Cheers to Curaçao – Sandals’ Latest Destination

This week we’re celebrating a brand new chapter and another reason to make room in your passport for an exciting Caribbean destination – Sandals® Royal Curaçao! We are now accepting 2022 bookings at our highly anticipated 16th Sandals Resort on the island that puts the “C” in the ABC Islands of the Caribbean. Trust us when we say, Curaçao is truly “where amazing comes together.”

So mark your calendars for April 14, 2022, the day guests can officially enter into Sandals' all-inclusive resort in Curaçao, an oasis known for its Dutch influence and classic Caribbean beauty.

Get ready to explore the rich culture of Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao, with your loved one. Image courtesy of Curaçao Tourist Board.

Desired for its unique blend of cultures and colourful architecture, Curaçao locals embrace Dutch culture, architecture, and flavours. With stable, year-round temperatures between 22 and 28 °C, there is no shoulder season in Curaçao. Any time of year, our doors will be open, and our waters warm.

“Pure romance,” that’s how Sandals Resorts’ Executive Chairman Adam Stewart describes the new property. “Sandals Royal Curaçao is situated on 44 acres within the impressive 3,000-acre Santa Barbara estate. Guests will be able to hike, bike, star gaze and pick-up a picnic basket to fuel days of discovery and exploration,” says Stewart, “Guests can also continue this adventurous spirit beyond our gates where they will find a world-class destination of renowned heritage sites, art, great restaurants, fascinating locals, and visitors from all over the world. We’ve invested an additional $72 million in enhancements and improvements to complete the ‘Sandalization’ process of this already stunning property, and we can’t wait for our guests to be in awe.”

Our eighth Caribbean destination, the island of Curaçao is home to seventy dive sites and exotic marine ecosystems. Our new resort will be home to 351 luxury rooms and suites, expansive new pools, two onsite marinas, and the largest meeting space on the island, clocking in at 38,000 square feet.

The resort will introduce The Duchess, Sandals’ first ever floating restaurant and bar, constructed from a 92-foot authentic Dutch ship, atop sparkling azure seas. Alongside our fan-favourite room categories, Sandals Royal Curaçao will boast two new luxurious suite categories, the Awa Seaside Butler Bungalows and the Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows.

Another Sandals “First,” guests in these debut suites will receive the keys to a complimentary convertible MINI Cooper, their very own stylish and sporty transportation to explore the island.

When staying in two of Sandals Royal Curaçao’s top suites, you’ll receive the keys to a complimentary convertible MINI Cooper to explore the island with your loved one.

New destination, same Sandals.

At Sandals Royal Curaçao, you’ll experience the same luxuries you’ve come to know at our fifteen other Caribbean havens.

With seventy new dive spots to choose from, you can become PADI-certified divers in Curaçao with the help of our expertly trained crew, who have helped certify more than 100,000 divers in the Caribbean Sea. If you think you’ve had your fill of the Caribbean dive experience, think again. The waters of Curaçao are home to an underground history like no other— just below the ocean surface, divers can find shipwreck remains, underwater cliff faces, and other unseen aquatic treasures.

‌‌Image courtesy of Curaçao Tourist Board

In Curaçao, take your flip-flops through a selection of the island’s thirty-five white sandy beaches, each with a personality and flair of its own. Playa Knip, Playa Lagun, Klein Curaçao, and Playa Porto Mari are just a few of the options lining the 171-mile island. With so many options on one quaint island, the chances of walking onto your own private beach are delightfully high.

Off the beach, walk Aloe Vera plantations, learn about local herbal remedies, stop by the largest ostrich farm outside of Africa, and kick back at authentic roadside bars tucked into the island’s winding roads. Romance and relaxation aren’t exclusive; adventure is a worthy aspect of any romantic holiday. For a fresh adrenaline rush, jump on high-speed ATVs and venture through the island’s rugged terrain before parking and exploring ancient temples under the stars.

Head beyond the gates and explore the island of Curaçao on an exhilarating ATV adventure. Image courtesy of Curaçao Tourist Board.

In the capital city of Willemstad (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), stroll through the colourful Dutch-inspired streets and see one-of-a-kind murals and street art, representative of the warm island culture. With a slew of year-round events, you just might stumble into one of Curaçao’s classic festivals celebrating the island’s history and culture with good music and better company. Here, you’ll taste Curaçao’s most popular dishes- Keshi Yena, a large ball of cheese stuffed with spiced meat, or Oliebollen, the Dutch doughnut.


Back onsite, guests will taste the renowned Sandals experience, with nine 5-Star Global Gourmet dining options at their fingertips plus a bevy of beachfront gourmet food trucks offering traditional Curaçao fare, Spanish tapas, and Asian fusion.

Open for bookings August 4th, Sandals Resorts is offering guests who book a stay at Sandals Royal Curaçao now through November 2, 2021, a special Grand Opening Offer with savings of up to 45% on all room categories. Sandals Select Guests and travel advisors who book Sandals Royal Curaçao in any category will share in the savings and receive an additional choice of credits including a $200 Island Routes Tour credit, $200 Red Lane Spa credit, 5,000 Instant Sandals Select Rewards Loyalty Points, or a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience for Two valued at $200.

There’s nothing left to do, except open the doors. Book your 2022 stay today and be the first to explore Sandals Royal Curaçao, the Caribbean’s best-kept secret.

Can’t wait to “Feel It For Yourself?” Sandals Royal Curaçao awaits!

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Courtney Young

About Courtney Young

Courtney is a New York-based writer and lover of travel. She is passionate about the exploration of cultures and the preservation of our planet. Her Caribbean destination of choice is Turks & Caicos.

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