Room renovations have breathed new life into this oceanside old-timer, one of the island's tourism pioneers. The good-value Hilton Curaçao dates back to 1965, when it opened as a Sheraton on a craggy bluff in Piscadera Bay, about a 10-minute drive from the heart of Willemstad. (It's practically next door to the island's other big chain resort, the Marriott.) Pluses include two sweet little sandy beaches and a sheltered cove with a private feel (and decent snorkeling) and a lagoon-style infinity pool. A major room renovation in 2014 should be completed by the time you read this, but if not, request a renovated room—and, if you so desire, a room with an ocean view. This may be the island’s most family-centric resort, with a daily roster of children's activities (the Hilton Kidz Club), a minigolf course, a giant chessboard, and a designated playground. But with an on-site dive center and a casino, Hilton aims to please everyone. Hilton HHonors Diamond members have access to the newly renovated Executive Lounge, which offers complimentary breakfast, a 2-hour happy hour, and evening hors d’ouevres.
Piscadera Bay, John F. Kennedy Blvd., Willemstad
Our Rating Neighborhood Piscadera Bay Phone US 800/HILTONS [445-8667], 599/9-462-5000 Prices In season $190–$220 double, $260–$290 suite, off season $130–$180 double, $200–$230 suite, bed-and-breakfast rates available Units 196 Amenities 2 restaurants, 2 bars, casino, executive lounge, bike rentals, children's program and playground, dive center, fitness room, 18-hole minigolf course, outdoor pool, room service, spa, 2 tennis courts (lit), watersports, free parking, Wi-Fi ($7.95/5 hrs; $16.25/24 hr) Web site Hilton CuracaoBook a Room Now
MapPiscadera Bay, John F. Kennedy Blvd., Willemstad Curacao
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