by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The 30 guestrooms and suites at The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort in Curacao offer families ocean views and amenities that will surely make their stay comfortable. Enjoy king and double beds, kitchenettes, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, coffeemakers, microwaves, free Wi-Fi, and balconies. Complimentary cribs and extra infant/toddler beds are available upon request. Some rooms can also sleep up to six guests. Resort amenities include laundry services and facilities, free parking, currency exchange and airport shuttle service.
Onsite fun can be had on the beach with the plethora of water sports, like kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving (additional fees may apply), or at one of the pools. The resort has two pools, one for adults and one just for children. Beach and pool umbrellas are available for guests, too. Other activities include volleyball, bingo, children’s games and other scheduled events for families.
Onsite dining is available at the resort’s restaurant, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other dining options can be found in Willemstad.
Our Editor Loves
- Beach, pool and activities for families
- Spacious accommodations with mini-fridges
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
Location a little bit fair, but using a car is not a problem. Also, the hotel is into an aquarium, with dolphins and other activities. The beach close to the Hotel is very famous and too beautiful. The hotel accommodation is excellent, with a kitchen with a good structure. I thoroughly recommend the hotel.
So, we booked our group trip here again based on past experiences and proximity to The Dive Bus, but things have changed. Our groups second time, my wife’s and mine 5th time.
I understand you are a timeshare location, but you advertise the availability of being able to accommodate non-timeshare holders as well. Two groups of friends staying here for 2 weeks and we only stayed for the one week and asked to be next to them (adjoining), so we could share the kitchen space. The reservations person told us he would add to the notes, but it would not be on reservations. We insisted is there a way you can send us a note stating the fact, he said there is no reason to that he would make it work. When we arrived, the staff had to call to ask about this request and we were told no adjoining rooms available even though day/night no lights or activity in adjoining rooms throughout the resort were noticed; so disappointing.
Again, I understand that a timeshare holder may book their location, but you assume the week of our stay they would know what rooms are available to help with the accommodation for adjoining rooms; NOPE.
The resort maintains a good personality (clean), tucked away from downtown traffic, the walk to/from the parking lot is a small effort (would suggest a golf cart shuttle for guests to ease the walk for the elderly or handicapped) and some pretty sunsets.
BUT, this may have been our last time not having our reservations honored. We go down to spend time with friends that fly from all over the world just so we can meet 1-2 weeks a year abroad to enjoy time with each other away.