Onsite report: Breezes Curacao – A little piece of Europe in the Caribbean
On my first visit to this Dutch Caribbean island I was impressed with its fascinating blend of Europe and Caribbean flavors. Breezes Curacao reflects the same Euro-Caribbean ambience. Not surprisingly a significant portion of the clientele is European, which emphasizes the high percentage of European visitors that visit Curacao and is not quite on the radar screen for Americans seeking a Caribbean vacation. But this is about to change as the Dutch Caribbean enters a period of political change and Curacao will become more dependent on tourism from North America.
The first thing you notice when entering Breezes is the large number of people who are sitting poolside at roundtables enjoying cocktails lending a Euro cafe feel while American tourists stretch on lounge chairs either poolside or on the beach. Restaurants the main pool, trapeze and trampoline and the Royal Tower are all located on this side of the property. Further down the beach is the adult-only area, which has its own pool and clothing optional sunbathing area.
Guest room categories range from standard garden view rooms to beachfront suites; all are spacious with tile floors and sitting areas. Besides the standard rooms with or without ocean views, there are also Jr. Suites (some with kitchenettes) and two Royal Suites on the top of the Royal Tower with one and two bedrooms respectively.
The Breezes resort Curacao is one of Superclubs’ family-friendly properties accepting all aged children with activities and supervised care for children three years old and older. There is a wide array of activities available for kids and their parents including: trampolines, trapeze, roller blading rink (this was an ice rink but keeping an outdoor ice rink frozen in the Caribbean proved impractical), kids club, playground with playscape and an arcade. Bicycles and also available for loan and it is a short ride to the beautiful city of Willemstad.
Located right next door to the property is the Curacao Sea Aquarium where families can spend the day watching dolphin and sea lions, swim with dolphins, snorkel in a private lagoon or just wander the property looking at all the various sealife exhibits.
As with all Breezes resorts, Breezes Curacao is “Super Inclusive” meaning all food, drink, activities and entertainment is included in the price.
This Spring, room rates start at about $1,800 perweek for two adults sharing a room.
Call 877-gosuper; www.breezes.com