This will be tough one to write... I don't casually leave 5 start review to resorts, but despite few teeny-tiny digs I can't honestly leave anything but full solid 5 stars for this vacation.
First of all - despite Curacao wasn't my favorite island (after we visited 6 others), Baoase provided us with truly unforgettable experience.
Pros: Excellent service, especially from Francesca at the restaurant and Gregory beach attendant . Included breakfast was exceptional. Lunch and dinner are excellent as well. We were offered besides any dishes on regular menus any other type of food it would be possible to make for us.
Our room had huge balcony with private Jacuzzi - huge pros for us. The room is well appointed, very nice blend of Malaysian and modern designs and with only few minor issues I will discuss later.
Cons: few minor issues : standing shower had no doors and was rather small. Not an issue for me, but was for my wife. Speaking of shower, the water drain slopes was not done right and puddles would stay on the floor for a while.
The vanity area had a sub par lighting. This one is begging to be addressed asap. I mean can you shave your face in a ultra blue light? The room cleaning was OK, but definitely there's room for improvement. Some dust on shelves and on air conditioner.
Room safe was not a resort model, a home one. It took me 20 attempts every time I needed to open it.
Keep in mind that all electrical outlets in room are of European (Dutch?) standard aka 220v and have two big round plugs, but reception will provide adapters as necessary. Still the vanity counter could use a power outlet.
Besides included breakfast (which was simply amazing), other meals were prepared excellent as well, but are very pricey. Typical price of entree is from 42 to 50 US dollars.
Bottom line : I feel that despite few minor issues, the resort still deserves to get 5 star rating from me. It's not perfect, but as close to paradise as we ever were in hotels in the Caribbean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amidst tropical gardens on the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea, Baoase Luxury Resort in Curacao, is the ultimate island retreat! Named to the 2010 Hot List by Conde Nast Traveler, and Winner of the 2011 Travelers Choice award from Tripadvisor for Top 10 hotels for Romance in the Caribbean and Mexico, Baoase is an unforgettable experience that promises total relaxation, luxurious comfort, and impeccable service. This stunning brand new resort is surrounded by meandering free form pools, waterfalls, swaying palms and an idyllic private beach. Reflecting the qualities of an elegant home, the residential style villas and suites at Baoase are decorated in a refined Asian style and provide a relaxing ambiance complete with modern amenities. Villas and Suites also offer free connection to wireless internet and all indoor areas are air-conditioned whereas the porch has ceiling fans. Suites feature a spacious balcony/terrace with stunning sea view, each has its private garden with Jacuzzi. The interior design and its facilities are unique. Furthermore they boast a flat screen TV, DVD and Dolby surround system, coffeemaker, mini fridge, and wireless internet. The Master Villa is the Baoase's top accommodation. It comes with views that reach all the way to the buildings of downtown Willemstad, Curacao's capital. The villa also has its own private infinity pool, complete with a "luxury cave" that includes a Jacuzzi, a bar and card table and a relaxation area. Also included in the Master Villa is a chef, butler and the use of a private beach. From water sports to sailing, diving or fishing excursions, your every request will be taken in to consideration to help make your vacation the most memorable. Baoase luxury Resort will surely bring Heaven to Earth. . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baoase Luxury Hotel Willemstad
- Baoase Luxury Resort Curacao/Willemstad