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Curacao, side trip...general comments


#1

We’re going to the Breezes Dec 3 2006. My wife and I and two kids. Is the town sfae for travelling around?

Any tips on the resort or things to do?

Thanks


#2

We’re heading there on Nov 12th.

I’ve never been to Curacao, but I’ll let you know how it is when we get back.


#3

Thanks, I’ll be watching out for your posts.

Have fun!


#4

[quote author=capercanuck board=Curacao thread=1161733143 post=1161733143]We’re going to the Breezes Dec 3 2006. My wife and I and two kids. Is the town sfae for travelling around?

Any tips on the resort or things to do?

Thanks[/quote]

The town, is perfectly safe for travelling around. There are police and security guards visible almost at all times.

I’m not familiar with the resort, but there are lots of things to do. If you’re even the slightest bit interested in marine life, there’s an aquarium there, with an animal encounters program. You pay an extra $20 and you get to swim/snorkel in an enclosure and feed sharks and turtles through a fence and other fishes directly. If you’re not quite that adventuresome, there are also opportunities to feed sharks whilst staying dry.

Also recommended is an island tour. Probably the most interesting is a West Island Tour, which takes you into the more natural part of Curacao.

Shopping in Willemstad is interesting as is visiting the big grocery store there just to see the different things on the shelves.

When you get to the resort, simply find out what tours are available.


#5

Thanks Snorkelgeek,

We have spoken to a few people that have been there since I posted, and they have basically said that it is a safe are, with lots to do.

I’m hoping FLopnfly will post something soon about their recent trip.


#6

Hi capercanuck,

We’re back and had a great time.

I didn’t get a chance to get off the resort except for once. We did the pirate ship which was amazing!!!

I was doing my open water certification course all week, and that kept me busy.

The resort itself is the oldest on the island and it’s starting to show it’s age. They are renovating and we were lucky to get one of the renovated rooms in the Royal Tower, room # 2426 which was a partial ocean view facing away from the pools and disco. Nice clean room.

Any questions, just ask. I’m working on my review, but I still haven’t finished my review for Royal Hideaway Ensenachos yet either. :slight_smile:


#7

Hi flopnfly…

It’s good to hear you had a nice time.

How was the beach for kids? That is usually the highlight for our kids.

Did you get into town? We are thinking of renting a car for a day to explore the island.

Can you walk very far off the resort along the beach?

We leave Saturday.

Thanks!


#8

The beach is nice, but you might want to have water shoes for certain parts. There is a huge reef right off shore so some of the coral washes up.

The reef is amazing for snorkelling and diving. Shore dives are included and snorkel equipment is available at the towel hut on the beach.

The resort is quite long and therefore the beach is too, but you can’t walk to other resorts. There is a fence up at the boundaries.

I didn’t manage to get into town or rent a car. I had intended to but the dive course took up most of the week. It went from 8 in the morning until 5 at night. :frowning: It was worth it though because I am now a certified diver. :slight_smile:

There were lots of kids there, and the pool is great for them. All the kids seemed to be having a lot of fun.

They had a big bouncy castle one day, and one day Santa arrived to give all the kids a treat. They loved it.

There is the circus school right on the beach for the kids and adults. I’m not sure how old your kids are but the circus school starts at age 4.

There is also an ice skating rink with skates available.

All of the amenities are compact, centering around the one area of the resort.

At the far end of the resort is another pool, and kids play ground as well as a snack bar. The beach is much better along at this end, not so much coral.

The resort seems to have everything you could want, but keep in mind that it is an older resort so everything won’t be shiny new.

If you’re not happy with your room when you check in, go to the front desk immediately and they will move you.

They really want you to enjoy your vacation.


#9

Thanks for the info, we’re getting excited about the trip.

I’m sure the kids will have have a blast.

I’ll report back next week too!


#10

Hey capercanuck,

Are you back yet? What did you think?


#11

Got back Monday.

We had a great time. Our kids really enjoyed the activities.

We rented a car for a day and did the island.

I submitted a review last night. I hope it’s posted soon.