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Near Willemstad

Facing the Caribbean Sea and east of downtown Willemstad's shopping, dining, and sightseeing, this multi-section hotel is centered around an 18th-century Dutch Colonial mansion.

Coves, spa, jazz

2 private beaches face calm-water Curacao coves, with reefs just beyond. The open-air Blues restaurant, set on a pier, hosts live jazz. The historic Octagon building houses the Simón Bolivar Museum.

Balconies, terraces

The 143 guestrooms at the Avila Beach Hotel feature balconies or terraces facing the tropical gardens or the sea. TVs provide U.S./international channels and complimentary WiFi is available.

Avila Beach Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Avila Beach Hotel - Curaçao enjoys direct access to a beautiful white sandy beach. The Blues Bar & Restaurant stands at the end of a wooden pier, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the Caribbean Sea. Thursday evenings feature the special Live Jazz'n Pincho event. Other dining and refreshment choices include the open-air Belle Terrace Restaurant, the casual Avila Café, and the beachfront Schooner Bar.

Santai Spa, named for the Indonesian word for relaxation, offers hydrotherapy and various types of massage and signature treatments in indoor, outdoor, and couples treatment rooms. The adjacent wellness club offers panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, along with the latest equipment, a Kinesis Wall, and cardio stations with integrated TV and connections for iPods. Other amenities include steam rooms, saunas, and an outdoor spa tub. An outdoor swimming pool is also on site. Guests can also make use of the free area shuttle and 5 meeting rooms.

Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the property of this Curaçao hotel. A local shuttle takes guests to downtown Willemstad Monday-Friday. A business center and meeting rooms are also available, as well as babysitting/childcare services.

  • On private beach 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 143 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Terrace 
  • Beach bar 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Garden 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Furnished balcony 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Phone 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Belle Terrace Restaurant - A romantic open-air restaurant shaded by a giant Royal Poinciana (Flamboyant) tree, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Belle Terrace features regional cuisine with health-focused dishes primarily based on local vegetables complemented with meat, poultry, or fish. Choices can be made from 3, 4, and 5-course menus. Fridays are Caribbean Grill Night.

Avila Café - Open-air patio restaurant serving buffet breakfast including freshly baked breads, scrambled eggs, pastries, coffee, and other tasty beverages.

Blues Bar & Restaurant - Open-air restaurant and jazz bar at end of weathered-wood pier. Floor-to-ceiling windows facing Caribbean Sea and a bandstand on a platform in the attic. Open for dinner. Burger Night is every Tuesday, and live jazz music is featured on Thursday evenings.

Schooner Bar - Beachfront bar resembling a half-buried wooden sailing ship. White sail-like canopy. Open mid-morning to late night for beer, cocktails, and light snacks. Friday Happy Hour to kick off the weekend featuring live entertainment and dancing.

Pool Bar - Tropical refreshments and healthful snacks served throughout the day. Caribbean Sea and pool views.

Nearby Things to Do

The Avila Hotel offers two small, private beaches with swimming coves protected by rock breakwaters. Beach sun loungers, towels, and umbrellas are all provided. Reefs just outside the cove are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. Windsurfing and small-craft motorboating are available nearby. The hotel also has a freshwater outdoor infinity pool with views of the Caribbean Sea.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling on site 

Spa Services

Named after the Indonesian word for "relaxation," the Santai Spa at the Avila Hotel proudly presents a full list of services and treatments, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy, deep tissue and hot stone massages, and body and facial treatments. The spa also features a steam room, sauna, and mineral springs. Featuring outdoor and couples treatment rooms, this spa truly lives up to its namesake.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 4 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10 per night.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 21 for adults and USD 10.50 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Avila Curaçao
  • Avila Curaçao Willemstad
  • Avila Hotel
  • Avila Hotel Curaçao
  • Avila Hotel Curaçao Willemstad
  • Avila Beach Curaçao Willemstad
  • Avila Beach Curaçao
  • Avila Beach Hotel Curacao/Willemstad
  • Avila Beach Hotel Curaçao Willemstad
  • Avila Beach Hotel Curaçao
  • Avila Beach Hotel Willemstad
  • Avila Beach Willemstad
  • Hotel Avila Beach

We should mention

Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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4.3 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
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Perfectly Located

5 out of 5
by from Quito, Ecuador
Posted Feb 17, 2017
This resort has amazing beach front which is perfect for swimming and even a little snorkelling but is also within easy walking distance of the down town. The staff was wonderfully helpful and never refused any request. Food was good at the restaurants on site but there were also good restaurants close by if you wanted something different. We really have nothing but great things to say about Avila. It was a wonderful experience beginning to end.
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Picturesque seaside location, quiet and clean

4 out of 5
by
Posted Jan 29, 2017
Pros: A couple of nice restaurants on site offer a variety of foods. We bought the Breakfast package at check in, but bought lunches/ dinners elsewhere.
Location: We were able to walk into Willemstadt in 15 minutes for some shopping and sightseeing. There were a few excellent restaurants within a short walk.
We had high expectations for this well-rated hotel. It proved to be clean and quiet, and, without exception, the staff was pleasant and helpful. The housekeepers did an excellent job of mopping up what our sandy feet brought in daily. A private beach and calm, shallow lagoon was a huge plus. The shore never felt crowded, and there was always a shaded lounge chair waiting. We went for the higher priced wing of rooms that jutted out into the Caribbean. These were clad in weathered wood and outfitted more like rooms in a simple cottage, which was not without some charm. The sunsets enjoyed from our wooden balcony were amazing and the view unsurpassed. In the minus column there was a punishing chill from the air conditioner, one that we weren't able to adjust with the in-room-non-functioning thermostat. The room was far too cold. Small amenities were missing, like wash cloths and more than the barest number of towels. We missed a hairdryer until one was brought to us from the front desk. Minor repairs were left undone. The metal cables that acted as balcony railings were missing in two places, leaving a gap that a child could easily tumble through. Bathroom dampness had eaten away the base of the bathroom door, leaving an unsightly scruff of rot. Little things, really, but a hotel earns its reputation and its room rate by attending to the little things.
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Good time overall but limited beach.

3 out of 5
by from Michigan
Posted Jan 22, 2017
Pros: Free Shuttle twice a day to town. Great wraps for lunch; liked The Octagon Museum of Simon Bolivar on site; Security A+
Cons: No screen on sliding door; door frame lacked flashing so mosquitoes got into room; bathroom sink drain was defective. Bathroom needs venting.
Location: Close to Willemstad. Good restaurants nearby. Observation deck. Had a great fondue at Cheesery Restaurant in town.
Mosquito problem needs to be addressed by Curacao Dutch Gov't. The hotel did smog on Wednesday but flies and mosquitoes are an issue. Note: Florida did attempt to address this problem by spraying. Perhaps hotel could offer a non toxic aloe repellent to guests. Our room lacked a screen on slider door and the front door lacked adequate flashing to prevent mosquitoes from entering. A la Carte menu options could have been explained. Food was high quality Staff friendly and location lovely. The history of the old hotel was of interest. It is a lovely historic building. Limited beach! No snack options after.5 o'clock.
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Great Choice

5 out of 5
by from Wisconsin
Posted Jan 13, 2017
Excellent location...accessible to all of Willemstad (and the entire Island), but outside the depressing over-touristed portions of the city. Great dining options within walking distance and a mile-or-so walk to the higher density Punda portion of the city. The facility is quite comfortable and relaxing -- with small private beaches, an infinity pool and private porches off the rooms. Breakfast is over-priced, but available on site. Very helpful staff willing to assist in making restaurant reservations, etc. Small, but irritating glitch booking through Expedia: although the Avila had a record of our reservation, they could not get us into their computer system and consequently advised our return-to-airport transport that we were not there!
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Serene and Idyllic

3 out of 5
by from New Jersey
Posted Dec 18, 2016
The room assigned at check in was not the upgrade with a view as promised. Waited an hour for a change after much hassling. Grounds were beautiful, staff friendly and attentive, but drinks were weak and food inconsistent. Facilities at hotel limiting though two swimming lagoons were fine. Hotel location close to town a bonus. Expedia choosing American Airlines as the only option was disappointing (Jet Blue?).
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Beautiful Hotel On The Beach

5 out of 5
by from Chattanooga, TN
Posted Dec 17, 2016
Pros: Clean. Beautiful location. Great food. Nice staff.
My husband and I loved this resort. The food was fantastic and the staff so very friendly and nice. Very close to the center of town and the natural pool was amazing. Clean and comfortable. Within walking distance of great eateries. We will be back for sure!
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Avila

4 out of 5
by
Posted Nov 20, 2016
Very nice hotel and rooms, excellent staff. Walking distance to town and within 50 yards of 4 restauants one of which is the best fish restaurant on the island. Two protected beaches which are not common on the island. Beach bar is fun. Only criticism is the food which is average.
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Return Guest

4 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 4, 2016
Location: Grote Knip - Playa Kenepa Grandi is a must. A little hard to find, but well work the effort. Head north about 45 minutes :)
We stayed at Avila for our 5 year anniversary and fell in love with the hotel so we decided to book it for our 15th. This trip was not as impressive. Don't get me wrong, Avila is still a great place to stay but we felt this trip was missed the mark when it came to the "little" things. Our biggest complaint was with Housekeeping. They were inconsistent. One day they'd replace the coffee, the next day not. Some days the throw pillows made it back to the bed, others they didn't. Sometimes the garbage was emptied, others not. None of these items was a deal breaker. More of an annoyance than anything else. The thing that got me though was that my wife stopped at the front desk to get the coffee that housekeeping forgot and when she asked for extra they charged her. She wasn't asking for extra because we're greedy, she was asking for extra because housekeeping forgot to replace them 2-days in a row. You're going to charge me? Really? I made them take that off the bill at checkout. More for principal than anything else. Room was OK, but there were stains on our lampshade and on the curtain to the balcony. Again not a deal breaker, but not something we were expecting. Oh, and the water at the bathroom sink would run down the back flooding the counter if you didn't turn it exactly so. On the upside the staff is super courteous and friendly. We met the new owner who welcomed our comments and feedback and admitted they were working through some housekeeping issues. Thumbs up Avila
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Beautiful hotel with a private beach

5 out of 5
by from Brooklyn, United States of America
Posted Nov 2, 2016
Pros: The hotel decor and private beach are pristine and awesome. I would definitely stay at this hotel again should I travel to Curacao again.
Cons: There is nothing that could be improved.
Location: The supermarket and owntown area, as well as the Sea Aquarium and Mambo are very close by.
The staff was very patient and accommodating. They answered all of my and my daughter's questions about how to travel about and where restaurants and clubs are located. I was provided with a small refrigerator at no cost and a vase of flowers was sent to my room in celebration of my daughter's birthday.
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great place in every category

5 out of 5
by from San Diego
Posted Oct 31, 2016
Pros: everything
Location: rent a car, it's around $40-50 per day to see a lot of interesting things. you don't need expensive island' tours.
everything was perfect from room amenities to perfect snorkeling just outside of lagoon' barrier. Pro: big room with kitchenette; A/C is quiet but powerful; they do wash dishes when cleaning the room. the beach with lot of chairs in shadow area and swimming lagoons( and you can swim at night too); great snorkeling on the reef just outside the lagoon( very safe); testy, reasonable priced food in hotel restaurants; good drinks; free shuttle to downtown twice a day, and also you can walk to downtown if you wish; never had a problem with finding free space to park a car. they do have Friday happy hour, Saturday barbecue, and Thursday live music events, do not miss it. there is so much to see on the island. skip all expensive tours and rent a car. use navigator, they have a lot of one-way roads, and they do have circles instead of cross-lights. but it felt safe, and usually they are polite when they see lost tourist- driver . we rented the car for 4 days, and felt we didn't see everything we wanted to see. just read TripAdvisor 'things to do' to create your own itinerary.
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