Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
What We Love
- The island’s only infinity pool beach, overlooking the Caribbean
- The unabashedly eccentric and colorful interior design
- Free WiFi access throughout the resort, including rooms and suites
- The resort's historic Willemstad location
What To Know
- A 23.05 percent service charge and room tax per room per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Popular with cruise ship daytrippers, who flock to the casino and shops
- Xquisit is closed on Sundays
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A jaunty pastiche of Curacao’s candy-colored harborfront, the sprawling resort is like a Crayola explosion, both inside and out. Bright gabled buildings, towering palm trees, high-end boutiques and cozy seating areas dot the grounds, while the public spaces embrace the more-is-more maxim with gusto, favoring chandeliers and clashing fabrics and textures wherever possible.
Bed and Bath
As you’d expect from the Marriott chain, the rooms are uniformly dressed and meticulously clean, but won’t excite design buffs. The clashing color scheme extends from the carpets and walls to the curtains and bedding, and ocean-facing guestrooms add a shock of Caribbean blue through the floor-to-ceiling windows. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, fierce air conditioning and colorful tile bathrooms with over-tub showers, Aveda toiletries and vanity mirrors.
From the much-hyped infinity beach pool and the stretch of boutiques (including Mont Blanc, Armani Exchange and more) to the five bars and restaurants and the on-site casino, the Renaissance Curacao excels at brain-off-bliss-out entertainment. On the dining front, it’s high Americana at the Infinity Beach Bar, where all good things come in a basket, while the Xquisit is upscale European, with one of the most extensive wine lists in town. Learn about the real pirates of the Caribbean at the 19th century Rif Fort— a UNESCO World Heritage Site ideally situated on hotel grounds.
How to Get There
From the moment we arrived we felt at home and welcomed. Kudos to Angelique at the front desk. We arrived at 11 am after spending one night at a horrible resort the night before (that review to follow). Angelique got us in our room right away and from there everyone at the hotel was fabulous. Riangelo, the Navigator at the hotel is very knowledgeable about the island and also listened to what we were looking for and made excellent suggestions for dinners, lunches and excursions. Every time we passed through the halls and lobby, everyone was courteous and had smiles on their faces.
The salt water Infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean was soo relaxing.
All pool staff were very attentive, thank you Ray!!
Suzie at the Salon at the pool was soo nice to my wife who had braids put into her hair.
Shelillah from Irie Tours booked us on the Island Hopping tour and every time we saw her we had a wonderful conversation.
Can’t wait to come back and see the new finished lobby. (They just began construction a day after we arrived). Didn’t miss a beat.
Located on an excellent place within Willemstad with very pleasant service. The pool area is also used for the diner and offer a magnificent view over the sea. The hotel is located next to the Emmabrug with all nice shops in the area.
My second stay at the Renaissance this year. One of the best hotel I've stayed at. The front desk staff was fantastic (Shekina, Tiffany, Angelique, Riauigelo, Frensa, Geiaudra and Gianne), yes I was so impressed that I had to take names. Ray and Shekira, the bartenders at the beach bar were also fantastic, try their margarita (after 2 watch the first step off the stool). I also recommend deep tissue massage by Susie. The hotel is perfectly situated and was spotless despite ongoing construction.