With a reef encircling a pretty crescent beach on Piscadera Bay, this Marriott is a well-managed winner. The open, welcoming lobby sets the sunny tone, and the low-rise buildings encircle a large pool, with palm trees and big umbrellas facing the beach. The staff is friendly, sharp-eyed, and on top of things, a big perk in a region that sometimes lags in this respect. Done in soothing mustard and blue hues, rooms are spacious and built for comfort, with trademark Revive bedding and private balconies or terraces, many with sea views. The resort is thoroughly self-contained (although dining can be pricey), and you can even do a little gambling at the on-site Emerald Casino. Tip: Snorkeling is good right off the beach; head outside the rock jetties or ask the on-premises dive shop to point you in the right direction. Ask about dive packages.
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
John F. Kennedy Blvd., Piscadera Bay
Our Rating Neighborhood Piscadera Bay Phone US 800/223-6388, 599/9-736-8800 Prices Late Dec–Mar $240–$340 double, from $450 suite, Apr–mid-Dec $135–$215 double, from $335 suite Units 247 Amenities 3 restaurants, 2 bars, children's program, concierge, dive center, dolphin swim/encounter, health club, 2 open-air Jacuzzis, outdoor pool, casino, room service, sauna, spa, water sports, rooms for those w/limited mobility, Wi-Fi ($8.95/day) Web site Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
MapJohn F. Kennedy Blvd., Piscadera Bay Curacao
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