"Avila Beach Hotel" Willemstad by Jagermeister

Willemstad Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 47 photos

Wonderful Honeymoon Experience

My new bride and I spent twelve days at the lovely Avila Beach Hotel just ten minutes away from downtown Willemstad by foot. We stayed in the "Blues" section of the hotel, which offered fantastic rooms built over a pier-like structure that all had fantastic views.

We were possible the only Americans at the hotel at the time. Mostly Dutch folks visiting their old island. The "native" people from Curacao were amazingly friendly and not pushy in the least. I made fast friends with the "native" employees of the hotel.

The food was good at the Avila Beach. It was great on Antillean Night where they served "local" food.

Snorkeling was great as well as the Avila Beach had created a lagoon protected from the sea by making a wall of rocks. Snorkeling around the wall into the sea was possible as well.

The walk to downtown Willemstad took maybe ten minutes. I loved the colorful buildings which lined both sides of the pontoon bridge in Punda and Otrabanda.

Those coming to Curacao on a cruise will enjoy the laid back atmosphere. There is plenty to do and see, mind you, but you will not be harassed to buy this and that when on shore.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful people and building facades
  • Cons:Lots of oil/gas refineries
  • In a nutshell:Kick back and enjoy the hospitality
  • Last visit to Willemstad: Mar 2000
  • Intro Written Mar 20, 2003
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