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“Cruise ship is docked”
Review of Riffort Village

Riffort Village
Ranked #12 of 113 things to do in Willemstad
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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 September 1, 2013

There were a lot of boutique stores and live entertainment. We ate a fabulous dinner at Steaks and Ribs. We left as soon as possible because it was shoulder-to-shoulder crowded.

Thank Karen617
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

If you are staying at the Renaissance Hotel then you will likely spend a good amount of time here as it is right in the middle of the village. There are shops, restaurants, bars, a movie theater and a Starbucks. The main shop/restaurant area is built within the walls of a historic fort, which makes for a cool setting.

The shops in the fort are all overpriced but this is expected as it is geared toward tourists and you pay for convenience however if you are just willing to walk a short distance over the bridge and into the city you can find better deals.

The Fort can be a hopping area, especially when the cruise ships are in port. Noticeably less people at other times. They have a great outdoor bar, which we frequented often. The guy tending the bar was very friendly and poured good drinks. There was live music a good deal of the time, both night and day, which made for a festive atmosphere.

If you are not staying at Renaissance Hotel still worth making a trip to the Fort.

Thank MrMovie500
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

It has many restaurants. A sushi bar, an ice cream parlor, a stake house among many other things. There are a few souvenir shops. My fav is the Salt and Pepper restaurant. On certain nights there is live music as well.

Thank Dora1986
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

I love this place for dining or just having a coffee and relaxing. There are so many nice restaurants and bars plus coffee, ice cream and shopping. I also suggest going up the stairs to the top and enjoying a nice view of Punda, Otrabanda, and the sea.

Thank AirDumas
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

There are tons of nice shops and restaurants inside the Riffort. There's almost no one there when the cruise ships aren't docked though. It's strange. Also, the shops close early so you must go during the day. A lot of places are closed on Sunday on the island as well.

Thank georgiarep
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