all-inclusive sandals curacao
The new Sandals Curacao.

Curacao Hotels Are Starting to Top Pre-Pandemic Levels 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 28, 2022

Hotels in Curacao are starting to outperform their pre-pandemic occupancy levels, according to new data from the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association. 

Last month, the island’s large hotels had occupancy of 66.4 percent, a 2.3 percent increase over the same period in May 2019, before the onset of the pandemic. 

It was also a 161 percent jump compared to May of last year. 

Daily rates are also significantly higher, with a 36.7 percent increase compared to May 2019, while revenues per available room were up by just under 40 percent over May 2019. 

For the island’s smaller hotels, it was a bit of challenges, with what the sector called “competition with all-inclusive hotels and inexpensive travel packages compared to individual ticket prices.”

“It is evident that the sector is recovering from the COVID pandemic, as we are returning to ‘normal’ tourism with different seasons like we knew before,” the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association said in a statement. 

While CHATA expressed concerns about rising rates, the war in Ukraine and issues at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, it said it remained “positive about the future perspectives of our hospitality and tourism sector.”

Popular Posts

The 10 Best Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean, From Aruba to Belize

Overwater villas at Caribbean resorts aren’t just a novelty — they’re also among the most luxurious and beautiful accommodations you can stay in. And while all of the bungalows perched above the waves have their charms, some stand out among […]

The 10 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, From Antigua to Jamaica

all-inclusive hammock cove

All-inclusive resorts are more popular than ever, particularly in the Caribbean. The all-inclusive concept just keeps winning over travelers, who have been drawn to the ease, comfort and convenience of the concept. But the biggest thing within the space isn’t […]

The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island Just Completed a $150M Renovation

walking on the beach in nassau

A new eatery by Michelin-star Chef Michael White. A new-look casino. State-of-the-art guest rooms and the Caribbean’s first Shake Shack.  The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island resort has officially completed a $150 million resort-wide renovation, a significant project that included a […]

Related Posts union island

Post-Beryl, Grenadines the Center of Storm's Destruction

“Decimated.” In a chat with Caribbean Journal, that’s the word Quirin Schaedle (known locally as King King) uses to describe the post-Hurricane Beryl landscape across St. Vincent and the Grenadines, but more specifically the Grenadine chain. The director/owner of real […]

This Historic Downtown Nassau Hotel Just Went on the Market 

historic hotel nassau

An historic boutique hotel in downtown Nassau has hit the market, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The property has 40 rooms across 19,500 square feet. It’s a “blank canvas” for investors, according to The Agency, which has the listing on […]

This Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Is Set for a Big Renovation and a Rebrand 

riviera maya resort

A new all-inclusive resort is coming to the Riviera Maya this winter, Caribbean Travel Advisor has learned.  It’s the product of a major renovation and a rebrand, the company told CTA. So what’s in store? The new Mexican Caribbean resort […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You