by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The Avila Hotel – Curacao offers families 150 guestrooms and suites for families, complete with king or queen beds, rollaway beds upon request, mini-fridges, kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Some have large patios or balconies, too. The largest can sleep five guests with the addition of a rollaway bed.
The resort has an infinity swimming pool and a private beach with water sports for guests to enjoy. Towels are provided, too. Other activities include tennis, spa services and tours of the Octagon Museum, which features exhibits and information about Simon Bolivar and his connection with Curacao.
Onsite dining can be enjoyed at one of the three restaurants. The Avila Cafe serves breakfast daily from 7 to 10:30 a.m. and brunch on the first Sunday of every month. The Belle Terrace Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily from noon to 2:30 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. The Blues Bar and Restaurant serves dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. daily, except Mondays. Special dining events also happen often including dinner on the beach.
Additional amenities at the Avila Hotel include free shuttle service, onsite shopping, and car rental services.
Our Editor Loves
- Spacious suites with kitchenettes
- Onsite dining options
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Christine M
- water is clear and enjoyable to swim in. No jellyfish or other creatures floating around. No gross seaweed touching your legs.
- great to be able to walk right out of your room and onto the private beach
- close (enough) walk to Willemstad
- staff is generally friendly
- very quiet, great for families
- the grounds are sprayed with bug spray every morning at 5am. This woke some of us up however it was lovely to not get one mosquito bite my entire trip.
- lots of older people and families with babies. As a group of 5 girlfriends, it was not ideal for us
- the drinks at the beach bar are extremely weak. I asked over and over for extra alcohol in my cocktails and offered to pay an extra price for it, and no one seemed to understand or deliver.
- there is no beach service as far as drinks go, you have to walk to the bar to get it yourself.
- pool closes at 6pm. we got kicked out swimming at 8pm and were told they were getting noise complaints. I mean... 8pm.
- no room service. If you want a real coffee that’s not one of those pods that they put in your room, you have to walk to the breakfast area yourself as no one will deliver one to you.
- our bathrooms stunk like sewage backup and people kept having to come fix it (we got 1 free breakfast for each of us because of it)
- the spa facilities are outdated. If you get a massage, be warned that at the end, the woman will just walk away and not tell you your massage is over. You’ll be left on the bed wondering if she’s coming back until ten minutes passes and you eventually decide she’s not...
- I do not have very wild friends (we’re 30, not 20) however Avila was still way to calm and filled with rules for us
- we stayed here because it’s supposed to be the nicest resort on the island. We chose it because last year my friends and i roughed it at an eco lodge in Colombia. This year, we wanted to be catered to- we had a great time but sadly we did not get the full treatment we were hoping for.
- although the private beach is clean it is not the most beautiful on the island. You have to go to the other end of the island which is about a 45min to 1hr drive. It is best to rent a car, taxis are expensive and once you get there you’ll want to hop around to other beaches and maybe get lunch
- the photos you see of all the beautiful colorful buildings in Willemstad are very tailored to show you what you want to see... in reality, an adorable colorful house is right next to a completely bombed out, dilapidated one. I have no issue with this, but it’s something to be aware of
The service was amazing. All of the people at the hotel where wonderful as far as helping us with any problems or recommendations. I would definitely recommend anyone come here to stay if they are going to stay in Curacao. If we come back again to this island we will definitely try to book a room in Avilla hotel again.