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Papagayo Beach Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

[...] 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.

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.

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.

Jan Thiel Baaai Z N Jan Thiel

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Casino

Papagayo Beach Resort places you next to Jan Thiel Beach and within 2 miles (3 km) of Fort Beekenburg. This 80-room, 4-star condo resort welcomes guests with conveniences like a casino, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Curacao Sea Aquarium and Mambo Beach are also nearby.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the condominium resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 80 air-conditioned condos feature kitchens, 2 bathrooms, and furnished patios. There's space to spread out with 2 bedrooms and living rooms. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests of Papagayo Beach Resort enjoy a casino, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 110 per room roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this family-friendly condominium resort include a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace.

Room options

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 318 reviews