Curacao is not the tourist mecca of the Caribbean. It catered to offshore banking and oil while other island built grand hotels.
Curacao lacks the natural sand beachs, instead it got corral, rocks, cliffs, cactus and everything thorny to prick you.
Since Curacao is better than Holland in December the Dutch are happy with it.
The Bon Bini is more of a basic cottage than a resort. For example the pool is vinyl above ground, tenants love the laundry building, and you might get a glimpse of the ocean out your windows. The appliances are old with propane gas. My hot water heater tended to need a restart. The folks in the office were nice, but they seemed to have little experience with "resort" amenities, but they aren't charging resort prices. Many are staying monthly or waiting on work visas, etc.
Plan to drive for food, but there is a grocery store nearby, and some grocery stores will send a shuttle bus to pick you up.
The free passes to Seaquarium Beach across the road are great. This beach has lots of amenities and food, and great parties Saturday night. My wife and kids spent many days are Seaquarium Beach. Topless sunbathing is allowed and usage varies.
My room did have WiFi (US$28/week) from UTS Telecom.
I stayed in other hotels in Curacao and they all suffer from hospitality. Seems happy smiling faces isn't the nature of the Dutch. I was frequently asked if interested in drugs or sex (which is legal) by locals which I wasn't interested in and they usually politely left me alone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Bon Bini Seaside Resort you will experience the ultimate tropical vacation. Relax in your cottage while you're enjoying the view of sky-blue sea or the tropical gardens. The near the Caribbean sea located Bon Bini Seaside Resort is quiet, atmospheric and accessible for everyone. The resort consists of 28 spacious cottages and each with a cozy interior. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bon Bini Seaside Hotel Willemstad
- Bon Bini Seaside Resort Curacao/Willemstad