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Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I had a fantastic holiday on Curacao in this amazing resort. No feeling of a typical tourist mansion - the small cabins which harbor for rooms are elegantly scattered around the resort area. Lots of green and nice shaped small pools among the cabins. Luxurious rooms with amazingly cosy beds. Huge bathroom with a shower and separate bathtub. Balcony or patio surrounding your room to have a coffee from your nespresso machine with daily refiled capsules.
Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Got a rental car within 30 minutes with transfer!
And the beach - you need to see it! Though kind of artificially shaped it exhibits a great natural atmosphere with blue water, white sand and some palm trees. Very clean and not too noisy as some reviews mentioned. The only noisy night is wednesday when everyone joins the Cabana Beach Club for a party night.
Service at the beach also great - had full service, so everyday a luxurious beach bed included - just need to reserve it a day ahead.
Drinks and a large lunch or snack menu made the beach day even more comfortable. Also for dinner no bad choice - Cabana Beach or a little more chique at Mood Beach. But there are plenty of restaurants in the Mambo Beach Boulevard just beside or some nice Fish Restaurant just a few minutes down the road to Willemstaad.
All in all - beautiful resort, great people, awesome island - I will be back!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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TerencevdValk, General Manager at Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Dear Nico,

Thank you so much for your review and your stay at Kontiki Beach Resort.

I am glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Kontiki Beach Resort. Thank you for your kind words about the room, tropical garden, Kontiki team and service.

Hopefully we may welcome you again in the near future!

Kind regards,

Terence vd Valk
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Kontiki resort garden is like an oasis. It is super nice to walk through the garden any time during the day. Colorful flowers and birds, iguanas, lizards, romantic pools make it even more special. We enjoyed breakfast at the beach especially fresh juice and fruits. Reception staff was extra friendly and helpful. Shower room was provided for late check out. When one of our group members forgot his camera on the tour bus they helped us to get the camera back. Resort is mostly quiet and good for relaxing but Friday nights are very very noisy. People in the rooms near the beach were forced to listen to very loud music till the early hours of Saturday. Also when a big cruise ship arrived to town the beach was very crowded.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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TerencevdValk, General Manager at Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Kertu,

Thank you so much for your review and your stay at Kontiki Beach Resort.

I am very happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay at our resort. Thank you so much for your kind words about our tropical garden, breakfast and salt water swimming pool. Thank you so much for your kind words about the Kontiki team. I do appreciate your comments.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Terence vd Valk
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

One of the nicest resort We stayed in the Carribean !!! Kontiki resort his simply gorgeous with its nature, privacy, awesome beach, proximity from Willemstad and that unique guest service!! Sweet place to discover,,

Merci pour le chaleureux accueil et service tout au long de notre séjour!
Bravo,

Sebz

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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TerencevdValk, General Manager at Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Sebla,

Thank you so much for your review and your stay at Kontiki Beach Resort.

I am happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Kontiki Beach Resort. Thank you so much for your kind words about the resort, nature, beach and guest service.

Hopefully we may welcome you again in the near future to Kontiki Beach Resort.

Kind regards,

Terence vd Valk
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

One of the prettiest resorts I have ever been too. Practically didn't see another guest on the grounds the whole time we were there. Stayed on 2nd floor of a villa facing inward and it was secluded and quiet. Yes, beach noise was pretty loud so you are going to want to face inward if noise is going to bother you! Welcome bag was a nice surprise and we have since used it on other beach trips. Villa was beautiful, we had cocktails on the porch at night and it was really lovely and romantic.

Room Tip: Second floor had more natural light. Try to face inward to avoid loud beach party noise.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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TerencevdValk, General Manager at Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Lauren,

Thank you so much for your review and your stay at Kontiki Beach Resort.

I am happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Kontiki Beach Resort. Thank you so much for your kind words about the property, welcome bag and villa.

Hopefully we may welcome you again in the near future to Kontiki beach Resort.

Kind regards,

Terence vd Valk
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

To begin, this is a very friendly and attractive hotel. The grounds are lush and have beautiful salt water pools throughout the property. The hotel is really more like small 2 story units with 4 rooms in each. They offer a great deal of visual privacy. You truly feel secluded from your neighbors even when sitting outside on your terrace. I loved that you could go out our back door and walk right to a pool and lounge chairs. We were there the week after Thanksgiving so it was not crowded at all. We were on the ground floor and we could hear our upstairs neighbors walking around above us, but it wasn't a problem for us. It helped that they seemed to keep similar hours to us :-)
The restaurants right there on premises were the Cabana Beach restaurant, middle of the road casual fair and Mood Beach restaurant, more formal nicer food. I highly recommend reserving a table at sunset ot Mood Beach. We had 2 dinners there at that time and the views were spectacular! The menu is limited in its choices and the portions are small. So if you are a big eater, order an appetizer for sure. Service is very friendly, but on the slow side. You certainly won't be rushed there though which is nice.
We went for the "full service package" which I did enjoy because it enabled you to make reservations on the VIP section of the beach for a lounge bed 24 hours in advance. Ihate rushing to the beach early to try and get a good spot. This made it so relaxed since you knew they were holding a place for you. They offer drink and food service on the beach as well so that is a plus! If you are not a beach person, then don't bother with the Full Service Package as its really on a robe and slippers, plus an insulated tote bag with a couple cans of soda, 2 waters, 2 single servings of wine and 2 beers, plus a thing of M&M's and a half can of pringles.
We did have a bit of trouble with a bathroom door knob breaking and trying to get it fixed. We called the front desk who was supposed to send someone but 4 days later it was still not repaired. Not a biggie as we just never completely shut the door to avoid getting stuck, but it was annoying. Also strangely, we could never get wash clothes for the room? We got 2 hand towels and 2 bath towels, but even though we asked twice, we never got wash clothes.
Great snorkeling right there at the Cabana Beach!! You can walk right in a see many beautiful fish. Overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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TerencevdValk, General Manager at Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Dear guest,

First of all, I would like to thank you very much for your review and your stay at Kontiki Beach Resort.

I am happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay in our resort. Thank you so much for your kind words about the location, salt water pools, restaurants and the service. It is very rewarding to receive positive feedback from our guests and I will certainly share this with the rest of the team. I am very disappointed to hear that you found our service to be below your standards.

Hopefully we may welcome you again in the near future to Kontiki Beach Resort.

Kind regards,

Terence vd Valk
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Additional Information about Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort

Address: Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad, Curacao (Formerly Kontiki Dive and Beach Resort Curacao)
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Region: Caribbean > Curacao > Willemstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Willemstad
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Willemstad
Price Range: $260 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Van der Valk Kontiki Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, on the most desirable beach of tropical Curacao you will find Kontiki Beach Resort. This luxury resort offers everything to make your holiday an unforgettable experience. You are welcome for a memorable and exotic stay. The resort has an extraordinary set up and is built with natural materials. Complex and vegetation, architecture and nature, all combined harmoniously into a relaxing atmosphere. The Tropical Superior is a wonderfully luxurious, renovated room. The extras of the Tropical Superior (full service) will not be available in this room. The Tropical Superior (full service) is a wonderfully luxurious, renovated room for extra comfort. In the tropical superior (full service) you can expect the following extras: bathrobes and slippers, mini-bar in a cold beach bag (on day of arrival), a free luxurious lounge bed at Cabana Beach or a comfort lounge bed at Mood Beach, daily turn-down service (except on day of arrival). ... more   less 
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Kontiki Dive And Beach Resort Curacao Hotel Willemstad
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