Sandals debuts in the Dutch Caribbean

by | 25 Jun 2022 | Hotel Openings, Projects

Imagery courtesy of Sandals.

Luxury resort brand Sandals has opened its first hotel within the Dutch Caribbean on the island of Curaçao.

Sandals Royal Curaçao is located within the exclusive, 3,000-acre Santa Barbara estate – just 15 miles from the Curaçao International Airport.

Slumber in style

With an island-first approach to tourism and its impact on the local ecosystem, the resort reflects local chic design to create a welcoming setting for guests.

The property’s 351 rooms and suites include Melemele Walkout Suites and Sunchi Beachfront Suites, while locally inspired accommodations include entirely new room categories, such as the Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows and Awa Seaside Butler Bungalows, capturing the height of luxury whilst overlooking private lagoons and the Curaçaon coast.

Luxury amenities and furnishings range from hardwood floors to vaulted ceilings, custom crafted king-size beds, fully stocked wet bars and smart TVs.

Elevated relaxation and dining

Located at the heart of the property, guests can bask under the sun at the brand’s first ever bi-level Dos Awa Infinity Pool, with views overlooking the Spanish Water and the rugged mountain landscape beyond. Guests can relax on poolside loungers or swim up to the bar for signature Curaçao cocktails with a view.

Sandals Royal Curaçao boasts eleven culinary concepts, including eight restaurants – seven of which are new to the brand and only available at this resort – along with three beachside gourmet food trucks and 13 bars. A sampling of all-new concepts includes Aolos, home to an open-air Mediterranean dining experience; Vincent, an homage to the famous Dutch painter with a robust European fusion menu; and Toteki food truck serving up traditional Curaçao fare.

Natural beauty vision

Sandals Resorts executive chairman, Adam Stewart said: “Our vision for the Sandals Royal Curaçao experience was inspired just as much by the island’s natural beauty and colourful culture, as it was by our guests and the many ways they can engage with this amazing destination.

“This resort — a true labour of love years in the making with my father and our late founder, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, at the helm — is a testament to the transformative power of tourism via next-generation experiences that not only up the ante on all-inclusive holidays, but celebrate the local people, flavours and terrains every step of the way.”

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