Marriott Curacao is located on the northwestern outskirts of the historic capital city of Willemstad. It is wedged between the Hilton Resort and the World Trade Center where many trade shows and other special events are held. Curacao Marriott Beach Resort is not on one of the most popular beaches of the island. In fact, its beach is private and a great deal of it is enhanced with sand brought in by truck. It is a beautiful stretch of sand with excellent swimming and snorkeling. Because of a reef that almost completely protects the swimming part of the beach, the snorkeling is quite extraordinary for a city property. This is a wonderful place to sunbathe away from the crowds when you want to relax in an atmosphere of exclusivity.
When you are tired of relaxing in the sun, the Curacao Marriott Casino is only a few steps away. While the Curacao casinos in general are more laid back and casual than you might find in places such as Nassau in the Bahamas, they do have dress codes. You should check before you wander in wearing your beach outfit and flip flops. Other facilities in the resort include a fitness center, full-service spa with massage services, and an infinity swimming pool with a swim-up bar and restaurant. There are other dining options, including an elegant Italian restaurant, more informal options, and a lounge serving snacks. You can hit the Curacao Marriott Casino before dinner, head out for some of the nightlife found at Sea Aquarium Beach, and still get in a little gambling at the Curacao Marriott Casino before calling it a night.
Because the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort has an onsite dive operator, it is possible to get even further away from it all by booking scuba diving and sightseeing cruises to more remote places such as Klein Curacao, the tiny uninhabited island of the southern coast that has some of Curacao’s best dive sites.
Additionally, the location of the Marriott Curacao—within the city limits—means you have easy access to the Willemstad attractions. You are only a couple minutes away from the prestigious Museum Kura Hulanda and the fine dining spots of the Otrobanda District. Another couple minutes takes you into the Punda District, the oldest part of the city. Here is world-famous shopping in stylish boutiques with goods from around the world all housed in buildings that are about 200 years old clustered around Fort Amsterdam and comprising a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Only five miles away from the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort is the island’s only golf course, the 18-hole Blue Bay Golf Course.
Marriott Resort in Curacao
The Marriott Curacao offers deluxe rooms and suites, most with balconies. It is worthwhile to ask for an ocean view rooms, as the resort view rooms generally do not have the most scenic outlooks. Some look over gardens or the swimming pool. None of them have kitchenettes or cooking facilities, so if you want to save money on ding out costs, you might want to look for villas or other types of vacation rentals.