My daughter and I traveled here on our annual mother/daughter trip and we were so pleasantly surprised! We had read every review and were a bit apprehensive about the negativism. We were totally blown away by the friendliness of the entire staff and of their willingness to please and make your vacation memorable! Do not believe the untrue reviews about the staff! They were always smiling and exceedingly pleasant! There was not one staff member there that was unfriendly!!!
We were met immediately after going through customs and transported to the resort. The desk clerk was friendly and efficient and offered us an upgrade for a small fee. Our room was in the Plover building (I think) and on the ground floor facing the beach. Just step out on the patio and we were on the beach! The room was nicely decorated and we didn't think the beds were uncomfortable. The main negative about the room was the lighting. It was not possible to put on make-up or do your hair in the bathroom as there was no lighting above the mirror and it was hard to see, even during the daytime. A few hooks and a towel bar in the bathroom would be nice also. There was a big bottle of both shampoo and conditioner. We did have to request more towels a few times, but it was not a big deal. Our room was stocked and cleaned by Graciela and she was a complete joy!!! I did complain twice about the water spigot right outside our room. It was used day and night to fill mop buckets. The only time it bothered us was in the middle of the night (2:30ish) when someone would drag a mop bucket on the walk and fill it! I woke up every night, hearing it even though I have a sound machine! Even though I complained, it did not stop. The room had a nice-sized safe, adequate storage and a great flat- screen TV with lots of channels, a nice patio with chairs and table and a fridge. We told Graciela that we would like extra water and Diet Coke and got it every day!
We went to the casino once and enjoyed it. Vegas it is not, but the slots were cheap and we had fun.
We ate at all the restaurants and found them all adequate. Not delicious, but nothing really to complain about. The service is more laid back than at home, but that was okay. We were there to relax! We enjoyed the Oceana and eating outside under the stars. The Italian restaurant was nice also and we chose to eat outside. We ate at the Japanese restaurant twice and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food here was he best of all the restaurants. The whole ten days we were there, we observed no one receiving dress code admonishments or no one with children being refused service. I don't like buffets, but I did eat there, mostly for breakfast. They had more of a variety of foods than I've normally seen at all-inclusive buffets. The grill on the beach and the Oceana were great for lunch and snacks! Loved the fresh fish, chicken and burgers! And the French fries! The coffee bar was great and loved being able to get special coffees made to order!
We brought our own Tervis Tumblers and would highly recommend it! Our drinks were bigger and stayed cold. The drinks were mostly all very, very good and some would make them "from scratch" for you. They would remember what you liked even. A huge shout-out to Riomar "Rio"-- you are the BEST!!! The house red wine was good also--a very rare occurrence in all-inclusives. For some reason that no one could explain, there was no white wine available anywhere the whole time we were there? Only one beer choice, Amsdel, I think. And some liquor unavailable at some bars. A little continuity would be good! Many reviewers said the drinks were weak or watered down? We thought they were just fine.
We enjoyed the entertainment around the pool and the whole entertainment staff was energetic, friendly and fun! A little more variety of entertainment might be nice though.
The beach is very nice. I live in a city with spectacular beaches, so it's difficult to judge other beaches. It could have been cleaned a little better because there were straws in the sand a lot. Never been to an all-inclusive that gave straws with drinks?!? There were a lot of chairs available and quite a few available in shaded areas. The beach has coral and rocks so bring water shoes. The water was clear and warm and lots of free water sports such as Hobie sailboats, kayaks and snorkel rentals. If you love to snorkel, I'd suggest bringing your own snorkel gear as you can only rent it for an hour at a time. That way, you can snorkel whenever you want! There is LOTS to see along the rock barrier and the water is calm. I didn't venture beyond the wall, but I saw a lot of snorkelers out there. It was generally quiet on the beach and we both so enjoyed lounging, napping and reading there.
My daughter is a scuba diver and did several dives. She was thrilled to take advantage of the free daily guided shore dive and said nothing but good things about it. The paid dive trips are somewhat pricier than other places we've been.
The pools were very nice and clean and very refreshing. We enjoyed the pool bar with the water tables and chairs. There is a sign that says no children, but it was never enforced. There is plenty of space for children outside of the bar area. That was a big negative for us as several times we were relaxing with a drink and a child either jumped in beside us or swam or snorkeled by splashing water into our drinks. Ick.
The resort seemed very safe with security personal visible at all times. We never saw anyone on the beach who was not a guest at the resort. And, although locals do go to the casino, they are not able to exit the door coming into the resort. It was wonderful not to be hassled on the beach by people wanting to braid your hair or selling cigars and souvenirs!!!
There is a big blow-up movie screen and it was set-up nightly for a movie every night under the stars, complete with popcorn and lemonade or punch. There is a shuttle that takes you into town so you can shop and sightsee. It is a very nice town with friendly people and worth it to go see.
The resort is very kid-friendly and it seemed very safe for the somewhat older kids to go about the resort on their own. They have a supervised kid program and the kids always looked like they were having a blast!
All in all, this is a great resort, not big but not too small. Friendly, happy employees and nicely maintained! I would definitely be thrilled to go back!
Oh! I did want to mention tipping. My daughter and I always tip. Not a big amount or for every single drink. But we did tip our housekeeper daily and gave our meal servers tips and the bartenders. There was no one who didn't graciously thank us and appreciate it. We saw very few people who were tipping. We just think it is the right thing to do!
I am sorry I didn't write down names of more staff to personally mention! But, honestly, everyone was so very nice, friendly, smiling and helpful and had a good work ethic!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near one of the world's most praised diving sites, Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino offers guests a fun-filled getaway of a lifetime with all the privileges of Unlimited-Fun(R). All guests will enjoy limitless access to six delectable restaurants, where reservations are never required and endless domestic and international beverages from seven chic bars and lounges. The Explorer's Club is where kids, ages 3 to 12, can have their own fun while under the supervision of Red Cross certified supervisors and the Core Zone Teens Club offers special activities and events for teens 13 to 17-years-old. All guests will have the fun-filled getaway of a lifetime at Sunscape Curaçao with activities, events, parties and more where wristbands are never required! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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