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.”

Related Articles

The Tempo by Hilton lifestyle brand debuts in Nashville

The Tempo by Hilton lifestyle brand debuts in Nashville

This is the second Tempo by Hilton hotel to open in the United States. This new contemporary lifestyle brand from Hilton is designed for the rhythm of life. Brand debut in Nashville In partnership with HRI Hospitality, Hilton has launched the 306-room Tempo by Hilton...

Fairmont returns to New Orleans

Fairmont returns to New Orleans

Accor's Fairmont brand is returning to New Orleans, with a planned opening of a new hotel in summer 2025. Louisiana-based developer Kailas Companies will redevelop a local landmark, the 31 storey former Bank of New Orleans building. Dating from the early 1970s, the...

Parga Beach Resort reveals significant expansion plans

Parga Beach Resort reveals significant expansion plans

On opening for the summer season, the beach resort will unveil a collection of luxurious new suites, along with a new restaurant, kids’ club, and adults-only pool area. A year for growth Following a record-breaking year for the property, with sales up 25% in 2023...

Kerzner International launches first wellness-focused SIRO hotel

Kerzner International launches first wellness-focused SIRO hotel

Described as the ultimate hotel for fitness and recovery, this new property is designed to empower guests to unlock their peak mental and physical potential. A new hospitality concept The inaugural property for Kerzner International’s new SIRO hotel brand, SIRO One...

Marriott adds Marquis brand in Dubai

Marriott adds Marquis brand in Dubai

Marriott has added to its presence in the Middle East by signing to brand a hotel in Dubai Creek under its Marquis brand.  The property is set within five towers looking across Dubai Creek, with opening scheduled for March 2024. Part of the Jewel of the Creek project,...

Accor opens Hotel Sosei under the MGallery brand in Sapporo

Accor opens Hotel Sosei under the MGallery brand in Sapporo

Transforming a private townhouse in Sapporo’s culturally rich Sosei East neighbourhood, Hotel Sosei Sapporo combines Japanese tradition with touches of modernity. Drawing on the surroundings As it takes over a former residence of the city’s pioneer district, the...