Curacao apartments, an excellent alternative to hotels.
A short summary on how I discovered affordable Curacao apartments. November 2008, I was stressed out after a hectic period of studying and work, tough combination. I was looking for relief and relaxation.
Beautiful images of turquoise beaches, my feet in the sand, the mental taste of a Strawberry daiquirri, passed my mind.
Students, in general don't have "deep pockets", unless you're owned by the Hiltons and were to inherit 59 million bucks at age of 18. But then again, with that amount you could own half the Caribbean! Since my saving budget would allow me a single week on this marvelous island, I went looking for affordable Curacao apartments that could offer me the rest I was screaming for...Best deal? Marazul apartments to the rescue!
1)Marazul Dive Resort
Why is this resort honorable to mention? Simply, cause these Curacao apartments are close to Curacao's most beautiful of all beaches (Knip Bay & Playa Porto Marie), they are fairly priced, nicely furnished (cable TV, airco, all necessary kitchen equipment) and the ocean front apartments have a breathtaking picture-perfect view.
The Marazul apartment units are located at the westside of Curacao. The ocean front units offer an amazingly 'addictive' view from the balcony. A lazy chair, a good book and a glass of wine and all is right in my paradise. Since this resort was not heavily visited during that time of year, I had the common pool for myself. And, since it's a dive resort, you could do that aswell.
2)Jan Thiel Livingstone resort!
I believe that they have the best quality/price ratio on Curacao apartments. This is by far, the best option if your visiting with friends or family. The Jan Thiel apartment units are very spacious including a huge livingroom. Depending upon your choice, it can include 2 or 3 bedrooms. There is mini store where you can buy freshly baked baguettes, croissants and other yummie things every moring.
The resort lies in the upscale neighbourhood Jan Thiel. My advice is to rent a car, since it's a bit remote.
Looking for a nearby beach to lay down your towel? Janthiel 'happiest' beach, only 2 minutes by walk.
3)Papagayo beach resort
Quiet frankly, these are not the Curacao apartments for the budget minded traveler. But if you want a private, luxurious base for exploring Curacao the Papagayo resort is, by no doubt, the place to go.The 4 star Papagayo resort is simply a 'Caribbean delight' and the people who visit, say they wish they had never left that place. I've visited peeps during their stay at the Papagayo, but have unfortunately never visited it myself. Am still saving though..
My friend thinks the Papagayo apartments are worth mentioning for these exact reasons: Luxuriously furnished apartments, great landscape (their website does not show how wonderful the place really is), their unique tropical garden, beautiful sunset and ocean view, their friendly and very attentive staff. And yada,yada it's getting kinda boring, all these compliments, don't you think? I think I'm visiting, next year!
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