Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has unveiled new details for its flagship brand’s highly anticipated 16th resort and the Company’s first venture into Curaçao, Sandals Royal Curaçao, which is now open for bookings.
Situated on 44 acres of land within the Santa Barbara private estate, an exclusive 3,000-acre protected nature reserve, Sandals Royal Curaçao will intertwine natural world wonders – desert, ocean, mountains, and shoreline – with the resort experience.
Here, guests will discover the beauty and geographic diversity of Curaçao, known for its adventurous terrain, pristine beaches, limestone caves and vibrant city Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while still indulging in the Luxury Included holiday experience that Sandals Resorts is renowned for.
Expected to open 14th April 2022, Sandals Royal Curaçao is conveniently located just 15 miles from the airport. Its admirable west-facing position captures the allure of one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular sunsets, offering guests a visual treat. With 351-luxurious rooms and suites in 24 room categories, Sandals Royal Curaçao will have more all-inclusive luxury options than ever before, including two new signature suite categories, the Awa Seaside Butler Bungalows and Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows, complete with Tranquility Soaking Tubs, private pools, butler service, and sporty and stylish convertible MINI Coopers complimentary for guests to drive while exploring the island.
Sandals Royal Curaçao will feature a luxurious Red Lane Spa with six outdoor spa cabanas and treatment rooms; expansive pools; access to the neighbouring 18-hole Pete Dye championship golf course; 38,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and function space, the largest on the island; two on-site marinas and 70 dive sites.
SandaIs Resorts International’s Executive Chairman, Adam Stewart, said that apart from the new destination, the sheer size of the private preserve surrounding Sandals Royal Curaçao will allow for new guest adventures: “At Sandals Royal Curaçao, guests will be able to hike, bike and pick-up a picnic basket to fuel days of discovery and exploration. And they can continue this adventurous spirit beyond our gates where they will find a world-class destination of great restaurants, fascinating locals, fine art, and visitors from all over the world. We have 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.”
Sandals Royal Curaçao will be home to the brand’s first ‘Dos Awa infinity pool’ with views overlooking the sea and the rugged mountain landscape, and The Duchess, Sandals’ first-ever floating restaurant and bar, constructed from a 92-foot authentic Dutch ship. With nine on-site 5-Star Global Gourmet restaurants (eight of which are new and exclusive to Sandals Royal Curaçao), guests will indulge in international flavours from a melting pot of global cuisine, including an authentic wine and Dutch cheese bar. Guests can also dine on-the-go at three new beachside gourmet food trucks offering traditional Curaçao fare, Spanish tapas, and Asian fusion, or grab a drink at any of the resort’s 10 unique bars.
Simon Foster, Deputy Managing Director of Unique Vacations UK Ltd., an affiliate of the exclusive worldwide sales and marketing representative for Sandals and Beaches Resorts, said: “We are thrilled to make this truly remarkable resort available for bookings and to introduce Curaçao to new audiences that we know will be captivated by its beauty, the warmth of its people and the destination’s irrepressible energy. We are certain our partners will love booking this hotel.