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Our Stay at Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao

Our Stay at Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao

My bucket list this year is to visit every Caribbean island so I’ve made it my mission and have loved exploring each island! I love the Caribbean because it’s close to the US so it’s a quick flight, affordable, they have bright blue and crystal clear waters, and have that tropical feel that just makes you feel like you’re on vacation!

Curacao has been on my list for a while so I’m so glad I was able to visit! My husband and I went in March for our babymoon and it was perfect! We choose to stay at the Avila Beach Hotel because of the proximity to the city, the history, and it’s beachfront beauty! I’m obsessed with the lagoons they’ve made on each side that make it so nice to have a relaxing swim!

Check out our stay at the Avila Beach Hotel below and why you should book your next trip!


Our Stay at Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao

Hotel + Rooms

Avila Beach Hotel is a centrally located luxury beachfront resort with an authentic soul! Filed under affordable luxury this beach hotel is perfect for everyone. I found that the rooms are extremely affordable and you can even upgrade to a gorgeous upgraded suite or a spacious 2 – 3 bedroom apartment with a private beach. It’s the perfect option for those traveling with large families or groups.

Being the oldest operational hotel in Curacao, The Avila has been witness to hundreds of years of the island’s history and has also hosted important characters. More than just a place to sleep, this hotel is an important landmark with a myriad of stories hidden between its walls.

The original building of the hotel, the Belle Alliance (now main entrance and lobby) was built around 1780! That is mind-blowing to me. On February 1, 1949, the Avila Beach Hotel opened its doors. Before it was a hotel it was a governor’s home, boys boarding school, and a private clinic. Back then, Doctor Gungu Maal founded the Avila Beach Hotel counting 20 hotel rooms in total. Nowadays, the Avila Beach Hotel has almost 150 rooms divided over 3 completely different hotel wings.

Our Stay at Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao

More than that, the hotel offers rooms for every type of traveler, including some seriously cozy beach-front rooms (many of which are wheelchair-accessible) as well as apartments if you prefer that homey feeling.

When you’re not exploring Curacao, lounging by the pool, or taking in the sun, you can head over to their outdoor wellness center for some seriously relaxing treatments that will leave you refreshed (and isn’t that what a Caribbean vacay is all about?)

Our Stay at Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao

Food + Bevs

At Avila, food is so much more than just a meal. Boasting some of the best restaurants on the island, it’s easy to see that this resort takes food seriously. If dining at open-air restaurants gets boring, you can also request a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach or head over to the beach and pools bar for some seriously refreshing cocktails.

They don’t have a room service menu but you can order from any of the restaurants and either pick up food or request delivery. They were very accommodating. Because you guys know I live for room service!

The Pen: A cozy semi open-air restaurant offering the best of Caribbean flavors made with locally-sourced ingredients that you’ll love!

Blues Bar & Restaurant: Overlooking the stunning blues of the Caribbean, this fun bar is the perfect setting to grab a drink, sit back, and enjoy the jazz bands that liven up the atmosphere.  Specializes in BBQ.  Make sure to make a reservation for Thursday to hear a live jazz band play above you while surrounded by ocean views!

Avila Café: You know you’re on holiday when you head to the restaurant and see a humongous buffet waiting for you to dive in. The perfect place for breakfast!

Pool Bar: Choose from their endless assortment of tropical cocktails, sit back, and soak up the Caribbean sun before plunging into the pool.

Beach Bar: No vacation is complete without grabbing a drink with views of the crystal-clear waters of Curacao. The bar also offers local wine produced in Curacao and scrumptious Caribbean food like Kashi Yena, a delicious dish that you need to try!

Our Stay at Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao

Beach + Pool

Offering a private strip of white sand beach, you’ll love spending hours lounging in front of the beach or swimming beneath the crystal clear waters that make Curacao such a sought after destination. Obviously, there’s a beach bar offering delicious tropical drinks, local wine, and regional dishes. The two lagoons make swimming such a relaxing experience! The infinity pool set right off the beach overlooks the ocean and couldn’t be more perfect.

Our Stay at Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao



Free Shuttle Service: Although the centrally located Avila Beach Hotel is just a 15-minute walk away from the historic downtown city of Willemstad on Curacao the hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from downtown. This shuttle departs from the hotel every working day at 9.00 am and 2.00 pm. It leaves from the city center back to the hotel at 11.30 am and 4.30 pm. Willemstad on Curacao is a not to miss must do when visiting the island.

Budget Car Rental: Probably the most convenient and my favorite amenity they have on site. My husband and I rented an SUV day of to explore the island for around $70 and it was perfect and so easy! Curacao is a perfect destination to discover by car. Mainly the beaches in ’’Westpunt’’ are not to be missed…so we definitely encourage you to get out and explore the island. In the hotel lobby, you can find a knowledgeable employee representative of Budget Car Rental Curacao. Should you want to contact this Car Rental on Curacao previous to your stay, you can do so via e-mail or by calling +5999 – 4628378.

Free Wi-Fi: Always a plus!

Golf (Old Quarry): Not to be forgotten because my husband is on the lookout for golf opportunities wherever we go. Spend your morning, afternoon or full day golfing at Old Quarry. Located between the stunning blue Caribbean Sea, the slopes and hills of Tafelberg Mountain and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water. This golf course, designed by Pete Dye, is ranked in the Top 3 of Caribbean golf courses and when staying at the Avila Beach Hotel, you will be receiving a major discount. Enjoy the exact same (Resort) rates as the guests who stay at Santa Barbara Beach Resort.

Our Stay at Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao


Our Stay at Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao


Our Stay at Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao


Have you been to Curacao? Full travel guide to come. Drop a comment below and let me know if you’ve been or if it’s on your list!


*Thanks for having us Avila Beach Hotel 


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