Picture endless sandy beaches, postcard sunsets and crystal clear water. Everywhere you turn in Curacao, and at the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino in Willemstad, you’ll enjoy all three. From the unique experience of the elevated Infinity Beach Club to the nonstop party at the casino, our resort is all about fun and relaxation. And in addition to the entertainment right on your doorstep, you can discover the hidden gems of Curacao’s capital city with the help of our Navigator. Play a round at the Blue Bay golf course or soak up the culture and beautiful Caribbean architecture of Willemstad itself. And if it ever gets too hot, remember the beach is never far away.
Experience the thrill of flying over the water on jet-propelled shoes as you dive, swim and somersault through the waves at Jan Thiel Beach.
Enjoy an adrenaline-boosting afternoon out on the water as you test your flyboarding skills out on the open ocean. The knowledgeable instructors at Zapata Flyboard Caribbean will have you soaring above the waves in no time. After an hour-long training session of the basics of this water sport, visitors are attached to a jet ski and taken out onto the water so they can experience the electrifying action first hand. Everyone above the age of 10 is welcome to give it a try. You'll want to add this to your vacation itinerary!
Address: Jan Thiel Beach, Willemstad, Curaçao
Phone: +599 9 512 3359
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PMHotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 7.1 mi
Tour this museum and explore over 500 years of maritime history via interactive exhibitions, authentic nautical charts, and artifacts.
As an island nation, the sea has always played a major part in Curaçao's cultural, political, and economic life. With an interesting visitor program, this museum engages the attention of tourists with its well-planned exhibitions, original nautical equipment, models of ships, and guided tours. Besides tours of the museum itself, the knowledgeable staff also conduct guided visits of the harbor and the Steam for Oil exhibition. Museum tours take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 3p. A restaurant and a picturesque view of the waterfront make a trip to this museum an enjoyable afternoon excursion.
Address: Van den Brandhofstraat 7, Scharloo Abou, Willemstad, Curaçao
Phone: +599 9 465 2327
Opening hours: May to Oct - Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 AM,Nov to Apr - Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 AM
Website: http://www.curacaomaritime.com/Hotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 0.6 mi
Renowned artist Yubi Kirindongo's home, garden and gallery stands as a testament to his creativity and hosts regular art exhibitions.
Curaçaoan artist Yubi Kirindongo built this eclectic house according to his own designs. The residence epitomizes the sculptor's singular artistic vision and features a gallery of work and an outdoor sculpture exhibition. Working primarily with what most would consider worthless, his work embodies the idea that art can be created out of the most unlikely of materials like car bumpers, used car tires, and corrugated iron sheets. Pride for the island and its unique heritage shines through in each of his one-of-a-kind pieces. Come explore this tribute to Curacao's artistic heritage by strolling through the garden and soaking in mesmerizing views from the hilltop.
Address: Kaya Reis 390, Souax, Willemstad, Curaçao
Phone: +599 9 869 3268
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,Monday to Sunday from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PMHotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 6.4 mi
Located opposite the historic Temple Emanuel and Jewish museum, this friendly eatery serves time-honored Italian recipes in a cozy setting.
Il Barile da Mario is bright, cheerful and tightly packed with small round tables, bric-a-brac, vintage signs and film posters. The restaurant evokes a sense of nostalgia for the owner's home country and fells like an Italian mom-and-pop eatery that you could find in a side street of Rome. It's the freshness of the ingredients and chef Mario's personal care in the kitchen that elevates a meal here to an unmissable dining experience. Dine on country-style Italian plates like the chicken cutlet in tomato sauce, seafood pasta, and home-made lasagna. Save room for dessert like the tiramisu to round off the meal.
Address: 12 Hanchi Snoa, Punda, Willemstad, Curaçao
Phone: +599 9 461 3025
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 07:30 PMHotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 0.6 mi
Soak in breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea as you dine on fresh seafood and steak specials at this restaurant in a historic fort.
Perla Del Mar epitomizes the Caribbean lifestyle with its lively music, ocean views, and laid-back ambiance. Take the time to savor house specialties like ocean-fresh grilled red snapper, Argentine skirt steak, braised lamb shank, and Peruvian ceviche. Opt for a portion of their famous coconut rice or traditional cornmeal buns as an accompaniment. There is an excellent selection of tropical cocktails and wines to wash it all down. Head out to the deck for sunset views and live music and take in the vibrant atmosphere and picturesque tableau.
Address: 18-19 Waterfort Boogjes, Punda, Willemstad, Curaçao
Phone: +599 461 7800
Opening hours: Monday to Tuesday from 04:00 PM to 12:00 AM,Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AMHotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 0.7 mi
Opt for the Chef's Surprise Menu with wine pairing at this airy restaurant in a Dutch 18th-century house, five minutes from busy Pietermaai.
Restaurant No 5 strikes the perfect balance between stylish decor, excellent location and gourmet cuisine. The modern interiors are bright, yet cozy with plenty of natural light during the day and a more romantic vibe towards evening. The market-fresh ingredients are combined with global culinary trends and classic French influences to create innovative plates like the mackerel salad with apple and ox tongue in Madeira sauce. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from their exclusive selection of French, Central and South American boutique wines, and savor the epicurean experience unfolding before you.
Address: 5 Penstraat, Willemstad, Curaçao
Phone: +599 9 518 8613
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM,Monday to Friday from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM,Saturday from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Website: http://www.restaurantno5.com/Hotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 1.2 mi
Calling all cheese lovers! This restaurant/cheese/tasting shop is sure to please, with their variety of cheeses and option of fondues.
Taste the rich flavors of Reypenaer, a traditionally ripened Dutch cheese, at Royal Dutch Cheesery. Offering a variety of cheeses you can sample - with fruit and bread or in fondue form - this restaurant is a great place to go to enjoy a glass of wine and a light meal with friends. The cave-like dining room is the perfect intimate setting for a romantic outing. You can also pick up a bottle of wine or wedge of cheese to take home as souvenirs.
Address: Riffort Village, Willemstad, Curaçao
Phone: +599 9 788 5599Hotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 0.2 mi
Party overlooking the Waigaat as you listen to some of the best rock, blues, and soul music on the island; there is live music each weekend.
Located in the center of Willemstad's historic district, this popular bar and restaurant caters to the rock fan in you. Proud to be the island's "one and only rock and roll bar," 27 is inspired by the Forever 27 Club and is your go-to venue for everything from great AC/DC tribute bands to reggae music. The club's eponymous 27 Music Festival brings Dutch rock bands like Dewolff and Barry Hay Flying V Formation to the island's sandy shores. Some of Curacao's best musicians play here and treat the bar like a second home. Relax with a pint of chilled beer in your hand, great music and breathtaking island views.
Address: 58 De Ruyterkade, Pietermaai, Willemstad, Curaçao
Phone: +599 9 788 0020
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 04:00 PM to 01:00 AM,Friday to Saturday from 04:00 PM to 03:00 AM,Sunday from 04:00 PM to 01:00 AMHotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 0.8 mi
Join Curacao's hep cats every Saturday night for live local jazz in a swinging cocktail lounge at Miles Jazz Cafe.
Miles Jazz Cafe is a modern addition to Nieuwstraat, the one-time colonial center of the surrounding Pietermaai district. Named for Miles Davis, the owners do their best to let guests know that their love of the genre is unparalleled. A well-curated collection of vinyl has been amassed in the cafe, treating guests to a wide variety of classic jazz hits. With a standard line up of cocktails and swinging music, Miles Jazz Cafe is perfect for a low-key night out.
Address: 42 Nieuwestraat, Curacao, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Phone: +599 9 520 5200
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 04:00 PM to 02:00 AM,Friday to Saturday from 04:00 PM to 03:00 AM
Website: http://www.milescafes.comHotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 0.9 mi
Discover solar active t-shirts, genuine Curaçao Liqueur, and gourmet Dutch cheese at this unique boutique in historic Otrobanda.
Memory Lane has all your vacation essentials covered with its selection of children's clothing, sunglasses, beachwear and more. Besides this, the little shop is an excellent place to find one of a kind souvenirs and gifts for people back home. Custom printed shirts, best quality Dutch chocolate, and colorful mementos like traditional windmills, hand-painted ceramic houses, and carved wooden figurines imbued with the vibrant spirit of the island are available here. The friendly service and excellent location in the heritage Rif Fort make this the perfect shop to conclude your vacation shopping on a great note.
Address: 1 Baden Powellweg, Riffort Mall, Unit 410, Willemstad, Curaçao
Phone: +599 9 465 0510Hotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 89 m
Purchase original Delftware manufactured in classic technique from ateliers like Heinen, Royal Delft, and Tichelaar Makkum at this store.
Delft Blue Curaçao is the place to visit for original Dutch white and blue ceramics and tin-glazed pottery that has its roots in the 16th Century. The boutique has one of the most extensive collections of this style of pottery and displays these works of art in the store. With typical Dutch ceramic windmills, limited edition crockery sets, Christmas ornaments, hand-painted figurines, jewelry, and elegant vases, the collection is very diverse. Each piece found in the store is imbued with centuries of craftsmanship and artistic heritage, redesigned for modern life. Browse the store for one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home.
Address: 1 Baden Powellweg, Riffort Village, Unit 409, Otrobanda, Willemstad, Curaçao
Phone: +599 9 465 0831
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Website: http://www.delftblueshop.com/Hotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 0.2 mi
Everyday you can enjoy a variety of delicious international dishes and local cuisine or have a drink after work.
At Topogigio you can not only find a restaurant but also a little mini market for your supplies. From local and international dishes you can either take-out or eat in the balcony enjoying the music and fresh air. After your delicious lunch you can also enjoy a Curacao Sweetness at the Topogigio mini market.
Address: Roodeweg141, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone: +462 5895
Opening hours: 6am - 9pmHotel: Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, Willemstad
Distance: 0.85 mi