All-inclusive resorts are not quite newcomers to Curaçao — the now defunct Breezes Curaçao debuted in 2001 — but the concept of paying one price for all of your lodging, dining, drinks, entertainment, and activities has gone from niche to commonplace quickly on this Dutch Caribbean destination in recent years.
With the opening of a new Sandals in Curaçao in the summer of 2022, Curaçao now has more than half a dozen all-inclusive resorts, which Curaçao Tourism Board marketing director Rebecca Marval says reflects growing demand from travelers in North America.
“With the growth in U.S. visitors the demand was growing and now supply is as well,” says Marval. “Of course every traveler has their own preferences when it comes to hotel selection, and while we’ve always had a diverse assortment of boutique hotels, villa accommodations and some larger hotel developments, there was an opportunity in the market for the all-inclusive segment. The new additions fill a gap.”
The diverse array of all-inclusive options now available to Curaçao-bound travelers include:
Sandals Resorts opened its first property in the Dutch Caribbean in June 2022; the 351-room, adults-only resort is billed as a “super luxury” property where perks include use of a Mini Cooper to tour the island when you book at Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalow or Awa Seaside Butler Bungalow. The resort has 11 on-site restaurants and 13 bars, and top-tier guests also have the option of dining at other restaurants on the island. A long list of included amenities is topped by golf at the Pete Dye designed Old Quarry course.