Stayed at the Avila hotel July 17-28 with my husband and 2 young kids and had a wonderful time!
We booked a room at the Belle Alliance Wing but were upgraded to the Octagon wing (thank you Avila!). Our room (309) was large, modernly furnished and super clean.
The king size bed had lots of pillows and was very comfortable. There was a small sitting area with a flat screen TV and a kitchenette.
The bathroom had a shower and there was a tub in the dressing area. The balcony was large and had a side view of the water.
The hotel has 2 beaches, one side is calmer and one has more waves. The beach itself is relatively small and can get a bit crowded.
The infinity pool is small but nice.
We ate at 'Blues' a couple of times and we liked the food and the ambiance.
For breakfast we went to the coffe shop on the hotel grounds (closed on Sundays) and had coffee while our kids played at the the octagon courtyard.
The staff was friendly and helpful!
The neighborhood seemed pretty safe to us and felt very comfortable to walk to and from town and to the nearby restaurants.
We rented a car and drove around the entire island. We went to a different beach every day and we finished the day at the hotel beach or the pool.
We liked playa forti, paya jeremi, playa lagun, porto marie, cas abao and of course cas abu.
The snorkeling was incredible so bring your gear with you!
The town was lovely! Very picturesque with lots of colourful houses. It was nice to see that a lot of them are in the process of being restored.
The floating market is a good spot to pick up some fresh fruit. We went to the old market (Plasa Biew) and had lunch a couple of days. The food is good and cheap!
The Avila proved the perfect base for our vacation to Curacao and would happily stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run boutique hotel comprises the islands original governor's mansion dating from 1780. Located on two romantic private beaches, the hotel is just minutes away from downtown Willemstad. The new Octagon Wing features 68 spacious rooms decorated in sophisticated neutrals with splashes of vivid Caribbean colors and has transformed the hotel into a contemporary luxury resort & spa. Avila Hotel nevertheless continues to be a reflection of the island of Curacao. Friendly. Intimate. Understated. Welcoming. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avila Beach Resort
- Hotel Avila Beach
- Avila Beach Hotel Curacao/Willemstad