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Great villas, friendly and helpful staff, great amenities. A great experience for families!

We had an amazing stay. There were 17 of us staying in various villas and rooms. The facilities are beautiful and offer something for everyone. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They surprised me a bottle of wine and balloons on my birthday. The location is convenient to the beach, the market and not far from Willemstead. In hindsight, we were happy we chose to stay at Papagayo and would do so again in a heartbeat.

[...] 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.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Jan Thiel Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Casino

Jan Thiel Beach is within a 5-minute walk of Papagayo Beach Resort while other popular sites like Mambo Beach are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 80-room, 4-star condo resort has a casino along with an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This condominium resort is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

Each condo features a kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and a furnished patio. There's space to spread out with 2 bedrooms and a living room. Guests can enjoy a TV and stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a safe, and a phone.


Property features

Guests of Papagayo Beach Resort enjoy a casino, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) 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 beach condominium resort include a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace.

Room options

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 5

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Papagayo Beach Resort

Everyone (2) Family (3) Friends (1)
5
Family

Great villas, friendly and helpful staff, great amenities. A great experience for families!

By on Feb 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2019

Dear Guest, Many thanks for such a wonderful review! We are glad to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back to Curaçao & Papagayo Beach Resort! Warm regards, Team Papagayo

4
Everyone

By on Dec 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 3, 2019

Thank you for a good score! We look forward to welcoming you back to Curaçao & Papagayo Beach Resort! Sunny regards, Team Papagayo

5

the staff was incredibly friendly & accommodating.

Everyone

We had an amazing stay. There were 17 of us staying in various villas and rooms. The facilities are beautiful and offer something for everyone. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They surprised me a bottle of wine and balloons on my birthday. The location is convenient to the beach, the market and not far from Willemstead. In hindsight, we were happy we chose to stay at Papagayo and would do so again in a heartbeat.

By , from Rhode Island on Sep 9, 2017

1

overpriced, smelly

Family

[...] 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.

By on Nov 1, 2010

4

spacious and relaxing!

Friends

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.

By on Apr 14, 2010

4

perfect for families..........

Family

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.

By on Feb 28, 2010

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