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Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
New York City
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“Great place to stay on Curacao!”
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We liked the Lions Dive a lot! The apartment we stayed in was wonderful, great for families with children like us, two bedrooms with two bathrooms and a kitchen! And let's not forget the lovely balcony and living area overlooking the pool and ocean! The staff at the resort was friendly, sometimes a bit slow (in the restaurants) but very nice. The food in the restaurants is not exceptional but for the price you pay its pretty good, especially at Hemingway beach bar. You'll love the dining on the beach overlooking the ocean...also great for kids who can just run around and play on the beach while we had a nice dinner! The dolphin encounter we did with the kids was amazing, and just minutes away from the resort at the dolphin academy. Downtown Willemstad is like 10 minutes away with the free shuttle service, loved the floating bridge and all the amsterdam-style houses! We also went on a great tour to the western part of the island, they pick you up right at the hotel. We couldn't have wished for a better trip! thank you Lions Dive!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

Lions Dive is pretty much as-advertised and quite an impressive facility. There are a *lot* of rooms, several on-site restaurants/bars, clean and sheltered beach with lots of chairs and palm trees. You can have a pretty self-contained vacation here. I did feel like they nickel-and-dime you for things like safe keys, etc., which I would expect to be included for the prices they charge, and I found the people who worked there a little bit surly- it is a big operation! Rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable with gleaming white sheets.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

My vaction at the Lions Dive & Beach Resort was simply amazing. This resort is all about location! Within 10 minutes you're in downtown Willemstad with the free bus for hotel guests and you're within walking distance from nice restaurants and bars at the beach next to the resort. Don't miss the happy hours on Sunday, they were great! We swam with the dolphins at the Sea Aquarium next door, a truly unique experience, not cheap though especially when you want to buy some of the pictures and the dvd...

The house reef of the hotel is really nice, you're able to dive right from the shore! But the boat dives were also amazing. The dive operation on site (ocean encounters) was really good, the boats were in good condtion and the staff really knew what they were doing.

Our room at the resort wasn't big, but it was clean and had a nice balcony. The airconditioning wasn't working properly when we arrived in the room, but the staff repaired it fairly quick. I really liked the european style duvets they used, nice and clean. The fridge in the room was ideal for some cold beers!

The restaurants on site were ok, nothing special at Hemingway beach bar, but the location right on the beach made up for the standard food. The food at the Nemo restaurant was excellent though, they have wonderfull fish dishes on the menu. The service was good as well, at Hemingway you usually had to wait for a little bit, but not really long.

The thing I didn't like was that you had to pay for the wi-fi ($12 a day) and the signal was bad sometimes, but I guess you shouldn't be on your computer that much on a tropical island. Overall our stay was excellent and we would really love to come back when we have the time!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

This was our second stop during our ABC-honeymoon trip. After being spoiled by the Bucuti on Aruba, we were interested to see what this hotel will be like. We had been to Curacao before, but stayed at the Habitat (very disappointing), which is quite off from everything else on Curacao. So we decided to stay closer to Willemstad and after reading reviews here we chose the Lion's Dive Resort.

On request they offered us a honeymoon package including a incredible ocean front suite, the most perfect romantic dinner one can experience and a massage directly on the beach. And of course all the other small things like a bottle of ice cooled champaign upon arrival, free internet and a personally signed photo book of Curacao on departure.

After being shown into our suite in one of the newer buildings between the 50m pool and the beach, we were speechless! The front and part of the side of the main room was completely made of glass and could be opened completely! The balcony was huge and equipped with nice nice table, chairs and private beach chairs. It made a perfect place for private sunset dining!

The kitchen was fully equipped, even with dishwasher and provided a great environment for cooking after shopping in one of the many supermarkets.
The second room was the bedroom with a huge king size bed and separate air condition. The suite had a larger bathroom room and additionally a separate toilet. Everything was really clean and cleaned daily.

The beach was a 2 minute walk away and sheltered by a breaker which made a perfect area for the morning swim ... much nicer than the 50m pool!

We visited the restaurant (Nemo's) twice, once upon arrival and second for the romantic dinner. The first experience was kind of mixed, the first waitress was quite rude and not pleased to have new "business" at 9pm. We were shown to a table close to the kitchen, which was quite nosy and after being reseated to a quitter table we also got different waitress who was friendly. The quality of the food was excellent and we finally enjoyed a nice dinner. The second visit was for our romantic dinner, for which they prepared a beach hut close to the water. We were the only ones out there and the place was beautifully decorated with white linen and fresh flowers. One waitress was taking exclusively care of us and it a really great job of providing the perfect dinner at a perfect spot! We enjoyed a great 5 course surprise menu with plenty of wine. This was the highlight of our honeymoon trip, thanks a lot Lions Dive!

Breakfast was ok, but the selection rather limited and not to our taste (too much eggs and less fresh cuts and fruits).

The staff at the front desk was also helpful and provided us with good dining recommendations (e.g. the Blues).

We booked a dive package with Ocean Encounters including unlimited shore diving and one boat trip to Mushroom forest. We really liked diving at the house reef, although you were required to have a surface buoy due to the boat traffic. The swim through the channel out to the reef was a bit long (approx. 5-10min), but easily manageable. And it provided us with an encounter with flying gurnards, really impressive! The reef left and right to channel was nice and easy to dive. The boat trip to mushroom forest was long, since the hotel is located in the south of the island and this site is fairly far in the north. For us it was not really worth the time and the money, since the Mushroom forest was not that special compared to other places you can reach from the shore, but depends on your expectations and personal preferences. We are not big fans of "group diving" and prefer diving on our own schedule.

The facilities at Ocean Encounters were ok, but the locker quite run down and a bit dirty. The staff was always friendly and very helpful.

In general: the suite was just perfect and the beach the place to be for a really romantic dinner. We'll come back!

Room Tip: Go for the ocean front suites if you are willing to spend the money. They are really worth it!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

If you like a beautiful, sandy, palm tree beach with great snorkeling and a very laid back atmosphere - you like Lion's Dive Hotel. You get to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner on the sandy beach under a roof, under a palapa or under the stars. But be prepared to spend a LOT on food and drinks. We were quite surprised actually. Breakfast buffet - your only option was $15 each even if you only want a cup of coffee - but if you wanted to eat - it was all there and very good. Dinner was always good with entres from $15 (pasta) up. Salads were awesome but also about $10. We never at lunch - our normal choice.

Rooms were exactly what we would have wanted - we had an ocean front studio that had a sofa, desk and fridge. Staff friendly and helpful and a Sundry shop for essentials and munchies. The free shuttle to Williamstad was really worth it. DO use it as well as the frequently running Shoppers Shuttle to the supermarket nearby. You have to visit Williamstad - you see history before your eyes.

Went 3 times to the Sea Aquarium and it was a joy to watch kids loving the sea life - shows with dolphins, sharks and seals were a hit. This place is more than an entertainment complex - it researches ways to save our oceans and sealife - a very dedicated group.

Be prepared that almost all of the guests are Dutch. If you have a problem with that, then this is not the place for you. We enjoyed it immensely.

A taxi to the airport was $45 CASH, so make sure you have that stashed away for departure.

Ocean Encounters Dive Operation was top notch - hubby will have to review that as I'm more of a beach bunny than diver. This is a really nice place to go - you'll like it.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Good dive operation (wish there were more big fish but great coral), friendly bar, 50 meter lap pool, Wi-Fi for $60 per week (best signal in lobby), ethernet connection in your room from bottom of telephone if you have a netbook, laptop or anything with an ethernet connection (take an ethernet cable). 220v so you'll need at least one transformer for 110v with adapter plug since wall sockets are recessed. Shuttle bus to grocery store provided by store (you get 1 hour of shopping). We had an apartment so did a lot of cooking there.

Room Tip: If you want to be near dive shop, don't choose an apartment.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Miami
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We stayed in the resort last September and I can definitely recommend it.

The resort is located really close to Willemstad with free shuttle bus and just a minute walking away from the mambo beach area. The beach at the resort is really nice with lots of shade of the palm trees. At night you can have something to eat or have a drink at the different restaurants and bars on the beach.

The staff at the front desk was really nice, they gave us lots of information about the island and all the different tours and nice restaurants and bars to go to.

The room we stayed in was Ocean Front with a nice view of the beach and the ocean, but these are the most expensive rooms, so before you go think if you really want the view or just opt for a standard room and spend the money on the island. The room itself was good with a nice balcony overlooking the ocean. There was a fridge in the room and a coffee maker. We used the shuttle service (free as well) to a local supermarket and bought some snacks and drinks and enjoyed them on our balcony.

Hotel guests could also use the gym next door for free which was great to do a little bit of working out the morning. We also really liked the big swimming pool which was olympic size if I remember it well, great to swim in the morning as well!

All in all we had a great time at the resort so when we have the chance we will go back again hopefully!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao
Address: Bapor Kibra, Willemstad, Curacao
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Region: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Willemstad
#3 Luxury Hotel in Willemstad
#4 Family Hotel in Willemstad
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
#5 Romantic Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao 4*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the longest white sandy beach of Curacao, just minutes away from the picturesque Dutch colonial city of Willemstad, is sportive 4* Lions Dive & Beach Resort. The resort offers every desired accommodation; a stay in a comfortable hotel room, with your family in a large apartment or a romantic stay in a suite or penthouse. For the sportive guest, the resort has a lot of opportunities: train in the 50 meter sports pool, discover the underwater world with diving school Ocean Encounters or a workout at Body Beach Wellness Club. Of course Lions Dive is also the place for a sun, sea and beachy holiday. Have a massage on our private beach or relax in the Santai Spa. Enjoy our culinary features at the 4 bars and restaurants in the resort. Or just walk to the next-door boulevard with various shops and restaurants. With the personal touch of management and staff, we will give you a real Caribbean Experience. ... more   less 
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