by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The Lions Dive and Beach Resort Curacao offers families 132 guestrooms and suites, with king and queen beds, kitchenettes, mini-fridges, Internet access (for a fee) and ocean views. Resort activities include the beach, water sports, a swimming pool and instructional dives. Known for their scuba excursions, families should get certified before their visit to the resort and take part in a dive into the clear blue Caribbean water. Another great experience for families is the dolphin encounter, which can be set up right at the resort. After working up an appetite, families can dine at one of the four restaurants, Hemingway, Chill, Piazza and Nemo. Live entertainment is often scheduled in the evenings at Hemingway.
Our Editor Loves
- Diving and dolphin encounters
- Spacious suites
- Four onsite restaurants
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
Stayed here recently on a vacation. Was traveling with a friend who is a big diver (I'm not), and she dived in the mornings, and then we would do other things around the island in the afternoon.
The property has a fantastic dive shop, right on site, and is also located right next to Mambo beach with some good shopping, a useful convenience store, and many restaurants. My friend said the dive shop was absolutely top-notch both from a safety and efficiency perspective. We used them one afternoon for a joint snorkeling/diving trip and I also found it terrific.
The rooms have some nice features, including coffee makers (albeit, mine kept breaking), many have views of the ocean, and great water pressure in the shower. I have to say that I did not find the beds particularly comfortable, but your mileage may vary.
The property has some good eating options; the breakfast buffet is good; and the twice-daily shuttle into the historic area of Willemstad is really handy. There is also a great swimming area that is well protected by a breakwater.
If you're sensitive to noise you might want to ask for a room away from the Mambo beach area as some noise does travel at night.
This is not a luxury resort, but it is very comfortable, with very nice and efficient staff. Definitely recommend it
We were a family of 6 on vaccattion.
We had a nice appartment, good size rooms, 2 bathrooms.
Good snorkling just 20-30 into the oscean.
Many restourants nearby. Nice beach and SPA.
Can recommend if you want nice and quaet family vavation.