef is a beautiful place with kind and caring owners.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Groceries on Curacao are expensive. If you have room in luggage, bring essentials for cooking...
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PeteNorthwestOhio wrote a review Oct 2021
Northwest Ohio52 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a week in the Dolphin Bungalow. Nice, quiet property with excellent views of water from the Bungalows outdoor areas. The owners were friendly and welcoming.
We seemed to be the only non divers staying at Sun Reef during our stay. We enjoyed a relaxing week exploring the island.
Pros, Amazing views from several outdoor sitting areas.
Easy private water entry from our bungalow.
Convenience of car rental through Sun Reef Villages.
Air conditioning in bedrooms.
Cons. If no breeze present bungalow inside and out can feel extremely hot. Mosquitos were very prevalent entire stay from morning to night.
The reef in front of the Sun Reef is in its early stages of development and not much to see from a snorkelers view.
Shower water pressure minimal.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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wolfgangt820 wrote a review Jan 2024
Vienna, Austria28 contributions15 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We truly enjoyed Our stay at Aun Reef Village. We were lucky as we got a Bungalow with sea view and direct access to the sea. The Bungalow had everything you might need for a comfortable stay. WiFi is working properly. Everything was clean and the parrott greets everybody with a friendly "Hellooo". We can really recommend this beautiful location. The dive base there is also great. We loved Our unlimited package and enjoyed the many different dive spots.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Aili H wrote a review Jan 2022
6 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sun Reef Village was paradise. Travelled with my husband and two teenage kids after Christmas for 11 nights. We stayed in the Flintstone oceanfront house, a few doors from the resort. Views were spectacular and privacy serene. All we could hear was the waves and birds in the front garden. Enjoyed sunsets from the terrace and snorkeling at our doorstep.

Can’t say enough good things about our hosts, Lies and Wim. They were helpful, warm and kind. Lots of good tips on shopping and local restaurants and beaches down the street from us .. all within walking distance!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Definitely rent a car from the owners for grocery shopping, beaches and Willemstad. Lies picked...
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TravelGav wrote a review Apr 2017
Haslemere, United Kingdom497 contributions192 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely little resort of traditional bungalows (approx. 10) most with private sun deck and steps into the sea. We were staying in Manta, a 2 bed/bath which gave us plenty of room, both inside and out. Nicely furnished with aircon in the bedroom and a very comfortable bed, it had a great dining table on the terrace with a gas barbecue which we used each night. We used the table / chairs at the end of the garden overlooking the sea at other times of the day and sunbathed on the deck below. Unfortunately, during our stay, the weather was not at its best and the sea was rough with quite a current, so we didn’t make use of the sea steps many times. We found more sheltered bays/beaches from which to snorkel.

The owners were very kind and made us feel welcome together with the rest of the staff on site. Parking could be tight but we made sure we were back each day before most of the divers so we never had a problem getting into the onsite parking area. There is a giant supermarket (Centrum) about a 5 min drive away from Sun Reef and more local supermarket is on the same road about 2 mins away, but it is still well-stocked.

We didn’t visit any of the 2/3 local restaurants as we ate in each evening on the great terrace, enjoying the space and quiet. The local bay was very pretty though at the time of our visit it was home to a giant oil rig accommodation vessel, which while interesting, kind of spoilt the tropical view/atmosphere.

The WiFi signal was very weak and at times didn’t register. It certainly seemed to be stronger away from the building.

At first I couldn’t work out why there was no water in any of the hot taps. Then after searching online, I discovered that it’s quite common on Curacao as water from the cold tap isn’t that cold to use. So we ended up using the kettle for some hot water to wash up crockery. The shower, however, does have hot water but takes quite a while to drain away.

We had a very enjoyable, relaxing and quiet time at Sun Reef and before we knew it our time was up and it was back to the airport.
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Date of stay: March 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sheldon L wrote a review Nov 2018
409 contributions65 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at sun reef village for 2 nights and had an excellent time. If you're into boutique places with a little charm look no further (sorry this is not a resort/all inclusive place). Where do I start, amazing snorkeling/diving right off the property, wonderful owners, the birds, iguanas/ other wildlife, the quietness (it's close to the city but not too choose). This is truly a magical place. Also every day there was an epic sunset (advantage of West facing rooms).
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ann M wrote a review Mar 2017
Bath, United Kingdom78 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What could be nicer than a deck over the sea and a ladder off which to go swimming (on which roosted our own pelican)? It was so peaceful and quiet and a good location from which to explore the Island. The bungalow we stayed in was just up the road from the actual resort where the diving facilities are. We just like swimming/snorkelling so it was ideal for us. If you want nightlife, it probably isn't the place for you, though it is only 15 mins drive to Willemstad. Elizabeth and Wim who own the resort are very friendly and really helpful and we really enjoyed our wonderful ten days there.
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Date of stay: February 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mnv66 wrote a review Mar 2018
Moscow, Russia5 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our second visit to Villa Reef. The location was superb, and the property was so beautiful. Perfectly clean and welcoming.
We enjoyed our stay so much, the area was stunning, the place is perfect for couples to go and relax peacefull and quiet and only 10 min by car down to the other beaches and restaurants.
We enjoyed sitting there on the sunbeds, though not much sun, having coffee. Inside decoration of the house is worth seeing.
Thanks again for your hospitality, dear Wim and Liesbeth ! .
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Date of stay: March 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ohpagan1 asked a question May 2016
Dayton, Ohio15 contributions3 helpful votes
hi, does anyone have pictures of the tarpon house at Sun Reef? thanks
roxy12c asked a question Mar 2015
Ambergris Caye, Belize159 contributions139 helpful votes
How deep is the water at the resort section?
nacCary_nc wrote a tip Aug 2023
Cary, nc25 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Groceries on Curacao are expensive. If you have room in luggage, bring essentials for cooking (salt, oil, spices, pasta, etc.)."
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Aili H wrote a tip Jan 2022
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely rent a car from the owners for grocery shopping, beaches and Willemstad. Lies picked us up from airport. Car at house on arrival"
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Purring_Lioness wrote a tip Mar 2016
Ely, United Kingdom55 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Views over the sea are worth the extra"
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brian_a_jft wrote a tip May 2014
Toronto, Canada2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't expect a TV, but the Dive center on-site it amazing, the bungalow is beautifully decorated and styled, bedrooms equipped with A/C and the rest is excellent open concept. Ocean Facing bungalows are the best but the Garden Facing bungalows are really great as well and still only steps from the edge of the sea."
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zixca wrote a tip Mar 2014
South Carolina21 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room was quite close to the office which provided us with excellent wifi reception, otherwise you will need to sit outside."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sun Reef Village
Which popular attractions are close to Sun Reef Village?
Nearby attractions include Dushi Diving (2.3 miles), Kura Hulanda Museum (4.9 miles), and Kokomo Beach (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sun Reef Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Sun Reef Village?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Sun Reef Village?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sun Reef Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, Bodega Siete Gotas, and Ceviche 91 Curaçao.
Does Sun Reef Village have airport transportation?
Yes, Sun Reef Village offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Sun Reef Village?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sun Reef Village?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Sun Reef Village?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Landhuis Papaya (2.8 miles).
Does Sun Reef Village have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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