$219 Avg/night
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Papagayo Beach Resort

4 stars
Jan Thiel Bay, Curacao,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
3 reviews
Spacious and relaxing!

The check-in was timely, but the staff was friendly. Wi-Fi is available in the reception area or... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Apr 14, 2010
Perfect for families..........

The villas were absolutely great for travelers with kids. It was especially nice to be able to... See full review

  • Sydneymom
  • Feb 28, 2010
Laid back Caribbean style meets private villas with beach access
    Come to Papagayo Beach & Lounge Resort for the island vibe and comfortable atmosphere. A perfect resort for families and couples, Papagayo offers private two-bedroom villas on a cascading hillside with garden or Caribbean Sea views. Villas include fully-equipped kitchens while romantic, open-air living rooms lead to a furnished private porch. Take a short stroll to the on-site pool or enjoy access to Papagayo Beach Club and Jan Thiel Beach, where swimming, snorkeling, optional tours and more await. 
Highlights
  • Private, family-friendly villas with full kitchens 
  • Across Jan Thiel Beach, Papagayo Beach Club and a dive center
  • Across Papagayo Beach Plaza with spa, casino, restaurants, bars and shops
  • Free local market shuttle
  • Green Key environmental certification
Rooms
Papagayo Beach & Lounge Resort offers private, two-bedroom villas with a private bathroom for each room. Large, open-air living rooms lead to a furnished porch overlooking the gardens, sea, or pool. Cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, coffee-makers, toasters, stoves, glasses, plates and utensils. One room features a queen bed while the other has two twin beds. Private storage and parking are included with every villa.
Features
Papagayo Beach & Lounge Resort guests enjoy Jan Thiel Beach for swimming, sunbathing, beachside massages and more. At the water/land sports and dive center in Jan Thiel Bay, choose from a number of adventures, including fantastic dives, tours, sailing, hiking and kayak excursions. Back at the resort, guests can rent cars to explore other beaches, Willemstad, Punda and more. Children and adults alike swim in the outdoor pool and lounge on the sundeck.
Dining
Guests at Papagayo Beach & Lounge Resort dine at the on-site restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring a beautiful outdoor dining space, the restaurant serves homemade dishes prepared with fresh, carefully selected ingredients. For diversion, head out to nearby Papagayo Beach Club, take the free shuttle to the market for provisions or opt for a personalized grocery starter kit upon arrival (see hotel for details).
Transportation
  • Free local market shuttle
  • Hato International Airport (12.9 mi/20.7 km)
Attractions
Curacao Dolphin Academy (6.2 mi/10 km)
Curacao Sea Aquarium (6.2 mi/10 km)
Punda (7 mi/11.3 km)
Willemstad (7.6 mi/12.2 km) 
Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort (13.8 mi/22 km)
Curacao Ostrich Farm (8.1 mi/13.1 km)
Hato Caves (11.9 mi/19.2 km)
Christoffelpark (27.9 mi/44.9 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi Internet access available (fees may apply)

Papagayo Beach Resort Rooms

Two-bedroom Villa Garden View
Stylish villa with two air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room with flat screen cable TV, telephone, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave oven. Free Wi-Fi internet.
Two-bedroom Villa Ocean View
Stylish villa with (partial) view at the ocean, two air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room with flat screen cable TV, telephone, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave oven. Free Wi-Fi internet.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Casino
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

12.0767 -68.8798
Area served
The Papagayo Beach Resort is situated on Jan Thiel Bay on the south side of the Dutch island of Curaao. Just 30 minutes from the Hato International Airport and 15 minutes from the bustling capital of Willemstad.
Nearby airports
HATO International Airport CUR
Area description
Curacao is located in the southwestern Caribbean, at latitude 12 north and longitude 68 wests. 44 miles north of Venezuela and 2.5 hours by air from Miami.

Dining

Papagayo Specialty Restaurant
At the center of the Resort you will find Papagayo Specialty Restaurant. The chef dedicates himself to a wealth of international dishes. The restaurant is beautifully situated behind the reception building, with a view of the swimming pool. The architectural gardens around the restaurant are very attractive, both during the day in the sunlight as in the evening, when stylish lighting turns it into a romantic picture. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant.
Papagayo Beach Club
Papagayo Beach Club is known as the hot spot of the island, popular because of the international style, Caribbean atmosphere and breathtaking view. From the Beachbar you overlook the beach and the huge pool that stretches to the horizon and beyond ... You can have lunch and dinner at the restaurant (air-conditioned), on the shaded terrace, or on the wide beach.
Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant
The menu at Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant is internationally oriented, with delicious cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals, snacks and drinks can be served on the beach or in the restaurant. Besides the regular menu, Zanzibar is famous for its delicious pizzas. The pizzas are cooked in the traditional stone oven and can be ordered from 17:00 hrs. Your takeaway pizzas can be ordered at the bar!
Restaurant Tinto
The Argentine cuisine is the inspiration for Restaurant Tinto. All fish and meat dishes are prepared on a charcoal grill, in the beautiful open-air kitchen. Sit under a palm leaf roof with an elevated view of the sea, or enjoy the waterfront under the swaying palm trees.
Zest Mediterranean
The taste sensation of everything good from the Mediterranean. The dishes are an impressive combination of culinary specialties from the Mediterranean. The menu includes fresh pasta, pure fish and meat dishes and specialty desserts. Mediterranean Zest is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (3)

Ratings and reviews for Papagayo Beach Resort

Overall score

3 / 5
3 out of 3
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
2.7
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
2.3
Value:
2.7
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Review of Papagayo Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Goldsboro, NC, USA
Apr 14, 2010

Spacious and relaxing!

The check-in was timely, but the staff was friendly. Wi-Fi is available in the reception area or sitting area in front outdoor lobby. The pool is great with a bar and restaurant. The pool is open until 9pm, but beware that the people at the restaurant are overlooking the pool so it is not very private! We were robbed at another location on the island, but it seemed safe at the resort. We were told to lock up our back verandah doors even while we were at the pool so there may be issues there as well. There are only A/C in bedrooms, the living space and bathroom did remain humid and hot. Fan did provide some breeze as well as verandah doors open fully. The room was great for three adult travelers, rooms are clean. The grocery service upon arrival was priceless! We received massages at our villa, make sure to enjoy one on the verandah.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Make sure you rent a car! There is a Budget Rental car location a short walk from the resort at Jan Theil beach. It was drastically cheaper to rent at this location than through the hotel or airport. The resort is located near a lovely beach but nothing else. You must have a car to get to any other location, restaurants, and shopping.

Review of Papagayo Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
Sydneymom
Vermont
Feb 28, 2010

Perfect for families..........

The villas were absolutely great for travelers with kids. It was especially nice to be able to open up the walls onto an expansive deck. The gardens throughout the property were breathtaking. We really loved going to beaches other than the one nearby the property (wall to wall people and a bit too busy for us). Tip: Get to Portomarie for a beautiful setting and up to Playa Kalki for great snorkeling. We also loved having our own kitchen to avoid eating out all the time. Rent a car! Jan Thiel is a drive from Willemstad and the airport and if you want to get to better beaches you will need transportation! Bring bugspray! Mosquitos can really nab you especially if your villa is not far up the hill. We were but still got bitten quite a bit...particularly our daughter.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

The food here for dinner was great but very expensive. Skip breakfast altogether. We felt very unloved as Americans and the service basically ignored us. The food was terribly overpriced and just plain not very good at breakfast. Walk down the road to Zanzibar for dinner.

Review of Papagayo Beach Resort

Reviewer score

1
Anonymous
Colorado
Nov 1, 2010

Overpriced, smelly

[...] We were there during the rainy season, and whenever it rained the grounds smelled like sewage. The front doors to the villas can only be locked/unlocked from inside or out with a key, which is a safety issue. We asked for a second key, and it took three days to get one. Outlets were all round (european style perhaps?), so bring adapters. We had breakfast once at the restaurant, it was just okay. Dinner was also okay, but the service was terrible. I had to ask 2-3 times and wait 15 minutes whenever I wanted my water refilled. All menus were in dutch. Our waitor at breakfast made sure to do a quick translation for us when she handed us the menu. Our dinner waitor acted put out when we asked a few questions. The internet access was really spotty, and would be unavailable for hours at a time. This resort was a disappointment. The villas were nice for traveling as a family, and the grounds were beautiful, but that doesn't make up for poor service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Skip eating at the hotel or at the zanzibar-visit the Vreugdenhill grocery store and cook at the villa. We went to the zanzibar once for dinner-everything tasted like it was prepared from frozen prepackaged food, and it was expensive. Watch out using your credit or debit cards, we are dealing with fraudulent charges after using a debit card at a restaurant. Make sure to bring bug spray-mosquitoes were everywhere!

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