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“great melding of the old and new”
Review of Riffort Village

Riffort Village
Ranked #27 of 113 things to do in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This waterfront entertainment center and shopping area is located at the entrance of St. Anna Bay, a dramatic position at the harbor gateway.
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This restaurant, shopping and entertainment complex is literally built into and on top of the original Rif Fort. The views from the restaurants on the upper levels over the Caribbean and back into the harbor are spectacular. Restaurants such as Indi Spice, Anchor, Kasabini, Bistro Clochard, Emma Tei, Sopranos etc. offer good food. The courtyard in the middle with alfresco dining and a live band playing adds to the amazing ambience. The architectural blending of the new and the old is astounding!

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"renaissance hotel"
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"historic fort"
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"shopping area"
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"steak and fries"
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"nice shopping"
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"high end stores"
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"mega pier"
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"souvenir shops"
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"cruise ship"
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"walk around"
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"across the bridge"
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"queen emma bridge"
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Riffort Village is an old fort with high and very thick stone walls. Inside is an array of shops and restaurants. There are different cuisines to suit everyone. Mexican, sushi, Italian, and the Caribbean steakhouse (Ribs & Steaks & Seafood). There is no need to go in search of food and shopping. Everything is all there.

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Reviewed December 24, 2012

After eating at the Indian Restaurant in the village we had some beers in the courtyard. There was music playing and a lot of people hanging out in the area. There are a lot of restaurants with outdoor patios in this area and the whole courtyard was lit with Christmas lights and nicely decorated. It had a good vibe to it. The shops close early, but we had visited them earlier in the day. They're pretty nice. Better than the shops in the Punda area.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I hope this is the Rif Fort I'm reviewing here.....

We purposefully set out to check out the Renaissance property in the Rif Fort and discovered many cute shops, galleries and restaurants.

I would definitely recommend at least walking through the mall if you are here on a cruise for the day or staying here at the Renaissance if you are on vacation. Very clean, safe and lots of options for everyone.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Good place for shopping, many restaurants, hanging around, easy parking, and often entertainment. Near centre , short walk to Punda and Otrobanda shopping streets.

1  Thank Corelli S
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