Curacao Holiday house vacation or Hotel vacation?
Before you start planning your holiday to Curacao it is important to make an inventory of what type of Holidaymaker you are and what do you expect from an accommodation: Are you in for a Curacao hotel vacation or a Curacao Holiday house vacation?
Which type of Holiday?
Do you like a holiday where you have everything arranged for you or prefer going on a holiday to arrange everything yourself?
Are you a vacationer who loves privacy with a private swimming pool, private garden, lots of space around you and a spacious kitchen with appliances, not having to share anything with others? Are you someone who doesn’t like too many people around you, with all that crowd and noise. Or just the opposite you prefer to dwell among people. Get more among the locals and really get to know the island on own (See or top 10 recommendations).
Do you want to get your own groceries and prepare your own food and breakfast and occasionally let a private chef cook for you (need a Private Chef ?).
Served at beck and call or do it yourself
Or are you a vacationer who wants to have their holiday rooms full air conditioned, served at beck and call, tidy rooms every day with clean bath towels and beach towels. No need to cook and get groceries. In short, not having to do much and think much. Restaurants preferably in the same building and have a breakfast buffet every morning.
If you want to arrange a lot yourself and if the hustle and bustle of a hotel is too much for you, then a Curacao holiday house is more appropriate. Do you really want to be spoiled then a hotel is the best choice for you. Your budget also plays an important role here. It is just a matter of what is important to you. Where do you feel more at home? After all, you go on holiday to enjoy, have fun and get to know new places and people.
Here are a few characteristics of an hotel versus a holiday vacation home.
Curacao Hotel Vacation
- 24/7 physical crew at the help desk.
- Rooms 24/7 full air conditioning
- Unlimited use of water and electricity
- Room service
- Cleaning daily with bath towels and toilet paper
- Refilling the minibar and coffee / tea
- Restaurant usually in the hotel.
- Opportunity to store suitcases
- Help desk for booking activities, cars, taxis and trips
- Laundry service available (for a fee)
- Communal swimming pool
- Common garden
- Valet parking
- Usually breakfast buffet included
- Activities for guests are organized daily
- There is usually a casino in the hotel
- Tip is expected from you
- Late check-out not possible (book an entire day)
- Difficult to stay in a room with a large group / family
- Hotel is more expensive than a holiday house when travel with more people
- A lobby / waiting room
- Personal contact varies and changes at a hoteldesk
Curacao Holiday house Vacation
- Limited free usage of electricity and water (usually max. Indicate per day)
- Holiday vacation house is managed by a local or an owner
- No physical manning available 24/7 in a holiday vacation house
- Self check-in with a private code or welcomed by the facility manager
- Cleaning after 7 nights free or for a fee.
- The starter package is not refilled when cleaning
- Extra cleaning against payment
- Mostly they have private swimming pool and private garden
- No opportunity to store suitcases
- Washing machine and dryer available for washing your own clothes (at no extra costs)
- Pick up groceries yourself or let it be done by others for a fee
- Provide your own breakfast and dinner at home. Hiring a private chef is possible
- Many spaces at your disposal. Everyone can withdraw in their own quarters
- A starter package is offered upon arrival. Then top up yourself
- Opportunity to prepare your own breakfast and dinner
- Bedrooms do have an air conditioning but not in rest of the house
- Possibility to rent a house with family or friends.
- Holiday vacation house is cheaper than a hotel
- Parking space right in front of your door
- A lot is expected from the guests themselves (self-reliance).
- Late check-out is possible for a fee
- Guests are offered a contract and house rules to sign
- A deposit is withheld and the house is thoroughly inspected afterwards
- Personal contact with the owner of the holiday vacation house
A hotel can be very convenient as we have read above but that convenience comes with limited freedom of movement and a locked-in feeling. In a holiday vacation house you are immediately outside in the open air. Enjoying the nature, the peace, the sea, the view and the sounds of the birds. In our holiday vacation rental you can taste the salt of the sea right away, you can fish, swim, snorkel and scuba dive. You do everything at your own pace and in a familiar environment.
Curacao: Our holiday vacation house
Our holiday vacation house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is suitable for 8 people. It is a detached ocean front house with direct access to the sea. You also have a large oval-shaped infinity swimming pool with jacuzzi in your holiday vacation house. A spacious kitchen and a large sitting room with a 180 degree panoramic sea view. The holiday house is equipped with a washing machine and dryer. You also have air conditioning and television in all bedrooms. The voltage in the vacation home is 220 Volts, just like in Europe. You can drink water from the tap and you can pay in stores with Euros or Dollars. There are 2 parking places in front of the door. It is a vacation house decorated in the Caribbean style. The holiday vacation house is located in the Boca Gentil resort in the Jan Thiel district on the east coast of Curaçao.
Boca Gentil resort is a 24 hour guarded resort with many shops nearby. Supermarkets, ATM machine, car rentals, restaurants, casino, bars and beaches are all within walking distance.
It is now up to you to choose which accommodation suits you best, a hotel or a holiday home? If you choose a holiday home, then you are more than welcome to stay with us.
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