Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curaçao
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Willemstad, Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curaçao is minutes from Curacao Sea Aquarium and Mambo Beach. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Jan Thiel Beach and Fort Beekenburg.
Make yourself at home in one of the 137 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 4 km.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel’s 4 restaurants. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at one of the 2 bars/lounges or 2 beach bars. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We stayed in a two bedroom apartment at Lions Dive overlooking the 50M pool and we were very satisfied. The resort is beautiful and well-maintained. The location of the resort is great since Mambo Beach Blvd and the sea aquarium is right next door. The resort restaurants are expensive, so we ventured out to other restaurants since we rented a car (highly recommend renting a car at the airport to save money). The hotel service was great from the front desk to the maintenance workers. Our A/C wasn't working properly on two different occasions so I notified the front desk and this was taken care of promptly. The rooms are very modern and clean. Another great feature is the resort shuttle takes runs twice per day to the 'American' supermarket (Vreugendenhil) and Downtown Willemstad, so I recommend taking advantage of this. The beach is stunning and not too busy. My only observation was that cruise passengers made their way on to the beach one day and they took up many of the chairs. You could tell they were on an excursion because of their wristbands. I feel that Lions Dive needs to police this better by having someone patrol the beach. Overall, we were happy with our experience so we'll be back!
We spent a week at Lions Dive with a group of friends diving. We had an oceanfront room. The resort had some great things and some not so great.
The good: roped off, calm area at the beachfront for swimming and snorkeling. The lap pool. Use of the full size gym next door. Nice beachfront. Proximity to restaurants and shopping at the mini mall next door. Proximity to dive operation. Free shuttle.
The not so good: extremely loud music from Mambo beach next door and the resort itself. Saturday night music sounded like a firing range and went on until 11 pm... we almost packed up and left. Balcony is not private and can be loud and smoky if neighbors are loud. Hemingway’s is a nice setting but food and service were terrible. Hotel staff in general were rude. The whole beach towel thing is ridiculously difficult. People are on the beach before 6 am saving all of the shady spots, so good luck finding shade... Dive guides were terrible, swam too fast and never looked back and lost one of our group on day one and SIX of us were left behind at the mushroom forest dive, so we missed the blue room. And we are all experienced divers!
Because of how noisy the resort was and how rude the staff and most guests were, we would not go back.
We stayed at Lion's Dive for eight nights and loved everything about the resort. Our apartment was clean and well maintained by the housekeepers everyday. The WiFi was excellent all around the grounds and in the apartment. With three restaurants and nearby Mombo Beach, we didn't really need the car we rented. Hemingway restaurant was superb for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Olympic sized pool was fantastic for morning laps, and the protected ocean inlet great for snorkeling and relaxing without constant wave activity. We used the Dive shop behind Hemingway's three different days. Ocean Enterprise was one of the best operations I have ever seen. They have 4 large boats and offer tons of activities- like night dives, dives with dolphin, etc. The Seaquarium of Curacao is 100 yards from the resort, also well worth visiting. There is a free shuttle to downtown Willemstad offered in the morning and afternoon. The spa and gym are topnotch, with everything you need to enjoy your stay in Curacao. Overall, I would give the resort 5 out of 5 stars.
This was our first trip to Curacao, and we were there to dive. Lions Dive was a great choice, clean and comfortable with an awesome dive shop attached. We had a two bedroom/two bath apartment with a kitchenette on the north side of the resort. The rooms were nicely appointed and spacious. We especially loved the folding patio doors that allowed us to open the living room into the balcony, making it all a huge open outdoor area to catch the ocean breezes. The kitchen included a full size refrigerator, a microwave, a dishwasher and a stovetop. The balcony had a table for six, two lounge chairs, and a very convenient drying rack. The resort is spacious, with beautifully maintained gardens, two swimming pools, tons of beach front with lots of chaises, and four restaurants. We rented a car for our stay, and the hotel had plentiful free, secure parking. I would also like to point out that this resort had the best wifi of any resort I have ever stayed in around the world. The wifi covered the entire grounds and was fast and consistent.
Notes regarding room choice: We were on the far north end of the resort (dive shop and aquarium are on the southern end). Next to this end of the resort is a small beachfront shopping area, a (non-hotel) restaurant, and a bizarre, lone carnival ride. Every night there was significant noise from the carnival ride and the restaurant. (Think loud, blaring music with lots of bass until 2am or later.) The windows on that side of our apartment weren’t really windows, they were part of non-climate-controlled rooms of the apartment and therefore were just wood screens. Nothing to keep the noise out. If we closed off those rooms it made the noise less noticeable, but I would not have wanted to stay in those rooms with young children who were trying to sleep.
Hemingway bar breakfast restaurant is one of the best on the island , the beach is beautiful with a lagoon where if you are lucky you can swim with dolphin , the marine park is great , the scuba center very friendly and professional , the rooms are WAHOU !! And the staff is fantastic ( special thank you to mr Shendon at the beach cabana who give us great tips on the island ) if you can afford it please go go go ....