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The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I booked 1 night before catching my flight after working in the area. The room is quite simple, mobiliair does look a bit dated. The balcony, the swimming pool looks nice. Breakfast was simple but good. Price was also on the simple side, so overall is ok. It has direct view to the aquarium and the shows. You even get the entrance ticket, which is very nice! Mambo beach is within walking distance. Get a car/taxi for everything else.

The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort is situated on the Caribbean and next door to the Curacao Sea Aquarium. By the way, staying here means you have free access to the sea aquarium! You can go anytime and stay for as long as you wish. The resort is close to many eateries that are in easy walking distance. We especially liked the Sea Side Terrace which a little further but an easy 10 minute walk with a local ambiance and excellent seafood. The resort is very well maintained and has an excellent pool area with great ocean views. The hot tub is very large and also provides excellent views of the Caribbean. My only complaint is that the fitness center has a $30 charge for the week. While we got plenty of exercise with swimming and snorkeling we felt for something that most resorts provide as a free amenity. The resort does provide free shuttles to the grocery store and to Willemstad on a regular basis. In addition, they offered a free tour of the island on Monday to give you ideas on where to go and what to do. The tour included a stop at a local eatery (your cost) which is very good. We had a one bedroom unit that was very spacious with a large balcony overlooking the Caribbean. Very relaxing. The king sized bed was comfortable and the bedroom was large. There was a large walk-in closet with a safe for your valuables. The kitchen was well appointed with plenty of dishes and utensils. We staff was very friendly and very helpful. April and Alejandra were exceptionally service oriented and are an asset to the resort. We would highly recommend the Royal Sea Aquarium Resort when in Curacao!

Very nice and cozy beach front resort. Two pools, a kid's pool, beach and a Jacuzzi means there is ample space to laze around and do your own thing. The rooms have a little wind draft issue but the suites are lovely. Friendly and helpful staff also contributed to a much enjoyed vacation.

This is a small, beautiful, quiet resort. One side overlooks the ocean and the other overlooks a lagoon type inlet. The water is warm and clear and blue. Great for beginner snorkeling in the lagoon. You can rent kayaks there too. The aquarium is just next door and you can watch the sea lion show from the hotel. As resort guests you get free admission to the aquarium too There is a small outdoor breakfast patio overlooking the beautiful sea. The other restaurant is on the lagoon side and serves lunch and dinner and has a bar. The food was great. It's a great place to watch the sunset too. Across the lagoon at another hotel is another restaurant called Hemingway's which was also good. The dive company is right there as well. The resort offers free Wi-Fi and free parking too. You can check out DVD's and books in the lobby as well. Staff are very friendly. We had a later flight and they kept our bags and offered us a place to shower. I would recommend this resort.

I own a timeshare at the Royal Sea Aquarium and look forward to my week every year. This is a place to go that recharges your batteries; there are 30 units on a man made island filled with mostly owners with some renters sprinkled in. There is NEVER a line to wait for anything; swimming in the lagoon, the aquarium that specialized with special needs kids/adults at the Dolphin Academy. The amazing and welcoming to all. Highly recommend this facility!!

The only problem we had is the AC unit leaked, and the staff took care of the problem in short order, we were on the top floor (3rd floor) so if it rains you'll get wet waiting for the elevator. Everything else was great, we had a perfect view of the dolphins from our balcony.

Royal Sea Aquarium is a very nice resort. Located next to the Sea Aquarium is a plus. All guests are entitled to free admission to Aquarium. Rooms are very large and are equipped with all amenities. All rooms have free wi-fi and large balconies. Kitchens are equipped with all utensils needed to prepare a meal. If you like more activities and crowds it's just a five minute walk on the other side separated by a small bridge. There, you have many restaurants and night life to enjoy, in addition, more beach to relax. If your looking for a quiet resort than Sea Aquarium is perfect. Free ride to supermarket daily.

I traded my timeshare week to stay at The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort with my husband for our one week vacation. This was the best vacation I've every had with him. The resort is in the best location on the island, in my opinion. The Sea Aquarium in directly next door to the property and we were given free admission for the whole week as part of our stay. We could see the sea lions and dolphins from the resort; we actually passed the sea lion lagoon several times a day to watch them swim and interact with the trainers. The resort is a very short walk to Mambo Beach with tons of beach bars, restaurants and the Mambo Beach Shopping Plaza. There is a nice pool area (a 5 foot deep pool, a kiddie pool, a shallow pool and a jacuzzi). We were there in mid-May so it was quiet and we could always get a chair in the sun or in the shade. We never had to reserve chairs ahead of time. There is a nice breakfast bar by the pool. We ate here 5 mornings and got the standard breakfast with coffee every time; eggs, potatoes, toast, bacon/sausage and fruit; always delicious and $12pp. They only allow room charges; no cash or credit cards. Limoncello's is the restaurant on site. We ate lunch here twice and had dessert/drinks once; it was very good and overlooks the lagoon and Mambo Beach. There are umbrellas to keep you in the shade during the day. The staff is very friendly at the resort. You can rent DVD's, snorkel gear, kayaks, etc. at the front desk. The beach is pretty small and you should bring water shoes. The coral beach is painful to walk on but there is fantastic snorkeling along the lagoon. We had a room on the 3rd floor of A building which overlooks the open ocean. We saw the Sea Aquarium boat drive by with the dolphins every day, which was so cool to watch. We saw the cruise ships, many military boats and a submarine; always something cool driving by to watch from our deck. The resort has free wifi which worked very well the whole trip. This place is perfect for all ages with so much to do within walking distance. I can't say enough good things about this resort. It was the best vacation and we'll certainly be back.

My friend and I needed a quick girls getaway and decided to stay at this resort which did not disappoint. Very nice and quiet location. The staff was always helpful whenever we needed their help. We had the ocean view which was gorgeous. There's a restaurant on site which was delicious. We never had a problem walking right in and getting seated without a reservation (but we made one just to be sure). We visited the beach but chose not to stay because the sand was soooooo difficult to walk on. The rocks and shells hurt soo bad. So we went across the resort which was a short walking distance to Mambo beach and had a fabulous time. It's a private beach but they do allow you to stay you just have to pay a small fee to rent the chairs for the day. The aquarium is nice and great to visit whether you have children or not.

We decided to visit this location based on our travel agent. We arrived on a Tuesday (our bday) and it was non stop fun. The island is so tranquil and peaceful. If you are a quest at the resort the aquarium entry is free. An awesome view, we stayed on the 3rd floor with and ocean view and the view was fantastic( photos below) waking up to the ocean cascading every morning ( breathtaking). The staff was phenomenal, and accommodating. Upon check in we had a ground level pool view, we requested an upgrade which was granted to an ocean view. All of the guest were friendly and the resort offers nightly entertainment which you must see to believe. As I initially stated it was a bday trip so on our bday night the staff surprised us with special entertainment, I mean I would highly recommend this resort to adults and families with children. 5 stars and more. Hidden gem!!!

Bapor Kibra Z/N Willemstad

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach
  • Outdoor pool

The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort places you next to Curacao Sea Aquarium and within a 10-minute walk of Mambo Beach. This 3.5-star condo resort has 30 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. It's also near Jewish Cultural Historical Museum and Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Augustos, the condominium resort's onsite restaurant. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort's 30 air-conditioned condos provide microwaves, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and desks are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests of The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort enjoy a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free offsite parking and an airport shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach condominium resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 499 reviews